PEOPLE CLUB – Lucky 7
Feb12

PEOPLE CLUB – Lucky 7

LUCKY 7 is the feature where we ask artists to name their 6 favourite songs by others, and a lucky 7th song of their own…today it’s a Berlin based ex-pat indie pop collective who bring together a diaspora of musical influences and a plethora of political invective. Fittingly called People Club they tie together the bittersweetness of Joan As Policewoman with the slick playing of the Spinners, and it’s a heady and edifyingly...

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NEW BUMS – Lucky 7
Jan19

NEW BUMS – Lucky 7

LUCKY 7 is the feature where we ask artists to name their 6 favourite songs by others, and a lucky 7th song of their own… today it’s the turn of New Bums – a cheekily named multiple meaning-ed duo on cult label Drag City, whose music drips with emotion and harmoniously soars skyward. Like The Everly Brothers playing the music of Elliott Smith, their second album is called “Last Time I Saw Grace” (out 19 March) and as...

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WRONG SPEED RECORDS – V.S. Label of the Year 2020
Jan04

WRONG SPEED RECORDS – V.S. Label of the Year 2020

Velvet Sheep fanzine’s label of the year for 2020 is Wrong Speed Records. It was quite the year in which to launch a new label, but Joe Thompson (Hey Colossus, Henry Blacker) did just that…and then some. To celebrate…we’re re-running the brilliant Lucky 7 Joe chose earlier this year…starting right here… “Wrong Speed Records, was designed so that Joe himself could own physical copies of records, ...

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ADULKT LIFE – Lucky 7
Dec02

ADULKT LIFE – Lucky 7

LUCKY 7 is the feature where we ask artists to name their 6 favourite songs by others, and a lucky 7th song of their own…today it’s an incendiary new band called Adulkt Life that features some bona fide VS favs in its number – Huggy Bear’s Chris Rowley in an unexpected and exciting return to the DIY punk fray, and the much underrated but drivingly brilliant Male Bonding members John Arthur Webb and Kevin Hendrick...

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MILLIE MANDERS AND THE SHUTUP – Lucky 7
Nov09

MILLIE MANDERS AND THE SHUTUP – Lucky 7

MILLIE MANDERS AND THE SHUTUP – Lucky 7 LUCKY 7 is the feature where we ask artists to name their 6 favourite songs by others, and a lucky 7th song of their own… MILLIE MANDERS AND THE SHUTUP create cross-genre punk that’s increasingly hard to ignore. With lyrics that discuss loss, betrayal, anger, anxiety, heartbreak, bitterness, environmental catastrophe and political unrest, they inspire the questioning of social norms. Fronted by...

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RUAIRÍ & THE OWLS – Lucky 7
Aug14

RUAIRÍ & THE OWLS – Lucky 7

RUAIRÍ & THE OWLS – Lucky 7 LUCKY 7 is the feature where we ask artists to name their 6 favourite songs by others, and a lucky 7th song of their own… RUAIRÍ & THE OWLS is the creative output of Irish north coaster Ruairí Connolly. Armed with a selection of Derry musicians from small town Limavady at the helms to bring his catchy well crafted songs alive on stage. Great dynamics, witty lyrics and hooky melodies. You can’t...

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