JOHNY BROWN of BAND OF HOLY JOY – the 500th Song For Ewe!
Jun19

JOHNY BROWN of BAND OF HOLY JOY – the 500th Song For Ewe!

“SONG FOR EWE” is the feature where artists & music people beloved by VELVET SHEEP choose an obscure song they’ve been listening to that day. Today’s guest is someone who if you’re not already a follower let me proselytize some more, as it’s a welcome return to these pages of a lyrical warrior, indie evangelist, super-connector and surely alternative national treasure, Band of Holy Joy’s Johny Brown. Band...

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GEMMA ROGERS – Song For Ewe & VIDEO EXCLUSIVE!
Jun17

GEMMA ROGERS – Song For Ewe & VIDEO EXCLUSIVE!

“SONG FOR EWE” is the feature where artists & music people beloved by VELVET SHEEP choose an obscure song they’ve been listening to that day. At the crossroads between an apocryphal past and an uncertain future comes a new pop prophet for our turbulent times. Today’s guest Gemma Rogers has a voice that is part shining beacon of inate mischief, part barely disguised Gothic heart. Her voice has a hi-fi technicolour appeal but with a...

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FRANCIE MEDOSCH of FLORRY – Song For Ewe
Jun15

FRANCIE MEDOSCH of FLORRY – Song For Ewe

“SONG FOR EWE” is the feature where artists & music people beloved by VELVET SHEEP choose an obscure song they’ve been listening to that day. Today’s guest has a startling piquant country-ish album out on Gerard Cosloy’s 12XU Records called “Big Fall”. As much Grand Theft Auto as Grand Theft Parsons, it’s what Gram chistened “Cosmic American Music” meets Gen Z, with its wide-eyed years-belied...

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THE CASUAL SEXISTS – Song For Ewe
Jun14

THE CASUAL SEXISTS – Song For Ewe

“SONG FOR EWE” is the feature where artists & music people beloved by VELVET SHEEP choose an obscure song they’ve been listening to that day. I was put onto today’s archly named avant pop guests The Casual Sexists by my good friend Johny Brown of Band of Holy Joy who couldn’t stop playing their album “Your Prescription Is Ready” and I am similarly hooked by their neon nonchalance and assymetric...

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DUNCAN GODDARD of RADIO MASSACRE INTERNATIONAL – Song For Ewe
Jun14

DUNCAN GODDARD of RADIO MASSACRE INTERNATIONAL – Song For Ewe

“SONG FOR EWE” is the feature where artists & music people beloved by VELVET SHEEP choose an obscure song they’ve been listening to that day. Today’s guest is an old mucker and ace musician from MTV. Duncan Goddard was a broadcast engineer and a huge ally to the MTV Europe Alternative Nation show which I begun working on as a wide-eyed college boy turned intern and later helped produce. When head music programmer Peter Good was...

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RONNA REASON – Song For Ewe
Jun10

RONNA REASON – Song For Ewe

“SONG FOR EWE” is the feature where artists & music people beloved by VELVET SHEEP choose an obscure song they’ve been listening to that day. Today’s guest is bird-flipping, genre-hopping, corner-careening force for good, bad and evil Ronna Reason. Ronna came from a neon infused 80s punk scene in Chicago, as a rocksteady bassist for Joe For A Night, who lent a veneer of cult cool to alt rock behemoths like Faith No More & Red...

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