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VELVET SHEEP RADIO SHOW EPISODE FORTY SEVEN – Label & Album of 22 special – REPEATER RADIO

This week’s episode 47 celebrates:

The Velvet Sheep label of the year for 2022 – Hive Mind Records & the VS album of the year for 22 – “Angus Tempus Memoir” by Blue Orchids (Tiny Global Productions) plus “songs for ewe” from these anti-heroes: Marc Teare (Hive Mind), Martin Bramah (Blue Orchids/House of All), Tansy McNally (Blue Orchids), Robert Poss (Band of Susans) and Wyndham Wallace (“Lee, Myself & I”)

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BLUE ORCHIDS “Angus Tempus Memoir” – V.S. ALBUM OF THE YEAR 2022

Blue Orchids have always featured highly in Velvet Sheep’s end of year round-ups, what with our inaugural “song of year” award in 2018 for “Get Bramah” (from “Righteous Harmony Fist”) and a joint award last year for “Deeper Than Sin” (from “Speed The Day”). This year they’ve landed the big one, the award everyone is talking about (in my house in any case), the (toot too, drum roll please) Velvet Sheep album of the year award 2022 for “Angus Tempus Memoir” (Tiny Global Productions)

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ROB MOSS AND SKIN-TIGHT SKIN – Song For Ewe

“Affiliate Links is the music project of Bradley Davis (who was in the Toronto-based instrumental post-rock band, Fresh Snow, among others). Bradley’s sound on his album, “Enough Light”, is simultaneously loud and gentle. That uniqueness is what caught my attention. It’s why I’ve been listening to it nearly every day”

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BINGO HARRY – Lucky 7

“It was inspired by media in the airports that created messages of fear and paranoia, whether through billboards, television, newspapers . . . or over actual tannoys! These means of communication have effected the mental health, stability and humanity of society, and so I felt sufficiently impassioned to write and sing about it.”

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BILL NACE – Song For Ewe

“Is MAN considered prog? To some. But I mostly think of them as advance minded speed-freaks that slung a future brand of rock and roll. Yeh! That’s what I’m hearing…. this shit sounds like what I love about kraut rock and the process of weeding out!”

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DEAN SPUNT of NO AGE – Song For Ewe

“It’s insane how this track sounds. Could be a band from DC in ’79/’80, but no, it’s from Austin in ’67. I don’t gel with a lot of the garage rock stuff from then, Nuggets and all that, but some of them are absolute ragers and this is one, a special track ahead of its time”

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