SONG SUNG – Song For Ewe
Jun29

SONG SUNG – 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 it’s Georgina McGeough, one half of mesmeric Irish duo Song Sung along with twin sister Una. Brought up in Monaghan, a mere whisker away from the border with Northern Ireland, their father played in show-bands in the 70s & 80s, while their mother had an undeniable artistic...

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JON LANGFORD – Lucky 7
Jun25

JON LANGFORD – 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 100th Lucky 7 on Velvet Sheep and it’s an absolute and timely cracker. The last time punk behemoth Jon Langford of The Mekons, The Three Johns and Waco Brothers was on these pages, he’d released a killer 7″ with Martin Bramah on the ever exhilarating Tiny Global Productions...

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LUNGBUTTER – Song(s) For Ewe
Jun24

LUNGBUTTER – Song(s) 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 guests are the members of an arresting band with an evocative name made even more so by the respiratory assault of the Cornovairus, although originally designed as a florid (more palatable?) description of what smoking does to your body. Lungbutter are from Montréal and consist of...

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BHAJAN BHOY – Song For Ewe
Jun23

BHAJAN BHOY – 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 it’s the welcome return of a VS regular, the polymath musician, songwriter, engineer, promoter, indie eminence gris Ajay Saggar. He is a man we know well from many bands including Peel favourites Dandelion Adventure, not to mention Donkey, and more recent avant artistes ranging...

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CHARLIE WYATT of THEE MVPs – Song For Ewe
May15

CHARLIE WYATT of THEE MVPs – 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’s ears were probably burning when I was last at a gig (back in January, but it might as well have been a decade ago given what’s happened since), when I talked about him with mutual friend Sam Curran of Imperial Wax. Charlie Wyatt is a real go-getter...

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JIM SMITH of THE NIGHTINGALES – Song For Ewe
May08

JIM SMITH of THE NIGHTINGALES – 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, it’s the return of absolute VS favs – The Nightingales and their intrepid, guitar lieutenant Jim Smith. Brand new Gales album “Four Against Fate” heads towards us apace (out next Friday on Tiny Global Productions), and it’s a truly exciting record,...

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