TRUDI TANGERINE of THE POOH STICKS – Song For Ewe
Oct10

TRUDI TANGERINE of THE POOH STICKS – 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 was part of a great indie band that I have super fond memories of. The Pooh Sticks were Peel favs, with seemingly soft but exceedingly sharp lyrics and sub 2 minute pearls of pop wisdom. I was a massive fan of the song “Alan McGee” with it’s knowing refrain...

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BLOODHOUND – Lucky 7
Oct09

BLOODHOUND – Lucky 7

Bloodhound – 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… Bloodhound’s musical and vocal fury is driven by enduring and seductive melodies. Melodies that will stay in the memory long after the song has expired. This is just one side of BLOODHOUND but there are many twists, turns and detours to discover what proves to be exhilarating and joyous...

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CITY CALM DOWN – Lucky 7
Oct01

CITY CALM DOWN – Lucky 7

CITY CALM DOWN – 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… Two albums and one EP in, CITY CALM DOWN’s accomplished songwriting has earned over 12 million streams on Spotify to date. Championed by Triple J in Australia – including a Like A Version that has generated almost half a million views on YouTube – the band’s ambitions have seen airplay on...

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THE MONOCHROME SET (ANDY WARREN) – New Lucky 7
Sep19

THE MONOCHROME SET (ANDY WARREN) – New 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’s it’s the welcome return of a band held in much esteem and affection at Velvet Sheep – they may have been formed in the discontented winter of late 70s but they’re very much enjoying an Indian summer with six fantastic records since they reformed for an official third time. Last time...

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THE UTOPIA STRONG – Song For Ewe
Sep13

THE UTOPIA STRONG – 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 an intense triple header, with an interesting brand new synth psych band called The Utopia Strong with its trio of esteemed members choosing a tune each. They consist of Steve Davis who has swapped the baize of his legendary snooker past for the 1s and 2s (by which I...

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WHITFIELD CRANE REVIEW – NOTTINGHAM ROCK CITY 04-09-2019
Sep08

WHITFIELD CRANE REVIEW – NOTTINGHAM ROCK CITY 04-09-2019

WHITFIELD CRANE REVIEW NOTTINGHAM ROCK CITY Coming on like a grown up Beavis, in shorts & flannel shirt, Ugly Kid Joe’s Whitfield Crane starts his first ever solo tour at Nottingham’s mighty Rock City. Whitfield’s voice is still one of rock’s all-time greats, right up there with Ozzy Osbourne and Chris Cornell RIP. The tour posters promise he’ll play “All the songs” from Ugly Kid Joe, Life...

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