BROODERS – Lucky 7
Sep01

BROODERS – Lucky 7

Brooders  – 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… BROODERS are a Psych three piece from Leeds. Boasting dark and twisted turns, their music is brutal on so many fronts. Catchy, heavy grunge riffs are the order of the day, with a 90s Seattle sound like feels refreshing in today’s stale musical climate. Bringing to mind early Pumpkins and...

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EELS NOTTINGHAM ROCK CITY LIVE REVIEW, 19-08-2019
Aug21

EELS NOTTINGHAM ROCK CITY LIVE REVIEW, 19-08-2019

EELS NOTTINGHAM ROCK CITY LIVE REVIEW The Nottingham Rock City is still the best venue in the country. And on this lively summer night, EELs opening act Texas Piano Man Robert Ellis has the crowd eating out of his hat. Boasting a natural charisma and dressed in a super white suit and stetson, Ellis looks like Christian Bale or Matthew McConaughey going method for a Wes Anderson film. Like a sexy Colonel Saunders, EELs singer E...

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KENDRA AMALIE – Song For Ewe
Aug19

KENDRA AMALIE – Song For Ewe

Kendra Amalie live, photo by Dan Jarvis “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 a bandleader, songwriter, experimentalist and sometime 12-string finger picking shredder! From Wisconsin, Kendra has a new album called “Intuition” out on 6 September on Beyond Beyond Is Beyond records and it features a...

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KILLS BIRDS – Lucky 7
Aug16

KILLS BIRDS – Lucky 7

Kills Birds photo by Michelle Laine 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 is the turn of an LA-based band called Kills Birds whose new track “Worthy Girl” Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth has colourfully described as “hot as fuck”, which is high praise indeed. The band began as a secret project in 2017 between vocalist Nina Ljeti...

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BETH ARZY of JETSTREAM PONY and LUXEMBOURG SIGNAL – Song For Ewe
Aug15

BETH ARZY of JETSTREAM PONY and LUXEMBOURG SIGNAL – 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 polymath leader of post punk/indie bands Jetstream Pony and The Luxembourg Signal, and who also has or has had a hand in groups including Aberdeen, Charlie Big Time, Trembling Blue Stars and Fireworks. She’s also been involved in Bobby Wratten’s most recent...

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GREY HAIRS – Lucky 7
Aug14

GREY HAIRS – 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 is the turn of Nottingham noisemongers and follicle monikered punks Grey Hairs. They formed in 2011 and had their best year yet last year, supporting VS favs including Hey Colossus, SAVAK and mighty local heroes Sleaford Mods. Grey Hairs features members of bands Fists, Hey Colossus, Kogumaza, Bus Stop...

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