CASINO ROCKETS – Lucky 7
Jun10

CASINO ROCKETS – Lucky 7

CASINO ROCKETS – 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… Halifax four-piece CASINO ROCKETS operate within a world of alt / math / post-rock, utilising intricate guitar patterns and wall-of-sound synths to create cerebral and animated rock with a distinctive edge. As the band themselves explain, their music is “persistence and perspective, a...

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VELVET SHEEP RADIO SHOW Episode Eleven – THE NEON HOSPICE
Jun07

VELVET SHEEP RADIO SHOW Episode Eleven – THE NEON HOSPICE

Here’s a link to last week’s eleventh episode of Velvet Sheep radio – a show that’s been broadcast fortnightly on www.theneonhospice.com This one was on June 1st… There’s a lot of reminiscing about my time working at MTV (dancing to Beck, interviewing Elliott Smith and more), there’s a few comedy records of dubious taste and there’s a whole hour of space-rock – an exclusive mixtape for the blog by...

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CLEOPATRICK – Lucky 7
Jun06

CLEOPATRICK – Lucky 7

CLEOPATRICK – 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… CLEOPATRICK are the most exciting new band to hit the music scene in a decade. Primal distortion colliding with killer tunes; This what Godzilla would sound like if someone gave the Tokyo destroyer a Turbo Distortion pedal. If CLEOPATRICK aren’t going to the next big thing, then...

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VELVET SHEEP RADIO SHOW Episode Ten – THE NEON HOSPICE
May19

VELVET SHEEP RADIO SHOW Episode Ten – THE NEON HOSPICE

Here’s a link to last night’s tenth episode of Velvet Sheep radio – a show that’s broadcast fortnightly on www.theneonhospice.com This one was on May 18th (be with ewe)… Including song picks from the following: Louise Trehy (Strata Florida/Swallow) Jane McKeown (Lung Leg/Spread Eagle) Carla Bozulich (Geraldine Fibbers) Rob Pursey (Catenary Wires/Heavenly) Dylan Hundley (Lulu Lewis/Darling Black) TEKE:TEKE Rebecca Sevrin (Frightwig)...

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HOLLY MACVE – Song For Ewe
May11

HOLLY MACVE – 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 voice that’ll make you stop dead in your dust tracks. Born in Galway, raised in Yorkshire, based in Brighton she may be from various terra firma but her country tinged timbre and widescreen drama is not from this scorched earth. Holly Macve has music coarsing...

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KIRA SKOV – Song For Ewe
May07

KIRA SKOV – 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 a Danish singer-songwriter and serial collaborator sans pareil, who didn’t so much grapple with the pandemic but wrest it into a startlingly brilliant and diverse many fronded record of arresting duets called “Spirit Tree” (out on Stunt Records on 14th...

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