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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DANDYLIONS ROCK CITY REVIEW, NOTTINGHAM 04-09-2019
Sep08

DANDYLIONS ROCK CITY REVIEW, NOTTINGHAM 04-09-2019

DANDYLIONS ROCK CITY REVIEW, NOTTINGHAM 04-09-2019 Supporting Whitfield Crane on his first ever tour, DandyLions RAAWWKKED the RAWWWWK CITY! This is a band I’ve never had the opportunity to see live, so I couldn’t believe my luck when I arrived to them sound checking. Like a cross between the Darkness (before they became their own joke) and Andrew WK, the DandyLions could be Nottingham’s best new band. Watching them...

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FEATHER TRADE – Lucky 7
Sep07

FEATHER TRADE – Lucky 7

Feather Trade – 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… Feather Trade describe themselves as a sound project with visual concentration and collaboration. Boasting a dark and beautiful atmosphere, created by guitars that float over the unforgiving landscape of bass and percussion. Feather Trade assert that vocals provide the human reactionary...

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JIM JONES of JIM JONES & THE RIGHTEOUS MIND – Song For Ewe
Sep02

JIM JONES of JIM JONES & THE RIGHTEOUS MIND – 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 the bluesy touchpaper of a TNT packed rock band that are righteous in every sense. Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind recently released their second album “CollectiV” and in the spirit of heroes like Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, The Cramps, Coachwhips, Gallon...

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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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