STONE FOUNDATION – Lucky 7
Apr29

STONE FOUNDATION – 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 its a band that is super tight and supremely funky, I’ve been hearing them championed by Craig Charles on 6Music and in a quiet storm they’ve been building up a head of steam and a burgeoning fanbase with their mixture of Acid Jazz grooves, Motown vibes and social conscience plus Mod-ish leanings,...

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BLÓM – Song(s) For Ewe
Apr28

BLÓM – 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 from an arresting and vivid new band called BLÓM who came to my attention via a recent “song for ewe” by Matt Baty, singer of the inestimably loud and brilliant Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, a band who they were supposed to be on the road with right now...

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JG THIRLWELL – Song For Ewe
Apr22

JG THIRLWELL – 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. It would be quite possible to write a thesis on today’s guest such is the panoply of musical and artistic projects he has sired. JG Thirlwell is a composer, producer, artiste, performer curator, experimentalist, archivist, remixer and non conformist. He has recorded under many aliases,...

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BRIGID DAWSON – Song For Ewe
Apr21

BRIGID DAWSON – 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 singer whose haunting melodies have elevated many intensely rocking records by one of the best bands in the universe into masterpieces. Much like The Fall, Thee Oh Sees/Oh Sees/OCS feature a rotating cast of high-functioning musicians around the nexus of band leader and...

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JIM WHITE & MARISA ANDERSON – Song(s) For Ewe
Apr20

JIM WHITE & MARISA ANDERSON – 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 we have a brilliant double bill of two fantastic virtuoso musicians who have both graced these pages in their own right but have now joined forces for an album called “The Quickening” on Thrill Jockey that despite the velocity of its title is magnificently meditative....

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CAROLINE – Song For Ewe
Apr10

CAROLINE – 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 slightly breaks the rules on this feature, since although it sounds like one person caroline is a band who’ve collectively picked one track, but this is a band worth making an exception for since they are an exceptional band. They were nudged in my direction also by top...

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