THE SAXOPHONES – Song For Ewe
Jan22

THE SAXOPHONES – 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 guests are a duo called The Saxophones whose sonorifically satisfying second album “Eternity Bay” on Full Time Hobby Records (out on 6th March) is beautifully emollient and magnificently meditative. The first record “Songs of the Saxophones” was written on a...

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PHANTOM LIMB – V.S. Label of the Year 2019
Jan14

PHANTOM LIMB – V.S. Label of the Year 2019

Velvet Sheep fanzine’s label of the year for 2019 is Phantom Limb from Brighton. Formed by ex Fat Cat Records (home of Sigur Rós, Animal Collective, Max Richter, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Frightened Rabbit) A&R James Vella and former programmer of contemporary music at the Albert Hall, Mark Pearse and with a team that also features former Fat Cat alumnus Daniel Falvey and Thrill Jockey plugger Ken Li, they’ve been a classy...

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BAND OF HOLY JOY – V.S. Song of the Year 2019, Gig News & New Song For Ewe
Jan06

BAND OF HOLY JOY – V.S. Song of the Year 2019, Gig News & New 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. For the first one of the new decade (and incidentally “song for ewe” #400), and to mark the occasion of a new London gig next week – Friday 17th January at the Water Rats, it’s the return of the mercurial Band of Holy Joy led by the deep thinker, margin walker and...

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BIG STICK – V.S. Album of the Year 2019 & Brand New Xmas Song For Ewe
Dec04

BIG STICK – V.S. Album of the Year 2019 & Brand New Xmas Song For Ewe

VELVET SHEEP’S ALBUM OF THE YEAR PLUS BRAND NEW XMAS “SONG FOR EWE” with BIG STICK “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 I’m thrilled to say it’s the return of ours and John Peel favs Big Stick, whose new full-length, helpfully titled “LP” was their first album proper for 15 years and which is...

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WaqWaq Kingdom (DJ Scotch Egg & Kiki Hitomi) – Song For Ewe
Nov06

WaqWaq Kingdom (DJ Scotch Egg & Kiki Hitomi) – 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 its song for ewe squared with two outstanding out-there artists namely Shigeru Isihara aka DJ Scotch Egg (a resolute favourite of John Peel) and Kiki Hitomi ex of Ninja Tune’s King Midas Sound who record together as WaqWaq Kingdom. They have an esoteric, neon new album...

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CASPAR BRÖTZMANN of CASPAR BRÖTZMANN MASSAKER – Song For Ewe
Nov06

CASPAR BRÖTZMANN of CASPAR BRÖTZMANN MASSAKER – Song For Ewe

“SONG FOR EWE” with CASPAR BRÖTZMANN of CASPAR BRÖTZMANN MASSAKER “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. With Caspar Brötzmann Massaker due to play a gig at London’s Hackney, Oslo this Friday 8th November it seems apt to reissue this top notch “song for ewe”. Caspar Brötzmann  is a guitar virtuoso and majestic...

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