KEELEY – Song(s) For Ewe
Jul20

KEELEY – 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 guest is a band leader whose distinctive voice and single-minded vision illuminate an intriguing record with a tale called “Brave Warrior EP” out on London/Irish label Dimple Discs which is shaping up to be Velvet Sheep’s label of the year, coming hot on the heels...

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BAD WAITRESS – Lucky 7
Jul09

BAD WAITRESS – 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 Toronto punks Bad Waitress whose debut album “No Taste” is out on September 3rd via Royal Mountain Records. Katelyn Molgard, Nicole Cain, Kali-Ann Butala, and Moon are instinctive and primal, full of restless invective and zig-zag dynamic, driven by drummer Moon’s swinging...

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KAREN SIMPSON from CHIN-CHIN – Song For Ewe
Jul08

KAREN SIMPSON from CHIN-CHIN – 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 as guitarist/vocalist Karin Diblitz helped form the John Peel endorsed Biel, Switzerand punk trio Chin-Chin who followed in the footsteps of Kleenex/Liliput in making a righteous yet unholy racket perhaps best encapsulated by the album “Sound of the Way West” and...

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STONE GIANTS (AMON TOBIN) – Song For Ewe
Jul02

STONE GIANTS (AMON TOBIN) – 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 many-monikered electronic innovator, lateral-thinking label-boss and soundtrack cypher, Amon Tobin whose latest alias Stone Giants releases a sometimes sun-dappled, mournfully moon-drenched album “West Coast Love Stories” today on vinyl from his own Nomark...

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JOHNY BROWN of BAND OF HOLY JOY – the 500th Song For Ewe!
Jun19

JOHNY BROWN of BAND OF HOLY JOY – the 500th 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 someone who if you’re not already a follower let me proselytize some more, as it’s a welcome return to these pages of a lyrical warrior, indie evangelist, super-connector and surely alternative national treasure, Band of Holy Joy’s Johny Brown. Band...

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GEMMA ROGERS – Song For Ewe & VIDEO EXCLUSIVE!
Jun17

GEMMA ROGERS – Song For Ewe & VIDEO EXCLUSIVE!

“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. At the crossroads between an apocryphal past and an uncertain future comes a new pop prophet for our turbulent times. Today’s guest Gemma Rogers has a voice that is part shining beacon of inate mischief, part barely disguised Gothic heart. Her voice has a hi-fi technicolour appeal but with a...

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