THE UTOPIA STRONG – Song For Ewe
Sep13

THE UTOPIA STRONG – 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 it’s an intense triple header, with an interesting brand new synth psych band called The Utopia Strong with its trio of esteemed members choosing a tune each. They consist of Steve Davis who has swapped the baize of his legendary snooker past for the 1s and 2s (by which I...

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CLARK – Song For Ewe
Sep13

CLARK – Song For Ewe

“SONG FOR EWE” with CLARK “SONG FOR EWE” is the feature where artists beloved by VELVET SHEEP choose an obscure song they’ve been listening to that day. Velvet Sheep may have originally been a grunge, punk & garage ‘zine but I have always had a soft spot for the hard breaks of Sheffield’s Warp label. One of my albums of 2014 was by Warp Records‘ bleep vet CLARK (with the album...

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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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KENDRA AMALIE – Song For Ewe
Aug19

KENDRA AMALIE – Song For Ewe

Kendra Amalie live, photo by Dan Jarvis “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 bandleader, songwriter, experimentalist and sometime 12-string finger picking shredder! From Wisconsin, Kendra has a new album called “Intuition” out on 6 September on Beyond Beyond Is Beyond records and it features a...

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BETH ARZY of JETSTREAM PONY and LUXEMBOURG SIGNAL – Song For Ewe
Aug15

BETH ARZY of JETSTREAM PONY and LUXEMBOURG SIGNAL – 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 polymath leader of post punk/indie bands Jetstream Pony and The Luxembourg Signal, and who also has or has had a hand in groups including Aberdeen, Charlie Big Time, Trembling Blue Stars and Fireworks. She’s also been involved in Bobby Wratten’s most recent...

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JOHN McKEOWN of THE YUMMY FUR – Song For Ewe
Aug09

JOHN McKEOWN of THE YUMMY FUR – 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. I was at University in Mile End, East London in 1995 at the height of Britpop when Blur played the Mile End Stadium. But I didn’t want to be part of that. I’d had my fill of Blur by then. That wasn’t the kind of DIY indie punk that floated my boat and filled the pages of my...

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