RACHEL GRIMES of RACHEL’S – Song For Ewe
Oct16

RACHEL GRIMES of RACHEL’S – 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 an otherworldly force, an artist who I first became aware of in the Louisville, Kentucky band Rachel’s, whose first two albums “Handwriting” and “Music For Egon Schiele” I had been sent on promo tape via Touch & Go. They were full of epic,...

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TRUDI TANGERINE of THE POOH STICKS – Song For Ewe
Oct10

TRUDI TANGERINE of THE POOH STICKS – 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 was part of a great indie band that I have super fond memories of. The Pooh Sticks were Peel favs, with seemingly soft but exceedingly sharp lyrics and sub 2 minute pearls of pop wisdom. I was a massive fan of the song “Alan McGee” with it’s knowing refrain...

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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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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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