CHARLIE WYATT of THEE MVPs – Song For Ewe
May15

CHARLIE WYATT of THEE MVPs – 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’s ears were probably burning when I was last at a gig (back in January, but it might as well have been a decade ago given what’s happened since), when I talked about him with mutual friend Sam Curran of Imperial Wax. Charlie Wyatt is a real go-getter...

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JIM SMITH of THE NIGHTINGALES – Song For Ewe
May08

JIM SMITH of THE NIGHTINGALES – 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 the return of absolute VS favs – The Nightingales and their intrepid, guitar lieutenant Jim Smith. Brand new Gales album “Four Against Fate” heads towards us apace (out next Friday on Tiny Global Productions), and it’s a truly exciting record,...

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JOHNNY TEMPLE of FAKE NAMES – Song For Ewe
May07

JOHNNY TEMPLE of FAKE NAMES – 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 had the pleasure of interviewing today’s esteemed guest, Johnny Temple for the original Velvet Sheep zine back in the early 90s, at Jon Loder’s Southern Studios as part of his band Girls Vs Boys and he was charm personified. In jumping off stage during the spooky chimes of...

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JASON BALLA of DEHD – Song For Ewe
May04

JASON BALLA of DEHD – 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 vocalist/guitarist of a new to us, dead-good trio from Chicago called Dehd. Lead single “Loner” from their new album “Flower of Devotion” (out on 17th July via Fire Talk) is airy, and effortless,  wispy yet still edgy like “Wish” era-Cure,...

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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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