Happy 60th birthday – TERRY EDWARDS – Song For Ewe
Aug10

Happy 60th birthday – TERRY EDWARDS – Song For Ewe

“SONG FOR EWE” with TERRY EDWARDS Addendum: On the occasion of Terry Edwards’ 60th birthday! Happy birthday to a true INDIVIDUAL.  “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 absolute Velvet Sheep legend, not least because he and his band (or at least one of his bands) The Scapegoats actually played Velvet...

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RIVAL CONSOLES – Song For Ewe
Aug07

RIVAL CONSOLES – 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 Ryan Lee West better known as Rival Consoles: a stupefying, liquefying and electrifying electronic composer, A/V artiste and sonic architect, whose new album “Articulation” was the result of shape shifting conundrums he’d set himself to expand his mind and...

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In tribute: VERN RUMSEY of UNWOUND (RIP) – Song For Ewe
Aug06

In tribute: VERN RUMSEY of UNWOUND (RIP) – Song For Ewe

“SONG FOR EWE” with VERN RUMSEY of UNWOUND  Addendum: 6 August 2020 I’ve just heard the sad news that Vern Rumsey of the awesome 90s band Unwound has sadly passed away. I loved Unwound. When I first wrote Velvet Sheep I met them at the Dublin Castle and asked them to play “Broken E Strings” and they duly obliged and I’ll never forget the electrifying performance of “All Souls Day” in the basement of Rough Trade in Covent Garden. I got...

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SLIM MOON of KILL ROCK STARS – Song For Ewe
Aug06

SLIM MOON of KILL ROCK STARS – 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 co-founder of the legendary punk rock record label Kill Rock Stars founded in 1991 in Olympia, Washington, a label which started to put out spoken word records, but which became synonymous with riot grrrl, being the home of Bikini Kill, Heavens To Betsy, Bratmobile (and US...

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DAVID LANCE CALLAHAN of WOLFHOUNDS – Song For Ewe
Aug01

DAVID LANCE CALLAHAN of WOLFHOUNDS – 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 a favourite on the site, singer and guitarist (and top notch twitcher) from Essex’s resurgent and super urgent C86’ers Wolfhounds. St. Etienne’s Bob Stanley loved them so much he asked them to reform in 2006 for a C86 anniversary and they enjoyed it so much...

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OLI HEFFERNAN of IVAN THE TOLERABLE AND HIS ELASTIC BAND – Song For Ewe
Jul09

OLI HEFFERNAN of IVAN THE TOLERABLE AND HIS ELASTIC BAND – 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 a highly prolific multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer and artist, early adopter of Bob Mortimer’s Train Guy, member of VS favs King Champion Sounds, and he’s been using Lockdown constructively to say the very least, to the point where he made his Tascam...

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