JANE HERSHIPS – Song For Ewe
Feb11

JANE HERSHIPS – 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 welcome fixture on the North Brooklyn indie scene, an ever-present at venues like Glasslands, Zebulon, 285 Kent and other long lost Williamsburg institutions. She’s a bassist non-pareil, instantly recognisable for her bob, boots and playing chops and she’s...

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JUDE COWAN MONTAGUE of MONTAGUE ARMSTRONG, SCALEDOWN & RESONANCE FM – Song For Ewe
Feb05

JUDE COWAN MONTAGUE of MONTAGUE ARMSTRONG, SCALEDOWN & RESONANCE FM – 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 a learned punk polymath, a former Reuters reporter turned erudite broadcaster & flaneur, mesmeric artist and esoteric musician. With a Saturday show called “The News Agents” on Resonance FM, and as one of the curators of the well regarded and long establised...

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HELEN MONEY – Song For Ewe
Jan27

HELEN MONEY – 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 virtuoso cellist and composer who’s mastery of malevolent minimalism leads me to catatonic inertia, like a sorcerer’s spell or staring too long into a Bridget Riley op art monochrome. Alison Chesley records under the moniker Helen Money, and her mint...

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THE SAXOPHONES – Song For Ewe
Jan22

THE SAXOPHONES – 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 guests are a duo called The Saxophones whose sonorifically satisfying second album “Eternity Bay” on Full Time Hobby Records (out on 6th March) is beautifully emollient and magnificently meditative. The first record “Songs of the Saxophones” was written on a...

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PHANTOM LIMB – V.S. Label of the Year 2019
Jan14

PHANTOM LIMB – V.S. Label of the Year 2019

Velvet Sheep fanzine’s label of the year for 2019 is Phantom Limb from Brighton. Formed by ex Fat Cat Records (home of Sigur Rós, Animal Collective, Max Richter, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Frightened Rabbit) A&R James Vella and former programmer of contemporary music at the Albert Hall, Mark Pearse and with a team that also features former Fat Cat alumnus Daniel Falvey and Thrill Jockey plugger Ken Li, they’ve been a classy...

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BAND OF HOLY JOY – V.S. Song of the Year 2019, Gig News & New Song For Ewe
Jan06

BAND OF HOLY JOY – V.S. Song of the Year 2019, Gig News & New 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. For the first one of the new decade (and incidentally “song for ewe” #400), and to mark the occasion of a new London gig next week – Friday 17th January at the Water Rats, it’s the return of the mercurial Band of Holy Joy led by the deep thinker, margin walker and...

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