AJAY SAGGAR of UNIVERSITY CHALLENGED – Song For Ewe
Jan29

AJAY SAGGAR of UNIVERSITY CHALLENGED – 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 ever-welcome return from one of our favourite alumni. A super-connector, an uber-producer, a third eye visionary who can easily swap angled indie chops with transcendental shakedowns, he’s been at the controls of many of your favourite bands live gigs, but...

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JIM SCLAVUNOS – Song For Ewe
Jan24

JIM SCLAVUNOS – 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 multi instrumentalist and punk rock polymath who I’ve admired for a good while and who I’ve been vying to get on these pages for quite some time. But that time is now, and it’s for an excellent cause too. Jim Sclavunos, a long time card carrying member of...

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NATALIE RIBBONS of TELE NOVELLA – Song For Ewe
Jan15

NATALIE RIBBONS of TELE NOVELLA – 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. In this their 30th year of existence, the ever awesome Olympia punk label Kill Rock Stars (home of Elliott Smith, Bikini Kill, Decemberists et al) have been busy. Today’s guest is half of the newly signed band Tele Novella who are the kindred spirits of Allan-a-Dale of Sherwood Forest,...

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THE SHAKAMOTO INVESTIGATION – Lucky 7
Jan15

THE SHAKAMOTO INVESTIGATION – Lucky 7

LUCKY 7 is the feature where we ask artists to name their 6 favourite songs by others, and a lucky 7th song of their own… today it’s a band on the ace Eeasy Records label run by noise scamp Charlie Wyatt of Thee MVPs, who like me originally came from Gravesend on the Thames Estuary, but who has headed North to find punk rock Valhalla. Things haven’t been easy for a man whose aim was to start a Leeds based label to rival his...

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CHRIS BROKAW – Song For Ewe
Jan14

CHRIS BROKAW – 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 indie musician’s musician, a tireless soul, not so much a worker ant but a hybridised worker bullet ant, toiling away at music that has a real lasting intense sting to it. From Cambridge, Massachusetts, I first knew of Chris Brokaw as part of the songwriting...

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TAMAR APHEK – Song For Ewe
Jan08

TAMAR APHEK – 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 new signing to the peerless Olympia punk label Kill Rock Stars, who I’ve been a fan of since first writing VS as a paper zine back in the 90s when memorably I got to meet and interview Slim Moon and chat to Mary Lou Lord round at Gary Walker from Wiiija’s...

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