VELVET SHEEP RADIO SHOW Episode One – THE NEON HOSPICE
Jan13

VELVET SHEEP RADIO SHOW Episode One – THE NEON HOSPICE

It was an absolute honour to launch the new Velvet Sheep radio show on www.theneonhospice.com yesterday, a brilliant home to all kinds of musical mavericks and miscreants, a community of sonic souls including our long term mate Johny Brown of Band of Holy Joy whose show Default Lines is on Sunday afternoons at 4pm and who introduced me to the Neon Hospice’s chief the ace Jonny Mugwump. Launching on 12.1.21 (a soundcheck of a...

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SWAMPMEAT FAMILY BAND – brand new track **WORLD EXCLUSIVE**
Jan31

SWAMPMEAT FAMILY BAND – brand new track **WORLD EXCLUSIVE**

Today, we are pumped up to announce a Velvet Sheep exclusive of a brand new track by one of this fanzine’s favourite bands, the second city’s own country outlaws: Swampmeat Family Band. They literally feel like family since drummer Thomas “T-Bird” Jones is a regular contributor to these pages including as a DJ whose mixes have truly lit up VS since it turned digital 5 years ago. In fact both...

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EXCLUSIVE MIX – V.S. vs TCB “SUMMERISH MIXTAPE” 2019
May08

EXCLUSIVE MIX – V.S. vs TCB “SUMMERISH MIXTAPE” 2019

It’s time again for another super sharp shooting mixtape, this time with a slightly optimistic summertime theme from our good brother, DJ Thomas “T-Bird” Jones from the Birmingham soul & garage night Takin’ Care of Business (and rambunctious punks the Swampmeat Family Band plus the legendary DIY promoting co-op ColdRice). It’s always a pleasure (and never a guilty one). Here’s what T-Bird has to...

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VELVET SHEEP on the radio! – BAD PUNK show, RESONANCE FM
Dec17

VELVET SHEEP on the radio! – BAD PUNK show, RESONANCE FM

VELVET SHEEP ON THE RADIO! BAD PUNK show, RESONANCE FM It was an absolute honour to be asked onto long time VS friend Johny Brown (Band of Holy Joy)’s BAD PUNK radio show on the excellent Resonance FM to talk about some of Velvet Sheep fanzine’s favourite “song for ewe” choices… it was a lovely hour spent in great company playing some top tunes… here’s the playlist: Fad Gadget...

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EXCLUSIVE MIX – V.S. vs TCB “ALL PRESENTS & CORRECT” Xmas 2018
Dec11

EXCLUSIVE MIX – V.S. vs TCB “ALL PRESENTS & CORRECT” Xmas 2018

EXCLUSIVE MIX – V.S. VERSUS Takin’ Care Of Business – ALL PRESENTS & CORRECT, Xmas 2018 Tis the season to be jolly, but never mind the fun & frollocks (sic) here’s a party starting mix from long time Velvet Sheep party-ner in crime, Thomas “T-Bird” Jones, of Swampmeat Family Band, ColdRice & second city soul & R&B club Takin’ Care of Business. And before it even starts you can feel his...

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EXCLUSIVE MIX – V.S vs INNER EAR RECORDS, GREECE
Jun19

EXCLUSIVE MIX – V.S vs INNER EAR RECORDS, GREECE

EXCLUSIVE MIX – V.S. VERSUS INNER EAR RECORDS, Greece For our nineteenth exclusive episode in a series of mixes which pitch Velvet Sheep versus some of our favourite musical compadres, we are very happy to welcome Inner Ear Records with a mixtape of some of their roster, representing many of the very best bands and artists in Greece including CHICKN, The Noise Figures, Σtella, Tango With Lions, A Victim of Society and Sundayman plus...

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