On the Velvet Sheep radio show, I play the topper-most tunes picked as part of the fanzine’s “song for ewe” feature where favourite artistes old and new choose an obscure-ish song they’ve enjoyed lately.

With no rules on genre or era, the songs range from psychobilly freakouts to psychedelic workouts, rare doo-wop to classic punk rock, pastoral to choral and extreme noise terror to elegant ambient soundscapes.

This week’s optimal characters with “songs for ewe” are:
Alex Edkins (METZ/Weird Nightmares)
Mark Shippy (US Maple)
David Lester (Horde of Two)
Japanese Television

Plus new songs from Rubber Oh, USA Nails, Drumm Chimp, Anne Garner, Telefis and more…

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here’s the full playlist:

  1. Man Or Astro-Man? – Nitrous Burn Out
  2. Japanese Television – Dopplegänger Disco
  3. The Durutti Column – Messidor
  4. Horde of Two – Durruti: A Life In 8 Parts
  5. Mecca Normal – Narrow
  6. Poison Girls – State Control
  7. Rubber Oh – Nothing
  8. METZ – The Swimmer
  9. Weird Nightmare – Searching For You
  10. Little Ann – Deep Shadows
  11. USA Nails – What Have We Become
  12. US Maple – Songs That Have No Making Out
  13. Annette Peacock – Questions
  14. Cheb Terro vs DJ Die Soon – NIKA7
  15. Dälek – Boycott
  16. Art Attacks – I Am A Dalek
  17. Mira Calix – Umchanga Locks
  18. Anne Garner – All Wounds
  19. Telefís – Archbishop Beardmouth At The ChemOlympics (Thomas Leer Mix)
  20. Drumm Chimp – Ibiza Bars
  21. Richard von der Schulenburg – Reset My Brain
  22. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll
  23. Kid Congo Powers – Let’s Go