MASHA ZINEVITCH of DLINA VOLNY – Song For Ewe

“This song transports to a USSR discotheque. We dance in a peculiar way and smile at each other, shaking our heads and snapping our fingers. It’s as if we’re watching ourselves on a little old black and white TV set.”

OLI HEFFERNAN of IVAN THE TOLERABLE, UNIVERSITY CHALLENGED, KING CHAMPION SOUNDS – Song For Ewe

“I listened to Faust a lot over the last 18 months and I reckon some it has seeped into the music I’ve made in that time, here and there, but that’s never a bad thing! I’m super excited for the big box set of their 71-74 stuff that’s coming out soon, especially the unreleased album!”

MAC McCAUGHAN – A New Song For Ewe

“If you’re anything like me, the idea of New Order with a woman singing sounds like a dream combination and Martha Ladly proves it on this fantastic 80s blast. Ladly was in Martha and the Muffins but wasn’t the main Martha. This single features Peter Hook on bass, “pan pipes”, strings arranged by Simon Jeffes of Penguin Cafe Orchestra and glorious synth washes & stabs all topped with Martha’s charming vocals & an epic hook on the chorus.”

MICK COLLINS of THE DIRTBOMBS / THE GORIES / THE WOLFMANHATTAN PROJECT – Song For Ewe

“The impassioned delivery of lead singer Edna Wright atop that percolating groove grabbed me *instantly* upon hearing it. For decades I’ve been flummoxed as to why this was not a major commercial success for them.”

IAN WHITE of BLYTH – Song For Ewe

“I listen to this album a lot. The Obeah Man by Exuma. The song “Mama Loi, Papa Loi”. I just love the pounding drums and the beautiful female vocals. Such a sense of abandon, like attending a voodoo ritual!! And he’s clearly unhinged!!”

GEMMA ROGERS – New Video and a “song for ewe”

“I really like Johny’s voice in this track. It encapsulates an energy that’s hard to put your finger on but that feels ubiquitous right now. The emergence and madness of life post virus.”

BAND OF HOLY JOY gig news (& song) for ewe

“I love it’s sheer simplicity, it’s post Dylan and Velvet’s sensibility, it’s pre-shoegaze sensitivities, it’s beautiful use of the world of glitch undermining the sentimental nostalgia of its video and the killer two lines of the chorus, ‘I don’t want to know your friend’s, I just wanna be your Tugboat Captain baby’.”

JOHNNY JOHNSON from THE SIDDELEYS – Song For Ewe

“Shirley Collins has said that when she sings, she can feel past generations standing behind her. It’s impossible to know how many ghosts would surround her singing “Hares on the Mountain” – it’s a song that may be two hundred years old, perhaps more, passed from mouth to ear and sung by many unknown singers before her.”

DEVORA – Song For Ewe

“Her use of distortion throughout the track adds a knife-sharp edge to her lush sonic palette. The sheer vulnerability of the lyrics are mesmerizing”

JOON – Song For Ewe

“It has taught me to let go and be very in tune with myself when I write vocal lines. It really inspires me and makes me want to go crazy and experiment vocally too.”

FOXX BODIES – Lucky 7

“Taking emotional responsibility for my actions often feels impossible because of the abuse I have experienced and the mood and personality disorders I have. In a fight, flight, or freeze situation, I will flee every single time.”

CAPTAIN ACCIDENT – LUCKY 7

CAPTAIN ACCIDENT – 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… CAPTAIN ACCIDENT creates a unique blend of roots reggae, ska and rocksteady. A sound that is transformed to the live...

CASINO ROCKETS – Lucky 7

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CLEOPATRICK – Lucky 7

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TEKE::TEKE – Lucky 7

“Sonically, there’s a lot going on here ; Melodic and traditional licks go hand-in-hand with the more experimental and noise side of T::T. The tribal rhythm section, the psychedelic guitar solo and the trombone one at the end, the break with the quiet flute, the use of the ‘taisho-koto’ (vintage electric mini-koto, kind of like if a type-writer and a slide guitar had a baby), the elements of surprise, the contrasts…”

BLONDES – Lucky 7

BLONDES – 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… Covid is a twat. Every single death a tragedy. Lives have been forever changed. Businesses closed, never to reopen. Friendships...

THE LUCID DREAM – Lucky 7

“This mix is pure euphoria. I love St Etienne and I wish I could’ve been a part of hearing this in the early 90s. Can only imagine the joy it brought when dropped in clubs/house parties/record shops!”

THE CATENARY WIRES – Lucky 7

Amelia: “I’ve gone for three songs that I’ve had on my brain quite badly. All three are just so catchy. I feel slightly guilty even choosing them, in case they just infect more ears. But they are also very good.”

PEOPLE CLUB – Lucky 7

“This song is a one-off, the lyrics and melody are flawless and truly transcendental. Somehow it seemed to have touched Donny in a way we can only imagine. His vocal delivery is so excruciatingly intense. Listening to this song makes you forget that anything exists. You can hear his pain, his joy, his journey. One of the best.”

NEW BUMS – Lucky 7

“Everything is so beautifully woven. The bass and guitar sound almost alarmingly human in their interaction. The bitter and funny vocals, delivered with a mocking scowl are made moving by their contrast with the amiable la-la backing vocals and blithe instrumentation.”

VELVET SHEEP RADIO SHOW Episode Thirteen – REPEATER RADIO

Here's a Mixcloud link to the latest toppermost Velvet Sheep radio show - unlucky for some, episode 13. It featured “songs for ewe” from the following left-fielders and anti-heroes: Orville Neeley (OBNIII's, Orvy) Tim Presley (White Fence, The Fall) Kira Skov Holly...

VELVET SHEEP RADIO SHOW Episode Five – THE NEON HOSPICE

Here’s a link to last night’s fifth episode of Velvet Sheep radio – a show that’s broadcast fortnightly on www.theneonhospice.com A show which a hero Chris Broderick of the Singing Loins has called "beautifully eclectic" and full of "oddball gems"! We'll take that...

VELVET SHEEP RADIO SHOW Episode Three – THE NEON HOSPICE

Here’s a link to last night’s third episode of Velvet Sheep radio - a show that's broadcast fortnightly on www.theneonhospice.com It included “song for ewe” choices from the following: Ben Ayres (Cornershop) Gary Walker (Wiiija Records) Vern Rumsey (Unwound) Tamar...

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

It’s a World premiere and Velvet Sheep exclusive – brand new track by VS favs Swampmeat Family Band “Baby’s Made Her Plans” from the upcoming second album on Stockholm’s PNKSLM Records…

NIGEL CLARK of DODGY – Song For Ewe

© Sam Toolsie 2019 Moral Rights Asserted; This work may not be reproduced without the permission of Sam Toolsie. Photo courtesy of Nigel Clark. “SONG FOR EWE” is the feature where artists & music people beloved by VELVET SHEEP choose an obscure song...

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...

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

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

“Inner Ear is currently Greece’s leading indie music label, home to some of the most interesting new local bands but also to some very famous Greek artists. They are mainly focused on English-speaking alternative rock, pop and modern folk music but they keep horizons and ears open to any other genre.”

EXCLUSIVE MIX – V.S. vs TCB “DROP IT LIKE IT’S HOT” Summer 2018

“TCB and Velvet Sheep have put on their speedo’s and sliders to compile a little Summer Throwdown for you… so put the towel on the sun lounger early, strap on the ear goggles and soak up the Vitamin D”

EXCLUSIVE MIX – V.S. vs TCB “AIN’T NO STOPPING US NOW” Spring 2018

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