V.S. WRITERS Lucky 7 of 2017 – THOMAS “T-BIRD” JONES

Everybody loves lists this time of year right, so who are we to buck the trend? Velvet Sheep asks it’s trio of writers for their Lucky 7 tunes of the year, and we start with our brother from a Brummy mother, Thomas “T-Bird” Jones (ColdRice, Swampmeat Family Band, Takin’ Care of Business), our resident DJ…(he sneaks one in that’s not from this year, but it is his “Lucky” one, so it’s allowed).

1. Future Islands – Ran
After being knocked out by their performance of “Seasons” on Letterman a couple of years ago I’ve loved this band and this song from early ’17 just enforced my love for them..

2. Black Mekon – Natural Disaster
Mekon samash it out the park AGAIN. with amazing visuals from Mr Radar and Priscilla..

3. Arcade Fire – Everything Now
A great comeback song and a great bit of Daft Punk production..

4. Social State – Girl
Two lads from Birmingham bringing out all the feels in this great debut..


5. Kendrick Lamar – Humble
Kendrick hitting top form with this comeback and adding the weight to his already lauded career..

6. The Mighty Young – Here You Go Again
After having time off to work on new songs and add another member to the line up, The Mighty Young return with a banger..

And my LUCKY Lucky 7th track..

7.. Lindsey Buckingham – Trouble
Just a great slice of pop music and Mick Fleetwood making an appearance on drums, what more can you want..