V.S. WRITERS Lucky 7 of 2018 – THOMAS “T-BIRD” JONES


Velvet Sheep loves its resident DJ, Thomas “T-Bird” Jones (ColdRice, Swampmeat Family Band, Takin’ Care of Business) and we’re always keen to hear what rocks his world, and so here are his Lucky 7 tunes of the year…

1. David Byrne ‘Gasoline and Dirty Sheets’
David Byrne returns with an album to rival much of his output of the past and the live shows he put on were instantly in my top 3 gigs of all time. Like a fine wine he just ages with class and style..

2. Parquet Courts ‘Wide Awake’
Following on from David Byrne I’m putting Parquet Courts in as when I first heard it it reminded me of Talking Heads from around the “Naked” album. Im a bit late to the party with these but this is amazing with a feel of LCD Soundsystem as well..

3. Kendrick Lamar ‘Black Panther OST’
I know its not one song but i have to choose a whole album..Kendrick Lamar curating a Summer Blockbuster.. say no more!

4. Arctic Monkeys ‘Four out of Five’
Another new album and another new twist on their sound.. just love the production and their constant re-invention is always refreshing..

5. Janelle Monae ‘Make Me Feel’
Any song that begins like Prince has written it but has Janelle Monae’s blueprint all over it is a guaranteed winner for me..

6. Jon Spencer ‘Do The Trash Can’
Jon Spencer.. that is all..

The Lucky 7th:
The Swampmeat Family Band ‘Long Way Down’
Sorry for the ego.. but as I’ve gotta go for one of my own i’ll choose our song “Long Way Down”. Just a pleasure to share a stage with these fellas and always enjoy sharing a stage with them..