Photo of Delilah Holliday by Ursula Holliday

“SONG FOR EWE” is the feature where artists & music people beloved by VELVET SHEEP choose an obscure song they’ve been listening to that day. Today’s guest is one half of DIY punk band who’ve featured on these pages before, Skinny Girl Diet. With her sister Ursula Holliday, her band’s first ever gig (in 2014) was supporting that atypical girl and absolute hero, Viv Albertine, last year they played on the bill at Senseless Things comeback gig, and this summer they are sharing a stage with Iggy Pop & Queens of the Stone Age. Soaring onwards and upwards, this Runaway(s) success story has its next chapter right now as they play as part of Nadine Shah’s independent venue week (see poster below). I’m pleased she’s stopped by to draw breath at Velvet Sheep zine, welcome back to these pages Delilah Holliday!

I asked Delilah what’s the score with a follow to 2016’s debut album “Heavy Flow” and here’s the status update (given to me just before xmas)

“We do have new music coming in the new year and…I have two new projects coming out next year”

Here’s a reminder of Skinny Girl Diet in their (new two piece formation) full-throated full glory:


And without further ado, it’s over to Delilah for her “song for ewe”…

“Anybody who knows me well knows that I love underground basement soul from the 50’s-60’s. Sugar Pie Desanto is one of my favourite singers. I love her grit, sass and style. She inspires me a lot and her voice and energy always makes me feel wild when I listen to her.

Although she was signed to Chess Records she often got over shadowed by more “well known” names which is a shame because in my opinion her voice just captivates me in way other singers don’t. “


Keep a track on Skinny Girl Diet right here:


And in case you missed it last time, here’s when Skinny Girl Diet chose a Lucky 7 songs for Velvet Sheep…