“SONG FOR EWE”
with JIM SMITH of
“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 the first in a series this week of members of the Midlands irascible and loveable rock roustabouts (in the most affectionate sense) – it’s the Nightingales. Forget Trump, forget Brexit (for a second at least) cos 2017 is worth celebrating for a brand new EP called “Become Not Becoming” by said Nightingales (Velvet Sheep favourites), which comes out this Friday 27th January.
Each day this week from Monday to Thursday, we’ll have a different member of the band choosing a song they’ve enjoyed lately, with a review of the EP on Friday. The opening salvo comes from guitarist, and newest member of the band (joining in 2014, but appearing on record for the first time here), welcome to Velvet Sheep, Jim Smith!
Before we check out Jim’s choice, here’s a quick reprise of Robert Lloyd’s recent Nightingales Lucky 7 for Velvet Sheep…
Although Jim joined in 2014, it was just after the recording of the brilliant “Mind Over Matter” (reviewed here)…
So, extra reason to look out for this Friday’s “Become Not Becoming” is Jim’s (10″) vinyl debut for the Gales…
But without further ado, it’s over to our man for his “song for ewe”…
“Janitor by The Suburban Lawns
I only discovered this track recently but have been playing it nearly everyday since mainly due to the incredible, unique vocals of Su Tissue.
This live version is better than the record, way faster and more over the top. She only made one more album of impossible to find solo piano music, appeared in the Jonathan Demme cult classic film “Something Wild” and then disappeared from view.”
CHEERS JIM AND SEAN FROM MUTANTE. COME BACK TOMORROW FOR THE NEXT IN OUR EXCLUSIVE GALES “SONG FOR EWE” SERIES.
Nightingales on tour 2017
Thu 16th Edinburgh, Leith Depot (w/ Blue Orchids)
Fri 17th Newcastle, Cumberland Arms (w/ Blue Orchids)
Sat 18th Halifax, Arden Road Social Club (w/ Blue Orchids)
Mon 20th Norwich, Norwich Arts Center
Tue 21st Reading, Facebar
Thu 23rd Bath, Komedia (w/ Membranes)
Fri 24th Southampton, Talking Heads (w/ Membranes)
Sat 25th Brighton, Green Door Store
Sun 26th Southend, Railway Hotel
Mon 27th Cambridge, The Portland Arms
Fri 28th Liverpool, Magnet (w/ Blue Orchids)
Sat 29th Manchester, Ritz (w/ Membranes)
Sun 30th Middlesborough, Westgarth Social Club (w/ Blue Orchids)
Mon 1sr Preston, Continental (w/ Blue Orchids)
Fri 5th Glasgow, Stereo (w/ Blue Orchids)
Sat 6th Dundee, Beat Generator (w/ Blue Orchids)