Today, we are pumped up to announce a Velvet Sheep exclusive of a brand new track by one of this fanzine’s favourite bands, the second city’s own country outlaws: Swampmeat Family Band.

They literally feel like family since drummer Thomas “T-Bird” Jones is a regular contributor to these pages including as a DJ whose mixes have truly lit up VS since it turned digital 5 years ago. In fact both “T-Bird” and Swampmeat singer/guitarist Dan Finnemore have both been part of the Velvet Sheep story for nearer fifteen years as in various guises they played at the Whitechapel Gallery when we ran a much loved/missed garage rock club night.

So it’s a real honour that we get to premiere a song from their upcoming record here…we’ve had a sneaky listen of their second album as the expanded Family Band (a follow up to 2018’s “Too Many Things To Hide”) and it’s a real tour de force – it’s great touch of Dolly Parton, White Denim, Stones and hints of Aliotta Haynes Jeremiah “Lake v Shore Drive”!

So what if Willie Nelson smoked a doobie in the White House, my Birmingham brothers from another mother have just lit the blue touch-paper under the Bull Ring!

This top notch tune is called “Baby’s Made Her Plans” and features Dan Finnemore in a plaintive, sensitive stride, a glistening gemstone of a track that’ll leave you smoking and trace the tracks of your tears.

Here’s the tres evocative artwork…

…the official blurb:

“Punk Slime Recordings are proud to present the new single from Birmingham, UK americana outfit Swampmeat Family Band – “Baby’s Made Her Plans”. “Baby’s Made Her Plans” finds SFB vocalist/guitarist Dan Finnemore at his most tender, delivering a heartfelt vocal over a gentle alt. country breeze, and it’s an early taste of the band’s upcoming second full-length.

Swampmeat Family Band is Dan Finnemore (The Castillians, Low Cut Connie), T-Bird Jones, Richard March (Bentley Rhythm Ace, PWEI) and Tommy Hughes (Terror Watts) and their new album, the follow-up to 2018’s Too Many Things To Hide, is due this summer and will be preceded by the band’s US live debut at SXSW in March, with UK and EU shows following the album to be announced later on.”

And of course, the thing you’ve all been waiting for – the tune itself – introducing “Baby’s Made Her Plans” from Swampmeat Family Band…

Enjoy brothers and sisters!

Or…if Spotify’s more your tipple…


Keep an eye out for more Swampmeat Family Band activity on their PNKSLM page:

and PNKSLM business in general (Al Lover, Les Big Byrd, Sudakistan and more…) here: