“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 from a band called Linda Guilala from Galicia in Spain who I got put onto when David Gedge of The Wedding Present chose them as part of his Lucky 7 for Velvet Sheep last year. Gedge-y called them a lovely noise and said “They may owe a debt to My Bloody Valentine but there’s nothing wrong with that in my book!” Mine neither, and not only are they on the excellent Elefant Records they are lovely people, so welcome to Velvet Sheep, former Juniper Moon member and now guitarist, bassist, keyboardist and vocalist of Linda Guilala, Eva Maria Lopez Castro!

Here’s the original mention by David Gedge…


THE WEDDING PRESENT – Lucky 7 & Velvet Sheep’s Album of The Year!

With their weird phasing and C86 jingle-jangle it’s fair to say that I’ve found a new favourite indie band, and so I asked Eva what they’re up to next:

“Next Friday, 10 February on the web of Radio3(RNE) will be the premiere for a new Digital Single and video for the song “Abstinencia” 

The official date for the release will be on Friday 17 February and it will include a unedited song “Mucho mas joven”.”

Linda Guilala’s album “Psiconautica” on Elefant from which “Abstinencia” is taken.

And without further ado, here’s Eva’s “song for ewe”…

“Der Weg Zu Zweit” by Grauzone

I loved this song since the first time I heard it. Though I didn’t understand any word of the lyrics I was fascinated by the vocals melody.

And the music, the simplicity and complexity at the same time, repeating the same progression of chords but with all the arranges in crescendo, it makes me want to listen to it over and over again… It’s brilliant!



Linda Guilala upcoming shows:

Friday, 10 february
Linda Guilala + Forman’s Driveway
Gran Cafe de León (León – Spain)

Saturday, 11 february
Linda Guilala + Chalet Rosa
Biribay Jazz Club (Logroño – SPain)

Saturday, 25 march
Minifestival 2017
La Capsa (El Prat De Llobregat – Spain)

Saturday, 01 april
RenoFest 2017
Sala X (Sevilla – Spain)

Friday, 07 april
Microsonidos 2017
Sala Rem (Murcia – Spain)

Saturday, 15 april
Wales Goes Pop!
The Gate (Cardiff – UK)