“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 a spiky ball of energy from Swansea, who I first heard via the likes of the ace Damaged Goods Records and Che who used to send me stuff to the original Gravesend based Velvet Sheep zine. But her music really stuck with me from a trio of great entries into John Peel Festive 50s, including my fav the ’98 bubblegum punk hit “Long Live The UK Music Scene”. Her place in indie rock history secured forever, I’m chuffed that she’s joined the ranks of Velvet Sheep. With her “song for ewe” it’s the unmistakeable Helen Love!

Helen penned a song for the as it turned out very successful Wales football team for the 2016 Euros, but she and band of the same name also have a brand new album out, called “Smash Hits”…


Here’s an ace song from said album…

Helen has also in the past teamed up with Ash, whose own Rick McMurray joined us here yesterday and sung a Xmas ditty with other Peel Festive 50 favs the Cuban Boys, but she’s rocked up here on Peel endorsed Velvet Sheep (in its 95 vintage) to choose a tune by someone else she’s been into more recently…so without further ado, it’s over to Helen for her “song for ewe”…

“Charlie Fawn.Blue Skies.

I stumbled across this song on an old power pop/punk website and been in love with it ever since.

Charlie could’ve, should’ve been a massive pop teen idol. All his songs are this great…but the world wasn’t ready.

This is a right jump up and downer – somewhere between pub rock, punk rock and 70s power pop.

He looked great, and could pull the shapes, and he should have been King of the inner city estates…..

Hope that’s ok,Helen xx”

It’s more than OK, Helen it’s awesome…check it out below.

If you want to find out more about Charlie Fawn it’s here…


And if you need to get your mitts on the new Helen Love album, you can find that right here…