“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 garage rock icon, as a co-founder member of Thee Headcoatees I saw her play many a storming gig in London in the 90s, she’s a long term collaborator with Billy Childish, Damaged Goods Records and the Medway scene I hold dear (although technically a Gravesender myself). She’s sung on one of my favourite ever White Stripes songs, and had a song in one of my favourite ever films Jim Jarmusch’s Broken Flowers and she’s not just rock & roll she’s most definitely a little bit country. So much so that she now lives way out in the country, way over there in the States.

With her long term band mate Lawyer Dave she has most recently been playing as Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs but her prolific output means its hard to be a Holly completist, not forgetting other collabos with Sexton Ming, Rocket From The Crypt!, The Greenhornes & Mudhoney. On her way back to Europe for a tour as Holly Golightly And Band, making her long awaited Velvet Sheep appearance, it’s the aforementioned, much admired Holly Golightly!


See the posted above for deets on the live show on Thursday 1 December at the Lexington, it’s sure to be raucous, rambunctious and rocking.

Holly didn’t take her “song for ewe” choice lightly, so without further ado, it’s over to our hero:

“Alright, today, for instance, I listened to this… I have gone back to this over and over, for many years, and I love it most because so little happens, but everything happens, right here. Does that work for ya?”