“SONG FOR EWE”
with LEO KURUNIS 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 bassist in the current line up of one of my favourite all-time Velvet Sheep bands, Gallon Drunk. GD have really hit an imperious vein of form in the most recent albums including the one Leo’s on… “The Soul Of The Hour” (2014), ageing like a great vintage. There should be a new album on the way next year – having seen updates on various social meeja posts – and I can’t wait. But in the meantime, here’s Leo Kurunis!
Let’s get down to business – here’s Leo’s “song for ewe”… (on the day after his birthday)
“I’ve gone for the Peter Brotzmann Octet’s ‘Responsible’ from the 1968 record Machine Gun. The track is a thunderous onslaught of improvisation from some eight Europeans who batter and blow the hell out of their instruments. I only came across this record recently but ‘Responsible’ had me on first hearing with its crazed energy and primal unrepentant force. It’ll send you flailing. The drums build phenomenally too, taking you back in for on last ride at the end.
YAK / Gallon Drunk”
CHEERS LEO, A BELATED HAPPY BIRTHDAY!