“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. It’s a welcome return for today’s guest who’s holding the moon and the stars in her hands as she’s had a truly fantastic year, you could say it’s been the Yr. of Piney Gir in fact. Everyone’s most favourite Kansan since Dorothy, Anglophile ex-pat Piney has been whipping things up like a tornado on a whirlwind tour of the world that’s taken in James Corden’s Late Late Show in the US as one third of Gaz Coombes’ backing band, Later with Jools Holland where she and her BV singing pardners Emma Brammer and Amy Ashworth  were nicknamed “The Roxys” by Nile Rodgers and most recently with an ex-Auteur supporting Ride on their 30th anniversary acoustic tour. It’s fair to say she’s been having a blast, and it’s high-time for a seismic blast of her own inimitable musical style. Living the dream and now catching it, here’s Piney Gir!

check out the awesome animated vid by Geoff Howell…

An infectious joie de vivre punctuates the work of Piney and its intoxicating like illicit moonshine. She’s a little bit country, a little bit rock and roll, a little bit uncategorizable.

Here’s another recent slice of Piney magic called “The Great Pretend”…

Over the weeks leading up to Xmas, Piney has three radio sessions lined-up, including cutting a live record on Soho Radio with a lathe no-less for the Xray Audio take-over on 15 Nov from 6-9, as well as the James Whale show on Talk Radio (also on 15 November) plus a slot on Dexter Bentley’s Xmas radio show on Resonance FM on 15 December.

It’s possible of course that Piney will have to pick a song by someone else for the forthcoming wireless transmissions so I’m chuffed to have got in there beforehand with this gem of a choice. Without further ado, it’s over to Piney for a “song for ewe”…

“I’m obsessed with a song called “Bye Bye Bye” by the band Plants and Animals.

It’s from one of their earlier albums “Parc Avenue”, so not a super new song, but I don’t think everyone knows this band so to me they are like a secret joy.

“Bye Bye Bye” is as over-the-top & grandiose as Queen, it’s takes you on a journey it’s so epic! But the song is only like 3 and a half minutes long.

I love a pop song that packs a lot into a short time. It also reminds me of when I discovered this band, I was working a really all-consuming day job and was commuting 2 hours each way (4 hours a day!) what kept me sane was music. I would write music on the train and listen to this album on repeat, it was like the soundtrack to my journeys and whenever I hear it, it makes me smile.”


Here’s the go-to for Piney socials:



Check out Piney’s previous soujourn on VS where she picked Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti….

PINEY GIR – Song For Ewe