Tag: Dirty Three

VELVET SHEEP RADIO SHOW EPISODE TWENTY SIX – REPEATER RADIO

It’s the first Velvet Sheep radio show of the year, and I’ve been broadcasting for exactly a year too!

Amongst all the regular indie choons and chat, this episode features “songs for ewe” from the following rebels and reprobates:
Ethan Miller (Howlin Rain), hackedepicciotto, Mick Turner (Dirty Three, Mess Esque), Jah Wobble (Jah Wobble & The Invaders of the Heart) and Mark Archer (Altern 8 )

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CAROLINE – Song For Ewe

“Our friend Rose showed us ‘Sid & Joan’ last summer and we got obsessed with this album, particularly this song. The whole album, ‘The Colossus’, is all just vocals, drums and what sounds like accordion. Its all at the perfect speed and the melodies are beautiful.’”

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EMMA RUTH RUNDLE – Song For Ewe

“From what I can tell, it’s about a tenuous relationship coming to an end- but what really grabbed me about this track is the, at first, restrained harmonies Tondi and his female counterpart cultivate, which become this cascade of distress and finally resolve back into the guitar and bass parts that greeted you at the start.”

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JESSICA MOSS – Song For Ewe

“I first heard Albanian iso-polyphonic singing on a compilation of traditional Balkan folk music. Since forever my favourite music to listen to has been generally non-Western… When Mt Zion was on tour in the early days (pre-Internet everything), there was a music store in Paris we used to get really excited to go to because you could find amazing rare recordings of music from around the world. We picked up this compilation at some point and it made a huge impression on me musically.”

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