Liverpool pop-punk scoundrels Sheepy have just unveiled the second video from their new album ‘Alarm Bells’ out April 7th.
It’s a fun accessible rock album with many awesome moments. 6 Music, Classic Rock, Absolute Radio and Soccer AM have all featured the band also which is pretty cool.
Sheepy are Liverpool schoolfriends Luke Jones (guitar/vox) and Ollie Phillips (drums) aided and abetted by Irishman Villy Raze (bass). To say songwriter Luke was prolific would be an understatement, as his abundant ability to pen short, sharp catchy punk pop in about the time it would take most people to flick through the newspaper on their daily commute is quite incredible. There are in fact plans to enter the World Guiness Book Of Records soon to celebrate the band’s hyper speed pop-writing and recording skills!
Of new single ‘Home’ from the album, singer Luke Jones says “This song is actually about when I was younger and didn’t feel like I could stay in Liverpool any longer, itchy feet. It doesn’t matter where you are from and I’d hear lots of people talking about where certain of their ancestors were from and on St. Patricks day where everyone “becomes” Irish for the day. Or they were born somewhere but moved when they were 3 months old. Everyone can be where they say they’re from, but it comes across that they are just trying to make themselves more interesting when they don’t need to.”
The video was filmed this in several locations. “The story is, what people probably think the song is about, trying to get home. We had lots of fun making this and were lucky with the weather as it had rained every day before and after, in cold, dark December. The first ride is Mad Car Pete, a psycho who is keeping a hostage, the second is two crazy guys who are overly into the songs, the third a boy racer who is unimpressed by the band, and the last is just a dude on a bike! I was so hungover on the day and really happy to be home in the end!” adds Luke.
Originally discovered by London label Blang playing at a pirate radio festival in Mayo, Ireland. Songwriter Luke had by then already recorded ten solo albums at home. He gave four copies to the label who signed him immediately. Since then he has: made another six home demo albums, formed the band, played around the UK, Ireland and Europe, released one album, five singles and an EP, been played on 6Music by Steve Lamacq (who played ‘Another Day’ single seven times), Tom Robinson and Gideon Coe and on Absolute by Frank Skinner and Dave Gorman. He’s also had two singles used on Sky Sports Soccer AM to soundtrack goal compilations and recorded Sheepy’s second album proper which is soon to be released in April 2017 entitled ‘Alarm Bells’, where it was recorded in Brixton with Jon Clayton (Jim Bob, Monochrome Set, Band Of Holy Joy, Chris T-T).
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