December 2011

Holy Flying DVD!

Holy Flying Circus, the TV dramatisation of the controversy surrounding the release of Monty Python’s The Life Of Brian, aired back in October. If you missed it or you simply want to have a shiny copy of your own to keep, now’s your chance! The critically-aclaimed film, featuring Rufus [...]

December 31, 2011 // 1 Comment

The Velvet Onion Calendar 2012

The Velvet Onion are pleased to bring you our exclusive 2012 calendar! We’ve been working with a number of our friends both in front of the camera and behind it, to bring you twelve great shots to print out and stick up on your wall between January 1st and December 31st. With a fantastic new [...]

December 29, 2011 // 3 Comments

5 Go-old Sings!

We always knew you were a talented bunch, but your entries to our Christmas song competition have blown our tiny minds! We’ve enjoyed many happy hours at TVO Towers reading through your awesome entries, and admiring your lyric-writing skills and musical inventiveness. Who knew that [...]

December 27, 2011 // 1 Comment

Tony And The Dragon Tattoo

Blockbuster thriller The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is released in cinemas today, and features a familiar face from the land of Booshdom. You can catch the trailer for the film, which was released in North America and Scandinavia earlier this week below. It all looks rather exciting doesn’t [...]

December 26, 2011 // 2 Comments

Kill List On Disc!

Ben Wheatley’s thriller Kill List, starring Michael Smiley, is released on dvd and blu-ray today. We first told you about the film just ahead of it’s theatrical release in the late Summer, after a string of rave reviews from just about every major publication that bothers to review [...]

December 26, 2011 // 0 Comments

Have A Luxury Christmas

Merry Christmas to all!  We’ve been giving you various gifts throughout the festive season, but it’s only right that our final gift today is a very special one. It also wouldn’t be a full velvety treat if it wasn’t the mother of all teasers… [...]

December 25, 2011 // 1 Comment

The Ditch 3: The Final!

Lincoln Studios made movie history this week by launching a trilogy of short films over the course of 5 days. Parts 1 and 2 were released earlier this week, with Part 3 released yesterday. The Ditch Trilogy (arguably the only trilogy-based film to be watching at the moment) presents a fresh take [...]

December 24, 2011 // 1 Comment

It’s Gonna Be Alright With Clark

It was a sad day this previous Thursday, as we all sat back to watch the finale of How Not To Live Your Life. Not only did Clark bring us an hour long Christmas special, the episode was a tour-de-force with laughs, tears and cringe-worthy moments galore (as in full Danbury spirit). We at TVO [...]

December 24, 2011 // 0 Comments

Christmas Eve – It’s The End Of The World

It’s the penultimate day before the festivities, and we hope you’ve all got your shopping done and are relaxing with a glass of mulled wine, waiting for midnight to open your pressies. But I’m afraid we have some bad news for you, courtesy of a rather solemn message from our [...]

December 24, 2011 // 0 Comments

Sue Denim EXCLUSIVE: Brewster McCloud

Back in September, we told you that Sue Denim‘s solo project Sue and the Unicorn was going to fund and record an album. Now we can bring you the joyous news that the album has been finished! Sue has worked with producer and piano magician David Wrench to bring you 10 tracks which she says [...]

December 23, 2011 // 4 Comments

The Ditch Part Deux

On Monday we brought you the news that Lincoln Studios was launching a trilogy of short films over the course of the week. On Monday we introduced you to part one of the trilogy, The Ditch, a buddy movie set in the British countryside. Part two has been released today and you can see it here! This [...]

December 21, 2011 // 0 Comments

Dan Clark: How He Lived His (And Your) Life

Later this week sees How Not To Live Your Life reach its conclusion with a one-off Christmas special, and at TVO we can’t think of a better time to grab some words from the man behind it all: Dan Clark. Velveteer Paulyne met with Dan to talk all things Don Danbury and beyond.  When Dan [...]

December 20, 2011 // 6 Comments

Hot Brew EXCLUSIVE: It’s The Last Christmas

The Velvet Onion is proud to present it’s first ever mp3 download via the folky wonderment that is Hot Brew! Oona & Crispin Wheatflake first came to our attention in Alice Lowe and Jacqueline Wright‘s excellent docu-short Roots, and since then, the pair – who bear an uncanny [...]

December 19, 2011 // 3 Comments

The Ditch

This week sees the launch of a three part short by Lincoln Studios, starring Steve Aura & Chaka Grimshaw. Entitled The Ditch, they tell the tale of two neighbours out in the English countryside, and in Part One, one of them is having trouble sleeping… In reality of course, Aura & [...]

December 19, 2011 // 2 Comments

Christmas Fulchfest: Inexplicably Awesome

The latest Fulchfest has been a long time coming.  Since the last one Rich Fulcher has been busy: promoting Snuffbox in the States, gigging in LA, cycling around London on Boris Bikes and getting married (congratulations Rich!). Luckily for us he’s decided to end the year with a bang, [...]

December 19, 2011 // 5 Comments

Thomas & Way Podcast

Mongrels star Tony Way has made a podcast with his friend and regular collaborator  Rhys Thomas (Bellamy’s People, Nathan Barley). The lads talk about everything from wine to snoring to Christmas and everything in between, there’s even a mention of The Mighty Boosh! The sound does go [...]

December 18, 2011 // 0 Comments

This Is More Jinsy

This is Jinsy, the comedy from Sky Atlantic featuring Alice Lowe, Colin Hoult and many others, has been commissioned for an eight-part second series. It will be filmed next year and shown in 2013, for more details see this link. Have a look at our article about This is Jinsy here, and the first [...]

December 17, 2011 // 0 Comments

Dave Brown: The Scribbling Slasher

Not too long ago, in a petite coffee shop that straddles the the suits of Clerkenwell and the hipsters of Hackney, The Velvet Onion were lucky enough to catch Dave Brown in his busy life for a chat – Velveteer Paulyne caught up with him following the release of Scribblings Of A Madcap [...]

December 16, 2011 // 7 Comments

Bedtime Stories With Fielding

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if Noel Fielding read you a bedtime story? Wonder no more… In this video Fielding and actress Thandie Newton read the slightly unconventional bedtime book Go the F**k to Sleep by Adam Mansbach. This is, as the title hints at, not a bedtime book [...]

December 15, 2011 // 16 Comments