German Shepherd Newsletter #5 – Catching a Colourful Disease

Hello and welcome to another edition of the German Shepherd Newsletter…

This week

– Moff and Moet are back as The Colourful Disease
– Forthcoming Gigs
– What’s in the pipeline


Moff Skellington and Ian “Moet” Moss have worked together for over three years now with releases as

Ion-Morph & Moff Skellington – Boomerangs/Body Bad
Moss Skellington – The Wickedest Man In The World
Moss Skellington – The Lump

…as well a series of live events branded as “Smoked Ears Will Not Grow Back”.

Check out the previous releases on our Bandcamp Page.

They have decided to work together under a new name The Colourful Disease.

We release a new five-track EP from the duo on June 29th called “Economics”.

Blending Moff’s unique musical stylings and Moet’s trade-mark polemic with subjects varying between Kiplingesque anecdotes, Brexit, and a reprise of previous track “The Lump” in the form of a “Carbuncle” the pair explore hitherto unfound musical nooks and crannies.

Writing about the album Moss, tongue in cheek, says:

The Colourful Disease, a sexy trans-Pennine boy band , a duo in the manner of Wham with hip shakingly catchy tunes that sound like everything else , lyrics of total banality they are content to trade on their cute good looks and ability to strike glamorous poses they could be this year’s bright new things decorating the bedroom walls of the nation’s teens, superstardom surely awaits bad boy Moff and boy next door Ian.

Ian Moss – Voice and Words
Moff Skellington – Instruments and Music
Uncle Ian – Banjo on “Dance”

The Colourful Disease_Economics

With Cover Art by Moff Skellington this release is a Uterus Cottage Production

You can stream track 5 from the release “Dance” here:



We have added a couple of new gigs to our guide with a notable pre-Xmas gig at the Peer Hat, Manchester on December 8th with Boz Hayward, Poppycock and Keltrix.

There are only 9 early bird tickets for this Saturday’s Summer All Day Spectacular – grab one now via the link at the top of the page  at the reduced price of £7.50

21st June – Bouquet of Dead Crows play Bedford Esquires
22nd June – Inferior Complex play The Railway, Winchester
23rd June – Manchester Meltdown Summer All Day Special
30th June – The Scissors play Knackfest, Karma Farm, Isleham Fen
6th July – Inferior Complex play The Shooting Star, Southampton
7th July – Toska Wilde plays SAKS, Southend on Sea as part of Cult 13
14th July – Drink and Drive and The Strays play Whittles, Oldham with Little Avis
17th July – Scissors supporting KOLARS at The Portland Arms Cambridge
21st July – Mesmer Disciples play Alston Festival
26th July – Pearl Divers play Jimmy’s, Manchester
27th July – Bouquet of Dead Crows play Mama Liz’s Voodoo Lounge in Stamford
28th July – Drink and Drive play Peer Hat, Manchester
28th July – Bouquet of Dead Crows play Pim Jam Festival, Haverhill
15th September – The Scissors and Charlie Marshall play The Cornerhouse, Cambridge
15th September – Mesmer Disciples play Music Lounge, Stockton on Tees
15th September – Drink and Drive play Agueda, Portugal
16th September – Mesmer Disciples play Museum Vaults Sunderland.
21st September – Four Candles, Poppycock and Charlie Marshall play The Peer Hat, Manchester
8th December – Boz Hayward, Poppycock and Ketrix play The Peer Hat, Manchester
22nd December – Drink and Drive play Strummercamp Fundraiser and Oldham Rugby Club


Future releases in the schedule

06/07/2018 Auster Boys – With Moet : Unnatural Appetites (Album)
13/07/2018 m.t. scott – When The Lamb Become Lame (Album)
20/07/2018 Mesmer Disciples -Real Loud (Single)
27/07/2018 Four Candles -You Can’t Be What You Pretend/Basket Weaving (Single)

We are also anticipating

-new albums from The Junta, Bouquet of Dead Crows, and The Screaming Love Collective
– new EPs from Toska Wilde and The Scissors
– and a new various artists compilation in the Cambridge Calling range