New Moff Skellington EP Released

In the second of a series of three new EPs from Moff Skellington we are pleased to release “Bargains Are A Hollow Syrup”.

The EP is available from Bandcamp as well as the all the usual digital outlets.

In this five-track extravaganza, Moff explores the funny old world of the present

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Two Strays EPs released

We have now released the two EPs by The Strays to date. The first EP Explicit Content includes a previously unreleased track “Be Seen Not Heard”.  There is also a chance to purchase a CD version of the original version of that EP.

The two EPs are available via all the usual digital outlets as well as our Bandcamp page.

The duo have a number of dates planned to support these releases…..

  • 26th January – The Mulberry Tavern, Sheffield
  • 3rd February – The Globe, Glossop
  • 4th February – Fab Cafe, Manchester
  • 11th February –The Bunny Hop, Heanor
  • 16th February – The Mulberry Tavern, Sheffield
  • 24th March – The Crown Inn, Heanor
  • 15th April – Dublin Castle, London
  • 19th April – The Peer Hat Manchester
  • 2nd June – The Station Hotel, Ashton U Lyne

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Two EPs from The Strays

26th January sees our release and distribution of two EPs by Buxton based electronic punk duo The Strays.

With a lo-fi DIY beat driven attack the duo of Johnny (beats, guitars) and Georgie (vocals) Stray take no prisoners, with a venomous attack on the establishment, politics and the darker nooks and crannies of the music and entertainment industry. The sound is raw, the love child of Suicide and The Ramones if said child had been brought up in the industrial North West of the UK. There is punk, there is pop, there is electronica and there is a mutant form of dance/disco all in play at various times.

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With positive reviews flying out of the internet already we predict that these guys are destined for something special with their heavy touring schedule and growing fan bases in the East Midlands and North West.

We release their first two eps “Explicit Content” and “Never Tweet Your Heroes”.

Both have been previously self released on Bandcamp but we are taking on the distribution chores for the band with releases via Spotify, I Tunes, Amazon, Apple Music and many more digital platforms, plus inclusion in the German Shepherd Bandcamp pages.

Videos are in production at the moment and should be released next month.

Because the band can use some rather anglo saxon language at times we have provided safe radio edits of a selection of songs from both eps for our chums in DJ land.

Here is a soundcloud clip for Gone In The Head

There is a bonus track on Explicit Content – the previously unreleased “Be Seen Not Heard” which is exclusive to the German Shepherd release.

FACEBOOK – www.facebook.com/thestraysofficial/

GIGS

The boys have a number of gigs coming up…..

26th January – The Mulberry Tavern, Sheffield
3rd February – The Globe, Glossop
4th February – Fab Cafe, Manchester
11th February –The Bunny Hop, Heanor
16th February – The Mulberry Tavern, Sheffield
24th March – The Crown Inn, Heanor
15th April – Dublin Castle, London
19th April – The Peer Hat Manchester
2nd June – The Station Hotel, Ashton U Lyne

REVIEWS

Mind Noise Network

unique, upbeat and downright weird songs.

Double EP Review: The Strays – Never Tweet Your Heroes & Explicit Content

Aural Delights

The Strays are well worth less than 20 minutes of your time and the price of a pint to give them some support and to encourage them to continue their attack on the sort of targets that need calling out.

Content of an Explicit Kind

……..five songs in 14 minutes demonstrates the Ramones like efficiency of the bands output and their joyful application of their craft which marries clever and often politically astute lyrics with crisp punk-electronica.

Never Tweet Your Heroes

July 7th releases from Boz Hayward and Issac Navaro

We are pleased to announce two releases for July 7th, 2017

Firstly we have a new EP from Issac Navaro called “Terminals”. This five track release follows from the highly successful “Paths to the Shore” album from earlier in the year.

Melding state of the art electronica with a post-rock vibe Issac has created an ambient and reflective soundscape which reflects the geography of his native Scotland.

Comparable with the ground breaking mid 70s Tangerine Dream releases on Virgin Records but also incorporating the epic elements of Mogwai or Sigur Ros this delightful collection is a worthy successor to the debut album.

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Secondly we have the brand new album from Manchester musician Boz Hayward. We have previously worked with Boz on distribution of his material but this time he has taken the plunge and given us the honour of releasing his music.

Boz returns with a deeply personal album which combines his particular take on modern folk, and adds a a vibrant slice of country music, together with his trademark whimsical pop elements. Entitled “Tennessee Ten” it consists of, naturally, ten new songs which were written during and around two visits with his mother in 2014 and 2015 to care for his aunt in Tennessee. whose health was failing, and, who passed away during the second visit. There is a narrative that runs through the album creating a delightful and sometimes poignant atmosphere

Exceptional musicianship is a key component of the success of the album. Boz’s self deprecating comment that he writes “simple songs” with a “limited style” doesn’t quite fit with the quality of the album. It is beautifully arranged with well known musical elements being evident but not obvious.

Haywards work generally splits into three broad areas – his more strident punky work, the cinematic soundtrack vignettes, and this more song based approach. One can find excellence in all three strands of his output but this perhaps the place where hopefully he will get the attention and recognition he deserves.

Both releases will be available on Bandcamp and the usual digital outlets. We aim to have a CD version of the Boz Hayward album available on our Merch page in due course.

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