The English Disease – A Virtual Gig

There are of course more pressing issues than introducing a band right now as we struggle against a global pandemic, but, The English Disease,  having readied themselves for their debut and with a run of gigs to follow that have had to be cancelled/postponed,  decided to invite our trusty man with a camera Paul G Forshaw to their  rehearsal room to document their sound.

A very new and exciting band. Treat this as a virtual gig……let us know what you think!

Bang Bang Maxwell -drums
Maximus Volume – guitar
Max Factor – voice

To clarify what is going on we invited Max Factor to introduce each of the songs in the set:

Is that punk rock enough for ya?  :  fed up with being told what ‘ I is ‘ and what ‘ I ain’t ‘ this is a riposte to the soulless fakes and plastic conservatives who uphold the rules of punk orthodoxy.

Sex Pigs : creepy middle aged men sliding right up tight against pretty young things at gigs

Crypto Queen : the One com scam , persuasive and lucrative but not for the investors

Bad Acid : what it says on the tin , life can be a bum trip and we all need to love and be loved.

Politic dog : there is no escape for any of us , politics, like it or not, affects every thing we do , for those who don’t care it may be time you did .

20 minutes in Mostar  :  a memory , a true tale of visiting a country on the brink of war and playing a game of football with innocent children , did they survive the horror that awaited them ?

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Cravats Gig Cancelled – Ticket Refund for Manchester Gig

Due to the ongoing medical situation The Cravats have cancelled their tour.

If you have bought tickets and not yet contacted us please drop us a line at prestwichennui@gmail.com  including your paypal e-mail address and we will reimburse you.

As things stand we have not made a final decision on whether the Easter Weekend Meltdown events with the other bands are to be cancelled, once we have made a decision we will let everyone know.

Thanks and stay safe

 

 

News -Debut album from Jed, Reissues and Gig News

Hello

Here is the usual weekly news update from the kennel.

JED DEBUT ALBUM

Jed

27th March sees the release of the debut album from Jed called “Black Gold Texas Tea”.

This is a digital only release which will be available from the services indicated on the image below.

Jed is Jed Stephens a multi instrumentalist with a passion for electronic music of all kinds, his music is a mix of electro, techno, D&B, house and ambient.

He has been a song writer, producer and performer for many years, previous bands include Bass Bandits and Exchange, he is currently in the North West UK based Synthpop covers band Elektrio.

Jed’s musical influences range from Sibelius and Bartok through to the Chemical Brothers and Orbital, via The Beatles, Kraftwerk, New Order, 808 State, Frankie Knuckles, Arthur Baker and Vince Clarke.

Those old enough to remember The Beverley Hillbillies will recognise the derivation of the album title!

The music on the debut  is modern electronic combining the best of elements of techno with the soundtrack feel of John Carpenter, Vangelis or Jarre. Using the best in modern electronic gear he creates stunning tracks which combine epic sounds with dance rhythms. His live show, complete with laser lighting rig, is stunning, a guaranteed dance fest for anyone who attends.

Find Jed on Facebook

Jed Promo One

REISSUES

This week sees a raft of reissues of some of our best releases, where Smart Links are available we have linked them below….

From Moff Skellington 

  • Golfer In Disgrace
  • On Flanders Moon
  • Plough Monday
  • Bargains are a hollow syrup
  • Fetch
  • Uncle Roy’s Utopian Vision Volumes 1 and 2
  • The Corduroy Bridge
  • Thorny Conduits

also released this week is another in our Moff Skellington back catalogue releases – available for the first time via download/streaming is Gliding Through Stone.

Three new albums from Moff are coming in June with a further release planned for later in the year.

Gliding Through Stone Cover

From Night Operations

A new Night Operations single is coming on May 8th

From Keltrix

 

GIGS

Due to the current situation you will be aware that a number of gigs are being cancelled – we are keeping our gig list up to date when cancellations occur – please check the list on the right hand side of this page regularly to see if a gig is going ahead or not.

 

 

The Curse of Friday the 13th

Perhaps aptly for a gig taking place on Friday the 13th, Weimar  have unfortunately been beset by a run of bad luck in relation to this weeks scheduled gig at The Railway West Didsbury.

Due to  Eddy being unable to perform on the night, they had previously secured a reserve drummer to fill in for him at this gig, but sadly due to unforeseen circumstances the reserve is now himself unable to do the show.

Weimar do not want to let  fans down by cancelling at short notice, so they will still be appearing at this gig and will now be performing an acoustic set as a three-piece (Aidan, John and Ste).

They have passed the headline slot over to Square Wild, and  will now play earlier in the evening, doing an acoustic set of stripped-back reworkings of a selection of their songs. In the meantime, JCK and The Rogue Network will still be appearing on the bill.

Sometimes, unfortunately bad luck can not be prevented, but they have worked around this situation as best as they can and hope to be able to offer   something refreshingly different with their acoustic performance this Friday.

We hope to see you there and will be posting stage times as soon as they are available.

Weimar for Website

More Moff and Great Gigs!

This time around we are promoting releases for 20th March. We have two new releases from Moff Skellington.

We also have some great gigs to tell you about.

MOFF SKELLINGTON

Moff Skellington is back with a brand new EP and the reissue of his 2010 album “Gliding Through Stone”

Moff’s newest release is called “Throat Mender”.

An EP, lasting a tidy 12 minutes, it offers a useful introduction to the artist.  From the opening “Flowers On The Box” which waltzes Moff’s rich wordplay into your ears, through the Klezmer inspired “Colin Piggott” which is existentially Yorkshire in its manic delivery, whilst at the same time being utterly psychedelic. Track three  “There’s A Ghost In The Place” perhaps channels R.Dean Taylor but then extends into a virtual tangle of language and imagery. The EP concludes with a tune inspired by German Shepherd  label owner Ian Moss who was heard by his partner to utter when waking from slumber “Madonna Leave Me Alone”. Moff explores the dream state which might have led to this utterance.

Throat Mender for AWAL
We are also releasing for the first time an album from 2010 called “Gliding Through Stone” a collection which covers such varied subject matter as lard, bracken, Peggy Mount, Bees and Magistrates. Originally self released by Moff we now share it with the wider universe.

Gliding Through Stone Cover Moff has recently been featured in the Eighth Day Magazine as part of a new and regular series of articles about the labels output. In addition three new Moff Skellington albums are finished and planned for release in the summer of 2020.

GIGS

Weimar for Website
Weimar 

On Friday 13th Weimar are back with a headliner as part of the Deco Residency at the The Railway in Didsbury – free entry and loads of other bands on the bill.

On Saturday 14th we are pleased to have The Mind Sweepers down from Dumfries for their second Manchester gig – they are supported by an excellent band from Stroud called The Red Propellers – £5 on the door at The Peer Hat in Manchester City Centre – we highly recommend this gig – two great bands, see the vids below!!

All of our other upcoming gigs can be found on the right hand side of this page.

MSRP