The new Four Candles album has been getting loads of praise and some very positive reviews. Spiritual Rapture was released as a CD on 22nd June via our Bandcamp Page and will also be released digitally as three separate two-track singles in June, July and August.
Lead track “Strange Things Are Happening” has a video which has had over a 1,000 streams and is now available on You Tube….
The bands gig at Manchester Meltdown on 23rd June, which was also the album launch was caught on video by Paul Forshaw….and reviewed by Emily Oldfield
Leeds based Mesmer Disciples release their debut EP “The Big O” via German Shepherd Records on 20th April.
Mesmer Disciples formed relatively recently and they have had many comparisons suggested to them by their audience members, including Can, Captain Beefheart, Butthole Surfers and Edgar Broughton band.
Not wishing to be constrained by genres, Mesmer Disciples have no intention of recreating a sound from a by-gone era, or a desire to sound like anybody else.
With a constantly evolving sound, and set-list they will continue to jam, play and record for as long as it seems appealing.
The band is
Stewart Kinloch – vocals lap guitar percussion and Tanpura simulator
Dave Royston – guitar
Mike Smith – drums
Mark Stainton – guitar
Check out their full biography elsewhere on the site.
Here is a taster from the EP the mesmerising Preetam Bobo…….
We are pleased to announce the release of the debut album from The Mind Sweepers. Entitled “States of Mind” it will be released on March 2nd. Recorded and produced at Unit 7 studio Bladnoch , Wigtown , Dumfries and Galloway, the album features ten tracks including a revised version of the groups debut single “The Mating Game”.
The line-up of the band for this release is…
Paul Winter – Vocals and Acoustic Guitar
John Mcinally- Guitar and Backing Vocals
Mark Jardine – Bass and Backing Vocals.
Bryn Thorburn – Drums.
…and there are guest appearances from Owen Fielding on keyboards, Win Liv Shak on keyboards and backing vocals, and Al Price on harmonica.
After a short break Manchester collective Poppycock are back with a new line-up which debuts at Fred’s Ale House on 6th October supporting Dave Graney and Clare Moore.
The band now comprises – Paula Darwish -Guitar Vocals, Stuart Quinn-Harvie – Drums ,Matt Crawford -Bass , Jane Goetzee and Lucy Nyland – Vocals , Lucy Power – Flute/Guitar and Una Baines – keyboards/guitar
Lucy, Stuart and Una remain from the previous line-up, the rest of the band having been brought together over the last few months.
This will be a welcome return for a band that has been building a huge reputation as a much see live act.
Tickets are available from our Merch Page priced at £5 plus booking fee. Interested music lovers are advised to book early as tickets are selling quickly.
We are pleased to announce the addition of Berlin based band PrunX to German Shepherd Records. Introduced to the label by Cannonball Statman, the band were formed in 2000 and have gone through several line-up changes.
The current line up of the band is :
FrankOz Pfeil – Guitar, Vocals; Mikado K. Schütt -Keyboards, Vocals ; Joushi Schütt – Guitar, Vocals; Stilgar T. Krennrich – Bass, Vocals, and Tom Schneider – Drums
The ep “vol.III” released on June 19th 2017 and features three tracks – The Iron Dream, Sick of it All, and Welcome To Your Nightmare. Special guest metal percussion is provided by N.U.Unruh, of Einstürzende Neubauten on The Iron Dream.
We are extremely pleased to announce we are releasing a second EP with Jesse “Cannonball” Statman. After the mercurial New Yorker performed a stunning set at the Eagle in Salford recently, which had audience members describing his show as “pure genius”, we have agreed to release some of his recent recordings made in Germany. Watch this space for more details which will be coming soon.
Joining Jason Gorgonzola are the two Al’s. Both with Antipodean connections.
On drums we have Al Superstar Green (left). A former member of pioneering New Zealand beat combo Captain Fogpocket, Al has told at least two internationally renowned artistes to F off.
On bass, Allan ‘Cheddar’ Tanner (right). Allan recently returned from Australia after moving there as a child and played in various top bands down under including Daktari, Urban Wildlife and Wolf Club.
The band are now available for gigs, festivals, bar mitzvahs and supermarket openings.
It is with great pleasure that we announce the release of the debut EP from Rose and the Diamond Hand.
Rose is Rose Niland, whose soulful and memorable vocal style has dominated the Manchester music scene for several years now. We released her debut solo EP “From Now” in 2014 to wide critical acclaim.
Rose is an active singer, songwriter, producer and musician, as well as Rose and The Diamond Hand, she features in Poppycock, vVULVa, and The Little She Girls.
Rose is joined by Bob Clowrey on Synthesizer/Samples and Keyboards, Mark Corrin on Bass Guitar, and Leonie Fox on Drums for this release.
This debut EP “Universe Is Woman” delivers four atmospheric songs which have already become live favourites. The glacial and gothic tinged down-tempo sound of the band has evoked comparisons to both Portishead and Siouxsie & The Banshees. Rose’s soulful, melancholic vocals and enigmatic lyrics are delivered over a striking and minimalist musical backdrop. Hypnotic bass and drum rhythms are intertwined with subtle experimental electronic textures to create an evocative mood. The songs on the EP include the yearning, catchy shimmer of “Icicle” and the cyclic, pulsing soul of “Universe Is Woman”. Also included is “Dominate”, a fierce, attitude packed cut, and “Extended”, a haunting, otherworldly number.
The EP is released as download only on August 12th on our Bandcamp portal at £2.75 (exc VAT)
A gig to support the release takes place at our regular venue The Eagle Inn, Collier Street, Salford on 13th August, Rose and The Diamond Hand is also part of our Salford Music Festival German Shepherd Showcase on October 1st, also at The Eagle, and supports Georgio “The Dove” Valentino at his EP launch on December 3rd, again at The Eagle.