German Shepherd Records Newsletter #35 – Moff Skellington, Weimar Single Launch, Award for Dominic Carlton Jones, New Single from Crab Dance GI’s and Gigs!

Hello and welcome to the regular newsletter from German Shepherd Records, this week: We reissue Moff Skellington's "The Corduroy Bridge" album We report on the successful single launch from Weimar We celebrate an award for Dominic Carlton Jones We tell you about a new single from Crab Dance GI's We let you know about some … Continue reading German Shepherd Records Newsletter #35 – Moff Skellington, Weimar Single Launch, Award for Dominic Carlton Jones, New Single from Crab Dance GI’s and Gigs!

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His mother called him Phil

We were saddened to hear of the passing of Modal (Phil) Roberts yesterday. He was one of the earliest collaborators to the German Shepherd  experiment and released two EPs and a joint project with Ian Moss (in his Ion-Morph phase)  before leaving us to form his own label "Altitude Records" as well as embark on … Continue reading His mother called him Phil

Mesmer Disciples in search for new singer

Leeds Based Psychedelic band, Mesmer Disciples are looking for a new singer. In a recent statement the band say: "We are not seeking someone to try and replicate our previous singer as we are open to a new approach . We have our own rehearsal space where we meet to jam, improvise, write and rehearse … Continue reading Mesmer Disciples in search for new singer

Four Candles get huge praise for Spiritual Rapture

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 … Continue reading Four Candles get huge praise for Spiritual Rapture

Keltrix to release stripped back acoustic album

Keltrix return with a new release on 8th June. In a change from the recent electronic approach of the band they have stripped back the sound to acoustic and the new album is appositely titled "Naked". Violin and acoustic guitar dominate the soundscape and Keri's voice is brought to the fore. Sharon's playing on the … Continue reading Keltrix to release stripped back acoustic album

Mesmer Disciples to release debut EP

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 … Continue reading Mesmer Disciples to release debut EP

The Mind Sweepers to release debut album “States of Mind”

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 … Continue reading The Mind Sweepers to release debut album “States of Mind”

Poppycock return with new line-up

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 … Continue reading Poppycock return with new line-up