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.

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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…….

 

 

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Daniel Clarke joins German Shepherd

Well known Manchester Music stalwart Daniel Clarke joins German Shepherd for his debut solo single.

Known for his work with bands The Moods and Death to the Strange, as well as his active involvement in developing open mic nights for local talent, Daniel has produced a great new song which echoes the art of Brecht and Weill as well as capturing the spirit of Tom Waits.

Titled “Trampin’ Stampin'” the new single is released on February 9th gets one of its’ first airplays on Stephen Doyle’s Sonic Diary Show on Salford City Radio tonight.

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Introducing PrunX

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.
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Stereopod deliver “Cinematopoeia” via German Shepherd

 

Stereopod  are a Scottish instrumental studio based duo who grew up together,
loathing mediocrity. They are inspired by a love of guitars and synths,
and the focus of melody in music.Influences primarily include
Mogwai,  John Carpenter,  Boards of Canada,  Alessandro Cortini, James
Holden, and Vessels to name a few.  Ideally thier music is aimed at
perhaps capturing the attention of film makers, its sound tracky and
that was our plan when they began, hence the name of the album “Cinematopoeia”.

The album will be released later in 2016. Here’s a taster

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Introducing Four Candles

Ian Moss and Jon Rowlinson the vocalist and bass player from Hamsters have got together with Mark Taylor (Guitar) and Phil Peak (Drums) to form a new group called Four Candles.

Taking inspiration from Krautrock , post-punk and no wave the band are currently pulling together a set for their first gigs. One of those first appearances will be at The Eagle in Salford on 12th August as part of a German Shepherd Showcase with Bouquet of Dead Crows, Saint Lawrence Verge and Poppycock.

Here are some early rehearsal recordings from the band.

Welcome to The Mind Sweepers

We are pleased to announce we will be working with Dumfries based band The Mind Sweepers. Describing themselves as “Genre Defying” the band comprises Paul Winter (vocals/rhythm guitar/lyrics) John Mcinally (Lead Guitar) Jack Trainer (bass/harmonica) Gareth Mcintyre (keyboards/piano, bass), and,  Bryn Thorburn (drums/percussion/photography).

Here’s a taster of what to expect:

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Introducing The Scissors

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Once again Cambridge provides us with a band that we are very pleased to be associated with. The Scissors deliver swirling Hammond organ fuelled psychpop with horrorshow freakbeat guitars and new wave post punk synergy. Read more about them on our artists page.

We will be releasing their excellent second album “Haunted Mirror” soon. Pending that have a listen to their excellent debut album “Daylight Cinema” which has recently been re-released with a new master.

Kit B join German Shepherd

We are pleased to announce that Salford/Manchester/Chester band Kit B will be releasing an EP with us this year.

Featuring our very own “The Junta” aka Monty on bass as well as other local music legends Danny Cusick (The Hidden Gem), Mike Powell (Exchange, Night Operations) and Peter Slater (Vee V V, Tunnelvision) the band deliver cutting edge Manchester indie and are gaining a growing reputation since their self-released EP “Be Your Own God” from 2015. It will feature this track “It Always Rains (On Sunday)” – watch this space for more news.

Check out their website.

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