Krovvy Goober – The Podcasts

The third and final podcast in a short series introducing Ian Moss’s new book “Krovvy Goober” is now available so we have collected all three together in one place to make it easy to have a listen. Episode Three features the world premiere of the brand new track from The Parasite with Moff Skellington

To access Ian’s book from Amazon follow the link below

The music featured on the podcasts is as follows:

  • PODCAST ONE
  • Theme from A Clockwork Orange
  • Unseasonal Beasts – Don Cosmic
  • Don Drummond – Don Cosmic
  • 2 Lost Souls – The Faith
  • Tobi Legend – Time Will Pass You By
  • The Parasite – Social Validation Feedback Loop
  • Pere Ubu – The Fabulous Sequel
  • The Parasite – Roll Over  
  • Karlheinz Stockhausen – Opus 57 Hymnen (Extract) 
  • Four Candles – Napa State
  • The Cramps – Call of the Wighat
  • Four Candles – C33
  • Gang of Four – Love Like Anthrax
  • Ian Moss and Factory Acts – Psychic Battlefield 
  • Factory Acts – Leave the World to Us
  • PODCAST TWO
  • Theme from A Clockwork Orange
  • Moss Skellington – Boomerangs 
  • Moff Skellington – Madmens Toes in Madmens Boots 
  • Ion Morph & Modal – Silly Moo  
  • Modal Roberts – Derbyshire 2000 
  • KP2 & Space Museum – The Wilsons
  • The Fall – Spectre vs Rector
  • Luana’s Black Reptiles – Albert Ayler Lives On
  • Albert Ayler – Ghosts 
  • Kill Pretty – Sylvia Fading
  • John Coltrane – Naima
  • PODCAST THREE
  • Sicknurse – As Good As It Gets
  • The Stooges – Gimme Some Skin
  • Sicknurse – My Life Is Rated X
  • Kill Pretty – Andrews World
  • Four Candles – Angels Not Angels
  • Stepbrothers – Plague 
  • The Creepers – Make Joe 
  • The Bears from Belle Vue Zoo –  Welcome to the Monkey House
  • David Bowie – We Are The Dead
  • Hamsters – Freudian Ships
  • The Mekons – Where Were You 
  • The Parasite with Moff Skellington – Transcendental Holiday Camp

Introducing “A Comet Full of Pigeons”

In the latest of an ongoing series of podcasts Moff Skellington introduces his forthcoming album “A Comet Full of Pigeons” with a unique and compelling narrative about the purchase of tobacco and Rizla Papers and the attendant tales associated with that commercial endeavour. A surreal dream like journey around the nooks and crannies of Abstercot with echoes of Lewis Carroll, Flann O’Brien and Spike Milligan.

Fee Free Friday and Support to Worthy Causes

Hi Folks, no doubt you will have been bombarded by messages via Bandcamp today, we know, as we have woken up to an in-box full of them, so we will keep this message short and sweet.

It’s a busy day for German Shepherd Records with lots of new releases most of which are for charity and community causes so, if you are able to do so, we would love your support on the following:

2 Lost Souls – Rules : all income from this release is being used to support the Peer Hat in Manchester. The Peer Hat is a vital part of the the gig/music community in the Greater Manchester conurbation and needs some bridging finance to allow them to survive the lock down. It is the venue we mostly use for German Shepherd events and the team there offer a risk free, value for money space to support grass roots music.

Four Candles – Alternative Golf : also supporting The Peer Hat

Moongoose – The Yellow and Black EPs : all proceeds from the sales of these two great EPs will be directed to homelessness charity Shelter.

and finally,

We are running a raffle with a chance to win exclusive artwork by the very talented Moff Skellington – for a ticket and a free download of a Moff EP please go to our Merchandise page on Bandcamp – again proceeds from this draw will be directed towards The Peer Hat.

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The added bonus today is that Bandcamp are waving their usual 10% fees so we can maximise income for these worthy causes.

Thanks to those of you who have already generously supported the above causes – we are blown away by your kindness.

Have a great day.

Bob and Ian
GERMAN SHEPHERD RECORDS

A Raffle To Win Original Moff Skellington Artwork……

Moff Skellington has made available the original artwork for three of his albums plus the poster designed for his gig at The Peer Hat, Manchester

There are four prizes so four chances to win.

All you need to do is purchase one or more tickets for the chance to enter the prize draw.

When you enter you also get a free copy of Moff’s EP Uncle Roys’s Utopian Vision #1

The closing date for the raffle is Monday 22nd June and winners will be notified by e-mail by Friday 26th June when arrangements will be made for Moff to mail the artwork out to the lucky winners.

Winners will be the proud owners of unique art from Moff!

GERMAN SHEPHERD RECORDS SUBSCRIBERS WILL AUTOMATICALLY GET A FREE TICKET BUT IF THEY WANT TO BUY ANY EXTRA TICKETS TO INCREASE THEIR CHANCES OF WINNING THEY CAN DO.

TICKETS ARE £3

ALL PROCEEDS FROM THIS RAFFLE WILL GO TOWARDS SUPPORTING THE CROWDFUNDER FOR THE PEER HAT.

TO ENTER GO TO THE GERMAN SHEPHERD RECORDS MERCH PAGE ON BANDCAMP

The Prizes are  (Album art also includes the rear CD image) – the poster will be original art with the venue and gig details. All originals are the size of CD covers  and are Indian Ink and Watercolour on paper.

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Four Candles announce new EP with new video

Four Candles have announced the release of a new EP “Alternative Golf” which will be released on June 5th. A preview of the EP comes in the form of a brand new video of the track “Doughnuts”.

The group have agreed that any income from the sales of the EP on Bandcamp will be used to support Manchester City Centre venue The Peer Hat which is at risk of closure due to the current lockdown.

More details about the release to follow next week.

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Dead Crows Podcast Three

In the final episode of this series Neil, Toni, Andy and Karen discuss the tracks “Kaiju Hijinks” and “Hemispheres” and also have a lengthy chat with album cover designer, graphic illustrator and musician about town Stewart Harris (The Scissors, Goddammit Jeremiah).

The album is available for pre-order is released on May 22nd.

The Scissors latest studio album can be purchased here:

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Mayday!! New Mark Corrin album

Here we are again with details of our latest release – a new album from Mark Corrin called “Washed Up” it releases on May 1st in digital format only via Bandcamp, Spotify, Apple,Google, Amazon etc

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Following on from last years critically acclaimed  “Pub Bin” it is a short, catchy pop album about bad weather –  meteorological, political or social.

It was recorded, solo, in Manchester UK in February 2020, the wettest one on record, in a time of great global uncertainty. Most of the songs here are wet, stormy and anxious but also warm and silly and not without hope. Some random musical influences for this release might include poetic funk (Gil Scott-Heron & Ian Dury especially), Momus, Luke Haines, some classic 80s pop (The Cure, Pet Shop Boys, Teardrop Explodes), There is  grime, punk, psychedelia, novelty records and hip hop in the mix

Mark Corrin’s early releases as “Shirokuma” were frequently broadcast on the John Peel Show on BBC Radio 1, and his more recent solo work has featured on BBC Late Junction with Nick Luscombe. He also presents his own weekly music radio show on Salford City Radio and has collaborated and performed with several notable artists from all over the world both live and on record. He has previously also been a member of groups including Una Baines’ (The Fall) band Poppycock, Rose & The Diamond Hand and is currently working with Elastikbande and La Capsula.

Mark released his last album “Pub Bin” with us on 19th April, 2019. It is described as a dark comedy concept album set mostly in the venues, shops, offices, pubs and bins of modern Manchester.

German Shepherd records Subscribers will also get an additional album on release day called “Mission Inaction” which is a compilation of additional tracks recorded at both the Pub Bin and Washed Up sessions.

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Moss Brothers and 2 Lost Souls Podcast

Ian & Neil Moss and 2 Lost Souls celebrate the release of their new singles on German Shepherd Records with a podcast.

Featuring the new singles and selections from Ian, Neil and Paul this is an eclectic and enjoyable mix of music old and new. As well as the new singles there is music from:

Bryan Ferry, The Kinks, JJ Cale, Madonna, Moff Skellington, Bob Dylan, Modern Lovers, The Sonics, Hank Williams, John Lee Hooker, Jimmy Cliff, Lonnie Liston Smith, Love, Simon & Garfunkel, Traffic and Prince

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2 Lost Souls T Shirt – Competition Winners and Answers

Thanks to everyone who took part in our competition to win a 2 Lost Souls T-Shirt

T- Shirts have been mailed out today to the lucky winners. Download links for the single will be e-mailed on Friday after the single has been released apart from subscribers who will get them automatically.

Here are the answers to the questions – please note that there was a typo in the original set of questions and that Question 7 should have said Dr Filth rather than Dr Freaks Padded Cell.

 

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1 Which 70s band was Neil Moss a member of? Which group did the singer of that band go on to form? The Frantic Elevators

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2 Eddie Fenn was a member of The Stepbrothers with Ian Moss. Which ex  member of The Fall’s band was Eddie a member of and name that band? Marc Riley

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3 Name the two support bands playing at the gig at The Kings Arms when DJ  Dave Hammond met Bob & Ian at The Distractions gig. Factory Star

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4 What is the name of the imaginary location that appears in much of Moff Skellington’s work Abstercot
5 How many ex-members of The Fall have released music with German Shepherd Records? Four – Una Baines, Simon “Ding” Archer, Mike Leigh, Kate Themen
6 What is the name of the metal covers band that Jon Rowlinson and Mark Taylor of Four Candles play in. Pierrepoint
7 Which band on German Shepherd includes an ex-member of Dr Filth? 2 Lost Souls
8 German Shepherd release music by a band from Leeds – what are they called? Mesmer Disciples
9 Who are Michael T. Scott and Paul Ridley better known as? Staggs
10 Name Aidan Cross’s band before Weimar (his band – not one he was in lead by another person) The Bacillus
11 Who sang backing vocals on the first German Shepherd release? Steve and Laura Simms Luddington
12 Who hosts a famous supper club on the Prick Jaggers album? Lou Reed
13 Which two musicians link the bands Weimar and Poppycock and what is the name of the band they are in. John Armstrong, Anne Marie Crowley – The Speed of Sound
14 Who sings guest vocals on EP2 by the Unseasonal Beasts – what is the name of their current bands Tamsin Middleton – Vice Vera

Susan O’Shea – Factory Acts

15 Which song links The Junta and Adventures of Salvador? Welcome to My Village
16 Bob Osborne wrote the lyrics to the song “Panic in The Elevator” by Northampton Band Essential Personnel – which more (sort of) famous band did the guitarist from Essential Personnel go on to form? Bonus Points if you can name him. Where’s Lisse?

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17 Which 1968 Vincent Price film has a link to a German Shepherd artist? The Witchfinder General (i.e.Matthew Hopkins)
18 Who are Bert Vile and Rat better known as? Flea
19 Which German Shepherd  band writes and records their music in a shed? Umbrella Assassins
20 Which German Shepherd artists first music project was called Shirokuma? Mark Corrin

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Competition Time! The fiendishly hard German Shepherd Treasure Hunt Quiz!!!

For a chance to win a limited edition 2 Lost Souls T Shirt or a free copy of the bands album “Cords and Digits”  why not enter the fiendishly hard German Shepherd quiz set by our fiendish quizmaster Mr Osborne.

Some of the answers to the questions will require a bit of studying on the German Shepherd website, on others you will need to do a bit of Google-ing.

If you can’t answer all the questions it doesn’t matter just send in what you can and you will get a free copy of the new 2 Lost Souls single “Liquorice Flavour”!

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When you have completed the quiz (or answered as many of the questions as you can)  e-mail it them to :

Two_Lost_Souls@outlook.com

T Shirt Prizes are in the following sizes

  • 1 medium
  • 2 large
  • 2 XL
  • 2 2xl

Sorry but we do not have any other sizes….

PLEASE LET US KNOW WHICH SIZE YOU WOULD LIKE IF YOU WIN

CLOSING DATE AND TIME FOR ENTRIES IS SATURDAY 11th APRIL AT 12 NOON

THE QUESTIONS

 

1 Which 70s band was Neil Moss a member of? Which group did the singer of that band go on to form?
2 Eddie Fenn was a member of The Stepbrothers with Ian Moss. Which ex  member of The Fall’s band was Eddie a member of and name that band?
3 Name the two support bands playing at the gig at The Kings Arms when DJ  Dave Hammond met Bob & Ian at The Distractions gig.
4 What is the name of the imaginary location that appears in much of Moff Skellington’s work
5 How many ex-members of The Fall have released music with German Shepherd Records?
6 What is the name of the metal covers band that Jon Rowlinson and Mark Taylor of Four Candles play in.
7 Which band on German Shepherd includes an ex-member of Dr Filth. 
8 German Shepherd release music by a band from Leeds – what are they called?
9 Who are Michael T. Scott and Paul Ridley better known as?
10 Name Aidan Cross’s band before Weimar (his band – not one he was in lead by another person)
11 Who sang backing vocals on the first German Shepherd release?
12 Who hosts a famous supper club on the Prick Jaggers album?
13 Which two musicians link the bands Weimar and Poppycock and what is the name of the band they are in.
14 Who sings guest vocals on EP2 by the Unseasonal Beasts – what is the name of their current bands
15 Which song links The Junta and Adventures of Salvador?
16 Bob Osborne wrote the lyrics to the song “Panic in The Elevator” by Northampton Band Essential Personnel – which more (sort of) famous band did the guitarist from Essential Personnel go on to form? Bonus Points if you can name him.
17 Which 1968 Vincent Price film has a link to a German Shepherd artist?
18 Who are Bert Vile and Rat better known as?
19 Which German Shepherd  band writes and records their music in a shed?
20 Which German Shepherd artists first music project was called Shirokuma?

 

Two Lost Souls Podcast introduces the new album and includes favourite songs

As part of our regular run of artist curated podcasts Paul Rosenfeld from Two Lost Souls introduces tracks from the new album “Cords and Digits” and his previous collaborations with Ian Moss.

In between there favourite tracks chosen by Paul and Ian including music from Amos Milburn, Nirvana (the 60s band) , Sister Sledge, Pixies, Tom Waits, David Bowie, Bobby Gentry, Pere Ubu, Nigger Kojak, Elvis Costello, Lucinda Williams, Misletoe, Don Thomas, Madonna, Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, Simon Dupree & The Big Sound, James Brown,  and Earth Wind and Fire.

The Two Lost Souls album is released on 22nd November 2019.

 

Pre-order and Pre-save Adventures of Salvadors Welcome To Our Village album

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Adventures of Salvador fans you can now pre-order digital, CD or Vinyl versions of the new album “Welcome To Our Village” on Bandcamp.

Vinyl and CDs ship on June 24th. If you order today you get two advance tracks from the album as downloads.

Follow This Link to Pre-Save the album on Spotify and be entered into a competition to win a signed copy of the record in VINYL FORMAT!

 

 

Exclusive Ticket and Album Offer for Adventures of Salvador Album Launch Gig!

The Masters of Urban-Punk-Surf-Rock are back with their second album “Welcome To Our Village” …… Adventures of Salvador will be launching the album on June 28th at The Castle Hotel, Oldham Street, Manchester, with special guests Electric Cheese and Umbrella Assassins. As a special offer we are offering tickets with exclusive early access to two tracks from the digital version of the album and the complete album on its release on 21st June.

Demand for tickets is bound to be high so get in early via this link

You will be sent an e-ticket and two exclusive download codes for two great numbers from the album. On June 21st you will be sent an exclusive download code for the whole album.

With three of the most powerful and punky bands on our label we reckon it’s going to be a hell of a night. Here’s a taster of what to expect at the gig :

Lizards On The Radio

Lizard Brain have secured two radio appearances in the run up to the release of their 3rd album “Stray” on Friday 18th January.

The band will be featured on the CAM FM Breakthrough show on Sunday 13th January between 19:00-21:00 with a session to follow in the near future.

This will be followed by an appearance on Dave Hammond’s Smelly Flowerpot Show on Cambridge 105FM between 21:00 and 23:00

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German Shepherd Newsletter#30 – Staggs, Bouquet of Dead Crows, Poppycock Video, Manchester Meltdown and Gigs!

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the German Shepherd Records Newsletter. This week

– Staggs release new single
– Subscriber Special Bouquet of Dead Crows Radio Sessions Collection
– Poppycock launch “Magic Mothers” Video
– Third Manchester Meltdown line-up announced
– Gigs!

STAGGS RETURN AND THEY HAVE ANGER ISSUES

Those fun frolicking STAGGS are back with a brand new single – ‘(Banned from) Anger Management’ and ‘Ner Ner Ner Ner Ner’ form the duo of in your face explosions of ire that make up “Staggs Cock Snooks”.  We always want more from Ridley and Scott but they are both very busy doing other things. The usual STAGGS tropes are in play, with tongues firmly in cheeks. The most English of bands they distill the spirit of eccentric and regional into tidy little nuggets of sound.
More about STAGGS here
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SUBSCRIBER SPECIAL – BOUQUET OF DEAD CROWS RADIO SESSIONS

We have released yet another subscriber special. A twelve track album of radio sessions from Bouquet of Dead Crows.
Recorded with Stephen Doyle (Salford City Radio) Dave Hammond (Cambridge 105) and Sandy Mill (CAM FM) the band are in full acoustic mode delivering songs with emotion and grace in an entirely new light.
This release is exclusively for our subscribers. It will not be on general release.
If you take out a subscription now you will get 22 back catalogue items plus the next 12 months releases for a mere £40. An absolute bargain!
To subscribe go to this LINK
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POPPYCOCK LAUNCH MAGIC MOTHERS VIDEO

In parallel with the release of last weeks new single “Magic Mothers” Poppycock have launched a new video.
The band  support Vic Godard at Yes (The Basement) on Charles Street, Manchester with ASBO Derek this coming Saturday 8th

THIRD MANCHESTER MELTDOWN LINE-UP ANNOUNCED

Ian has confirmed the line up of third Manchester Meltdown to be held on Wednesday 16th January at The Peer Hat in Manchester, the aforementioned Poppycock will be joined by Stoke-on-Trent band Model, the dazzling Factory Acts, with Four Candles making up the line-up at the festivals resident house band. It’s a mere £3 to get in and it runs from 8pm to 11pm.
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GIGS

2018

December

6th  – Bouquet of Dead Crows play Mama Liz’s Voodoo Lounge, Stamford
6th – The Scissors (plus Ember Rev and Goddammit Jeremiah) at Cambridge Cornerhouse.
7th – The Mind Sweepers play Coach & Horses, Dumfries
7th -Toska Wilde appearing at Connect With Nothing Event at The Lido, Margate
8th – The Mind Sweepers and Øre playing The Troqueer Arms Dumfries
8th  – Bouquet of Dead Crows play The Horn at the Half Moon, Bishops Stortford
8th  – Boz Hayward and Keltrix with Misharlo play The Peer Hat, Manchester
8th  – Poppycock support Vic Godard at Yes (The Basement) on Charles Street, Manchester with ASBO Derek
8th –  Øre will be playing their debut gig  at the TA in Dumfries
22nd  – Drink and Drive play Strummercamp Fundraiser and Oldham Rugby Club
28th  – Drink and Drive, Four Candles play Whittles, Oldham

2019

January

2nd – Manchester Meltdown Series 2 at the Peer Hat. Only £3 featuring Saturn Mansion. Weimar, Trancedental Equations, and Four Candles
6th – The Mind Sweepers play the Big Burns Supper at The Hub, Dumfries
9th – Manchester Meltdown Series 2 at the Peer Hat. Only £3 featuring St Lucifer, Adventures of Salvador, Emily Oldfield and Four Candles
16th – Manchester Meltdown Series 2 at the Peer Hat. Only £3 featuring Poppycock, Factory Acts, Mystery Guest, and Four Candles
23rd – Manchester Meltdown Series 2 at the Peer Hat. Only £3 featuring Rose and the Diamond Hand, Matthew Hopkins, Bang Up The Elephant and Four Candles
25th – Ian Moss plays The Kings Arms, Salford
30th – Manchester Meltdown Series 2 at the Peer Hat. Only £3 featuring Springfield Elementary, Bobbie Peru, Elastikbande and Four Candles

February

1st – Weimar launch their debut single at The Eagle, Salford with support from Dominic Carlton Jones
9th – Scissors play NCI Club Cambridge (Cambridge Central Aid charity fundraiser, Scissors headlining, other acts TBC)
15th – Bouquet of Dead Crows play Bury Sound at Hunter Club, Bury St Edmunds

March

2nd – Four Candles, Johann Kloos and Rose Niland play the  Peer Hat, Manchester, a benefit for Macmillan nurses as a memorial for Modal Roberts