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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