Weimar announce first single and launch

Weimar , the band comprising Aidan Cross- vocals, rhythm guitar, Johann Kloos- lead guitar, John Armstrong- bass and Anthony Edwards- drums, have announced the release of their debut single, the double A-side John Doe/Curse the Songs, to be released 1st February 2019, accompanied by a special launch gig at The Eagle Inn in Salford!

Recorded at 6db Studios Salford and produced by the legendary Simon ‘Ding’ Archer (The Fall, Pixies, PJ Harvey, Bobbie Peru), the double A-side will be released in physical format by Weimar’s own label Marlene’s Hat, and digitally by German Shepherd Records.



Keltrix return with “Long Long Way” Single in two versions

Anticipating the release of a new album “Naked”, Keltrix are back and are releasing a new single “Long Long Way” on May 11th, a track which links back to their last album release “Bobby Says”.

The last album was predominantly electronic dance-oriented in keeping with their new sonic direction the band has developed over the last few years. However, the forthcoming album strips back their sound to its folk roots with just voice, guitar and violin delivering acoustic versions of the bands “Greatest Hits” together with a handful of brand new songs.

Keri and Sharon have rightly received praise for their unique blending of traditional music with modern electronica/dance but it is time to step back and chill and reveal the “naked” beauty of Keri’s unique voice and Sharon’s sublime playing.

The electric version of Long Long Way, which features Jay Willams, was a stand out track from “Bobby Says”.  It is coupled on this release with an amazing acoustic rendition of the song from the new album. A stunning video, inspired by those chilling horror movies that send shivers up and down your spine,  accompanies both tracks. Video links will follow in the next few days.

This is a digital only release which will be available on Bandcamp, iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music and a host of other digital platforms.

The new album will be released on June 8th and launched at Corner House Cambridge on the same evening. Digital and CD versions will be available.

New Strays EP Released

The third release by the masters of electro-punk is released today – The Strays are back.

The Double-A single covers the superhuman efforts of Richard Dreyfuss to save us and explains exactly what is Problematic about life today.

The single is available from Bandcamp and all the usual digital outlets

Strays Promo


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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People Make People

Our penultimate release for 2016 is from the utterly groovy Screaming Love Collective. Entitled “People Make People” it has a special guest vocalist in Paul Winter from The Mind Sweepers.

With the characteristic Screaming Love hypnotic groove this is one to draw you in and keep your attention.

The track is released as Pay What You Want on Bandcamp and will be released world wide via the usual digital outlets in the New Year for those who like to stream….


Super Friday

Friday October 9th sees our biggest set of releases to date with a new EP from IKMRAO, a new single from Bouquet of Dead Crows and the chance to pre-order Franco Bandini’s EP and the Bouquet of Dead Crows album……all available from Bandcamp


Debut Single from Poppycock

We are pleased to release the debut single from Manchester Music and Artists Collective. The first includes two live favourites Mexico and Cleaning Woman.

The collective formed in 2012 playing their first gig at The Hippodrome in Hulme, Manchester followed shortly by an ‘Unpeeled’ gig promoted by Tuff life Boogie at Gullivers on Oldham Street, Manchester. Since then they have regularly appeared in Manchester and Salford.

The band also contributed a track, Honeymoon,  to our Salford Streets compilation,

Musicians on ‘Mexico’ :

Rose Niland and Ann Marie Crowley – Vocals
Raul Caleno – Guitar
Una Baines – Bass guitar
Johnny Wimbolt-Lewis – Drums.

Musicians on ‘Cleaning Woman’ :

Una Baines – spoken word/Guitar
Rose Niland and Ann Marie Crowley – Vocals
Raul Caleno – Bass Guitar
Johnny Wimbolt- Lewis.- Drums.
Vacuum Cleaner – Henry Hoover.

The women on the cover are Rose Niland, Ann Marie Crowley and Jenny Barstow (Former bassist with Poppycock).

The line-up of the group is organic and has changed several times since these tracks were recorded, however these offerings sum up the essence of their work.