May 7th sees the release of new material from The Parasite, Longsight and Moff Skellington
The debut single from Longsight
The debut album from The Wonders of Undo
A re-release from Moff Skellington
We have three releases planned for 19th February 2021
The first release from brothers Chris and Phil Lukes otherwise known as The Wonders of Undo is called Ctrl Z. Phil is a member of Dislocation Dance. Song craft is full effect here with a selection of moreish electronically oriented pop songs with a left-field twist. Check out “Past Lives” first and then prepare to get hooked by the rest. There is more to come from these two. Guest appearances from Ian Runacres and Chris Gravestock from Dislocation Dance.
The debut single from a band which already has 800+ followers on Facebook and positive press comments:
- Si Wolstencroft (The Fall/ Ian Brown’s band) “Absolutely love Longsight. They sound like a cross between The Buzzcocks and New Order”.
- The Big issue: “Beg, borrow or steal the entrance fee. Longsight are about to go stellar”.
- Cassie Delta KBYD radio California: “The songs have a hurting, haunting, heart-breaking echo to them.”
- Manchester Evening News, “No wonder current music sounds banal, Longsight have taken all the best songs”.
- Chester Chronicle: “Top new band. Every track sounds like a hit single.”
- Glasgow Herald. “Beautifully crafted songs delivered in an unnerving style”.
This first single starts with a melodic ear-worm and builds from there.
The group also featured on our recent Charity Compilation
Please note the band is not named after the suburb of Manchester but after the optometric term for hypermetropia!
We continue our programme of re-issuing Moff’s back catalogue.Moff’s 31st album, originally released in 2016, finds him in familiar territory exploring the gaps in reality that lead us to Abstercot and the wonderful world of Eddodi.
All German Shepherd Releases are available from Bandcamp and via AWAL or DITTO distribution to 100 digital partners in nearly 200 territories including all of the leading platforms like Spotify, Amazon, ITunes, You Tube, Google Play and Apple.
We hope you are all well and coping in these strange times.
Firstly, many thanks to those DJs, Bloggers and websites who have featured us recently. We really appreciate the support and time you are giving to the label and its artists.
This news is for releases on June 26th plus details of a new signing to the label and progress on some of our fundraising activities….
DOMINIC CARLTON JONES
Eccles based singer, songwriter, and troubadour Dominic Carlton Jones returns with a new double A side – Reach Out To Your Far Horizon/German Bombers
Dominic Carlton Jones won the Salford Star Best Band/Act 2018 Award for his debut album Salford Punk Poetry Sadness Death New Life, which judges hailed as “inspired and original”. and his work has been rightly praised. The new single sees the seven minute plus “Reach Out To Your Far Horizon” exploring ambient soundscapes with an evocative and emotional spoken word delivery from Dominic. The guitar focused “German Bombers” provides another side of Dominic’s work with layers of picking and riffs building to create an atmospheric bed for more spoken word developing an epic soundscape where vocals kick in with a heartfelt song.
2 LOST SOULS
The ever productive 2 Lost Souls duo of Ian Moss and Paul Rosenfeld are back with another charity focused single. The harrowing “Don’t You Call It Love”, which Ian premiered at his virtual Stonehenge festival performance, is a direct attack on child sex abuse and the evil people who perpetrate it. All proceeds from the sale of this single will be donated to Childline.
We are pleased to announce we will be working with Stockport, GreaterManchester band Longsight starting with a single.
Longsight are a new indie guitar band from Stockport, North West England. Started in August 2019 their first few gigs have caught the imagination of their peers and music journalists alike.
Si Wolstencroft (The Fall/ Ian Brown’s band) “Absolutely love Longsight. They sound like a cross between The Buzzcocks and New Order”.
The Big issue: “Beg, borrow or steal the entrance fee. Longsight are about to go stellar”.
Cassie Delta KBYD radio California: “The songs have a hurting, haunting, heart-breaking echo to them.”
Manchester Evening News, “No wonder current music sounds banal, Longsight have taken all the best songs”.
Chester Chronicle: “Top new band. Every track sounds like a hit single.”
Glasgow Herald. “Beautifully crafted songs delivered in an unnerving style”.
The band comprises of:
- Keo (Guitar/vox) formerly in Jez Kerr from A Certain Ratio’s solo band, The Family Bizarre and The Treatment Organisation.
- Adam Halford (Drums/vox) formerly in The Trainset.
- Johnny Stringer (Bass/vox) Formerly in The Stipe band.
Longsight’s first single ‘These Chains’ is out now on limited edition 7″ vinyl through Discogs. Produced by Jez Kerr from A Certain Ratio. Their first album is due out early next year through German Shepherd Records pending that a new single is coming soon.
Here’s the band live:
Catch them on Facebook
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 punters need to do is purchase one or more tickets for the chance to enter the prize draw. Entrants get a free copy of Moff’s EP Uncle Roy’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 to the winners.
All proceeds will be donate to The Peer Hat Fundraiser. Tickets can be purchased from this link.
….AND MORE FUNDRAISING
Our recent releases from Four Candles, 2 Lost Souls and Crab Dance GIs are all dedicated to raising money to support The Peer Hat, Manchester a much loved place by everyone at the label and where we hold our annual Meltdown events. We have already raised £265 through these releases but more would help if you are able to support us.
Our recent releases by Moongoose also have a charitable aim with homelessness charity Shelter being the recipient on any income from sales of the EPs.