Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the German Shepherd Records Newsletter. This week
A 15 track compilation, perversely entitled 13 Golden Greats, of pre-German Shepherd Staggs music is now released. Featuring the best of the duo’s early work this is a digital only release via Bandcamp, Spotify, I Tunes, Google Play, Amazon and many other digital outlets.
The Mighty STAGGS are back with their trademark acerbic sideways glance at life – this time focusing on those 70s game shows that fill people of a certain age with a memories of Bob Monkhouse and Bruce Forsyth and their erstwhile companions. Combining funk with punk and pop with melancholy this pair of songs find Ridley and Scott in fine form with the added bonus of vocals from Kitsy Chaos and rip roaring sax from Gary Linsley.
Do yourself a favour get some STAGGS in your life……
One half of the mighty Staggs – m.t.scott – has delivered to us a delightful parcel of a four track EP. Pending new Staggs material he has delved into his archive and enhanced a collection of excellent tunes which merge trip-hop, ambient, cinema soundtracks and sprinklings of guitar and piano. Blessed with the usual Scott world weary and sardonic narrative the songs capture a feel somewhere between Before and After Science era Eno, John Barry and european neo-realism. Entitled “The Broken EP” it will be released on 19th February via Bandcamp and our usual digital outlets.
Intelligent, emotional and thought-provoking this is one not to be missed for lovers of fine music.
German Shepherd are proud to announce the release of a brand new four track EP from electro-punk wunder-kinds Staggs. Entitled “Shy Bairns Get Nowt” the release deals with the grim realities of life north of Watford, provides a commentary on the relative merits of the Charlton brothers, focuses on the apocalyptic post Cameron decay of the industrial base, and mercilessly attacks middle class obsessions.
With some of Michael T Scott’s finest lyrics to date and stunning musical constructions from Paul Ridley, which include influences from such diverse places as Ennio Morricone, Wendy Carlos, Giorgio Moroder and 70s Glam Rock, this will be a release which punches you in the face repeatedly until you enjoy it.
Pending a more detailed interview with the duo here is a smash-hits style bio of the boys
Releases on 8th August
- It’s Grim Up North
- Big Jack
- Sunset Over Aldi