After two and a half years of operation Greater Manchester based not for profit label German Shepherd Records has reached the milestone of a 200th release.
To celebrate this auspicious occasion label owners Ian and Bob asked the artists on the roster to contribute material for a compilation album. As with previous milestone releases from the label all proceeds will be directed towards a charity, in this case the Salford based homelessness charity Coffee4Craig which is based in Weaste which is close to the German Shepherd kennel in Eccles.
The compilation contains seventeen tracks and consists of a wide variety of musical genres reflecting the eclectic release policy of the label. From the proto punk of The Get through the psychedelic disco punk grooves of the Screaming Collective, a massive piece of post-rock ambience from Issac Navaro, the alt folk of Keltrix, and the rock styliings of Berllin’s PrunX, amongst many others there is fascinating musical variety from all over the UK, and all the way from Berlin. We are very grateful to JD Meatyard for contributing a track from his new album “Collectivise”. There are brand new tracks, new versions of previously released tracks, and remixes!
The artists contributing to the release are
The Screaming Love Collective
The Electric Cheese
Bouquet of Dead Crows
Dominic Carlton Jones
The stunning artwork for the release was contributed by Andy Quayle (Moff Skellington).
Sample track “Come On” from The Screaming Love Collective :
The compilation is released on August 11th and people are asked to pay £3 or more via Bandcamp. There will be wider distribution via Amazon, I Tunes, Spotify and many other digital platforms but the album will be priced higher through those platforms.
All profits net of distribution costs will be directed towards Coffee4Craig.
Introducing the new Electric Cheese.
Joining Jason Gorgonzola are the two Al’s. Both with Antipodean connections.
On drums we have Al Superstar Green (left). A former member of pioneering New Zealand beat combo Captain Fogpocket, Al has told at least two internationally renowned artistes to F off.
On bass, Allan ‘Cheddar’ Tanner (right). Allan recently returned from Australia after moving there as a child and played in various top bands down under including Daktari, Urban Wildlife and Wolf Club.
The band are now available for gigs, festivals, bar mitzvahs and supermarket openings.
You can catch three of our bands at Dulcimer, Chorlton on July 9th….The Electric Cheese, West Coast Sick Line and Pearl Divers with DJ sets from those cuddly Monkeys in Love. A mere £5 to get in….
We are pleased to announce the return of our label themed nights which will be held at Dulcimer in Chorlton.
On Saturday, April 9th we will be featuring:
- Aidan Cross
- Taser Puppets
- West Coast Sick Line
and on Saturday, May 14th will be featuring:
- Alana Bondi
- The Electric Cheese
- Kit B
- and one further act to be confirmed
We hope these will be the first of many nights to celebrate our label.
Stay tuned for more information
You can catch The Electric Cheese at Mono, Chorlton on Friday 18th December 2015 alongside The Unassisted, Acid Haystack and The Shattered Villain, Gardenback, Dub Vampire.Draft Riot,Birds And The Beast,My Igloo, and, The Sonic Gypsy. Facebook Event
16th July sees The Electric Cheese appearing at Night and Day Cafe, Oldham Street, Manchester alongside Jonny Massacre, Wintergreen & Soup.
Chorley based psychedelic pop trio The Electric Cheese have joined up with German Shepherd to release their first EP “Lactose Intolerant”.
The band were formed in March 2014 after former Taser Puppets bass player Jason went back to playing guitar and singing.
Via the magic of the internet, bassist Tom and drummer Matt were recruited to form the tight power trio that is The Electric Cheese.
Since their first gig at Salford Music Festival in September 2014, they have been purveying their particular brand of funky/punky psych pop around venues in Manchester, Salford and Liverpool as well as their home town of Chorley.
Jason Gorgonzola – Guitar and vocals
Tommy Brie – Bass and vocals
Matt Crumbly Lancashire – Drums
Here’s a preview of one of the tracks from the forthcoming EP – “Gold Divers : Under The Ice”