Perhaps aptly for a gig taking place on Friday the 13th, Weimar have unfortunately been beset by a run of bad luck in relation to this weeks scheduled gig at The Railway West Didsbury.
Due to Eddy being unable to perform on the night, they had previously secured a reserve drummer to fill in for him at this gig, but sadly due to unforeseen circumstances the reserve is now himself unable to do the show.
Weimar do not want to let fans down by cancelling at short notice, so they will still be appearing at this gig and will now be performing an acoustic set as a three-piece (Aidan, John and Ste).
They have passed the headline slot over to Square Wild, and will now play earlier in the evening, doing an acoustic set of stripped-back reworkings of a selection of their songs. In the meantime, JCK and The Rogue Network will still be appearing on the bill.
Sometimes, unfortunately bad luck can not be prevented, but they have worked around this situation as best as they can and hope to be able to offer something refreshingly different with their acoustic performance this Friday.
We hope to see you there and will be posting stage times as soon as they are available.
This time around we are promoting releases for 20th March. We have two new releases from Moff Skellington.
We also have some great gigs to tell you about.
Moff Skellington is back with a brand new EP and the reissue of his 2010 album “Gliding Through Stone”
Moff’s newest release is called “Throat Mender”.
An EP, lasting a tidy 12 minutes, it offers a useful introduction to the artist. From the opening “Flowers On The Box” which waltzes Moff’s rich wordplay into your ears, through the Klezmer inspired “Colin Piggott” which is existentially Yorkshire in its manic delivery, whilst at the same time being utterly psychedelic. Track three “There’s A Ghost In The Place” perhaps channels R.Dean Taylor but then extends into a virtual tangle of language and imagery. The EP concludes with a tune inspired by German Shepherd label owner Ian Moss who was heard by his partner to utter when waking from slumber “Madonna Leave Me Alone”. Moff explores the dream state which might have led to this utterance.
We are also releasing for the first time an album from 2010 called “Gliding Through Stone” a collection which covers such varied subject matter as lard, bracken, Peggy Mount, Bees and Magistrates. Originally self released by Moff we now share it with the wider universe.
Moff has recently been featured in the Eighth Day Magazine as part of a new and regular series of articles about the labels output. In addition three new Moff Skellington albums are finished and planned for release in the summer of 2020.
On Friday 13th Weimar are back with a headliner as part of the Deco Residency at the The Railway in Didsbury – free entry and loads of other bands on the bill.
On Saturday 14th we are pleased to have The Mind Sweepers down from Dumfries for their second Manchester gig – they are supported by an excellent band from Stroud called The Red Propellers – £5 on the door at The Peer Hat in Manchester City Centre – we highly recommend this gig – two great bands, see the vids below!!
All of our other upcoming gigs can be found on the right hand side of this page.
Friday 3rd January sees a special gig in Manchester with Skeletal Family at Night People and The Twisted Wheel Club. Our very own Weimar and The Junta will be part of the line-up on what promises to be a great night.
Weimar follow up their critically acclaimed debut single “John Doe/Curse the Songs” with a new double A-side single, “Marvel to the State/Undesirable Master”, released on Friday 22nd November. Both the new songs feature the guest vocals of Rose Niland, singer with Rose & the Diamond Hand as well as Poppycock.
As well as being released digitally on German Shepherd Records, you can pre-order a CD version from the bands website.
Both songs are accompanied by promo videos directed by Nikos Pavlou. Stunning cover art is from Brian Gorman.
Stylistically, both new songs are significantly different from Weimar’s previous single. “Marvel To The State” – written as a celebration of female figures throughout history who have stood up in the face of oppressive politics – is a duet between Weimar’s frontman Aidan Cross and Rose Niland, set to a jazz-funk inspired backing. Rose co-stars in the video.
“Undesirable Master”, meanwhile, is a romantic torch song with an ethereal backing vocal from Niland. The video guest stars screen thespian Indigo Azidahaka, also vocalist with Granola Suicide.
The group play The Globe, Glossop on November 30th with Adventures of Salvador.
As we near the end of a very busy 2019 we up the stakes with three great releases for November 22nd
WEIMAR – MARVEL TO THE STATE/ UNDESIRABLE MASTER
Manchester band Weimar, a four-piece Art Rock outfit, follow up their critically acclaimed debut single “John Doe/Curse the Songs” (released back in February 2019) with a new double A-side single, “Marvel to the State/Undesirable Master”. Both the new songs feature the guest vocals of Rose Niland, singer with Rose & the Diamond Hand as well as Poppycock. The single will be released digitally on German Shepherd Records, and on CD via Weimar’s own label Marlene’s Hat. MORE DETAILS NEXT WEEK.
Adventures of Salvador and Weimar
30 November 2019
The Globe, 144 High St W,
After a long break and several line-up changes Chorley’s finest purveyors of cheesy comestible rock return with a four track self-titled EP.
The trio deliver sleazy rock n roll from the southern swamps of central Lancashire.
Formed in March 2014 originally with bassist Tom and drummer Matt. Since their departure in 2016 new members Al Superstar Green and Allan ‘Cheddar’ Tanner joined Jason Gorgonzola Hurley to form the new Electric Cheese. Since Al Green’s departure his spot has been filled by Mike ‘Mozarella’ Carling.
A tight power trio with killer riffs banging out some swampy rock n roll tunes with a wry sense of humour this release is a remarkabke follow up their excellent debut Lactose Intolerant.
Here’s a recent set from the band including tracks from the new EP
TWO LOST SOULS – CORDS AND DIGITS
Two Lost Souls and Ian Moss and Paul Rosenfeld. Originally working together as part of Moss’s Music and Words Project , with Rosenfeld under his Foghorn Leghorn pseudonym, the pair have more recently appeared as Mistletoe with the single “Borderline Racist” . This newly christened project combines Rosenfeld’s memorable guitar playing with Moss’s bitter sweet observations. A real departure from Moss’s more punk orientated style this set of songs sets a whole new musical canvass. With some of Moss’s more memorable lyrics captured in a different context we have a refreshing and thought provoking new listening experience. Rosenfeld is a consummate writer deriving tones and structures from the rich history of guitar music. Support on bass is provided by Andy Drysdale, Renato Larossi, and Paul O’Sullivan. Long time Moss fans will be intrigued by this new direction.