9th July at Dulcimer

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….




Dog’s Life 5

An excellent evening at Dulcimer Chorlton on 9th April 2016 curated by the inestimable Steve and Laura. Here are a few memories thanks to Mark Ridings.

Aidan Cross and Johann Kloos
Taser Puppets
Dusty and Chaimaine – West Coast Sick Line
Chaimaine and Nathan – West Coast Sick Line

German Shepherd Gig Nights 2016

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
  • Poppycock
  • 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





Forthcoming releases on German Shepherd

Here are our planned releases for the next few weeks:

16th January 

Zophocles – IV  (Bandcamp)

IM-SM – The Wilsons & Don’t Make Gods Of Men (Bandcamp)

23rd January

Fall Fan Dave – Hamster Songs (Bandcamp)

30th January

Moff Skellington – The Corduroy Bridge (Amazon/I-Tunes)

6th February

West Coast Sick Line – The Road To Billinge Hill : Expanded Edition (Amazon/I-Tunes)

13th February

KP2 – A Curiosity Of Cabinets (Amazon/I-Tunes)

Wilsons Gods




Babakin Live Album Released

As part of our ongoing “archive series” we are today releasing a live recording of the band Babakin from June 2001.

Captured live at Rhyl night spot “The Breeding Ground” Babakin features

Phil Taylor – Drums
Craig Cahill – Vocals
Mike Crossley – Bass

and West Coast Sick Line main man Dusty Moonan on Vocals & Guitar.

Dusty says of the release:

We had previously played The Breeding Ground in April (the now infamous Foot and Mouth ‘Culling Suits’ gig) and that performance had earned us a headline slot. Personally, I don’t like headlining as it means you have to stay relatively sober for most of the night. The running order was chaotic, some bands were late arriving and I recall there were also technical issues. We didn’t get on stage until about 1am, Craig was steaming and I think the other three so called instrumentalists of us weren’t far behind either. I really enjoyed this gig and personally it’s second only to our first performance in terms of how tight we were and response from the crowd. After eight years and multiple lineup changes (apart from Phil and myself) this would be our last ever gig as Babakin. But if we were to have only one decent live recording of any lineup, I’m glad it was this one.  

The album is bristling with energy, highlights Moonan’s song-writing skills, and contains a couple of current West Coast Sick Line favourites in “Blank Holiday” from the “Our Name On The Door” album and “She Rasp In Native Tongue” which has been re-recorded and features on our “Salford Streets” Charity Compilation.