Aural Delights 217


  1. Johann Kloos – Here In Britain – Here In Britain
  2. Curry Quiche – Lost – Behind The Machine
  3. John The Revelator – Wild Flowers – Wild Flowers
  4. The Nearlys – Write It Down -Meanwhile
  5. Julia Jacklin – Pool Party – Don’t Let The Kids Win
  6. Dear Deer – Snail – Oh My…
  7. Force of Music – Bell Rock – Liberated Dub
  8. Peter 118 – Radio – Radio
  9. DJ Aakmael – Journey (Loscul Remix) – Journey
  10. Johann Kloos – In Japanese – Here In Britain
  11. Curry Quiche – Orramarite – Behind The Machine
  12. Guided By Voices – Nightmare Jamboree – Please Be Honest
  13. New Model Army – Born Feral – Winter
  14. KITB – Breakdown (Michael’s Gone Dark) – Prerelease
  15. Demian Castellanos – Ether – Ether
  16. Tracy Bonham – Devil’s Got Your Boyfriend (Masts Of Manhatta) – Live At Levon Helm’s Studios
  17. The Nearlys – Evil Is The Root Of All Evil – Meanwhile
  18. Joolz Denby and Henning Nugel – Fable – Crow
  19. Curry Quiche – No Career In North Career – Behind The Machine
  20. Johann Kloos – Walking In A Dream – Here In Britain
  21. Helene Greenwood – Dream Horses – Exquisitely Hopeless
  22. Matching Mole – Nan’s True Hole – Smoke Signals
  23. Thieves Like Us – Dani – Thieves Like Us
  24. Tracy Bonham – Tell It To The Sky (Modern Burdens) – Live At Levon Helm’s Studios
  25. Overhead, The Albatross – Daeku – Learning To Growl

German Shepherd plan busy January

After a short Christmas break German Shepherd records are back with four releases in January and label co-owner Ian Moss is involved in all of the releases.

January 6th sees a release from Hamsters.  The ‘ lost near mythical’ Hamsters single,  recorded and ready for release in January 2015, was scheduled as a 7 inch double A sided vinyl before label funding issues scuppered it’s introduction to the world. Now German Shepherd launches a rescue mission so at last it may be heard. Side A , Basically Johnny Moped , celebrates the legendary outsiders Johnny himself along with Slimy Toad , Dave and Fred Burk and the mysterious Xerxes while giving name checks to other faves with unique visions –  John the Postman , Wild Man Fisher , Marc Bolan and Tiny Tim , it is a celebratory blast and salute to people who walk their own chosen way. Side AA is Freudian Ships a wonky shanty concerning a hapless bunch of mutineers who end up adrift in both a physical and moral sense.

January 13th sees the latest release from House Mouse & Space Museum with special guest m.t.scott adding guitars and ambient noises. The two track release features King for a Day – a moody piece with references to The Wicker Man, and Bottom of the Bill – a rant against ego and self awareness in the music business.


January 20th sees the much anticipated return of techno/electronica whizz The Junta this time coupled with singer Ralph Florian-Wumme. In a heady mix of jaunty electronica and expletive strewn punk vocals the duo attack with venom those musos who prefer technique over art.


And finally on January 27th a release from John The Revelator (another new vehicle for the Moss Brothers – Ian and Neil) a jaunty little number with Oscar Wilde as the subject matter – it’s called Wild Flowers – it features Neils’ trademark off-kilter guitar echoing The Residents with its non-standard approach to composition and delivery.


All four releases will be available on Bandcamp as well as through the usual digital download platforms.