I first chanced upon Staggs via those lovely chaps at Flies On You, always arbiters of good taste. I was immediately struck by the unique nature of their material, their attention to sonic detail and the impressive lyrical dexterity.
Staggs are Michael T Scott and Paul Ridley and they make a unique sound, which is what German Shepherd is all about, so we were delighted when they offered these two tracks for the label to release.
Their biography says : STAGGS were born out of a one-off experimental remix of their own anarcho-punk track from the early 80s. The production is wholly contemporary but the anger of that era lives on in their energy, lyrical content and vocal expression. With a healthy cynicism towards British culture contained in the wealth of nostalgic samples and a bizarre smattering of French language thrown in for good measure, STAGGS give a sly “clin d’oeil” to 1970/80s Britain. VIVE LES STAGGS
"Creative oddball DIY alt-hop, with a punk attitude and an oblique point to make". Flies on You
"Like Heaven 17 after too many funny mushrooms, astonishing".
After sampling our Staggs offering we strongly recommend you check out their other releases on Bandcamp.