Brewing Folk x Doug Shipton - Finders Keepers Records
We talk to Doug Shipton on how FK came to be and where it's destined to go. Doug's love of beer and home brewing. Enjoy
This week it is our pleasure to present Doug Shipton to the Brewing Folk podcast. Doug is one half of Finders Keepers Records alongside Andy ‘Votel’ Shallcross.
Finders Keepers have been the purveyors of found sounds for the past decade or so. Specialising in the weird and wonderful world of psych, funk, beats found in multiple generations of uncharted genres and global origins. Doug talks us through his journey from Cherry Red Records and how FK became the much revered label that is today.
Andy joined us in August 22 alongside some of the other regulars from Mancunian club night B-Music and played maybe one of the best and eclectic sets we’ve heard to date at the Taproom. We’ll definitely be inviting these guys back, so keep your eyes peeled for ‘23 dates.
Verdant worked with FK on a new IPA, made in true collaboration with Andy & Doug. Making Global Sound Local is a 7.2% juicy monster, brewed with a superstar mix of Mosaic, Strata & Columbus. Masses of juice-laden cream fluff screaming out of the glass, by way of heavy-handed pacific north-west hops and our knack at producing intensely saturated yet gluggable suds.
In addition to this this IPA there is a 22-track collaborative compilation... on physical tape! All tracks were hand picked by us here at Verdant alongside Andy & Doug at Finders Keepers, the tape takes inquisitive minds on an intrepid psychedelic pop pilgrimage, guided by the labels widely celebrated musical map, showcasing some of its very best and well-loved discoveries unifying fans of psychedelic funk, punk, hard rock, jazz, disco and cinematic pop made by free souls who defy pigeon holes.
Alongside the cassette we have an exclusive multifarious one hour download music collage mixed by Andy Votel to be paired with the haziest, 7.2% triple dry-hopped IPA, the Making Global Sound Local project includes ingredients sampled by the likes of Jay Z, Action Bronson, Killing Eve and Chanel, alongside killer tracks cherrypicked from the tallest Finders Keepers Records branches.
Finders Keepers said:
"Spanning three decades as the UK’s most dedicated outernational reissue label, with a wide discography encompassing multiple generations of uncharted genres and global origins, Andy Votel and Doug Shipton’s Finders Keepers Records inevitable collaboration with like-minded maverick brewers Verdant Brewing Co. finally comes to fruition."
We are thrilled to finally share to the world this intense experimental concoction of music and beer with Finders Keepers… Making Global Sound Local, a mixtape in both sonic and liquid form!