Winter Gardens - Tapestry Video 20 July 2020

The video for Winter Gardens lead single from the upcoming 'Tapestry' EP is finally here! Directed by Jamie Windless and shot/edited by Nathan Still with additional visuals from Nick Weekes. I swirling visual delight for your eyes.

Pre-order AUS-C01 NOW 7 July 2020

It's finally ready to pre-order, and boy, do they look lush!

Pumpkin orange cassette with recycled o-card.

Limited and hand-numbered to 25.

Each cassette includes liner note card printed on GF Smith archival paper, a die-cut vinyl sticker, digital download and exclusive track.

Expect item to be delivered on the 6th August 2020.

Pre-order HERE

AUS-C01 - Hanya - Sea Shoes 2 July 2020

Following on from last week’s introduction, we are happy to announce the very first participants of our new C60 Club, the magnificent Hanya. We’ve been big fans of the Brighton garage-gaze quartet for a long time (since the days as a two-piece!) & we could write paragraphs on their incredibly beautiful music, but we’ll let them introduce themselves in their own words:

.“Named after the HANNYA mask traditionally worn in Noh theatre, Hanya was constructed by vocalist & guitarist Heather exploring the many faces of a female psyche; consequently enlisting her three closest friends to assemble the group. The result is a heady concoction of 90s-esque dream pop/shoegaze, swirling sunshine guitars, heavy energetic beats & thick-grooved basslines, all spiralling to a heavyweight of impressive growls vs. sweet nothings, inviting the listener into an encompassing headspace to explore the groups' introversions. There's a lot to be said for a group hailed by @clashmagazine as able to ‘create truly a mesmerising & unforgettable experience’.”

Hanya will be releasing “Sea Shoes”, their sophomore four-track EP, as part of our strictly-limited, cassette-only collection on August 06th. Pre-order info will be announced shortly.


C60 Club 26 June 2020

A lot of us grew up not only collecting vinyl records, but collecting cassette tapes too. The look & feel, the analogue warmth of the sound, making mixtapes - these were all big factors in those formative years of our music fandom. With that, we are more than proud to introduce our new C60 Club, a bi-monthly, cassette-only series of releases from artists that we know, love & respect. The tapes, made from recycled plastic where possible, will come with a fully-printed o-card (& extras) & will be strictly limited to a one-time-only 25 copies per release. No re-issues, no second editions. Announcements regarding participating bands are imminent.

Winter Gardens EP 'Sneak Peak' Charity Shirt Sale 4 May 2020

A time where we should all be joining forces and working together as best we can. Purchase one of the ten strictly limited new Winter Gardens 'Tapestry' T-Shirts and 100% of the proceeds will go directly to local charity 'Warming Up The Homeless' & the NHS Covid-19 Urgent Appeal charity 'Together'.

Warming Up The Homeless - Our mission is the relief of poverty among the street homeless/rough sleepers and homeless through the provision of items to support basic needs such as sleeping bags, ground sheets, survival sheets, blankets, clothing, food and toiletries. We also aim to improve the individual’s welfare through emotional support, even if it’s just a smile or by signposting them to other services. We endeavour to prevent harm to health by referring to emergency and similar services as and when necessary throughout Hastings, St Leonards, Eastbourne and Bexhill.

NHS Together - NHS Charities Together is a collective experience representing, supporting and championing the work of the NHS’ official charities. NHS Charities give £1million a day to the NHS, providing vital funds to help the NHS do more. Through NHS Charities Together member charities collaborate on nationwide fundraising and advocacy campaigns, such as celebrating the NHS Birthday every year on 5th July with the NHS Big Tea.

Stay Home - An Isolation Playlist 13 April 2020

The COVID-19 crisis has changed everyday life as we know it. With little sign of the madness slowing down, it’s more important than ever to stay positive & upbeat in the face of uncertainty. We here at austerity records would like to provide the soundtrack to such an outlook. Therefore, allow us to introduce “Stay Home”, our isolation playlist that is now available to stream on Spotify here. This playlist, made as uplifting & fun as possible, will hopefully introduce people to cracking tunes from emerging artists such as Peach Kelli Pop, The Stroppies & French Vanilla, as well as classics from the likes of The Flatemates, Underworld, Ride, Fugazi, Sugarcubes & The The. Check the link, turn it up & stay home.

8th May Postponed, Be Excellent To Each-other 22 March 2020

We’re disappointed to announce that we have had to postpone the Kanadia, Zooni & Hotwax Bank Holiday show at The Piper on the 8th May due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. The safety & health of our audiences will always be paramount to us so, although it was gutting to make, this decision was a no-brainer. Ticket refunds are now being issued automatically through DICE & a re-arranged date will be announced in due course. In the meantime, please be safe, look after one another & help flatten the Coronavirus curve. x

AUSTERITY 5 - 08/05/20 3 March 2020

We are delighted to welcome Kanadia to The Piper on Friday May 8th for a very special Bank Holiday live show. The Oxfordshire four-piece have been on our radar for a while now, & it’ll be a pleasure to bring their unique brand of alt-rock to a south coast audience. Joining them & adding to the atmosphere will be austerity favourites Zooni & local psychedelia from Hotwax (Previously 'The Kiffs'). Tickets are available in advance HERE for the super-low price of only £6.50. It’s the start of a bank holiday weekend, so stay out late & discover your new favourite bands.

Artwork by the exceptional Alex Brown.

2020 - Our Top Tracks So Far 12 February 2020

We believe that supporting, sharing & shining a light on new music is incredibly important. With that in mind, we present an updated Spotify playlist for 2020, featuring a plethora of fresh & inspiring tunes from the likes of Hanya, Zooni, CIEL, DrugStoreRomeos, Alice Boman, Peach Pyramid, Algiers... Have a listen (Click icon below), let us know what you think of the artists & if you dig it, please buy their records or tickets to a show. The support goes a long way.

IVW - What A Week! 3 February 2020

THANK YOU! We’ve had an incredible time during our first-ever Independent Venue Week. On behalf of ourselves & our roster of bands we would like to send a heartfelt shout-out to Chris & his team at The Piper, Alice & co. at the Wedgewood Rooms, ABH Promotions, Hanya, Chris at Innerstrings & our wonderful friends in Penelope Isles. Thank you to everyone who came down & checked out the austerity x IVW bash in Hastings Saturday Night, What a party! This past week has been a blast, & judging by the friendly & passionate characters we’ve had the pleasure of interacting with, we feel it’s safe to say that the future of the independent music scene is in good hands.

Independent Venue Week 20 January 2020

All of us here at austerity records stand fully in support of everything that IVW does for the independent music scene across the country. With that in mind, we’d like to remind you about our first-ever IVW show taking place at The Piper in Hastings on February 1st! Headlined by the bedroom-pop brilliance of the one & only Penelope Isles & support coming from our very own dream-punks Winter Gardens & garage-gazers Hanya, this night is the definition of unmissable. Advance tickets are available now for only £8.80 HERE. Don’t miss your chance to support the future of your local independent venues, bands & promoters.

Artwork by the always exceptional Alex Brown.