De La Warr Gig Rescheduled 19 January 2021

In possibly the most 2021 news yet, we’ve unfortunately had to reschedule the Pete Fij & Terry Bickers, Winter Gardens & Zooni show at The De La Warr once again. Providing the UK successfully exits lockdown when planned, this show will now take place on Saturday 17th April. All tickets remain valid (please see dlwp.com for all terms & conditions). Thanks for your understanding & for bearing with us, & thank you to the DLWP, Musics Not Dead & the bands for helping in the rearrangement. We’re in hard times at the moment, but hopefully this gig will help us forget it all for at least an evening. Thank you! x


Tape Runs Out - C60 Pre-order 17 January 2021

It’s a new year, & the AUS Family will be kicking it off with a melancholic masterpiece. Introducing “Ghost Fruit”, the new EP by the transcendental Tape Runs Out & the first C60 release of ‘21. Available to pre-order on a beautiful petrol-blue cassette HERE, this 8-track sonic journey has already picked up plays & reviews from the likes of BBC Introducing & Backseat Mafia - that’s how good it is. The music video for the haunting lead single “Hospital” is also streaming now over on Youtube HERE. As always, C60 items are strictly limited to 25 pieces, so move now or regret it forever.


NEW RELEASE - Tape Runs Out 'Hospital' 15 January 2021

It's with great pleasure we bring you TRO's latest single from the forthcoming eight track EP 'Ghost Fruit'.

'Hospital' Can be streamed via Spotify HERE

The single is entitled 'Hospital' - A song written during the hot summer of lockdown that echoes the contemporary feeling of powerlessness in the face of nature.


2020 Yearly Picks - Jim 1 January 2021

We love a good “Best Of” list. So, following up from that man Gazzys’ quality countdown a few days ago, we have another list of inspiring new music that made 2020 just that bit more bearable for Team AUS.

Next up with his choices is Jim, the alpha & omega of @austerityrecords...

Jim’s Top 10 Records of 2020 (in no particular order!)

Yumu & The Weather - Some Days

Lucy Feliz - Last of the Sun

Baxter Dury - The Night Chancers

Team Picture - The Menace of Mechanical Music

Bananagun - The True Story of Bananagun

Bdrmm - Bedroom

Working Men's Club - Working Men’s Club

The Orielles - Disco Volador

Thundercat - It Is What It Is

PVA - Toner



2020 Yearly Picks - Garry 28 December 2020

Live music pretty much came to a screeching halt over this past year, but we were lucky enough that fresh new studio sounds still made their way out into the world. Over the next couple of days, we will be sharing a list of what made austerity tick in 2020, & pretty much kept us sane during the madness.

First up is Big Gaz himself, the godfather of AUS...

Garry’s Top 10 Records of 2020

10. Pottery - Welcome to Bobby’s Motel

09. B.C Camplight - Shortly After Take Off

08. Sports Team - Deep Down Happy

07. Baxter Dury - The Night Chancers

06. Fontaines DC - A Hero’s Death

05. Andy Bell - The View From Halfway Down

04. EOBl - Earth

03. Team Picture - The Menace of Mechanical Music

02. Working Men's Club - Working Men’s Club

01. Bdrmm - Bedroom


Happy Release Day! Daisy Coburn - No Love 11 December 2020

Ignore Christmas, the biggest day of the year is here already. “No Love”, the captivating debut EP from Daisy Coburn is now available to stream & buy on all good platforms, including Spotify, Apple Music & TIDAL. Four songs of brooding attitude & pure pop genius. We would also suggest picking up a limited cassette from the webstore, but you can’t because they’ve all SOLD OUT (digital items will be sent out to existing customers today)


C60 in Conversation: Daisy Coburn 10 December 2020

C60 in Conversation: Daisy Coburn

As part of the C60 Club, we here at austerity will be catching up with some of our favourite artists of the underground music scene. This month, we’ve spoken to recent AUS signing & someone we’re quickly running out of superlatives to adequately describe - the one & only Daisy May Coburn…

Hello Daisy, & welcome to the C60 Club (& austerity records!)

D: Thank you greatly!

As an artist that has performed in various musical capacities over the years, your journey towards joining austerity has been a long & interesting one. How does it feel to finally release your long-awaited solo material into the world?

It feels amazing. I feel blessed to have met such a wicked little team. Alongside the austerity crew, recently meeting Nick (Nicholas De Carlo - who mixed my tracks) through Johnny Goddard (who made my video), a very cool & solid little line-up has evolved - pushing the project in the right direction. It’s awesome! So in that respect, it feels like it was meant to be & I can’t wait to see what 2021 brings.

With the blend of pop, swing & elements of psych, your sound is one of the most unique out there. What inspires such an individual sound?

I suppose it reflects the years I’ve been playing music & the material I have made & listened to in that time. I adore swing & jazz from the 30s, but I also absolutely love 60s & 70s psych etc.The pop sensibility definitely comes from my Dad - he’s a bit of a pop tart (all the good 80s stuff, of course).

The “No Love” EP is a very personal & inward-reflecting collection of songs. The lyrics,especially on lead single “Fire”, hint at the idea of letting go & moving on. Do you see this release as a fresh start of sorts?

Absolutely! It’s an act of liberation & self-love. Having the confidence to stand behind your vision takes time & valuing your self-worth. We don’t always get taught this when we aregrowing up. You kind of have to figure out that when you respect yourself, you have the ability to function & communicate your essence relatively pain-free! Tortured artistry is a thing of the past (for me, anyway). It doesn’t have to hurt to be real.

The video for “Fire”, which premiered on Backseat Mafia last month, is incredible. The image of yourself alone with your guitar while the world is burning around you is extremely striking.Take us through the inspiration for the video & how it came to be.

Thank you! I guess it boiled down to what could be achieved in a small space & quickly without doing an awkward, run-of-the-mill performance video. Johnny Goddard of Youth Hymns did the heavy lifting on this one for sure - hours of editing green screen to make such a magical atmosphere. I only saw the video the day before it came out - it really was a process of trust & I knew he would deliver something great because I love his work. He’s very good at what he does!

In a bit of foreshadowing, you played a live set at the austerity launch party in Hastings two years ago. With the promise of a more normal 2021 just around the corner, are you looking forward to getting back in front of an audience?

This would be wonderful. I played one live show the week before lockdown with my band & there was so much to take & learn from it, it was a real shame that exploration was cut short. But in that time I’ve been able to put this EP out - which wasn’t on the agenda before lockdown - so I am grateful for it, & I feel like having done so has solidified the identity of the project, which may be easier to navigate live when we are able to get back out there.

Following on from “No Love”, what lies ahead for Daisy Coburn? The future looks very promising indeed.

I feel like I’ve broken the ice & have a great team behind me to continue building the DNA of this project. I would love to release a string of singles next year & maybe another EP in the autumn. But playing shows would be essential in promoting the releases this time around - the timeline may be dictated by this - but I will be preparing the music & visuals in order for this to come to fruition. Busy hopefully!

Daisy Coburn’s “No Love” EP (AUS-C03) is now SOLD OUT. Click HERE to listen on Spotify.


Welcome Tape Runs Out 9 December 2020

Even in uncertain times, we keep moving forward. As such, please join us in welcoming the Cambridge post-rock seven-piece Tape Runs Out to the austerity family! Described as “spectral, shoegazey & magical” by Fierce Panda, Tape Runs Out are one of the most stunning bands we’ve had the pleasure of discovering &, believe us, their new music is absolutely beautiful. Look out for an exclusive live session coming very soon, but for now please welcome Liam & the crew to aus.


'No Love' Radio Premiere BBC Introducing Essex 21 November 2020

Overwhelmed with the response from Daisy's debut single ‘Fire’ - a song of brooding attitude and pop genius.

Listen and text in your love to BBC Introducing Essex this evening, show starts at 21:00. Be there or be a person that isn’t there and misses out and is also a square.

Daisy Coburn - C60 Pre-order 20 November 2020

The flamin' hot ‘fireburst’ glitter cassettes of Daisy Coburns forthcoming “No Love” EP, released exclusively as part of the C60 Club, are now up for pre-order ahead of the December 11th release date. As with all C60 releases, this item is limited to just 25 copies. Click HERE to place your order now.

These look bloody gorgeous, so don't miss out!

NEW RELEASE - Daisy Coburn 'Fire' 20 November 2020

Today is a big and rather exciting day. Daisy Coburns debut single “Fire” (taken from her forthcoming “No Love” EP), is now available to stream & purchase on all good digital platforms (including Spotify & Apple Music) The stunning video, directed by Johnny Goddard is being premiered right now over at backseatmafia.com. Get ready to listen to your new favourite artist.


The Sound & Vision Of Winter Gardens 17 November 2020

The sound & vision of Winter Gardens is a culmination of years of friendship, expression & life experiences. In light of the release of “Tapestry”, we spoke to Dan Hillier of Noizze to explain our journey so far - where we’ve come from, our ideologies & what this means to us. If you have a spare five, check out our in-depth interview HERE