Our favourite dream-rockers Winter Gardens have been shortlisted to join the amazing YNOT? line-up in July! Help the guys out by voting for them HERE
All Dayer Savings 19 May 2022
ATTN: ALL-DAYERS! Get £2 off the door price at AUS All Day when you bring along one of the brand new flyers, available now exclusively at Musics Not Dead!
Head down to see Del & his team at The De La Warr & save yourself some £££.
RECORD STORE DAY 2022!! 24 April 2022
Another stupidly early start & great RSD with our friends Del & Ollie over at Music's Not Dead in Bexhill yesterday. Always a solid vibe! We managed some decent pick-ups, including cuts from Primal Scream, Weyes Blood, Blur & the one & only Mary Lou Lord. What did y’all scoop?
All Dayer II 8 April 2022
Following on from the success of our first-ever all-dayer last year, we’ve decided to do it all over again. AUS All-Day will take place on Saturday, May 28th at The Piper Calls in St. Leonards & will feature eight of the most exhilarating bands in the scene today (see below for full line-up). Tickets are now available through the Dice HERE
New York City!! 29 March 2022
Crate-digging in Brooklyn. We had an incredible time at Head Sounds & Earwax Records! Oh, & Nick Cave at The Beacon on Broadway wasn’t bad either...
Seadog - Here Nor There - 01/04/22 24 March 2022
As premiered by Charlie Ashcroft & his amazing radio show a few weeks back, the spectacular new Seadog single “Here Nor There” will be available to stream & purchase on all popular channels from Friday, April 1st. Also, keep a look out for the upcoming music video, dropping very soon over on the VEVO network.
Happy release day Demonstrations! 11 February 2022
“Fabric Rings”, the band’s debut release on austerity is now available on all major streaming platforms, we'll have this on repeat all weekend, what a chorus... For fans of early XTC, The The, Bodega, PVA...
Written originally to be a song reflecting people's relationship with their clothes, Fabric Rings transformed into an exploration of identity. Lyrically surreal, ‘Fabric Rings’ is a song unlike any produced by the band before. Using metaphor to paint a story of confused loss of self, the track aims to explore the neurotic side of self branding. In a world where shoes are revered as icons and consumer branding is unavoidable, ‘Fabric Rings’ tells a story that highlights the humanic desire for aesthetic approval. The tracks core intention is to express the moment when one is completely consumed by their own self doubt, drowned in their anxiety to appear fashionable. Click the image below to be taken straight to Spotify
Welcome Demonstrations... 29 January 2022
You may recognise the Brighton based poppers from our all dayer back in October.
We are excited to announce their welcome to the austerity family with a brand new single "Fabric Rings" set to hit the digital stores on 11th Feb.
Demonstrations are an alternative guitar-pop three-piece based in Brighton, UK that explore eclectic influences of 80s synth new-wave & indie rock. Their live performances have been described as a raw & dramatic exploration of diverse genres – from abrasive, energised noise to enigmatic back-beat motifs much in the vein of XTC, Dry Cleaning & Tears For Fears. Having previously been featured regularly by BBC Introducing’s Melita Dennett & Abbie McCarthy & Tom Robinson of BBC Radio 6 Music, the band have begun exploring electronic genres & spent much of the last year carefully curating a revolutionised set that utilises a fascinating mix of synths & samples.This shift in creativity has helped Demonstrations land support slots at established venues alongside the likes of YAK, FEET, FUR, Hotel Lux, Avalanche Party, DITZ Gaffa Tape Sandy. The trio’s latest single Evening Run, released in August 2021, earned such plaudits as song of the year by Brighton’s BN1 Magazine & led to a mini-tour of the south that took in headline shows at such famous venues as The Old Blue Last in London. Following such a successful year, early 2022 saw the trio signing with independent label austerity records ahead of upcoming release Fabric Rings.
Thank you Rockaway Beach Festival. 10 January 2022
What a weekend.
Happy Release Day SNAYX! 7 January 2022
SNAYX are breaking into 2022 with ‘Cigarette’; their riff rollercoaster follow-up to acclaimed 2021 single 'False Friends'. Centred upon the feelings of being addicted to unhealthy relationships & breaking bad habits, this fiery, gut-punch of a track is exactly what's needed to blow away the January Blues.
January Sale! 1 January 2022
Beat those January blues with the massive New Year sale now! Including Cassettes from £3.50!
2021 Top Ten - Jim 29 December 2021
There’s been some cracking ‘Best of 2021’ lists kicking about the music blogs & social media over the last week or so. Following on from our @garry.saunders’ list a few days ago, it’s time for us to post one more!
Next up with his choices is Jim, the mad scientist behind @austerityrecords...
Jim’s Top 10 Records of 2021 (in no particular order!)
Dave Okumo - Knopperz
Jane Weaver - Flock
Sloppy Jane - Madison
Sault - Nine
Voces8 - Infinity
Audiobooks - Astro Tough
Molly Lewis - The Forgotten Edge
Arlos Parks - Collapsed In Sunbeams
Nation Of Language - A Way Forward
W.H Lung - Vanities