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.

Stream HERE

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

2021 Top Ten - Garry 28 December 2021

It’s been another weird year for music, but we certainly cannot fault the amount of outstanding new releases that managed to hit the airwaves in 2021. Between now & New Years, we will be sharing a few lists of what made austerity records HQ bang throughout the last year, & kept us motivated to do what we do.

First up is Garry, the thinking man’s yob behind AUS...

Garry’s Top 10 Records of 2021 (in no particular order!)

Beachy Head - Beachy Head

Black Country New Road - For The First Time

Black Midi - Cavalcade

Dry Cleaning - New Long Leg

Goat Girl - On All Fours

Mildred Maude - Sleepover

Mogwai - As The Love Continues

New Candys - VYVYD

Squid - Bright Green Field

W.H Lung - Vanities

Happy Holidays! 22 December 2021

Feliz Navidad! This is austerity records signing out for Christmas. It has been an unbelievable year for us, from signing new bands, multiple new releases to making priceless memories at such events as the first-ever AUS All-Dayer at The Piper our sold-out show at The De La Warr. Trust us, 2022 is going to be even bigger & better. Endless love to SNAYX, Daisy, Seadog, Winter Gardens, our C60Club artists & everyone who has shown us the support that makes it all worthwhile. Enjoy the holidays & look after each other out there. x

Xmas 101 Video 16 December 2021

The new World News “Xmas 101” video has officially landed on Youtube via VEVO! We’ve had this Christmas cracker on repeat for weeks already. Enjoy your early Xmas present below, courtesy of austerity records.

Happy Release Day World News! 10 December 2021

We literally cannot get enough of this track, this ticks all the Christmas boxes & punches with a real nostalgic feel, the video is pretty bloody smashing too.. watch this space...

Stream on Spotify HERE

Daisy Coburn - Ultrasound (Live in Brighton) 3 December 2021

We’ve just dropped a stunning live video of Daisy's “Ultrasound” over on the AUS YouTube Channel. Taken from the show with Peggy Sue in Brighton a week back, & beautifully shot by the talent that is Natalie Kerr.

World News 26 November 2021

We are incredibly excited to let you all know that we have been working with the phenomenal 'World News' on a very special release, coming very soon. In the meantime get the mistletoe & wine ready. WOO!

Happy Release Day Winter Gardens! 27 October 2021

Written & semi-produced within the first two weeks of the UK coronavirus lockdown. 2021 - What the fuck is going on - Uncertainty Kills Me.

The sonic identity of the track is a chaotic yet careful blend of juxtapositions. Drawing heavy inspiration from both the angular and articulate sound of 80’s production, fused together with the more relentless sensation of modern techno and big room house, the track arrives and pulls no punches, constantly underpinned by samba-inspired rhythms that you can’t help but want to dance to. Guitar and Synth lines dance around each other filling every conceivable moment of space with earworm hooks, only to subside for the intimate musings of Ananda’s hypnotic vocals.

Use Hearing Protection: The Early Years Of Factory Records, Manchester. 25 October 2021

Factory Records - the greatest record label to grace our culture, a label that thrived on intuition, passion and left a legacy that remains as important today as it did then. Sincere emotion flowed as I stood a foot away from Ian Curtis’ VOX Phantom, to admire every little blemish, mark and imperfection, absorbing the history and character of this iconic inanimate object.

An endless display of original Saville artwork, notes, invoices, test pressings, flyers & letters accompanied by an interactive feature allowing the listener to isolate & mix the separate recording tracks to “Love Will Tear Us Apart”…

An emotional rollercoaster to say the least - I can not recommend this exhibition enough.