AUS Launch 22/02/2019 25 February 2019


We really weren't expecting such an incredible turnout for our debut event. We would like to thank you all for the support & special gratitude to IDLES, Penelope Isles, Daisy Coburn, The Kiffs & our very own Winter Gardens. Inspiring, beautiful sets from all.

Moving forward, expect to hear updates on our next release very soon. We also plan on hosting more nights at the BlackMarket VIP, so make sure you keep up to date on our social medias.


Pic: Sara-Louise Bowrey

AUS001 22 February 2019

Happy release day to Winter Gardens! We have worked extremely hard on this debut release (debut for the band too!)

Limited to 100.

Bone coloured vinyl with exclusive Cocteau Twins cover B-Side.
First 20 include Limited Edition Transfer Sticker.

Includes download voucher.

Availabke now.

Launch Party! 15 January 2019

We can finally announce the official launch of austerity records!

We are proud to be hosting some of our favourite acts in the UK right now at Blackmarket VIP in Hastings on Friday, February 22nd.

IDLES will be performing a late night DJ set as well as live performances from Bella Union's Penelope Isles, our very own Winter Gardens (also launching single "Coral Bells", The Kiffs & Daisy Coburn.

An INCREDIBLE line-up, with tickets only £10 & available HERE.

Winter Gardens' "Coral Bells" video out now! 8 January 2019

So here we have the shimmering dream-punk odyssey of "Coral Bells", the first release from the first band on our roster, Winter Gardens. The bone-coloured 7" vinyl, limited to only 100 copies & including an exclusive Cocteau Twins cover on the b-side, can be pre-ordered now through our store. Check out the new music video below...

Rockaway Beach 2019 3 January 2019

What an incredible & productive start to the year we have had! Thank you ever so much for all the support we have received so far - we have some very exciting announcements coming up.

In just over a week's time Winter Gardens will be opening the Saturday of Rockaway Beach Festival, their first ever festival appearance.

Rockaway is a boutique festival held at the Butlins Bognor Regis holiday resort, focusing on new & unsigned artists alongside some truly inspirational established musicians. The line-up this year has just got better & better.

Be sure to catch us for some free AUS goodies & Winter Gardens merchandise.

Welcome to AUS 20 December 2018

austerity records was started by two mates, Garry & Jim, that shared an unabating passion for new & upcoming artists & consistently found themselves going to the same independent gigs in Brighton & the surrounding areas.

They decided to use this mutual admiration for local music to start their own label, in an attempt to form a much-needed new platform for fresh, upcoming & passionate artists in the South.

Eastbourne-based Winter Gardens are the first exciting members of the family, with some rather impressive festival & support slots under their belts. The band, a blend of mesmeric dream-pop & the energy punk, will be releasing their first single via AUS early next year. More to come soon.

For now, we welcome you.