SNAYX Signing Party - 06/12! 21 November 2019

Following our big roster announcement last week, we’re happy to confirm that the AUS III event at The Blackmarket VIP in Hastings on Dec 06th will now be the official SNAYX signing party. Come down & celebrate with the lads, BADLAWS, Zooni & local faves HotWax (previously The Kiffs). austerity DJ's will also be carrying the party into the early morning with some classics. Advanced tickets are available now over at SEE TICKETS for only £5, which is an absolute steal. Make sure you head down - the Bucky will be flowing...

BABY GET SNAYKEY - Welcome SNAYX 13 November 2019

We are absolutely delighted to introduce the newest members of the austerity family, the blistering SNAYX from Seaford.

We cannot wait to delve more into the jagged minds of Charlie & Ollie. The boys have grown with much admiration over the past couple of months & have certainly grabbed our attention, as well as that of audiences around the South East.

SNAYX play a unique brand of swaggering alt-punk-rock, complete with huge bass riffs & in-your-face vocals. Despite only being a band for less than a year, the sneyks have been electrifying audiences with their live shows, playing to a number of sold-out crowds with the likes of Kid Kapichi & Nova Twins in the process.

The boys have some stellar new music coming soon, so trust us when we say you don’t want to sleep on this band.

Listen to SNAYX HERE.

Winter Gardens Tour/ DIALS Festival '19 8 October 2019

Well... what an amazing week! It's been an amazing journey to watch Winter Gardens evolve as a band this year & see them embark on a mini-tour with Seattle's Acid Tongue - a band we & they adore. Incredibly proud to see WG make new fans, sell merchandise & play to fresh crowds. We also highly recommend getting yourselves down to Dials Festival in Portsmouth next year - efficiently ran, amazing vibes & stellar bands (LibraLibra & Swedish Death Candy blew us away!). The past week has been fulfilling, exciting & rewarding. Onto the EP!

Winter Gardens Tour, Autumn 2019 7 September 2019

We are beyond happy to announce that Winter Gardens will be embarking on their first tour, joining the UK leg of psych-rockers Acid Tongue’s world tour this October! It’s an absolute honour to see WG play these shows with a band we’ve known & loved for so long. Check out the dates below, with tickets for all shows available now HERE.

Last Remaining Winter Gardens 7" 31 July 2019

Last call over at our webstore for the ‘Coral Bells’ 7”, the debut single from Winter Gardens. This hand-numbered, limited edition record is pressed on special ‘bone’ coloured vinyl and features an exclusive version of Cocteau Twins’ “Pearly-Dewdrops’ Drops” - a song you won’t hear anywhere else.

We have less than 10 copies left, so grab one now because once they are gone, they are going to stay gone.

Austerity Records II 22 April 2019

After the success of the austerity records launch in February, we bring you our second event of the year at The Blackmarket VIP in Hastings on Fri, June 21st.

Tickets available HERE

Once again, we're bringing four live performances from the following...


A blast of direct & anthemic indie that’s as infectious as it is heartfelt, the sound of RATS has already seen them burst out of their native hometown Liverpool, with their sizeable ambition lining up the rest of the world in their sights.

The full breadth & power of RATS becomes even more evident when on stage, where they’ve been hailed by fans & critics alike for sounding record-perfect in the live arena, but with a spine-tingling & raw delivery.

With their debut single "Weekend" gaining over 120,000 streams on Spotify in under two months, it’s clear RATS don’t do things by half measures & now they’re well & truly in it for the long-game.

Check them out on Facebook // Spotify


After the success of their debut single "Coral Bells", Winter Gardens have secured some impressive support slots as well as defining their captivating set. Taking influence from 80's post-punk, Factory, 4AD & Creation era bands, they have developed their own 'dream-punk' sound, with all the ethereal haze of shoegaze & dreampop combined with the energy of punk. WG have managed to secure support slots for the likes of Modern English, Say Sue Me, Magic Wands & opened this year's Rockaway Beach festival headlined by Echo & The Bunnymen, Maximo Park & Gary Numan.

Check them out on Facebook // Spotify


In 2015 a beanpole & a chest of drawers decided to form a band, & went about sounding like utter drivel & donning dodgy haircuts. After a horrific performance at a summer fayre, the duo pulled their socks up, let their hair down & wazzed out some ear plugs to turn it up to eleven.

Check them out on Facebook // Spotify


A three-piece with a big sound & big personalities. For fans of Arctic Monkeys & The Kooks but with a hip-hop influence.

Check them out on Facebook


Expect to hear Northern Soul, Warp Records, Acid House, 80's/90's Indie, New Wave, Punk, hip-hop, a splash of twee & much, much more...

We will also be collecting for the charity 'Heads On' - A Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust's Charity. Heads On help people with mental health problems to feel supported, be active & be hopeful.

An Evening With Alan McGee 4 April 2019

We are really proud to have our very own Winter Gardens playing alongside The Gallerys & Alibi at a special Q&A evening with one of our heroes, Alan McGee. A true legend of the British music industry, Alan will be talking about all things Creation, Oasis & beyond.

Expect some great music & fascinating anecdotes!


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.