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"If you need to feel better about how life is going, smash some OPD on, close your eyes & dance like no-one is watching..." - Sounds Indie
OFFICE FOR PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT will be joining us for SEAVIEW FESTIVAL at the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Saturday 08th July, 2023.
EARLY BIRD TICKETS ON SALE HERE (LESS THAN 100 LEFT!)
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"If you want a good time, they are the band for you. It's no secret that these guys know how to put on a party..." - Louder Than War
WARMDUSCHER will be joining us for SEAVIEW FESTIVAL at the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Saturday 08th July, 2023.
EARLY BIRD TICKETS ON SALE HERE.
HERE. WE. GO.
Early Bird tickets for SEAVIEW FESTIVAL 2023 at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill are available NOW.
Don't miss your chance to see the likes of WARMDUSCHER, PALE BLUE EYES, AIRCOOLED & many more for the bargain price of only £32.50pp (+BF).
BUY TICKETS HERE
See you all on the South Lawns for the biggest party of the summer!
Not only are they out smashing stages left & right with Kid Kapichi, the SNAYX boys have just dropped the new track "Buck".
Head to your streaming platform of choice (including SPOTIFY, APPLE MUSIC & DEEZER) now to check out the second single from the "Weaponized Youth: Part 1" EP, out 10/03 on austerity records.
The limited edition hyper-pink 12" vinyl is running extremely low, so smash the link below now to make sure you don't miss out.
LISTEN TO "BUCK" HERE // VINYL PRE-ORDER HERE.
All of us here at AUS are proud to present to you SEAVIEW FESTIVAL - a new summer alt-music fest at the heart of the South Coast.
Taking place on the beach-side plaza of the beautiful De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill on 08th July 2023, Seaview features a day of live performances from iconic artists & acclaimed up-&-coming acts - with the first wave of artists including Warmduscher, Pale Blue Eyes & Aircooled (+ many more to be announced!).
Plus established DJ's, food vendors, local beers & ales, crate-digging at the Music's Not Dead record store & more.
Early Bird tickets, available for the bargain price of only £32.50pp, will be available from the DLWP box office HERE from 10am Friday (10/02).
In the meantime, please follow Seaview on the following social channels to keep up to date with announcements, exclusives & more.
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The tour of the year kicks off today as south coast legends Kid Kapichi & our very own SNAYX head out on the road for their massive run of UK & EU live dates.
Tickets are running seriously low for a number of cities, with Bristol, Brighton, Leeds & Manchester already long sold-out.
To all remaining areas - you better fix up quick-sharp & grab your tickets, you don't wanna be the dope that misses this...
Tickets for all dates available via the Kid Kapichi website HERE.
"We decided that we would take the bull by the horns & do it ourselves..."
The latest edition of the Carnival of Oddities' "Band Bible" newsletter has just dropped & features none other than our man Garry!
Gaz talks about how AUS got started, the challenges the music industry faces in 2023 & a whole bunch more.
Cheers to Lindsey Teske & her team for this one!
Check it out at the CoO website HERE.
The fine folks over at Hastings Fat Tuesday, the biggest UK Mardi Gras celebration, are bringing you an AUS double-bill over the next few weeks at The Brass venue on Havelock Road.
First off, the new-look Winter Gardens play the 'Under the Radar' BBC Introducing showcase event next Friday (Jan 27th) alongside The Equatorial Group & Big Reference.
The Office for Personal Development follow this up with a special live presentation as part of the main festival with Buddha Triangle on Feb 18th.
Both shows are FREE ENTRY.
Both nights are expected to be super busy, so get organised & come celebrate Fat Tuesday with austerity records!
"It's time to take humanity back into the centre of the ring & follow that for a time. Think on that. Without people, you're nothing." - Joe Strummer (1952-2002)
We're proud to share that SNAYX are the Joe Strummer Foundation's featured artist of the month for January. Check out the lads' profile & the new JSF mixtape HERE.
The limited edition "Weaponized Youth" hyper-pink vinyl is on its way to selling out - grab one at the webstore now!
Want to win a signed test pressing of the debut SNAYX EP "Weaponized Youth"??
Of course you do!
Head over to the Belly Crawlerz Social Club on Facebook HERE to see how you can enter to win this one-of-a-kind piece of UK punk history, courtesy of austerity records.
Be quick, comp ends this Friday (20/01).
Ah, Rockaway Beach, you’ve gone & done it again.
We’re now into the seventh year of this fantastic boutique festival down in Bognor Regis &, as has been the case for the previous six editions, 2023 was an absolute belter.
Thanks to all that made the weekend so incredible, from Jude & her Butlin’s team that treated us so well to all the artists we enjoyed & the friendly new faces we had a beer & a chat with.
Immaculate vibes all round!
Check out Jim & Gaz’s top artist picks from across the weekend…
PANDA BEAR & SONIC BOOM (Centre Stage, Sun) // Listen on SPOTIFY
“For those unaware, Panda Bear & Sonic Boom are Animal Collective’s Noah Lennox & Peter Kember of Spacemen 3 fame, who just before Christmas released their first collaboration “Reset” (which, I may add, is a stunning piece of work & one of my albums of ’22). Complex tunes with many layers & samples, how was this incredible album going to sound live? Well, I needn’t worried. Stunning from start to finish, the duo's set was an absolute rollercoaster of soundscapes matched perfectly with dream-inspiring visuals. An unforgettable set & one of the best witnessed at Rockaway to date.” – Garry
W.H. LUNG (REDS, Fri) // Listen on SPOTIFY
“W.H. Lung played the REDS stage on the Friday night & was a band I had very much been looking forward to, having missed seeing them live previously in Brighton. I had high expectations & was definitely not disappointed. Perfect delivery & incredible musicianship, track highlights for me were “Inspiration!” & “Showstopper”. I certainly won’t be leaving it as long before I see them live again - a very memorable Rockaway moment.” – Garry
SELF ESTEEM (Centre Stage, Fri) // Listen on SPOTIFY
“Rebecca Lucy Taylor is somewhat of a rarity. To be able to create such compositions of epic-pop proportions & then flawlessly glue them together with one of the most captivating live sets is something almost unworldly. Musicianship that brings the songs into their own right in a live setting complimented by an ensemble of choreography & layered harmonies from three very talented backing singers/dancers, this performance was modest with an underlying sense of humour that almost makes you feel guilty for being a man. Bravo!” – Jim
WINTER GARDENS (REDS, Sat) // Listen on SPOTIFY
“Having previously played Rockaway Beach in 2019 as a four-piece, our very own Winter Gardens returned this year with a revised line-up & a highly energised new set. Although very close to my heart, this was my first opportunity to see the new line-up live. I had high expectations to hear songs I have grown to love being performed live once again, & performed they were! The harmonies introduced by new backing vocalist Jasmine were absolutely beautiful & fit in seamlessly with a scintillating, high-energy performance that delivered without fault. As expected, the new-look Winter Gardens were a highlight of the entire festival.” – Garry
SCALPING (REDS, Sat) // Listen on SPOTIFY
“Again a band I had been meaning to see for some time, SCALPING hit the REDS stage on the Saturday night & blew me away – literally. Ear plugs firmly inserted, I could feel the immense energy from start to finish. Featuring a wall of (very controlled) sound pounding the body with such intensity I feared for my internal organs, the SCALPING set was not only intense but mesmerising without let-up.” – Garry
PERSONAL TRAINER (REDS, Sat) // Listen on SPOTIFY
“Still reeling from the Winter Gardens set on Saturday afternoon, I was ready for more of the same & Personal Trainer, the seven-piece indie-poppers from Amsterdam, did not let me down. The energy was electrifying! A heady mix of guitar, synth & brass performed to perfection, PT smashed through a cracking back catalogue while delivering a very accomplished set.” – Garry
Rockaway Beach Festival returns in January 2024, with tickets available HERE.
See you all next year!
This is the big one, young serpents.
SNAYX have kicked off the year in style by announcing the "Weaponized Youth: Part 1" EP, to be released exclusively via austerity records on March 10th.
Anyone who truly has their finger on the pulse of the UK music scene know how major this is.
Recorded & produced by Josh Harrison (Royal Blood, Sea Power, Blood Red Shoes) at Brighton Electric, the debut offering from Charlie & Ollie is a vicious slab of modern British punk fury & features such anthems as "Work", "Body Language" & "Deranged".
Make sure to pre-save the EP HERE to get it in your digital library as soon as it drops!
Pre-orders for the transluscent hyper-pink vinyl have just launched over on the webstore too (order HERE) &, as expected, are already selling fast.
Pressed on 180g heavyweight vinyl & featuring five tracks not included on the digital release, the hand-numbered "Weaponized Youth" 12" is strictly limited to only 250 copies & comes complete with exclusive Georgie Ramsay artwork & glossy insert.
We highly recommend securing your copy now - these won't hang around long...
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