BABY GET SNAYKEY - Welcome SNAYX 13 November 2019

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

austerity cannot wait to delve more into the jagged minds of Olie and Charlie, the boys approach to playing live and writing has grown with much admiration over the past couple of months and have certainly grabbed our attention as well as 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, SNAYX have been electrifying audiences around the south coast 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.

DIALS Festival/WG Tour. 8 October 2019

Well... What an amazing week, We highly recommend getting yourself to Dials Festival 2020 next year, efficiently ran, amazing vibes and stellar bands (Swedish Death Candy blew us away!). It's been an amazing journey to watch Winter Gardens evolve as a band this year and see them embark on a mini-tour with a band we/they adore - Acid Tongue. Incredibly proud to see WG make new fans, sell merchandise and play to fresh crowds. The past week has been fulfilling, exciting & rewarding. Onto the E.P!

Winter Gardens Tour 2019 7 September 2019

We are beyond happy to announce that Winter Gardens will embark 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, tickets for all shows are available now at

Exciting sounds to come from Winter Gardens 12 August 2019

We were lucky enough to take some time to pop into the studio and listen to the wonderfully ethereal yet frenetic sounds of the debut Winter Gardens EP last week, their best work to date, this is something to seriously be excited about, more news to follow very soon.

Last Remaining Singles 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.

2019 - Our Top Tracks So Far 4 July 2019

So we've chucked some of our favourite tracks from 2019 onto a Spotify playlist for you all to enjoy, hopefully you'll discover your new favourite band or perhaps conclude that we have no taste...? This is Part I of II.

Austerity II - Thank You 29 June 2019

We would like to send a huge sincere thank you to the stomping, visceral 'SNAYX' for headlining our event last Friday at The Blackmarket.

Thank's to everyone who turned up and for the stellar performances from Mystic Shed, Winter Gardens and new-comers JCK, we could not believe that was their second gig!

As always, we have some exciting news within the next few weeks.

Seafords 'SNAYX'

Austerity Records II 22 April 2019


After the success of the austerity records launch in February we bring you the second event of the year.

Once again bringing four live performances and a DJ set until late.


A Three piece with a big sound and big personalities.

For fans of Arctic Monkeys & The Kooks but w/ hop-hop influence..

The Mystic Shed -

Local favourites, The Mystic Shed, are an energetic heavy psych rock duo from Hastings.

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

Winter Gardens -

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


A blast of direct and 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 and power of RATS becomes even more evident when on stage, where they’ve been hailed by fans and critics alike for sounding record-perfect in the live arena, but with a spine-tingling and 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 and now they’re well and truly in it for the long-game.


Expect to hear Northern Soul, Warp Records, Acid House, 80's/90's Indie (4AD, Creation, Factory) New Wave, Punk, a splash of twee and 90's hip-hop.

We will 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 and be hopeful.

The Blackmarket VIP Hasting, June 21st, 19:30.

Tickets available HERE

Huge thanks to Alex Brown for the superb artwork.

An Evening With Alan McGee 4 April 2019

We are really proud to have our very own Winter Gardens playing alongside The Gallerys and Alibi at a 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 and beyond.

Expect some great music and also some fascinating anecdotes.


Austerity Launch 22/02/2019 25 February 2019

WOW. We really weren't expecting such an incredible turnout for our debut event, we would like to thank you all for the support and special gratitude to Daisy Coburn, The Kiffs, Winter Gardens and one of our favourites - Penelope Isles. Inspiring, beautiful sets from all.

Moving forward expect to hear updates on our next release very soon, we also plan on hosting more austerity nights at the Blackmarket VIP, so keep up to date on our social medias. LOVE.


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.

IDLES will be performing a late night DJ set as well as live performances from Bella Union's Penelope Isles, Winter Gardens, The Kiffs and Daisy Coburn.

An INCREDIBLE line-up, tickets are only £10 and are available HERE.

Huge love Alex Brown for the event artwork.