All Dayer II 8 April 2022

Following on from the success of our first-ever all-dayer last year, we’ve decided to do it all over again. AUS All-Day will take place on Saturday, May 28th at The Piper Calls in St. Leonards & will feature eight of the most exhilarating bands in the scene today (see below for full line-up). Tickets are now available through the Dice HERE

New York City!! 29 March 2022

Crate-digging in Brooklyn. We had an incredible time at Head Sounds & Earwax Records! Oh, & Nick Cave at The Beacon on Broadway wasn’t bad either...

Seadog - Here Nor There - 01/04/22 24 March 2022

As premiered by Charlie Ashcroft & his amazing radio show a few weeks back, the spectacular new Seadog single “Here Nor There” will be available to stream & purchase on all popular channels from Friday, April 1st. Also, keep a look out for the upcoming music video, dropping very soon over on the VEVO network.

Happy release day Demonstrations! 11 February 2022

“Fabric Rings”, the band’s debut release on austerity is now available on all major streaming platforms, we'll have this on repeat all weekend, what a chorus... For fans of early XTC, The The, Bodega, PVA...

Written originally to be a song reflecting people's relationship with their clothes, Fabric Rings transformed into an exploration of identity. Lyrically surreal, ‘Fabric Rings’ is a song unlike any produced by the band before. Using metaphor to paint a story of confused loss of self, the track aims to explore the neurotic side of self branding. In a world where shoes are revered as icons and consumer branding is unavoidable, ‘Fabric Rings’ tells a story that highlights the humanic desire for aesthetic approval. The tracks core intention is to express the moment when one is completely consumed by their own self doubt, drowned in their anxiety to appear fashionable. Click the image below to be taken straight to Spotify

Welcome Demonstrations... 29 January 2022

You may recognise the Brighton based poppers from our all dayer back in October.

We are excited to announce their welcome to the austerity family with a brand new single "Fabric Rings" set to hit the digital stores on 11th Feb.

Demonstrations are an alternative guitar-pop three-piece based in Brighton, UK that explore eclectic influences of 80s synth new-wave & indie rock. Their live performances have been described as a raw & dramatic exploration of diverse genres – from abrasive, energised noise to enigmatic back-beat motifs much in the vein of XTC, Dry Cleaning & Tears For Fears. Having previously been featured regularly by BBC Introducing’s Melita Dennett & Abbie McCarthy & Tom Robinson of BBC Radio 6 Music, the band have begun exploring electronic genres & spent much of the last year carefully curating a revolutionised set that utilises a fascinating mix of synths & samples.This shift in creativity has helped Demonstrations land support slots at established venues alongside the likes of YAK, FEET, FUR, Hotel Lux, Avalanche Party, DITZ Gaffa Tape Sandy. The trio’s latest single Evening Run, released in August 2021, earned such plaudits as song of the year by Brighton’s BN1 Magazine & led to a mini-tour of the south that took in headline shows at such famous venues as The Old Blue Last in London. Following such a successful year, early 2022 saw the trio signing with independent label austerity records ahead of upcoming release Fabric Rings.

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.