NEW RELEASE - Daisy Coburn 'Fire' 20 November 2020

Today is a big and rather exciting day. Daisy Coburns debut single “Fire” (taken from her forthcoming “No Love” EP), is now available to stream & purchase on all good digital platforms (including Spotify & Apple Music) The stunning video, directed by Johnny Goddard is being premiered right now over at Get ready to listen to your new favourite artist.

The Sound & Vision Of Winter Gardens 17 November 2020

The sound & vision of Winter Gardens is a culmination of years of friendship, expression & life experiences. In light of the release of “Tapestry”, we spoke to Dan Hillier of Noizze to explain our journey so far - where we’ve come from, our ideologies & what this means to us. If you have a spare five, check out our in-depth interview HERE

Primitive Ignorant (Ft Daisy Coburn) 6 November 2020

The new video for “Beautiful Scum”, the special collab track by Sym Gharial of Primitive Ignorant & AUS’ own Daisy Coburn, has dropped today, absolutly love the vibe of this track, watch below.

Head HERE to stream the full PI album, “Sikh Punk”.

De La Warr has been rescheduled - 30/01/21 3 November 2020

*IMPORTANT* Apologies for the silence, but we’ve been working hard behind the scenes adjusting to the new government restrictions announced over the weekend. We’re happy to say that we have a new, rescheduled date for the sold-out Pete Fij Terry Bickers // Zooni // Winter Gardens show at The De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill-on-Sea. Covid-permitting, this show will now take place on Saturday January 30th 2021. All purchased tickets will remain valid (see for full terms & conditions). Thank you for sticking with us, & please keep yourself & others safe.

Sold Out 29 October 2020

We told you these tickets weren’t going to hang around for long. The Pete Fij & Terry Bickers show at The De La Warr is now officially SOLD OUT. Big thanks to Musics Not Dead & the DLWP team, Alex Brown & everyone else that helped make this happen. See you all in November ya rockers.

Welcome Daisy Coburn 27 October 2020

We are proud & overwhelmed with joy to announce our latest roster addition - the glamorous, idiosyncratic & extremely talented Daisy Coburn. With influences ranging from Mata Hari & early flamenco to Siouxsie Sioux & Karen-O, Daisy performs an inspiring, groove-ridden brand of alt-rock that is completely her own. Ourselves & Daisy have some big plans, & we can’t wait to show you all what we’ve been working on. But, for now, we’d like to send a heartfelt welcome to the family.


It is with pleasure & much excitement that we can finally confirm our first live, real-life gig since February. Co-hosting with our friends at Musics Not Dead, we will be bringing the great Pete Fij & Terry Bickers (House Of Love, Adorable, Levitation) to the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill-On-Sea for a COVID-safe show on Sat November 21st, with support from the fantastic Zooni & our very own Winter Gardens. A very, very limited amount of tickets go on sale via the DLWP website at 10:00am on Monday (26/10) with an exclusive pre-sale link being available to AUS newsletter subscribers now. This is gonna be very lovely, cool, nice and wicked..... Clicking the flyer below MAY also take you to the super secret pre-sale link...

C60 in Conversation: Radidas 6 October 2020

C60 in Conversation: RADIDAS

As part of the C60 Club, we here at austerity will be catching up with some of our favourite artists of the underground music scene. This month, we’ve spoken to Connor & Joe - the men behind the psychedelic alt-dance duo known as RADIDAS…

Hello RADIDAS, & welcome to the C60 Club.

R: Hey austerity!

From being heavily featured on BBC Introducing programming to securing support slots for the likes of Wolf Alice & Bat For Lashes, RADIDAS have achieved a lot in a relatively short amount of time. Please fill us in on the story of the band so far…

We’re both from Maidstone in Kent & have been friends for over 10 years now - we both played in the local music scene in other bands, but quickly discovered we shared a really similar music taste. We began hanging out & jamming, & spent ages playing with synths & loops in a home-production set up where we wrote our first EP, “Dream Button”. We moved to Brighton in 2017 to study & pursue the band further & have since released several singles & music videos, playing a number of shows in both Brighton & London & a short UK tour. Our last two single releases have been working with local label Pool Valley Music.

The RADIDAS sound is a very unique take on modern disco & experimental/psychedelic electronica that sits in a genre all by itself. What inspires such a distinctive & exciting sound?

After releasing our first EP, which was more psychedelic/guitar-inspired, we started getting into & learning more about drum machines & synthesis, which is now a big part of our sound. Our musical style is established through a lot of experimenting, both in the practise room & at home, self-recording & producing our tracks to find unique synth sounds that we can also use in our live set. As for our musical influences, we grew up listening to bands like Klaxons, Hot Chip & Crystal Castles - we’re also huge fans of a lot of records from the early 80’s, which also heavily influences our sound.

Despite originally forming elsewhere, the band has flourished in Brighton’s underground scene. What does the local music community mean to you as artists?

The Brighton music scene means a lot to us & it is a really distinctive place. Although we sometimes feel we’re a little leftfield for Brighton’s DIY scene, which is so heavily driven by guitar & noise bands, we really enjoy engaging & playing live shows with other local acts. Having the electronic influence on our music gives us the opportunity to remix some amazing bands - most recently we’ve worked with LIME to create a disco edit of their track ‘Surf N Turf’ which went down really well. We definitely feel there is space for more of an electronic scene around here!

A vast number of local venues, clubs, bands, promoters & just about every other profession related to music & the arts have suffered profoundly during the unfortunate events of 2020. How has this year affected RADIDAS & is there any bands or venues etc. that you feel are integral to the recovery of the local scene?

Like for a lot of unsigned bands, the live scene is an integral part of what we do. It’s a chance for us to try out new samples & effects discovered through writing & put it together with the live aspect of drums & guitar; everything comes together. We feel that Brighton’s local scene has a really diverse variety of bands & that every act, no matter the genre, is important in keeping it alive during these difficult times. The live scene has obviously come to a stop & a lot of the local venues are at risk of closing & potentially never opening their doors again. But, hopefully, campaigns like the Live Is Alive series of events can bring attention to how important local venues like The Dome, The Hope & Ruin & The Green Door Store are to Brighton’s scene. Losing these establishments will have a huge impact on culture & lifestyle for many people in the area, & the most important thing to do now in our opinion is to support organisations like the Music Venue Trust that fight for local venues.

The C60 cassette of “The Hits” EP is the first time your popular singles have been featured on a physical format, & your first release since your debut EP back in 2016 that isn’t digital-only. How does it feel to have your music released on a physical format again & what does the medium mean to you?

We feel that physical releases are an important milestone for a band - it’s being able to see & feel your work in a tangible form, which is just such a special feeling as an artist. Our last physical release was a special vinyl print of our “Dream Button” EP in 2016, & since then we’ve only released via digital formats, so we are thrilled to be working with austerity to put all of our work out on a limited, special-edition cassette. We’ve really enjoyed collaborating on the creation of the tapes & can’t wait to share them.

With a crazy & almost surreal year winding down & 2021 just around the corner, what are RADIDAS’ plans for the near future?

After our most recent release ‘Daisy Chain’, we are taking some time to work on new material. We’re kicking off 2021 with a recording session at Devon Analogue studios, so new music is on the way & we can’t wait to share it. We’re going to spend the next few months transforming our live set for the new year, to do something unique & exciting for when gigs are hopefully back to normal & we can all enjoy a boogie again.

RADIDAS’ “The Hits” EP (AUS-C02) is available on baby-pink cassette in the austerity webstore now. ORDER HERE

Happy Release Day! 'Tapestry' Has Landed 25 September 2020

To say we are over the moon is an understatement. Nearly a year on from the first recording session at Brighton Electric with Engineer Alex Gordon and Producer Luke Marsden, we are finally here with a rather gorgeous looking vinyl in our hands. We have been overwhelmed with the response from the two lead singles 'Tapestry' and 'Zigzanny', both still gracing the radio-waves with repeat plays and glowing response. The band are incredibly proud of this short masterpiece of elegantly transitioning tracks, the EP showcases the bands sound in a mere twenty minutes, from the fuzzy 'Stereolab' upbeat groove of 'Zigazanny' to the emotional shoegazing soundscapes of EP finisher 'Wonders Bleak. As always, the EP is now available to stream over all major platforms including the high-fidelity of 'TIDAL'. The vinyl are selling quick and we only pressed 200... so grab one now!

AUS-C02 - Radidas - The Hits 6 September 2020

Rolling on from the success of the first release last month, our C60 Club continues with the mesmerising, head bopping grooves of Radidas. We fell in love instantly with their performance for 'Love Thy Neighbours' 2018 Triptych and have been following with a keen ear since. Hailing from Kent but now residents of the thriving Brighton alt scene, the wavey psych-dance duo have been on our radar for a while now & it’s great to finally be able to work with Connor & Joe.

Pre-order HERE

Winter Gardens - Zigzanny Video 25 August 2020

The new music video for “Zigzanny”, the second single taken from the debut Winter Gardens EP, is now available to stream HERE. This song is simply a fun, energetic 'fairytale' that centres around a juvenile outlook on love & teenage fantasy, hopefully something that we can all relate to. Also available now to stream on Spotify, Apple Music & TIDAL.

AUS-C01 has SOLD OUT! 12 August 2020

We are overwhelmed with the response from our debut release for our 'C60 Club'. What an absolute cracker of an EP 'Sea Shoes' is too, it's had many a play since it's release, the exclusive track 'Slice' is the cherry on this surfy/garage/shoegaze cake. The last one has just left the shelf, Roll on AUS-C02!