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.

Winter Gardens Debut Video 8 January 2019

So here we have the shimmering dream-punk odyssey from the first band on our roster, the single can be pre-ordered now on a very limited run of only 100, pressed on bone coloured vinyl, the single includes an exclusive Cocteau Twins b-side and digital download.

Rockaway Beach Festival 2019 3 January 2019

What an incredible and 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, including the WG/AR debut release.

In just over a week Winter Gardens will be opening the Saturday of Rockaway Beach Festival, their first ever festival appearance.

Rockaway is a boutique festival held at that the Butlins Bognor Regis Holiday resort, focusing on new and unsigned artists. Playing alongside some truly inspirational established musicians, the lineup this year has just got better and better.

Be sure to catch us for some free austerity goodies and Winter Gardens merchandise.

Welcome 20 December 2018

Nobody likes austerity, let's forget all the stigma that's attached to the word, this label is not advocating, glamorising, promoting or capitalising on this current affair.

Austerity was started by two mates Garry and Jim, who were consistently finding themselves going to the same independent gigs in Brighton, with a passion for new and upcoming artists, they decided to combine this mutual admiration for local music start their own indie label 'austerity records' - a label to encourage and form a platform for new, upcoming and passionate artists in the South East. Winter Gardens are the first exciting member of the family, with some rather impressive festival and support slots under their belts, WG will release thier first single on austerity records early next year, watch this space!