The Get Up Kids will catch EU..... May tour! 5 February 2019

Good news The Get Up Kids fans ....... the band are coming over to our shores in May for a big ol' tour! Check out the dates on this very aesthetically pleasing poster below. Tickets on sale Thursday. Support comes from Muncie Girls.

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Martha announce new album! 28 January 2019

Indie-punk heroes Martha have announced details of their brand new album Love Keeps Kicking, out April 5th!

Having introduced you all to riotous ‘Heart Is Healing’ late last year, today the band have shared the album's incredible title track, along with a tongue-in-cheek video homage to 50s alien invasion movies. Watch it now...

Love Keeps Kicking is released April 5th and is available to pre-order now.

To celebrate the release the band will play with an extensive European tour, kicking of at Madrid’s Popfest on 22nd March. The tour will see the band play some of their biggest headline shows today, including a date at The Garage,...

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Pkew Pkew Pkew come to the EU EU EU! 16 January 2019

Let's kick off the tour news for the year with this beauty. What a bill this is. Pkew Pkew Pkew and Spanish Love Songs are heading to Europe in April. You lucky lot. Check them out at the following dates:

27.04.19 Neunkirchen (DE), Antattack Festival
28.04 Bremen (DE), Kulturzentrum Lagerhaus
29.04. Düsseldorf (DE), The Tube
30.04 Münster (DE), Uncle M Festival
01.05 Darmstadt (DE), Oetinger Villa
02.05 Wels (AT), Sbäm Festival
03.05 München (DE), Backstage
04.05 Zürich (CH), Obenuse Festival
05.05 Paris (FR), Gibus Club
07.05 Brighton (UK), The Hope & Ruin
08.05 Manchester (UK), Soup Kitchen
09.05 Birmingham (UK), The Flapper
10.05 Bristol (UK), Exchange
11.05 London (UK), New Cross Inn

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Thank you for 2018! 20 December 2018

With our Xmas holidays starting any second now, we'd just like to wish you all a happy holidays and thank you for all your support this year! We've really enjoyed it and we hope you did too!

We loved all our BSM releases (check out them all out this lovely playlist) but if you want to know what non BSM albums we thought were great in 2018, check out our staff lists below. You can listen to tracks off all these here.

See you all in 2019!



1. Retirement Party - Somewhat Literate
2. Spanish Love Songs - Schmaltz
3. Jeff Rosenstock - POST
4. Itoldyouiwouldeatyou - Oh Dearism
5. Gouge Away - Burnt Sugar
6. Culture...

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Happy Xmas - We've signed Martha and there's a new song! 13 December 2018

To round off 2018 in an absolutely awesome way - we're well chuffed to announce that we've only gone and signed County Durham's finest punk export, the irrepressible, the incredible - Martha!

That's not all though, it wouldn't really be Christmas without a nice message and pressie? So here's a lovely message from the band and a brand-new song!

Seasons Greetings friends!

Sorry that we’ve been a bit quiet lately, we’re gonna have some news to share very soon. In the mean time we wanted to let you know that we’re officially working with Big Scary Monsters and Dirtnap and we’re incredibly chuffed about it! We also wanted to give you a present to maybe warm you up a bit -tis the...

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Single Mothers premiere new video and tour news 12 December 2018

Our Canadian family, Single Mothers have gone and released a video for the ace track 'Tan Line (Like Passing Through A Wall)'. Taken off the awesome 2018 surprise LP Through a Wall, you can watch the animated video below:

The band go on their UK/EU tour with Drug Church at the end of January next year, as well as taking in some US/Canada dates in Feb/March:

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American Football announce new album on BSM! 11 December 2018

We get to announce some pretty cool things working for this label but this one is right up there... we're delighted to announce that American Football will be releasing their third full-length album, American Football (LP3), on Big Scary Monsters (UK/EU) on March 22nd!

You can listen now to Silhouettes the first track to be taken from the new record:

This record is definitely one to file in the ‘must-listen’ category next year so pre-order your copy now.

Alongside the usual LP/CD and merch bundles, for all you collectors out there we've got two exclusive BSM vinyl variants including a Blue Mix with Red Splatter LP and...

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Grab our free 23 track 2018 Sampler... 11 December 2018

Have you heard our 2018 sampler? Not ones to boast or anything, but we've put out some absolutely brilliant records this year. You may have noticed. But if not, worry not… here's a track off every release, so you can catch up on anything you missed!

Thats 23 tracks from the likes of The Get Up Kids, Tiny Moving Parts, Cursive, mewithoutYou, Jamie Lenman,Nervus,Lemuria, Orchards, Gender Roles, Tangled Hair, Delta Sleep, Pedro The Lion, We Were Promised Jetpacks and loads more!

Get your copy now

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All go for Doe - UK/EU Feb tour announced! 5 December 2018

Having just come off the road with Speedy Ortiz, Doe have announced a headline tour of UK and Europe in February 2019! Full dates are as follows:

14.02 Bristol, UK - The Stag and Hounds Tickets
15.02 Oxford, UK - The Wheatsheaf Tickets
16.02 Manchester, UK - Soup Kitchen Tickets
17.02 Glasgow, UK - Broadcast Tickets
18.02 Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club Tickets
19.02 London, UK - The Victoria Tickets
20.02 Lille, France - Bobble Cafè Tickets
21.02 Cologne, Germany - Autonomes Zentrum Tickets
22.02 Darmstadt, Germany - Oetinger Villa Tickets
23.02 Prague, Czech Republic - Underdogs Tickets

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Orchards to hit the road in 2019! 29 November 2018

Having wowed everyone in 2018, our alt-popsters Orchards are heading out on their debut UK headline tour in March!

Tickets are on sale now. We predict good times, big songs and sing-alongs a plenty so grab yourself a ticket and catch this incredible live band! To get you in the mood, watch the brand-new vid for single Age of You:

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Hello Pkew Pkew Pkew! 14 September 2018

We're delighted to welcome Toronto punks Pkew Pkew Pkew to the label! Anyone who has caught their awesome, frenetic, beer soaked live shows will know just how much fun this band are and we can't wait to share with you what they've been up to! Let's kick things off with a brand new song called Passed Out - a blistering ode to knowingly wasting your life away. Available now on all streaming services you can check out the video below:

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Antarctigo Vespucci announce a new record 6 September 2018

Our new signings - Antarctigo Vespucci have announced their new record Love in the Time of E-Mail!

For the uninitiated, Antarctigo Vespucci is the brain-child of DIY stalwarts Jeff Rosenstock (Bomb the Music Industry) and Chris Farren (Fake Problems). The result of two tour mates turned best buddies hanging out and making music together, they're here to bring their second full-length record out 26th October.

You can pre-order that right now (on a lovely exclusive LP variant). For those eager to have a listen to some new music, check out new track White Noise right now:

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New Single Mothers album! 5 September 2018

Single Mothers are back with their brand-new record Through A Wall. Spoiler alert - it's an absolute ripper, packed to the rafters with riffy, angsty goodness! In further outstanding news, it'll be available digitally this Friday!

For those of wanting some of that lovely physical, you can pre-order the LP now on exclusive Black/Clear half and half with black/white splatter vinyl, released 26th Oct.

To warm you up here's the video for two new tracks Dog Parks and Switch Off:

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The Countdown to Big Day Out has begun! 30 August 2018

For those of you coming to our sold out Big Day Out in Hackney this Saturday, we thought we’d update you with a little bit of information to help you plan your day!

Tickets & Arrival: When you arrive in Hackney, you need to exchange your ticket for your festival wristband at The Empire Bar (291 Mare St, London E8 1EJ). Doors open at 2pm. The confirmation email you received is your ticket.

Please note that Wristband Exchange will close at 9pm. If you arrive at Big Day Out after this time, you can still pick up your wristband from Paper Dress Vintage opposite the train station. This is a SOLD OUT event and there are no tickets...

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Welcome Antarctigo Vespucci ! 23 August 2018

We’re very excited to sign Antarctigo Vespucci in Europe, once again working alongside our good friends at Polyvinyl.

For the uninitiated, AV is the project from musical superheroes and all-round social media stars Jeff Rosenstock and Chris Farren.

Our signing in no way suggests their follow up to 2015’s Leavin’ La Vida Loca is on the cards. No. Way.

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Cursive to release new album Vitriola on BSM! 8 August 2018

Six years since their last record, Cursive are back with their eighth full-length, Vitriola, which we're delighted to be releasing this coming October 5th.

For the first time since 2006’s Happy Hollow, the album reunites Tim Kasher, guitarist/singer Ted Stevens and bassist Matt Maginn with founding drummer Clint Schnase, as well as co-producer Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, M. Ward, Jenny Lewis) to deliver an incredible album that you're really going to want to hear when it's released!

As a little taster of what's to come you can check out thre new single Life Savings. You can also pre-order the record (including an exclusive marble red 12") now.

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Hello to Doe ! 26 July 2018

We're excited to announce the signing of London indie-rock trio Doe!

To kick off the occasion, we're delighted to share with you the video for (the very aptly named given the temperature) Heated, the first single taken from their brand-new album Grow into It, out Sept 28th!

If you're into the likes of The Breeders, Charly Bliss, Great Grandpa, Speedy Ortiz or Tancred, you'll be wanting to check that out!

The band also have some upcoming dates in the UK and US, including a UK tour with Speedy Ortiz. Tickets for that are on sale now:

1st Sept - Big Scary Monster’s Big Day Out, London

17 Oct: London...

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New We Were Promised Jetpacks song and album pre-order info 19 July 2018

Last week we welcomed We Were Promised Jetpacks to the label and now we're pleased to announce their brand-new record The Less I Sleep The More I Dream, out September 14th!

Also to get you started, here is the first single from the record - Hanging In:

You can also pre-order the new album. Available on a limited orange/pink haze 12” or CD as well as a variety of money saving bundles, grab yourself a copy now if you're keen!

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Cassels to tour UK this September 18 July 2018

Angsty fraternal punks Cassels are off out on a UK tour this September. Tickets are on sale now. Catch them playing the following dates:

03.09 - Southampton, Heartbreakers
04.09 - Exeter, The Cavern
05.09 - Brighton, The Pipeline
06.09 - Cardiff, Gwidhw Cafe Bar
07.09 - Leeds, Hyde Park Book Club
08.09 - Nottingham, The Chameleon
15.09 - Oxford, If Not Now, When? Festival

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