Every now and then this label gives us the opportunity to do something very fun and fulfil personal ambitions. This is one of those times.
In the very, very early days of BSM few bands meant more to us than Hell Is For Heroes, and it's no exaggeration to say that they not only shaped our own musical tastes but also helped cultivate the kind of sound we still so proudly release today.
To celebrate the 15-year anniversary of the band's incredible debut record, The Neon Handshake, we'll be re-releasing it on exclusive black and white vinyl for old and new fans alike. Featuring classics like I Can Climb Mountains and You Drove Me to It, don't miss your...
yndi halda are back with a brand new EP, A Sun-Coloured Shaker this coming February!
Featuring one track of typically brilliant, 12 minute yndi halda epicness, A Sun Coloured Shaker picks up where previous album Under Summer leaves off. Out 16th February, the record will be released on very limited one-sided, yellow/Beer swirl-coloured 12” with original artwork and b-side etching created by the band's frequent collaborator, illustrator Hannah Clare. You can also pick it up with an exclusive, limited edition A3 riso print to complete the wonderfully artistic package! Preorder your copy now.
Also, good news for those further a field, the band will be touring North America in Feb/March!
It's the most wonderful time of year isn't it? So we've gone and signed those Brighton punks Gender Roles haven't we?
To celebrate, they've gone and dropped their new single ' Plastic for you to have a listen to. The video was filmed on their recent trip to FEST, where they played a handful of awesome shows across Florida and generally had a really nice time (as you can see!).
The song is available digitally everywhere today, so you can learn the words and sing along at any of their upcoming shows:
07.12 - LONDON, Dublin Castle w/ Brutalligators 18.12 - BRIGHTON, Hope and Ruin w/ Apologies I have None, Kamikaze Girls
Stepping up from 2015’s critically acclaimed ’Change Nothing’, there's a brilliant new Terrible Love EP - Doubt Mines - coming out on January 19th!
From the minimalist lament of the opener ‘First Flowers’ to the two and a half minute barrage of the title track, ‘Doubt Mines’ showcases a growth in the bands sound, adding melody and nuance without
sacrificing any of the intensity of their brand of post-hardcore
People of London and the surrounding area - do you like BSM, beer and record shopping?
We do . So we'll be setting up a stall at the Independent Label Market in Old Spitalfields
Market, London on 25th November!
Open from 11am-6.30pm, we'll be there with all our BSM wares along with an absolute ton of other labels including 4AD, Cooking Vinyl, Full Time Hobby, Mute, One Little
Indian, Play It Again Sam, Rough Trade, Secretly Canadian, Transgressive, our friends Holy Roar and a whole lot more!
What's more is there's even the London Brewers’ Market there too - vinyl, good beer AND festive cheer? See you there!
Beach Slang are back this October with a new EP, but with something a little different!
On October 20th, James will debut his newest project, aptly titled Quiet Slang, with the We Were Babies & We Were Dirtbags EP. Playing solo with a contributing pianist and cellist, the EP includes two re-worked Beach Slang songs, as well as, covers of The Replacements and Big Star (both covers being exclusive to this record).
You can get a sneak peek at what's to come by listening to “Bad Art & Weirdo Ideas” here (and it's also on Spotify/Apple too!).
We're delighted to announce that we'll be releasing the brand-new album 'Birdie' by Slaughter Beach, Dog on the 27th October! If the name sounds new to you, it's actually the brilliant side project of Jake Ewald, one of Modern Baseball's two singer/songwriters.
Pulling in influences from the likes Wilco, The Weakerthans, Jets To Brazil and Pedro The Lion, the new album showcases Jake’s incredible songwriting skills, taking his already renowned sound, refining it and creating something completely fresh. Listen to the first single - 'Gold and Green - now.
Our young punk upstarts, Cassels are coming out swinging with news of their full length debut album 'Epithet', out 6th October.
To get you all started, the brothers have released not one but TWO new songs off the record for you. In Jim's (vox/guitar) words: "'Coup' was written in the lead up to Brexit, 'Let' was written the day of the result, and together they make a cynical little couplet to open up our album". Listen to Coupand Let now.
Fuelled by the injustices of everything from modern society to the hypocrisy of small town England, those of you who like their music challenging, unpredictable and with hell of a lot to say, then this album is...
Jamie Lenman never does things by half and that goes for his news announcements too! Not content with one little announcement, he's gone and revealed a whole host of goodies.
First up, we're delighted to tell you he's releasing his brand new solo album 'Devolver' on October 27th via our good selves. We've exciting pre-order news coming very very soon. You'll definitely want to get in on that so watch this space.
While you're waiting for all that, how about listening to the brand new single 'Hell In A Fast Car'? Debuting on the Radio 1 Rock Show last night, it's available now - Spotify, Apple and Amazon Music. You can even watch the brilliant new video for this...
In super news, we're delighted to welcome Slaughter Beach, Dog to BSM!
For those of you not familiar with the band - it's the project of Jake from Modern Baseball and it sounds all sorts of brilliant. You can check out the recently released 7" - Motorcycle.jpg - right now on Spotify, Apple or Bandcamp.
That's not all, you can expect an album later this year (more on that soon) and you can catch Jake live for the first time in the UK, this Sept at the following dates (tickets on sale Weds 19th July):
03.09 - Manchester, Partizan Tickets 04.09 - London, Servants Jazz Quarters Tickets 05.09 - London, Servants Jazz Quarters Read More
On July 14th 2017, 10 years after it was originally released, REUBEN will reissue their 3rd and final album 'In Nothing We Trust' through Big Scary Monsters as a very limited vinyl run, as well as digitally across streaming and purchase platforms (for the very first time). Often cited by fans of the band as a true lost classic, and originally released on the bands own Hideous Records label, the vinyl will feature three bonus tracks and the first 200 orders through this store will also receive a CD version from the original release.
Pre-order the album - HERE Watch the original (and brilliant) video for 'Blood Bunny Larkhall'' - HERE
Not happy with just releasing an outstanding album last Friday (Get it now!) , and then announcing dates in the US with Touche Amore and Gouge Away, those Single Mothers have gone and announced some tasty UK and European dates this November! Ticket on sale this Friday:
15/11 - Green Door Store, Brighton Tickets 16/11 - Boston Music Room, London Tickets 17/11 - The Flapper, Birmingham - Tickets 18/11 - Star and Garter, Manchester - Tickets 19/11 - 13th Note, Glasgow - Tickets 21/11 - The Brudenell Community Room, Leeds - Tickets 22/11 - Bodega, Nottingham - Tickets 23/11 - Clwb...
We're delighted to announce the signing of Watford indie-punks Nervus.
They've been super busy writing a brand-new record but we've more on that soon. In the meantime, you lucky lot can catch them on their UK tour with new labelmates Kamikaze Girls starting tomorrow! More details of that here.
They're exciting. They're brilliant. They're loud. We've been fans for a long time so we're excited to finally say: we're releasing the new Single Mothers album in Europe! Our Pleasure is out June 16th. More information to come! Check out the first track 'Undercover' here.