Big Scary Monsters is an independent currently label based in Dalston, East London. Having formed in The Middle Of Nowhere Oxfordshire at the turn of the century, the label is owned and operated by Kevin Douch, with the help of a few wonderful friends. It has so far been responsible for releases from the likes of Andrew W.K., Pulled Apart By Horses, Cursive, Meet Me In St Louis, Bear vs Shark, DZ Deathrays, This Town Needs Guns, Tall Ships, Matt Pryor, Walter Schreifels, Adebisi Shank, Joyce Manor, Get Cape Wear Cape Fly and many, many more.In 2011 BSM helped form the Pink Mist collective with Holy Roar and Blood And Biscuits Records. Later joined by Tangled Talk, the collective work together to release even more good music, promote shows across London and run a popular music blog.
BSM also host an annual 5-a-side football tournament, pulling together the "sporting elite of the music industry" in what can only be described as a tired embarrassment of people who "used to be good when they were 12".
General label enquiries (including distribution/wholesale orders) - email@example.comMailorder enquiries - firstname.lastname@example.org
Webmaster - email@example.com
Q. I placed a mailorder 2 weeks ago and it hasn't arrived, is everything ok?
A. If you want to check up on an order, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the info. Please note, pre-order items are usually shipped the week before release. Also, don't contact us about orders via Facebook or Twitter, we need your info to look into it for you properly.
A. What the fuck indeed. Grow up and never contact us again.
Q. I'm in a band and I want to send you a 50mb wav file of a track we just recorded. We are yet to add the bass or vocals, it's not mixed and it's far from being our best song. Interested? (also see: funk bands and artists who begin emails with "we are the future of music")
A. OH WOW, WHAT AN OPPORTUNITY! Send your huge attachments to email@example.com. Those of you who have STREAMING links to GOOD music and a sense that we genuinely may enjoy it, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a bit of info about yourselves.
A. Absolutely! Email email@example.com and we'll send you our wholesale info.
Q. I'm a promoter and would like to book one of your bands, how can I do this?
A. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll put you in touch with the relevant people.
A. Girls and money
Q. Would you recommend starting an independent record label?
A. I'd recommend building a time machine first.
A. I like them all exactly the same. Except maybe a couple of them. But I'm not telling you which.
Q. Looking at your back catalogue your release numbers seem pretty messed up, how come?
A. Just because I run a record label, it doesn't mean I can count right. There may have been a couple of little slip-ups along the way, and releases often move a little, but we're just about on track again now!
A. Got drunk, sent an email, professed my love, went for dinner, talked about Mr Bean, hatched a plan, won some money in a Fantasy Football league, spent it on square-shaped vinyl, the end.
Q. Can I play in the BSM 5-a-side football tournament?
A. Are you Gylfi Sigurdsson? If not, probably no room for you.