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BIOGRAPHY

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".

CONTACT

General label enquiries (including distribution/wholesale orders) - bsmrocks@gmail.com

Mailorder enquiries - distro@awesomemerchandise.com

Webmaster - leigh@lwjonesdesign.co.uk

F.A.Q

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 distro@awesomemerchandise.com 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.

Q. I placed a mailorder 7 hours ago and it hasn't arrived, what the fuck?!
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 whatareyouthinking@goaway.cok. Those of you who have STREAMING links to GOOD music and a sense that we genuinely may enjoy it, please email to bsmrocks@gmail.com with a bit of info about yourselves.

Q. I work for a shop/run a distro, could we stock your releases?
A. Absolutely! Email bsmrocks@gmail.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 bsmrocks@gmail.com and we'll put you in touch with the relevant people.

Q. Why did you begin BSM?
A. Girls and money

Q. Would you recommend starting an independent record label?
A. I'd recommend building a time machine first.

Q. What's your favourite ever BSM release?
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!

Q. How did you come to work with Andrew W.K.?
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.

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