Having admired them lovingly from afar for ages, we're delighted to announce the signing of Brighton's finest purveyors of alt-pop - Orchards!
To kick it all off, they've dropped the glittery, shimmering melodic bombshell 'Luv You 2' . Warning - it's an absolute earworm that you'll be singing along to all summer. Listen to it below now and watch this space for more news from the band soon!
Here's a sentence none of us ever expected to write: The Get Up Kids sign to BSM in Europe!
feels like an understatement to say we're excited about this news. One
of the most important bands we've ever known, TGUK have played a huge
part in shaping not just our personal tastes but the direction this
label has taken since the very beginning. I (Kev) could write paragraphs on
what they mean to me personally but we're gonna keep it short and sweet
for now as there's plenty more to tell you very soon.
Good news for all you Kamikaze Girls and Nervus fans! Fresh from their recent tours with The World Is a Beautiful Place.. and Milk Teeth respectively, both bands will be touring together in May! Check out the dates below:
05/20 - Paris, France - This Is My Fest 05/21 - Namur, Belgium - Le Petit Bitu 05/22 - Freiburg, Germany - Slow Club 05/23 - Bergamo, Italy - Joe Koala 05/25 - Wiener Neustadt, Austria - Triebwerk 05/26 - Nürnberg, Germany - K4 05/27 - Wiesbaden, Germany - Schlachthof 05/28 - Antwerp, Belgium - Bouckenborgh 05/29 - Braunschweig, Germany - Nexus 05/30 - Solingen, Germany - Waldmeister 05/31 - Koln, Germany - Tsunami
Kevin Devine has announced a second volume in his series of split 7" singles. There'll be six more in total, rolled out every two months through to early 2019, with the first two partners confirmed as The Hold Steady's Craig Finn and Petal!
We'll be carrying very limited numbers of each in our store for UK/EU customers. Pre-order the Craig Finn split now, featuring new and exclusive material from both artists.
Pre-order details for the Petal 7" will be announced shortly, along with the names of the four other split partners.
Having premiered on Radio 1 last night, Gender Roles have released their third single, the catchy and frenetic, Gills! Clocking in at under 1:30, it follows the two previous, brilliant singles, Plastic and About Her. Take a listen to that right now! All three will appear on their new EP, Lazer Rush, due out in April (more on that soon!)
Having just completed a full UK tour with Jamie Lenman, the Brighton trio head back out in April for a headline tour that you can go and watch entirely free. Zero pounds. No cash.
As Tom from the band points out, "What better way to celebrate our new EP than to drive up and down the country spreading...
We were excited enough that one of our faves The World Is Not A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die were touring the UK/EU in March, but now that tour just got even better with the addition of our very own Kamikaze Girls as support on all dates! Get to one of the shows below! Tickets on sale now.
We're pleased to announce we'll be releasing the brand-new Gulfer record (the fantastically named) Dog Bless on 2nd March!
Featuring 12 songs of anthemic, technical mathy emo we reckon if your a fan
of Algernon Cadwallader, Grown Ups and the like, then you should definitely
check this out. Have a listen to the new track
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!