We're very excited to be welcome Orlando's You Blew It! to BSM for their new record 'Abendrot' in the UK/EU! Produced by Into It. Over It’s Evan Weiss, Abendrot is an incredible album. The vinyl comes packaged in a beautiful, foil stamped sleeve, and the blue variant is limited to just 200. Make this your winter soundtrack. Pre-order your copy now!
Welcome Balance and Composure! 16 September 2016
We’re delighted to welcome Balance and Composure to Big Scary Monsters! We’ll be releasing their stunning, brand new album 'Light We Made' in the UK/Europe this Autumn. Available on limited edition vinyl and CD, you can get your copy by pre-ordering the album now.
Terrible Love announce new single, touring with The Fall of Troy 6 September 2016
Following on from their brilliant debut EP, Terrible Love are back with a brand new track, which will be available on a 7" flexi disc during their upcoming UK tour with The Fall of Troy and Tiny Moving Parts. Any leftover stock after that will be on our webstore
Listen to False Flag via DIY magazine
09 Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
10 Leeds, Key Club
11 Glasgow, Cathouse
13 Newcastle, Think Tank
14 London, Scala
15 Bristol, Fleece
16 Manchester, Sound Control
17 Birmingham, Asylum
Beach Slang UK/Europe Nov tour 30 August 2016
Not content with just bringing you their new album, Beach Slang are back with a bang, to play the UK and Europe this November! In James's own words "I mean, I didn't want the year to split without one more wild go. So, yeah, let's do that <3". Tickets are on sale now - grab 'em while they're hot.
Mon 7th Nov - Glasgow Mono Tickets
Tues 8th Nov - London Scala Tickets
Wed 9th Nov - Leeds Brudenell Social Club Tickets
Thurs 10th Nov - Brighton The Haunt Tickets
Sat 12th Nov - Brussels Botanique Tickets
Sun 13th Nov - Hamburg Knust Tickets
Mon 14th Nov - Hannover Lux Tickets
Tues 15th Nov - Berlin Lido Tickets
Modern Baseball 'Tourope' early 2017 25 August 2016
So Modern Baseball are returning to Europe in Jan/Feb 2017 for their biggest run yet! Support comes from Thin Lips and The Superweaks. Tickets are available from Tuesday 30th August. Dates and links below:
Sat 28 Jan 2017 - Luzern Treibhaus Tickets
Sun 29 Jan - Milan Circolo Magnolia Tickets
Mon 30 Jan - Munich Ampere Tickets
Wed 1 Feb - Vienna b72 Tickets
Thu 2 Feb - Prague Café v Lese Tickets
Fri 3 Feb - Berlin Lido Tickets
Sat 4 Feb - Copenhagen Vega Tickets
Sun 5 Feb - Stockholm Bergsunds Strand 43 Tickets
Tue 7 Feb - Hamburg Hafenklang Tickets
Wed 8 Feb - Eindhoven Dynamo Tickets
New PWR BTTM song 16 August 2016
PWR BTTM have just posted the second bonus track from the European release of their brilliant Ugly Cherries record. Listen to that here, buy the vinyl here, then come and see them tour at the end of the year. Perfect
Cassels UK tour 10 August 2016
To celebrate the launch of their excellent new EP ' You, Us and They' , Cassels are going out with the excellent itoldyouiwouldeatyou on a small UK run in September. Dates are below and you can find out more here.
The lads are taking in the following:
11.09 - Green Door Store Brighton
12.09 - Whiskey Jar, Manchester
14.09 - Santiagos, Leeds
15.09 - The Cookie, Leicester
17.09- Birthdays, London
Bandcamp pay what you want sale 29 July 2016
For one weekend only we've made our Bandcamp page pay what you want. That means over 100 albums, EPs and singles for as little or as much as you see fit. Go nuts!
Sale ends Mon 1st Aug 206
Modern Baseball announce small run of UK dates 25 July 2016
Modern Baseball have added a small number of headline dates around their appearance at Reading and Leeds festival. Tickets for all are on sale now and likely to go quickly.
26.08 - Leeds Festival
28.08 - Reading Festival
30.08 - Newcastle, The Cluny (tickets)
31.08 - Edinburgh, The Mash House (tickets)
01.09 - Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach (tickets)
02.09 - Dublin, Fibber Magees (tickets)
03.09 - Galway, Roisin Dubh (tickets)
04.09 - Belfast, Voodoo (tickets)
MoBo's third album, Holy Ghost, was released in May and is available from our webstore.
As you may have heard we’re delighted to welcome PWR BTTM to BSM and now we’ve a ton of fab news for you. You may have just heard Zane Lowe premier the new track ‘Projection’ on his Beats 1 show. Well this is one of TWO bonus tracks exclusive to the UK/Europe version of Ugly Cherries!
Not only can you get this on black vinyl, cassette and/or with a great new t-shirt, we've also a very limited edition purple vinyl variant. With only 100 available, you won't want to sleep on it if you want to get your hands on one of those. Pre-orders are now available.
And we haven't finished with the good news yet. PWR...
Please welcome... PWR BTTM! 18 July 2016
We're so excited to be working with the wonderful PWR BTTM! Pre-orders for the UK/EU pressing of their incredible album Ugly Cherries launch on Wednesday, including two brand new bonus tracks. We'll also have more big news then so be sure to check back
If you're new to the band then get listening right now. As important as it is catchy, Ugly Cherries has been on constant rotation in our office for months now.
Read about the band on their artist page and we'll see you in a couple of days with more news...
New Beach Slang album! 13 July 2016
We’ve a new Beach Slang album for you! That’s right, less than a year after the release of their critically acclaimed debut, Beach Slang drop 'A Loud Bash Of Teenage Feelings', their brilliant follow up record, with us on the 23rd September (UK/Europe). Pre-orders are now up!
New Cassels EP - You, Us and They 11 July 2016
are back with their new EP - You, Us and They'. Another politically
charged punk riot, you can hear the new song - Cool Box over at Upset now. Pre-order the EP on limited edition cassette now.The lads are also on tour throughout July/ August:
17 Truck Festival
28 The Golden Lion, Bristol
29 Y Not? Festival
06 The Windmill, London
14 The Wagon and Horses, Birmingham
15 Old Blue Last, London (EP RELEASE SHOW)
25 The Wheatsheaf, Oxford (EP RELEASE SHOW)
The vinyl sold out about 27 years ago so we've uploaded all of the bonus tracks from the beautiful Kevin Devine Live at St Pancras Church record to digital stores, including Bandcamp. 30 bloody songs in total! Enjoy.
Welcome to BSM - Gulfer 28 June 2016
What we think you all need right now is good, cheerful, happy news. How about a new signing? We’re absolutely delighted to announce the arrival of the ace - Gulfer. If you like Algernon Cadwallader. Delta Sleep et al, we think these will be right up your street.
We’ve had their album ‘What Gives’ on almost constant rotation in the BSM office for ages now, so we’re pleased to be bringing you this brilliant record on vinyl. With only 500 copies including a limited green splatter, pre- order your copy now.
That’s not all, the band will be hitting the UK and Europe throughout August and September. Dates below:
15.08 - Dublin, IR @ Hangar w/...
Gnarwolves tour with The Front Bottoms 27 June 2016
We're very excited to announce Gnarwolves will be supporting The Front Bottoms on their European tour later this year! Tickets are on sale later this week.
20.11 - Nottingham, Rock City
21.11 - Glasgow, O2 ABC
22.11 - Manchester, O2 Ritz
23.11 - Birmingham, O2 Institute
25.11 - Northumbria, University
26.11 - Leeds, Beckett SU
28.11 - Bristol, O2 Academy
29.11 - Southampton, 1865
30.11 - Amsterdam, Melkweg
02.12 - Cologne, Kantine
03.12 - London, O2 Forum
Welcome to the new website - Grab a free tee! 22 June 2016
After a few years of our beloved old site we've had a small overhaul and gone and given it a new paint job, a bit of a tidy up and added one or two features we hope you'll like. To celebrate this we've also decided to have a bit of a giveaway. We're offering a very fetching BSM t-shirt to the first 100 people to place an order through our store. It doesn't matter what you buy, how much or how little you spend, if you're in the first one hundred orders, you'll receive this absolutely free!
To claim your free shirt click here and follow the very simple instructions
mewithoutYou announce UK tour 21 June 2016
We're very excited to have the wonderful mewithoutYou heading back to the UK in August! The band will support Coheed And Cambria and La Dispute, as well as performing at ArcTanGent Festival and then a run of headline shows with our very own yndi halda in support.
Tickets for the Coheed dates and ATG on sale now, headline shows on sale Fri 24th June
19.08 - Nottingham, Bodega Social Club
20.08 - Bristol, ArcTanGent
21.08 - Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
22.08 - Glasgow, O2 ABC *
23.08 - Manchester, O2 Ritz *
24.08 - London, O2 Forum Kentish Town *
26.08 - Cardiff, The Globe ^
27.08 - Plymouth, The Hub ^
28.08 - Southampton, Talking Heads ^
29.08 - Brighton, Sticky Mikes ^
30.08 - Kingston, Fighting Cocks + Banquet...
Modern Baseball announce Ireland dates 20 June 2016
Modern Baseball will play three special shows in Ireland this September, following their appearance at Reading and Leeds festival. Support will come from The Winter Passing and Vicky Speedboat.
02.09 - Dublin, Fibber Magees,
03.09 - Galway, Roisin Dubh,
04.09 - Belfast, Voodoo
Delta Sleep second pressing, inc. bonus track 8 June 2016
The beautiful Twin Galaxies came out one year ago today, so what better time to announce a second vinyl press? This time featuring a bonus track and new variant, you can pre-order it from our store right now. Happy birthday, Delta Sleep!
Beach Slang's mixtape now streaming! 24 May 2016
The Fall of Troy announce second new album! 21 May 2016
Not content with one new album, The Fall of Troy now offer up OK #2.
Featuring the same 10 songs as OK #1 but with different artwork and an entirely different mix, it's now available to pre-order from our store.
Check out thefalloftroy.com for a free download and to read more about the record.
Caspian announce European tour 17 May 2016
The wonderful Caspian are heading back this way in August for a run of European festivals and headline shows. This includes a UK exclusive appearance at ArcTanGent!
08/19 Hasselt, BEL – Pukkelpop
08/20 Bristol, UK – ArcTanGent Festival
08/21 Porto, POR – Amplifest
08/22 Madrid, SPA – Chango
08/23 Barcelona, SPA – Sala Apolo 2 (feat. Toe)
08/24 Toulouse, FRA – Le Saint des Seins
08/26 Gigors, FRA – Freakshow Festival
08/27 Granichen, SWI – Open Air Gra¨nichen
08/28 Munchen, DE – Backstage München
08/29 Oberhausen, DE – Kulttempel Oberhausen
08/30 Hannover, GER – Kulturzentrum Faust
08/31 Copenhagen, DEN – Beta
09/01 Stockholm, SWE – Hangaren UNF
09/02 Gothenburg, SWE – Fangelset
09/03 Oslo, NOR – SubScene Oslo
Coheed, La Dispute AND mewithoutYou?! 16 May 2016
How about that? Coheed & Cambria, La Dispute and mewithoutYou will play three very special UK shows this August!
22.08 - Glasgow, ABC
23.08 - Manchester, Ritz
24.08 - London, The Forum
Tickets are on sale now