We're super delighted to announce a new signing! Welcome to BSM, Chicago punks Meat Wave . Playing fast and furious lo-fi garage punk in the realms of Hot Snakes, Pup etc, check them out at the earliest opportunity. You can now listen to the new single 'The Incessant': http://bit.ly/meatwavebsm.
Balance and Composure set for UK/Euro tour 31 October 2016
Having just delivered the awesome 'Light We Made' this month, Balance and Composure will be hitting the UK and Europe in January and February 2017. See you down the front!
Wed 18 Jan - Sticky Mikes Frog Bar, Brighton
Thu 19 Jan - The Dome, London
Fri 20 Jan - Talking Heads, Southampton
Sat 21 Jan - Thekla, Bristol
Sun 22 Jan - Bodega, Nottingham
Tue 24 Jan - Stereo, Glasgow
Wed 25 Jan - Gorilla, Manchester
Thu 26 Jan - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Sat 28 Jan - Winston, Amsterdam
Mon 30 Jan - Musik & Frieden, Berlin
Tue 31 Jan - Hafenklang, Hamburg
Wed 01 Feb - Stadmitte, Karlsruhe
Thu 02 Feb - MTC, Cologne
Fri 03 Feb - Kavka, Antwerp
Sat 04 Feb - Café Nova, Essen
Bienvenue au BSM – Totorro! 14 October 2016
After being one of the stand-out bands at 2016’s ArcTanGent Festival, the French-based quartet have signed up with us to bring you their second album ‘Come to Mexico’ – available to pre-order now.
Sometimes heavy, often technical but most of the time just downright fun, this album will leave you smiling ear-to-ear. FFO Cleft, Axes and joy. To celebrate, they’ve also gone and made a summery video for the track ‘Yaaago’, which you all can enjoy now.
Tiny Moving Parts announce tour with The Wonder Years and Pup 27 September 2016
They only just left us two weeks ago but the next trip is already booked! Tiny Moving Parts return to Europe in January with The Wonder Years and Pup. How's that for a lineup eh?
28.01 - Dublin, Ireland - Workmans Club
29.01 - Belfast, UK - Empire
31.01 - Leeds, UK - Stylus
01.02 - London, UK - KOKO
03.02 - Birmingham, UK - O2 Institute
04.02 - Glasgow, UK - QMU
05.02 - Manchester, UK - O2 Ritz
07.02 - Paris, France - Le Backstage By the Mill
08.02 - Antwerp, Belgium - Kavka
09.02 - Utrecht, Netherlands - De Helling
10.02 - Essen, Germany - Cafe Nova
12.02 - Munich, Germany - Sunny Red
14.02 - Zurich, Swiss - Dynamo
15.02 - Milan, Italy - Legend Club
17.02 Barcelona, Spain -...
Kevin Devine announces EU tour 22 September 2016
To celebrate the release of Instigator, his 9th studio album (which you can - and should - pre-order here, by the way), Kevin Devine will be touring the UK and Europe early next year. Dates are...
January 16 - Cologne, Germany - Underground
January 17 - Hamburg, Germany - Nochtspeicher
January 18 - Berlin, Germany - Kantine Am Berghain
January 20 - Wiesbaden, Germany - Schlachthof
January 21 - Schorndorf, Germany - Manufaktur
January 22 - Vienna, Austria - Chelsea
January 23 - Milan, Italy - Magnolia
January 24 - Zurich, Switzerland - Eldorado
January 26 - Antwerp, Belgium - Trix
January 27 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg
January 29 - Bristol, United Kingdom - Thekla
January 30 - Nottingham, United Kingdom - Bodega
January 31 - Manchester, United Kingdom...
You Blew It! didn't blow it and sign to BSM! 20 September 2016
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