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I really, genuinely think Tape Runs Out may one day take a place in the pantheon of the proper eccentric, intelligent British pop genii – they can turn their hands in any direction they wish, know how to arrange a tune so it makes you sit bolt upright, aren’t afraid to push that tune in whichever stylistic direction it seems to demand; yet are also completely enthralled to the brilliance of a well-turned pop song. Brilliant, insouciant and intelligent

AUSTERITY RECORDS down in Brighton is one of those grassroots labels with a nose for coming excellence – doing, to paraphrase the Creation compilation – god’s work. And boy oh boy, have they ever hit the ground running in 2021 with recent signings, Tape Runs Out. Tape Runs Out are a seven-piece who formed in …

BRIGHTON’S Austerity Records, the up and coming label home already to the dark-edged dream pop stylings of the lovely Winter Gardens, is pleased to announce another worthy addition to its roster: London solo artiste Daisy Coburn. Today at Backseat Mafia we’re premiering the flaming first fruits of this new partnership, with the video for the …

AUSTERITY Records of Brighton have announced the second release in their cute C60 Club – for all you lovers of the chromium oxide – and that accolade falls to the trippy Balearic pop bliss of RADIDAS.  We took a look at the debut club release, Hanya’s Sea Shoes, here: orange cassette, four tracks with a …

WINTER GARDENS, the Sussex quartet beloved of a big guitar and unafraid of a grandiose statement, even this early in their career – they covered the Cocteaus’ Pearly Dewdrops-Drops on their first, hard-to-find, 7″ – have dropped a lyric video for a second track from their forthcoming Tapestry EP, which is out next month; you …

THE song hums in quietly on the faintest guitar shimmer. One deep keyboard chord lends heft and depth. And then vocalist Ananda appears, a ghostly image, made more eerie yet by mime make-up: she’s some shade here to sing, bringing forth a tale. Her voice is beguiling, breathy.  And so we’re into the ethereal world …

BRIGHTON’S small but perfectedly formed indie label Austerity Records, the brainchild of industry gentlemen and label co-owners Garry Saunders and Jamie Windless, has gone all chromium oxide on us with the launch of its C60 Club. A  reel-to-reel move across from the singles club, Austerity launches its new venture thus: “A lot of us grew …