Tue 17 December


Staff Top 10 Albums 2013

Because the whole world does these, and we’re no different. Two rules - no Hassle Records releases allowed, and no ranking them from 1-10 because that’s difficult sometimes and we’re kinda lame.

Mike (Hassle Records)
The Wonder Years - The Greatest Generation (Hopeless Records)
Hookworms - Pearl Mystic (Gringo Records)
letlive. - The Blackest Beautiful (Epitaph)
Bring Me The Horizon - Sempiternal (Sony)
Captain, We’re Sinking - The Future Is Cancelled (Run For Cover Records)
Big Jesus - One (self-released)
El-P & Killer Mike - Run The Jewels (self-released)
Forever Came Calling - Contender (Pure Noise Records)
Coheed & Cambria - The Afterman: Descension (Hundred Handed / Everything Evil)
The Dangerous Summer - Golden Record (Hopeless Records)

Mease (Hassle Records)
Big Jesus - One (self-release)
Touche Amore - Is Survived By (Deathwish)
Deafheaven - Sunbather (Deathwish)
The National - Trouble Will Find Me (4AD)
Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats - Mind Control (Rise Above)
Suuns - Images Du Futur (Secretly Canadian)
Night Verses - Lift Your Existence (Southworld)
Keaton Henson - Birthdays (Oak Ten)
Frightened Rabbit - Pedestrian Verse (Atlantic)
Arctic Monkeys - AM (Domino)

Ed (Trail of Press)
Bring Me The Horizon - Sempiternal (Sony)
Night Verses - Lift Your Existence (Southworld)
Half Moon Run - Dark Eyes (Glassnote)
The Wonder Years - The Greatest Generation (Hopeless Records)
Kvelertak - Meir (Roadrunner)
A Day To Remember - Common Courtesy (self-release)
Touche Amore - Is Survived By… (Deathwish Inc)
Modern Life Is War - Fever Hunting (Deathwish Inc)
And So I Watch You From Afar - All Hail Bright Futures (Sargent House)
Transit - Young New England (Rise Records)

Tue 10 December


NEW TOUR. Lonely The Brave tour the UK in January/February 2014.
This is the band’s first ever UK headline tour and promises to be very special indeed.

NEW TOUR. Lonely The Brave tour the UK in January/February 2014.

This is the band’s first ever UK headline tour and promises to be very special indeed.

Thu 21 November


PRE-ORDER. ’Dark Days’, the new album from Canterbury is available for pre-order now, complete with exclusive ‘Dark Days’ t-shirt.
However, the very special part is that the first 50 people who pre-order through the HASSLE RECORDS STORE will have access to an online listening party on 22nd December (almost a month before release). Why 22.12.13? Because it’s #thedarkestday. Clever, huh?

PRE-ORDER. ’Dark Days’, the new album from Canterbury is available for pre-order now, complete with exclusive ‘Dark Days’ t-shirt.

However, the very special part is that the first 50 people who pre-order through the HASSLE RECORDS STORE will have access to an online listening party on 22nd December (almost a month before release). Why 22.12.13? Because it’s #thedarkestday. Clever, huh?

Fri 15 November


AWARD NOMINATION. Balance and Composure's 'The Things We Think We're Missing' has been nominated for the 2013 Best Art Vinyl award, alongside album art from everyone from Elton John to Pissed Jeans.
Do us and them a favour and vote HERE: http://www.bestartvinyl.com/vote.html

AWARD NOMINATION. Balance and Composure's 'The Things We Think We're Missing' has been nominated for the 2013 Best Art Vinyl award, alongside album art from everyone from Elton John to Pissed Jeans.

Do us and them a favour and vote HERE: http://www.bestartvinyl.com/vote.html

Thu 14 November


NEW VIDEO. August Burns Red 'Provision'.

August Burns Red tour the UK in early 2014.

Fri 25 October


NEW VIDEO. We Are The Ocean go behind the scenes on ‘Live at Middle Farm’.

Tue 22 October


London Punk Rock Record Fair. Stock report.
So we just trawled our cupboards for stock to bring down to the London Punk Rock Record Fair at The Macbeth on Saturday.
As well as Lonely The Brave and our last three Balance & Composure LPs on vinyl, and some The JCQ and LTB t-shirts, we also dug out the following from our past catalogue:
REALLY VERY SPECIAL 65daysofstatic 'We Were Exploding Anyway' 12” test pressings.
Alexisonfire ‘This Could Be Anywhere In The World’ 7” picture discs.
Blue Thursday ‘Counting 5-4-3-2-1’ 7” singles.
Some fun. 'Aim & Ignite' double 12” etched vinyl thingies.
Signed Cancer Bats ‘Dead Set On Living’ 12” albums.
Our LAST EVER copies of some of the 7” singles from the Rolo Tomassi Subs Club, inc. the split with Cancer Bats
Signed We Are The Ocean 'Maybe Today, Maybe Tomorrow' deluxe reissue (inc. 'Live at Middle Farm' CD) albums.
Some HORSE The Band clear 7” with an early Skrillex remix on the b-side.
Turbowolf s/t album art back patches.
AND SOME MORE STUFF like Four Year Strong and Propgandhi CDs and whatnot.
Come down, say hi, buy stuff and just hang-out. It’ll be a laugh-riot.

London Punk Rock Record Fair. Stock report.

So we just trawled our cupboards for stock to bring down to the London Punk Rock Record Fair at The Macbeth on Saturday.

As well as Lonely The Brave and our last three Balance & Composure LPs on vinyl, and some The JCQ and LTB t-shirts, we also dug out the following from our past catalogue:

  • REALLY VERY SPECIAL 65daysofstatic 'We Were Exploding Anyway' 12” test pressings.
  • Alexisonfire ‘This Could Be Anywhere In The World’ 7” picture discs.
  • Blue Thursday ‘Counting 5-4-3-2-1’ 7” singles.
  • Some fun. 'Aim & Ignite' double 12” etched vinyl thingies.
  • Signed Cancer Bats ‘Dead Set On Living’ 12” albums.
  • Our LAST EVER copies of some of the 7” singles from the Rolo Tomassi Subs Club, inc. the split with Cancer Bats
  • Signed We Are The Ocean 'Maybe Today, Maybe Tomorrow' deluxe reissue (inc. 'Live at Middle Farm' CD) albums.
  • Some HORSE The Band clear 7” with an early Skrillex remix on the b-side.
  • Turbowolf s/t album art back patches.

AND SOME MORE STUFF like Four Year Strong and Propgandhi CDs and whatnot.

Come down, say hi, buy stuff and just hang-out. It’ll be a laugh-riot.

Tue 22 October


NEW VIDEO. We Are The Ocean - ‘Confessions (live at Middle Farm)’.

Believe us when we say this one is very fucking special.

Tue 8 October


NEW VIDEO. We Are The Ocean perform ‘Now & Then (live at Middle Farm’.

This one’s a bit fucking special. Turn it up and drown in it.

Fri 27 September


NEW VIDEO. Here’s We Are The Ocean with ‘Runaway (Live at Middle Farm’), the second installment from their series of tracks recorded fully live at the studio where they recorded both ‘Go Now And Live’ and ‘Maybe Today, Maybe Tomorrow’.

Pre-order ‘Maybe Today, Maybe Tomorrow (Deluxe Edition)’, including a bonus CD containing the 10 tracks recorded Live At Middle Farm.

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