2020 marks 15 years of Hassle Records

"One of the UK's most important labels" - Kerrang
"One of the Britain's most consistent and cool independent labels" - NME

It only seems like yesterday that we had to change the label's name (for bullshit legal reasons) and start again. But we got off to a great start putting out the Juliette Lewis EP ‘...Like A Bolt Of Lightning ‘ as the first release. And it’s been a great musical journey ever since.

Never wanting be constrained by a ‘genre sound’, we work with artists and music that we simply love, and from there we just hope that other people will also love the records that we put out. This ethos has been the ultimate foundation in the label's history from the start.


READ
The story of Hassle Records, an indie label surviving a pandemic (NME)
An oral history of Hassle Records: one of the UK's most important labels (Kerrang)
This Is A Celebration (Rock Sound)
15 Years As An Independent Label (Music Week)

LISTEN
Cutting our teeth: Hassle Records 15th anniversary (Sappenin Podcast)
101 Part Time Jobs: Hassle Records & it's artists (101 Part Time Jobs)


To that end, for our 15th anniversary we decided to reissue 15 records from varying parts of our history and catalogue, all as limited vinyl-only releases. Hopefully our choices accurately represent what a diverse sound we have to the label, and that the passion we have for the music and the bands shines through.

All reissues are released and available to buy now. Check them all out below!

...Like A Bolt Of Lightning

Juliette and the Licks

  • Limited to 500 hand-numbered copies
  • HOFF15X15LP01
  • Gold & Crystal Clear Half & Half Vinyl
  • First vinyl pressing of our first Hassle release
  • Originally released as HOFF001 in February 2005

Love Is Not Enough

Casey

  • Limited to 1,200 hand-numbered copies
  • HOFF15X15LP02
  • White & Crystal Clear Half & Half Vinyl
  • Originally released as HOFF225 in August 2016

stomachaches

frnkiero and the cellabration

  • Limited to 1,000 hand-numbered copies
  • HOFF15X15LP03
  • Silver & Crystal Clear Half & Half Vinyl
  • Originally released as HOFF180 in August 2014

Our First American Friends / Tezcatlipoca

Tubelord

  • Limited to 400 hand-numbered copies
  • HOFF15X15LP04
  • Orange & Crystal Clear Half & Half Vinyl
  • Double vinyl, including first ever pressing of the Tezcatlipoca EP
  • Originally released as HOFF080 / HOFF107 in October 2009 and August 2010 respectively

Cutting Our Teeth

We Are The Ocean

  • Limited to 500 hand-numbered copies
  • HOFF15X15LP05
  • Red & Crystal Clear Half & Half Vinyl
  • First pressing on vinyl
  • Originally released as HOFF087 in February 2010

The Day's War (Victory Edition)

Lonely The Brave

  • Limited to 600 hand-numbered copies
  • HOFF15X15LP06
  • Turquoise & Crystal Clear Half & Half Vinyl
  • Double vinyl, first pressing of expanded edition
  • Originally released as HOFF178 in June 2015

Rise or Die Trying

Four Year Strong

  • Limited to 500 hand-numbered copies
  • HOFF15X15LP07
  • Purple & Crystal Clear Half & Half Vinyl
  • Originally released as HOFF044 in April 2008

Birthing The Giant

Cancer Bats

  • Limited to 700 hand-numbered copies
  • HOFF15X15LP08
  • Chocolate & Crystal Clear Half & Half Vinyl
  • Originally released as HOFF023 in June 2006

Cut & Stitch / The Future Is Dark

Petrol Girls

  • Limited to 400 hand-numbered copies
  • HOFF15X15LP09
  • Green & Crystal Clear Half & Half Vinyl
  • Double vinyl, first time packaged together
  • Originally released as HOFF306 / HOFF287 in May 2019 and September 2018 respectively

Turbowolf

Turbowolf

  • Limited to 300 hand-numbered copies
  • HOFF15X15LP10
  • Gold & Crystal Clear Half & Half Vinyl
  • Originally released as HOFF130 in November 2011

Eyes & Nines

Trash Talk

  • Limited to 300 hand-numbered copies
  • HOFF15X15LP11
  • Black & Crystal Clear Half & Half Vinyl
  • Originally released as HOFF093 in June 2010

Burst

Brutus

  • Limited to 600 hand-numbered copies
  • HOFF15X15LP12
  • Lilac & Crystal Clear Half & Half Vinyl
  • Originally released as HOFF240 in February 2017

Hysterics / Cosmology

Rolo Tomassi

  • Limited to 300 hand-numbered copies
  • HOFF15X15LP13
  • Blue & Crystal Clear Half & Half Vinyl
  • Originally released as HOFF055 / HOFF089 in September 2008 and May 2010 respectively

Late Teens

Press Club

  • Limited to 400 hand-numbered copies
  • HOFF15X15LP14
  • Mint & Crystal Clear Half & Half Vinyl
  • Originally released as HOFF290 in January 2019

Champions

Blakfish

  • Limited to 300 hand-numbered copies
  • HOFF15X15LP15
  • Pink & Crystal Clear Half & Half Vinyl
  • Originally released as HOFF068 in August 2009