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Hassle Year Strong
Written by Mike
Thursday, 17 February 2011 10:34
Last night, we popped down to Kingston-Upon-Thames to see our old pals in Four Year Strong play their Hassle-released album 'Rise Or Die Trying' from start to finish in a show put on by our good friends Banquet Records. Safe to say, shit got real. Check out this video below of 'Heroes Get Remembered, Legends Never Die'. If this is your video, you win at life!
If for some bizarre reason you don't have 'Rise Or Die Trying', you can pick it up from Banquet by clicking here. They're also stocking 'Explains It All'.
T-shirts are fun!
Written by Mike
Tuesday, 15 February 2011 11:55
Atticus & fun. have teamed up on an exclusive tee design. Just look how lovely it is!
Attack! Attack! have announced a short run of out-of-the-way dates in March. We're setting up a ticket/album deal on our store for you at the moment, but for now, here's all the dates as they stand.
1st March – Garth Olwg Theatre – Church Village 2nd March – The Fleece – Bristol 3rd March – TBC – Harlow 4th March – The Quarterhouse – Folkestone 5th March – Bucks Student Union – High Wycombe 6th March – The Boiler Room – Guildford 11th March – Town Hall – Cwmaman 12th March – Hobo’s – Bridgend
Last Updated on Monday, 24 January 2011 13:21
2011 is GO!
Written by Mike
Friday, 21 January 2011 11:35
So, we're three weeks into 2011 and we realised we hadn't done an update yet. Sorry for that, but HOT DAMN, we've been busy.
We Are The Ocean are back and gearing up for the release of their as-yet-untitled second album in April. We all got together on Tuesday this week and spent 13.5 hours recording the video for new single 'What It Feels Like'. Everyone's super excited about the early shots we've seen, and hopefully we'll have a finished video for you all soon. Meanwhile, you can download the track for FREE still from the band's website www.wearetheocean.co.uk. Finally, the band hit the road in Feb for a very short run of intimate dates. It'll be the first time you'll be able to hear more new material from WATO and all promise to be pretty darn special. Dates as follows:
The Borderline, London 21/02/11 (SOLD OUT!) Thekla, Bristol 22/02/11 Sugarmill, Stoke 23/02/11
In other news, we have signed another UK band to the Hassle family. Open your arms and give a loving embrace to Blitz Kids. You'll be hearing & seeing loads from these five guys in 2011, including the release of their debut album 'Vagrants & Vagabonds', so make sure you're on board now! Download the track 'Story' (featuring Aled Phillips from Kids In Glass Houses) for FREE now from www.vagrantsandvagabonds.co.uk.
The wonderful Attack! Attack! have just completed the video for their new single 'Blood On Your Hands', taken from their second album 'The Latest Fashion'. We're hoping to debut that at some point next week, so keep your eyes peeled (hint: there may be some new tour dates coming soon too...).
Senses Fail are here in February, their first UK tour in.....ooh, bloody ages. Dates range from 16th through to 28th and tickets are on sale now from here. The tour takes in Folkestone, London, Southampton, Bristol, Glasgow, Sheffield, Birmingham, Norwich, Oxford, Nottingham and Liverpool, so don't be shy. We can say for a fact that Senses Fail won't be!
That's keeping us busy for now, but we've got so much lined up that we can't say just yet, so your best bet is to join us on either Twitter, Facebook or sign up to our mailing list (enter your email on the right side of the page)
Last Updated on Friday, 21 January 2011 17:03
Because we all love end of year lists...
Written by Mike
Wednesday, 08 December 2010 11:15
As is customary at this time of year for anyone with a website, here's a selection of Hassle employees Top 10 albums of 2010. Usual rules apply: no Hassle Records acts allowed! (Basically, we released 10 albums in 2010 + two reissues & the August Burns Red back catalogue. We refuse to choose.)
Mike 1. The Attika State – Measures (Alcopop) 2. Young Guns – All Our Kings Are Dead (Live Forever) 3. The Wonder Years – The Upsides (No Sleep Records) 4. Deftones – Diamond Eyes (Warners) 5. Four Year Strong – Enemy Of The World (Island) 6. You, Me & Everyone We Know – Some Things Just Don’t Wash Out (Red Merch) 7. Frightened Rabbit – The Winter Of Mixed Drinks (Fat Cat Records) 8. My Chemical Romance – Danger Days: The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys (Warners) 9. Day Of Rising – Deceivers United (Young & Loyal) 10. The Gaslight Anthem – American Slang (Side One Dummy)
Chris 1. Bobby Long - Dirty Pond Songs (self released) 2. Sharon Van Etten - Epic (Ba Da Bing Records) 3. Blitzen Trapper - Destroyer of the Void (Sub Pop) 4. Young Guns - All Our Kings Are Dead (Live Forever) 5. The Jim Jones Revue - Burning Your House Down (PIAS) 6. Treetop Flyers - Treetop Flyers (self released) 7. Deftones - Diamond Eyes (Warners) 8. The Gaslight Anthem - American Slang (Side One Dummy) 9. Brad - Best Friends (Monkey Wrench) 10. Warpaint - The Fool (Rough Trade)
Ivano 1. Deftones – Diamond Eyes (Warners) 2. Maps & Atlases – Perch Patchwork (Barsuk) 3. Make Do & Mend – End Measured Mile (Paper & Plastick) 4. Adebisi Shank – This is the second album of a band called Adebisi Shank (Big Scary Monsters) 5. Marnie Stern – Marnie Stern (Kill Rock Stars) 6. Caribou – Swim (City Slang) 7. Burning Love – Songs for Burning Lovers (Deranged) 8. Male Bonding – Nothing Hurts (Sub Pop) 9. The Chariot – Long Live (Good Fight) 10. Surfer Blood – Astro Coast (Kanine)
And then, just for the hell of it, we also listed our Top 5 gigs of 2010 too (Hassle bands allowed this time)
Mike 1. New Found Glory (w/ Set Your Goals & Fireworks) // The Fighting Cocks, Kingston // 27/05/10 2. Deftones // ULU // 12/05/10 3. Jay-Z & Friendly Fires // Wireless Festival // 04/07/10 4. Cancer Bats // The Garage // 15/04/10 5. Reading Festival // August Bank Holiday Weekend
Chris 1. Cancer Bats // The Garage // April 2010 2. Bobby Long // Hoxton Bar & Kitchen // September 2010 3. Kiss // Islington Academy // March 2010 4. Download Festival // June 2010 5. We Are The Ocean // King's College Student Union // October 2010
Ivano 1. Deftones // ULU // May 2010 2. La Dispute // Canterbury // July 2010 3. The James Cleaver Quintet // Hevy Festival // August 2010 4. Touche Amore // Old Blue Last // November 2010 5. Fake Problems // New York // October
Want to get your hands on a FREE download MP3 of the new Trash Talk single 'Eyes & Nines', as well as an A4 poster and stencil of the band's logo? You do? Awesome. Simply click here and your download should begin immediately.
Last Updated on Monday, 01 November 2010 12:32
Bands on tour, we have a sale!
Written by Mike
Friday, 29 October 2010 17:20
To celebrate Cancer Bats and Trash Talk being on tour with each other, we've decided to offer you their respective Hassle catalogues* for the tiny price of a fiver. That's FIVE POUNDS for a CD album (meaning the Trash Talk 'Eyes & Nines' t-shirt bundle is only £12!). Click here for the Cancer Bats albums and here for Trash Talk.
*NOTE: does NOT include the new release re-issue of 'Bears, Mayors, Scraps & Bones'.
Last Updated on Friday, 29 October 2010 17:22
65daysofstatic 'Heavy Sky' EP update
Written by Mike
Friday, 22 October 2010 12:31
To everyone who has pre-ordered the 65daysofstatic, ‘Heavy Sky’ EP,
Unfortunately due to manufacturing issues relating 100% from Hassle Records side, there is a delay on when these will be sent out. All pre-orders will now be sent out on Wednesday 27th October. In part way of an apology for this, everyone who has pre-ordered the EP, will now receive digital files of all tracks on the Friday before release (22nd Oct), instead of the actual release date.
We can’t express enough apologies and hold our hands up 100% on this being our mistake.
More information / a post from the band can be found here