Trash Aesthetics is an independent record label founded in 2004 by Rob Fawkes and Claire Hewitson. Based in South London, it specialises in releasing limited-edition runs of singles by both local bands and international acts whose work is difficult to come by in the UK.
TA701 (The label's first release) was a 480 copy 7" clear-vinyl pressing by Bloc Party called "She's Hearing Voices" which was released to critical acclaim, with BBC Radio 1 DJ Steve Lamacq labelling the track "genius". This was followed the same year with another limited single called 22 Grand Job, this time by The Rakes which was met with similar enthusiasm in the music press.
2005 saw the release of more limited 7"s by Omaha, Nebraska tap dancing indie troop Tilly and the Wall (signed to Conor Oberst's Team Love label in the US) and Brixton based country / power-pop 5 piece The Tailors. That year also saw the release of a 10" EP by Los Angeles based three-piece Bedtime for Toys who went on to work with artists such as Har Mar Superstar and Le Tigre.
The label released The Tailors successful debut album 'Wakey Wakey' in 2007 as well as an extremely limited 7" single by Projections (a side project of the band Blood Red Shoes) and Luke Abbott. The label also began working with fledgling label All Shook Down Records whose aim was to release the work of musicians based around the north of England, primarily Sheffield.
2009 saw the release of two more 7" singles by Mi Mye and Richmond Fontaine.