Bang! Records

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Bang! Records
Founded 1998 (1998)
Founder Juan Mari Iturrarte
Gorka Munster
Genre Swamp rock
Garage rock
Punk blues
Noise rock
Country of origin Spain
Location Basque Country
Official website

Bang! Records is a Spanish label from Basque Country formed in 1998 by Gorka Munster and Juan-Mari Iturrarte. The label has a primary focus on artists from Melbourne, Australia and New York City's swamp, noise and punk blues music scene. Acts among the Bang! Records roster include The Beasts Of Bourbon, The Scientists, Rowland S. Howard of The Birthday Party, Brian Henry Hooper, The Drones, The Gun Club and Jeffrey Lee Pierce.


Bang! Records was originally conceived by Gorka Munster with the aim of releasing 7-inch vinyl singles.[1] The first release appeared in 1998 with a 7-inch single release by Senor No. This was followed by singles from Brother Brick, The Hellacopters and The Nomads. With the addition of Juan-Mari Iturrarte, the label expanded to include gatefold vinyl LP releases and reissues with a growing focus on the Australian swamp blues music scene.[2]

To mark the label's ten year anniversary, the Big Bang! Festival was held August 15 and 16 2008, at Collingwood's The Tote Hotel. The festival featured performances by Kim Salmon & The Surrealists, The Kill Devil Hills, Stu Thomas, Brian Henry Hooper, Spencer P. Jones, Hugo Race and others.


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