Best Before Records
|Best Before Records|
|Distributor(s)||The Orchard (formerly with- PIAS)|
|Country of origin||UK|
|Location||London, United Kingdom|
|Official website||Best Before Records|
Best Before Records's artists are generally considered Alternative, Pop Punk, alternative rock, but some also include elements of various genres of metal. Some of their most well-known artists include or included ACODA, Mutiny On The Bounty, 22, The Chapman Family, Sharks, Dananananaykroyd, Johnny Foreigner, The Pistolas, The Heights and in 2014 signing Death and the Penguin, American Fangs and Press to MECO.
The label's functions include sourcing new artists, producing albums, marketing/promoting and securing international licensees in the North American, European, Australian and Asian markets. The company provides traditional record company services along with (for some) management, digital marketing/promotion, production and manufacturing services catered to each artists individual requirements.
Best Before Records was launched in 2004 as part of a subsidy under the Channelfly and Mama Group corporate. In December 2009 Mama Group was acquired by HMV who had shown no interest in this part of the corporation therefore the label Best Before Records was taken over by label manager Anthony Shaw and became a fully independent label distributed by PIAS Entertainment Group in the UK and Europe.
After separating from its parent company, it continued to develop a strong label identity and effectively launching several new artist careers including ‘Dananananaykroyd’, ‘Johnny Foreigner’, 'The Heights' and ‘The Morning After Girls’. Taking on further bands like Sharks, 22, Mutiny On The Bounty, ACODA and most recently Death and the Penguin, American Fangs and Press to MECO.
In 2015, Best Before Records changed worldwide distribution to The Orchard and released several new albums.
Artists that have been signed, or are currently signed, to the label 
- Press to MECO
- American Fangs
- Death and the Penguin
- Johnny Foreigner (active with Alcopop! Records UK) 
- Mutiny On The Bounty
- The Chapman Family
- The Heights
- The Morning After Girls
- The Pistolas
|The Morning After Girls||Shadows Evolve||2005|
|The Morning After Girls||Hi- Skies (Single)||2005|
|The Morning After Girls||The Morning After Girls||2005|
|The Heights||Long Way Home||2005|
|The Heights||Bad News E.P||2006|
|The Morning After Girls||The Run For Our Lives||2006|
|The Heights||Jamaica Beer Eyes||2006|
|Trailing Laces||Make Your Mind Up||2006|
|Johnny Foreigner||Arcs Across The City||2007|
|The Heights||For Real||2007|
|The Pistolas||Take It With A Kiss & Dinosaurs||2007|
|Johnny Foreigner||Waited Up 'Til It Was Light||2008|
|Johnny Foreigner||Salt, Pepper And Spinderella (Single)||2008|
|Dananananaykroyd||Pink Sabbath (Single)||2008|
|Dananananaykroyd||Sissy Hits (EP)||2008|
|Dananananaykroyd||Black Wax (Single)||2008|
|Dananananaykroyd||Some Dresses (Single)||2008|
|Johnny Foreigner||Our Bipolar Friends (Single)||2008|
|Johnny Foreigner||Eyes Wide Terrified (Single)||2008|
|Johnny Foreigner||Grace and the Bigger Picture||2009|
|Johnny Foreigner||Feels Like Summer (Single)||2009|
|Johnny Foreigner||Criminals (Single)||2009|
|Sharks||Show Of Hands (EP)||2010|
|22||Kneel Estate (EP)||2011|
|The Chapman Family||Cruel Britannia (EP)||2012|
|22||Flux / The Pool Sessions (Double Album/DVD)||2012|
|Mutiny On The Bounty||Trials||2012|
|ACODA||Yours To Defend||2013|
|ACODA||Round The Sun (EP)||2014|
|Death and the Penguin||Accidents Happen (EP)||2014|
|American Fangs||Dirty Legs||2015|
|Press to MECO||Good Intent||2015|
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- - More About Us Archived 7 April 2014 at the Wayback Machine.
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