Big Scary Monsters Recording Company

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Big Scary Monsters
Founded 2001
Founder Kevin Douch
Genre
Country of origin United Kingdom
Location Oxford, England
Official website bsmrocks.com

Big Scary Monsters Recording Company (often known simply as Big Scary Monsters or BSM Records) is a British based independent record label, running out of Oxford, UK.

It has so far been responsible for releases from the likes of La Dispute, Beach Slang, Modern Baseball, Minus The Bear, mewithoutYou, Kevin Devine, Caspian, yndi halda, Gnarwolves, The Fall of Troy, Andrew W.K., Tall Ships, Into It. Over It, Toe, Pulled Apart By Horses, Meet Me In St Louis, Cursive, Joyce Manor, Bear vs Shark, Axes, Delta Sleep, Tangled Hair and Talons amongst others.[1]

History[edit]

Big Scary Monsters was started in 2001 by Kevin Douch whilst still in sixth form.[1] and is still running today!

In Autumn 2006 BSM launched its first sub-label, Alcopop! Records. Alcopop began working with bands such as Johnny Foreigner, Anamanaguchi, Fight Like Apes and others.

On 7 September 2010, the label celebrated its 100th release. Partied Hard was a DVD/CD compilation featuring over thirty promo, live and bonus videos from the label's history. It was only available between 7 September (the day after BSM099 came out) and 24 October 2010 (the day before BSM101 was due out).

In April 2011 BSM co-founded Pink Mist with fellow indie labels Holy Roar and Blood And Biscuits. A 12" compilation was released on Record Store Day to mark the launch. Pink Mist is an East London-based collective releasing records, promoting regular live shows and blogging about up and coming new bands. In 2012 it was nominated for Best Small Label at the AIM Awards.

BSM also hosts a 'prestigious' annual 5-a-side football tournament (founded in 2007) pulling together the "sporting elite of the music industry", taking place at Wembley Powerleague and can only be described as a tired embarrassment of people who "used to be good when they were 12", pitting bands, labels, magazines, shops and other music industry teams against one another.

Current bands[edit]

Bands currently releasing music on the Big Scary Monsters record label.[2]

Previous bands[edit]

Bands who have previously released records on the label include:[2]

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