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A selection of the albums and EPs released through Big Scary Monsters

Since its formation 18 years ago, Big Scary Monsters has grown from a one-man bedroom operation into an international label that releases some of the most exciting contemporary alternative rock acts of modern times. The list of bands that have released career defining albums or been nurtured through BSM is tremendous — Modern Baseball, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, The Fall of Troy, Beach Slang, La Dispute, Pulled Apart By Horses, Minus The Bear, Meet Me in St. …


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Members of Black Peaks, Heck and their crew in Paris at the end of their European tour, from left to right, Paul Shelley, Liam Kearley, Will Gardner, Joe Crouch, Jonny Hall, Andrew Gosden, Jack Childs, Joe Gosney, Matt Reynolds and Tom Marsh Credit: Ben Gibson

It’s been a very long day and the urge to sleep has descended over me like a fog. Attempting to nestle comfortably across one and a half seats of this heavily adorned and personalised van (wittily christened ‘Gloria Estevan’) is proving difficult. We’re somewhere on the outskirts of Utrecht, or at least I think we are … after 6 days of criss-crossing through various borders in Western Europe, it’s difficult to tell. The industrial estate that inexplicably houses quite probably one of the strangest nightclubs in the whole of Europe is so non-descript, we could frankly be anywhere in the world. …

Remfry Dedman

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