30/08/2012 - Nosferatu D2 Retrospective on BBC World Service/PRI's The World!
Wow! Myself and Ben Parker of Nosferatu D2
(our first ever signing) were pretty surprised to be summoned to the
BBC studios to record interviews for a nationwide North American radio
show! You can stream this short piece now on TheWorld.org - and you can totally hear me trembling!
It was a real pleasure to get to do this and a massive surprise that
anyone would want us to! Combining this with us getting to do a similar
thing for Tom Robinson's BBC 6 Music Show back in 2011...well, we feel like superheroes.
01/04/2012 - Jack Hayter - The Sisters of St. Anthony
Jack Hayter makes his return, following 2011's gorgeous "Sucky Tart" EP with a year long series of monthly singles and exclusive B-sides entitled "The Sisters of St. Anthony". You can stream the first single (with guest artwork from Benjamin Shaw) and subscribe to this year of music for a mere £4.99.
Have a look:
Jack will be launching this series at The Old Blue Last with The Wave Pictures on April 4th.
27/02/2012 - Audio Antihero Presents: "Some.Alternate.Universe" a charity comp for FSID.org.uk
charity double album features 36 tracks for a minimum donation of £3.99
(give more if you can!) including exclusive tracks from the entire AAH
roster (Nosferatu D2, Benjamin Shaw, Jack Hayter, Broken Shoulder, Wartgore Hellsnicker, Paul Hawkins & The Awkward Silences and Fighting KItes) and musical donations from Jeffrey Lewis, PAWS, onelinedrawing, The Art Goblins, Johnny Foreigner, Internet Forever, Still Corners and many many more.
Please help to spread the word about the comp and the cause. You guys are the best.
01/02/2012 - Benjamin Shaw live in
session for The Line Of Best Fit
can be seen performing 'How To Test The Depth Of A Well' from his new
"There's Always Hope, There's Always Cabernet" album live in session
Benjamin Shaw's "There's Always Hope, There's Always Cabernet" is available now - Order.
07/01/2012 - NEW SINGLE &
HAPPY NEW TEAR. We're celebrating with the dignity of
a 'we totally didn't blow all our
money in 2011 and are now needing to desperately recoup some' January Sale! You can Buy 1 Get 1 Free on 2011 CD EPs and
score a 15% discount on the
rest of the catalogue, incuding Benjamin
Shaw's sublime new album, Nosferatu
D2's classic debut and the furious new single from Paul Hawkins & The Awkward Silences.
you think you’ve heard the likes of Benjamin Shaw before, think again.
TLOBF Recommended.” – The Line
Of Best Fit
“Brilliant.” – Tom Ravenscroft, BBC 6Music
“Benjamin Shaw is an outcast, a loner, a
maverick and a freak. All of these are compliments.”– CLASH
“Heartbreaking genius.”– This Is Fake DIY
“A superb start to the man's recording
career.” – Drowned in Sound
“A mix of lo-fi and fuzzy production and
sadistic images of decapitated limbs in a freezer.” - Bearded
The album will be launched
Antihero's 2nd birthday party on Friday the 25th of November at The
Miller with live sets from Benjamin
Shaw Band, Fighting Kites, Jack Hayter and Broken Shoulder. Plus DJ sets from Ben Parker (Nosferatu D2), Paul Hawkins (The Awkward Silences)
and Stroke Your Beard. *FREE
means a whole lot to us and I hope you'll enjoy the album, a truly
proud moment in our short history. I also hope that you'll be
along to see us on November 25th at
The Miller, near London Bridge? The event will include
performances from Benjamin Shaw Band
(debut!), Fighting Kites, Jack Hayter and Broken Shoulder! Plus guest DJs Ben Parker (Nosferatu D2), Paul Hawkins (The Awkward Silences)
and our favourite promoter Stroke
Your Beard. Free entry and cheap merch.
NEW RELEASE! THEY JUST KEEP COMING! The final part in
our '2011 Commercial Suicide EP Series' comes in the form of a split
from Fighting Kites & Broken
are a glorious post-rock-noise-pop
band who've played with Male
Bonding, Shield Your Eyes, Ruins, Benjamin Shaw, Wartgore Hellsnicker,
Shoes & Socks Off, Jack Hayter and Nisennenmondai.
Broken Shoulder returns
to the Audio Antihero stable with an even darker set of LO-TRON
recordings. With press and praise in The 405 and star grazing sessions
for Resonance FM, Dandelion Radio and WVUM, BroSho has made
quite a name for himself in this made up scene
delightful." - Gideon Coe, BBC
6 Music "Post-Rock
in the good way, the way that made me buy every single Tortoise
album... Instrumental, melodic and pleasantly sun-drenched." - Right Where You Are Sitting Now “This split
is an intriguing mix of light and dark from some rather exciting new
British acts – 8/10.” - The
Download a free track from each artist via Bandcamp
The split EP will be launched at
Ryan's Bar in Stoke Newington on October 22nd - MORE INFO
31/07/2011 - AVAILABLE NOW: PAUL
HAWKINS & THE AWKWARD SILENCES' NEW EP
Another foolhardy new release from us in our '2011
Commercial Suicide EP Series'.This
time the monsters in question are PAUL
HAWKINS & THE AWKWARD SILENCES
anti-folk/post-punk/outsider-pop superstars! They return at last with
"THE WRONG LIFE"; a 5 track EP of Twisted Americana, Sinisiter Pop,
Sardonic AOR and Zombie Balladry.
Paul (THE HAWK) was interviewed
by CLASH MUSIC which you can
and also wrote a 'Track By Track' feature for The 405 which you can see HERE.
08/06/2011 - NEW EP UP FOR
PRE-ORDER AND LAUNCH GIG
PAUL HAWKINS & THE AWKWARD SILENCES'
"The Wrong Life" is the next EP in our "2011 Commercial Suicide Series"
and is available for pre-order on CD
& Download - BUY. You can stream 2 tracks
from it now and claim a free download
Additionally we're co-promoting our first ever gig
to launch this special blighter at The Brixton Windmill on July 1st
with supprt from AAH super-gods Wartgore Hellsnicker & Jack
30/05/2011 - WARTGORE
HELLSNICKER'S "Moderate Rock" is OUT NOW
"An eleven minute joyride-8.2/10"- The Whiteboard Project
and addictive amalgam of grunge, jazz and blistering noise - 8/10."-
The Music Fix
celebration of imperfection and ugly...music for people that don't like
propounds an SST-flavored guitar attack abetted by an RFTC-esque horn section (that
conjures occasional klezmer outbursts)…Aural ambrosia for the disaffected.”–
We are very much still specialists in
commercial suicide. Ho hum!
Why am I marketing it like a Sub
Pop 1989 release? Because I really, really want to.
24/03/2011 -"Bob Hope would." - a
benefit compilation for Japan
Everybody! We did the right thing
for a change! (Putting the 'hero' in 'antihero'),
have so totally put together a 34 track compilation in aid of Japan. It
features exclusive (and otherwise) tracks from Audio Antihero artists
like Nosferatu D2, Benjamin Shaw,
Jack Hayter, Broken Shoulder (album
out 27th!), Wartgore
Hellsnicker and Paul Hawkins
& The Awkward Silences (all of them awesome) but also kindly
contributors like Darren
Hayman, Shoes & Socks Off, Stagecoach, The Victorian English
Gentlemens Club, Runaround Kids, Extradition Order, Fighting Kites
and a million more.
Buy it now for £3.99 (or choose to donate more) from BANDCAMP.
All money to be split
between The Japan Society,
Shelterbox, Red Cross, Save The Children and The Japan Earthquake & Tsunami Fund.
16/03/2011 - BROKEN SHOULDERRR out
GAMETIME BOYS AND GIRLS,
Antihero's continuing adventures lead us into darker waters! March 27th
brings the release of our first 'digital only' release (there's a
lovely CDR available from the artist though). BROKEN SHOULDER'S "Broken
effect is hypnotic and the minimal composition somehow turns it into
something almost symphonic…epic and beautiful...the sound of the summer
but at a sub-atomic level." - Right
Where You Are Sitting Now
has a uniqueness which will push you to your limits.” – Resonance UK
very different to what's come before and is different to what's coming
next but I hope you'll enjoy it as much as we do. It's a beast BUT YOU
CANNOT SLAY IT.
16/02/2011 - Audio Antihero guest
blog for BBC 6 Music
"How To Make The
Best Of A Dying Industry Despite Being A Shy & Unremarkable Fellow:
The Jamie Halliday Story"
You can read this list of DO/DONT for running a doomed DIY label now on
the BBC site: GOGO!
Big thanks to Tom Robinson and company for being so lovely.
31/01/2011 - Jack Hayter's "Sucky
Tart" EP out now!
Our main man, the feature
creature, the Doctor Jackyl is back. Jack Hayter's "Sucky Tart" EP is
available now on CD from our webshop for £3.99.
You can also get it from iTunes, Play, Amazon, Rough Trade, HMV,
eMusic, etc. Just click HERE for a
whole heap of retail options.
Some people have liked it. You
ought to be one of them.
- Jack Is Back!
Jack Hayter has been
keeping pretty busy since his play on 6 Music last week. He recently
recorded a session and interview for Propaganda
HERE) and has several sessions coming up for Resonance FM
(Feb) and Dandelion Radio (March).
Jack has also
collaborated with his ex-Hefner bandmate, Darren Hayman, on
his January Songs project (more
information HERE). Fans of Darren & Jack will be able
to see them both live at The Lexington on January 30th. For more live
dates see his Facebook,
You can pre-order Jack's "Sucky
Tart" E.P now from our Webshop.
- Audio Antihero & Nosferatu D2 interviewed on BBC 6Music
He also plays a song from the
upcoming Jack Hayter
EP "Sucky Tart" which you can pre-order from our shop.
Also, there's an Audio Antihero
BONANZA on Bandcamp
25/12/2011 - It's
Christmas Time (For God's Sake)
Merry Christmas everyone and a happy new
year while I'm here.
You can listen to our 'best of the year' mix on the old MIXCLOUD.
Enjoy! We're specialists in Christmas Suicide, man. New record next
- Jack Hayter's "Sucky Tart" E.P Available For Pre-Order
FINALLY! Audio Antihero are
releasing a new record!
Jack Hayter (HEFNER /
SPONGEFINGER / DOLLBOY) unleashes the "Sucky
EP on January 31st. This will be available on CD and as a
download. You can pre-order now in our webshop.
The lovely cover was designed by Benjamin
be more information, music, fun and majesty very soon - but
yet. We're too busy getting the beast finished on time!
We leave you with a WARNING from
"Fidelity can sometimes be a hostage to enthusiasm."
- All Hallow's Eve Podcast & Benjamin Shaw's "Rumfucker" album
Happy Halloween ghouls and fools. You are
instructed to listen to our All Hallow's Eve mix HERE
and when you have had your fill of that you can download the free "Rumfucker"
album from Benjamin Shaw
(written and recorded inside of one month).
- Benjamin Shaw's "I Got the Pox, the Pox is what I Got" Available Now
Our mumbling monster Benjamin Shaw is no
longer an isolated incident. You can order his EP digitally worldwide
from places like:
- Audio Antihero's "Never Say DIY!" Radio
We've started up our own podcast/radio
thing, it's pretty good. For one, it means that despite having no money
to release any albums we can still forcefeed you some music.
Head over to:AAH's "Never
Say DIY!" Radio
We totally have t-shirts!
D2, Benjamin Shaw and Audio Antihero t-shirts available from the webshop! There's also some cunning deals/steals.
The t-shirts were Printed by Monster
Press. The Audio Antihero design was done by Cassie P Design, the Nosferatu D2 design was crafted by David Broadbent
(who did the album art too) and Benjamin Shaw did his own morbid
Numbers are quite limited (less than 50 of
- INCOMING WITH A VENGEANCE (we have t-shirts)!
Here's the final in our 'sneak previews'
(milking it? us?) for our new t-shirts (scroll down for the
These will all be available to buy STAT
(next couple of days)! Keep up to date on TWITTER.
Here's your second sneak peek at the new
t-shirts we're having done. Benjamin Shaw
in all his gory glory. I hope to have a preview of the Nosferatu D2
t-shirts online tomorrow.
These will be available to order soon (next
the subtle illustration above might hint, we're getting t-shirts
fact, we're expecting to have them by the middle of May. We ain't no
The above design is courtesy of a fine
young designer by
the name of Cassie Podish of Cassie
P Design (found out more about her HERE),
she's terrific, and former clients include Asian Man Records (who did
all the really wonderful early Alkaline Trio records).
These will be available to order soon from
keep up to date with us on here or on the Twitter.
Jamie - Audio Antihero
P.S Anyone hear Nosferatu D2 &
Benjamin Shaw on Tom
Robinson's BBC 6 Music show last week? That was awesome!
Birthday Blues/April Fools
As I face the final day of my 22nd year, I
thought I'd better do another site update.
Firstly, you can now get Nosferatu D2
& Benjamin Shaw CDs from Sister
Ray in London (one of my favourite record shops), the Southern Records
webshop (DIY heroes) and the Jezus
Factory online shop (the awesome label who release all the
Hawkins & Thee Awkward Silences stuff). Go to the
shop page for links and more information.
If you're down in Australia (a place where
sharks and crocodiles actually fight) you can order the Benjamin Shaw
EP from Half a Cow
Records, which is run by Nic
Dalton of The
Lemonheads & The Gloomchasers. Which is really nice.
Also, Ben Parker of Nosferatu D2 is
preparing his new Superman
Revenge Squad EP for release on Smalltown
It's called "Dead Crow Blues" and will feature Adam Parker on drums
too. Keep an ear to the ground for that
T-shirts coming soon too. Just trying to
find the time!
Stay in touch!
Jamie - Audio Antihero
Some of you may already know this, but
Audio Antihero have put together a small Haiti appeal over at Just Giving:
more details please follow the link, there's free stuff and Nietzsche
quotes in it for you. Please consider it.
Beyond the HUGELY important, comes the very
has lots of gigs coming up, do have a look at his myspace)
has been confirmed for a spot on the upcoming Pavement tribute
album, entitled 'Tell Me A Word That Rhymes With Pavement" and released
Little Angel Records
(who coincidentally once released a compilation with an old Nosferatu
D2 song on it too). Benjamin will be contributing "Starlings of the
Slipstream". Other contributers include Jack Lewis, Cats Cats &
Cats, Captain Polaroid, International Karate Plus and Horowitz.
D2 got a really, really nice 9/10 review from Drowned in Sound
this week. Chuffed.
And last but not least, Cardiff residents
can now pick up our records from Spillers
Records, the oldest record store in the world. Which
pleases us no end.
New Year: Nosferatu D2 bootleg and all star gig
Power to the people, it's a new year.
dropping in a wee update to say that we're still (artfully) rocking out
in 2010, and we want to thank you all for your support over the last
few months. You've made me things very exciting.
As a 'thank you', we've uploaded a good
D2'bootleg' to our Online
Antihero Blog. Just click 'Features' above to find it. It was
recorded at their last gig, supportingLos
Sky Larkinat The Spitz. It
even features a song that didn't make the album, 'Man At War With
it's 2010. We've sold a few CDs, had a lot of good reviews, had one
terrible review, met some nice people, and even got featured on a few
End of Year lists (exciting). This year will be a good one.
your early Christmas Present, everyone's favourite 'Alternative
Christmas Single' - Nosferatu D2's "IT'S CHRISTMAS TIME (FOR GOD'S
SAKE)"! It's available now as a free download from THIS IS FAKE DIY.
You can lie cheat and steal your mp3 from:
Awesome. Check out our blogger or myspace for more details, but we're
really relying on you lovely people to spread the word. Whether you're
'tweeting', posting on forums or demanding it of your favouriting
podcaster - we want to get this song out and about for the festive
season and you truly are our Obi Wan Kenobis. We thank you!
and while you're looking at This is Fake DIY.co.uk, you may want to
have a browse around for an interview with us, a free non-LP mp3 from
Benjamin Shaw and a DIY TV music video for Shaw's "WHEN I FELL OVER IN
THE CITY" (also on youtube & vimeo).
Hello there Evil-Robot-Us'!
It's been a very exciting first couple of
weeks for the ol' Audio Antihero; a blog from a Mr Gareth
Campesinos! about Nosferatu D2 saw
us make a few new fans (right on to you), we've been getting some
lovely press and even some airplay.
biggest revelation at the moment though has got to be ROUGH TRADE
(London) and PICCADILLY
(Manchester) taking stock of our releases. So if you're in either area
and would like to support some great record stores rather then paypal
please do stop in.
also got to extend our thanks to This
is Fake DIY
who have been very good to us lately. Interviewing us, showing Benjamin Shaw's
awesome music video on their DIY TV and hosting our tracks on their
Free MP3 section. So look them up for some free music.
months of cussing and fussing, Audio Antihero is finally in business.
That's right, you may consider us “Launched”. We'll probably schedule
some really rocking live
events to celebrate.
Nosferatu D2's incomparable debut and Benjamin Shaw's deafeningly
diseased “I Got the Pox, The Pox is what I Got E.P” are both available
to order now. This is very, very exciting.
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Welcome friends, to Audio Antihero, the hip new label that makes Sub
Pop look like Cyberdyne.
We've everything to prove and nothing to lose.