Cuffed Up

New Signing!

"Drawing influences from bands like Sonic Youth and Pixies, LA's Cuffed Up channel 90s stylings in new track 'French Exit'" (DIY).

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15 Years of Hassle Records

15 Years of Hassle Records

To celebrate our 15th anniversary, we've reissued 15 of our favourite albums from down the years.

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Phoxjaw

Royal Swan

A rare group, combining humour, quirk, intrigue, a huge range of influences, and power.

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The Homeless Gospel Choir

This Land Is Your Landfill

Derek Zanetti has gathered an all-star cast of punk collaborators to create the kind of raucous, full-band album that he's always dreamed of.

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The Used

Heartwork

High energy live shows, gut-wrenching relatable lyrics, and melodies that blended pop sensibility and hard rock. Album out now.

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Current artists

Blood Command

For 10 years and running BLOOD COMMAND have given a voice to outcasts worldwide through their mixture of knife-sharp rock and kamikaze pop hooks.

Brutus

Building on the eclectic yet electric sound they’ve toured the world with, the Belgian trio’s sophomore album, ‘NEST’, is out now.

Cuffed Up

Cuffed Up was formed through a chance encounter at a party where Sapphire Jewell and Ralph Torrefranca first met, connecting about their love for the UK punk scene with bands like IDLES and Shame.

GLOO

GLOO are excited to share their new video ‘Force You’ and announce their signing to Hassle Records, reissuing their critically acclaimed album ‘A PATHETIC YOUTH’. The album will be available physically for the first time on a limited run of opaque red vinyl & CD on November 29th 2019.

Petrol Girls

Ever-bracing musically and lyrically, post-hardcore punks Petrol Girls released their debut album ‘Cut and Stitch’ on May 24th 2019.

Phoxjaw

For a band who’ve only existed for three years, Phoxjaw have made an enormous impact on the rock and metal scene.

Press Club

Aussie outfit Press Club are transferring the support they have garnered in their homeland to the UK and Europe as they embark on their maiden overseas tour this Autumn. They release their sophomore, 'WASTED ENERGY', this autumn.

Stake

Stake, previously incarnated as ‘Steak Number 8’, are a Belgian foursome gearing up for the release of their first album following the success of their first single, ‘Catatonic’.

Swedish Death Candy

Melding psychedelica and fuzzy riffs, London-based Swedish Death Candy release their second album 'Are You Nervous?' on 27th September.

The Homeless Gospel Choir

As of January 2020, Hassle are thrilled to announce the signing of acoustic-punk-poet outfit-extraordinaire, The Homeless Gospel Choir.

The Joy Formidable

A long, illustrious career precedes The Joy Formidable but they continue to deliver their unique brand of stadium-sized indie rock.

The Used

Nearly twenty years ago, The Used was brought to life and have since released a collection of albums that shaped the space of the alternative rock scene. As of December 2019, Hassle Records are honoured to continue releasing the band's music.

Wess Meets West

Mainly known as purveyors of a defiantly optimistic strain of instrumental rock, the quartet began life as the project of lead guitarist Sam Stauff, and have now grown to incorporate elements of electronica and live programming into their sound.

Alumni

A Skylit Drive, Alexisonfire, Alkaline Trio, August Burns Red, Balance & Composure, Black Lung, Cancer Bats, Canterbury, Casey, Death Spells, DZ Deathrays, Elegies, Fireworks, Four Year Strong, Frank Iero, Juliette & The Licks, Lonely The Brave, Max Raptor, Paceshifters, Pagan, Rolo Tomassi, Senses Fail, Spinnerette, The Get Up Kids, Thursday, Trash Talk, Tubelord, We Are The Ocean.

About

Hassle Records is a fully independent record label based in London, UK.

Hassle records was formed in 2005 and is the sister label of Full Time Hobby. Though our sound is more based around heavy guitar music, both labels share the same ethos.

Based on a principle of not simply following musical trends, Hassle represents those artists we, the team at the label, love. We own our own business and answer to no one except the bands. We are not driven by quarterly numbers or making an artist ‘more-Spotify-friendly’. Instead, we’re guided by passion. For the music. For the approach. For the people.

To date we’ve been honoured to work with a lot of talented acts and continue to be excited by bands that play heavy guitar music in whatever form that takes.

A note on our sustainability practices:

Like a lot of people, we at Hassle are terrified about the impending catastrophes caused by the Climate & Ecological Emergency. We’re just music fans releasing albums by bands we love, though - what can we do about it? 

It is clear that widespread change must come from our governments and the fossil fuel companies, but we don’t want to sit on our hands and wait for that to happen. We are trying to change how we operate bit by bit. We know we’ll get it wrong sometimes and we’d appreciate any feedback about how we can do this better, or ideas we’ve missed. The music industry is no different from any other industry in that it is going to have to change a lot over the next decade if we’re going to stick around and give our children and grandchildren a fighting chance. We also recognise that those who are hit first and hardest are those already struggling with poverty, in countries such as Bangladesh and those countries that fall within the Sahel region of Africa. 

This is not a marketing campaign, by the way. We’d rather just get on and do these things and not make a big deal about it as we’re sick to death of companies greenwashing. However, we hope that by making our thoughts and our actions public, other labels, artists or music fans will be encouraged to make changes in the way they behave. We are not perfect but we would rather give it a go than sit and moan.

Contact us

For general enquiries or enquiries about orders made through our Bandcamp, please contact mease@fulltimehobby.co.uk