MUSIC NEWS: Hassle Records Celebrates 15th Anniversary With 15 X 15 Vinyl Release
2020 marks the 15th anniversary of UK independent label Hassle Records and to celebrate, they will be releasing a series of special editions of fifteen key releases that have shaped the label’s existence, aptly titled 15 X 15.
Issued in three batches of five, each release will be pressed on crystal coloured vinyl and released on 30th October 2020.
“2020 marks 15 years of Hassle Records. So, we wanted to celebrate,” says label co-owner Wez. “It only seems like yesterday that we had to change the label’s name (for bullshit legal reasons) and start again. But we got off to a great start putting out the Juliette Lewis EP …Like A Bolt Of Lightning as the first release. And it’s been a great musical journey ever since. Never wanting be constrained by a ‘genre sound’, we work with artists and music that we simply love, and from there we just hope that other people will also love the records that we put out. This ethos has been the ultimate foundation in the label’s history from the start.
“To that end, for our 15th anniversary we have decided to re-issue fifteen records from varying parts of our history and catalogue, all as limited vinyl-only releases. Hopefully our choices accurately represent what a diverse sound we have to the label, and that the passion we have for the music and the bands shines through.”
Part One of the series will include the following releases:
1 – Juliette and the Licks – …Like A Bolt Of Lightning (Feb ’05)
Limited edition & hand-numbered // Gold & Crystal Clear Half & Half Vinyl
5 – Casey – Love Is Not Enough (Aug ’16)
Limited edition & hand-numbered // White & Crystal Clear Half & Half Vinyl
Y – frnkiero andthe cellabration – stomachaches (Aug ’14)
Limited edition & hand-numbered // Silver & Crystal Clear Half & Half Vinyl
E – Tubelord – Our First American Friends (Oct ’09) / Tezcatlipoca (Aug ’10)
Limited edition & hand-numbered // Orange & Crystal Clear Half & Half Vinyl
Double vinyl, including first ever pressing of the Tezcatlipoca EP
A – We Are The Ocean – Cutting Our Teeth (Feb ’10)
Limited edition & hand-numbered // Red & Crystal Clear Half & Half Vinyl
All five records are available to pre-order HERE.