Everything you always wanted to know about Art is Hard but were afraid to ask.
Who are those two men sharing a warm embrace whilst crowdsurfing?
That's me (David) and my pal (Rich) at Art is Hard's third birthday. Three years before that (in 2010) we realised we could no longer suffer the sorry state of the music industry and decided to start our own independent record label.
What does Art is Hard do?
We exist to release music we love on beautiful and sometimes strange formats (think cigarette packets, glow in the dark records, postcards, maps, tshirts and pizzas). Alongside our yearly singles club, we release albums and EP's from your new favourite band whilst striving to be as DIY as possible.
Where are you based?
We're both based in Bristol but grew up together in Weymouth, Dorset.
Who have you released?
In seven years we've been lucky enough to work with over a hundred artists. In this time we've been lucky enough to put out early releases from the likes of Flamingods, Joanna Gruesome, The Orielles, Joey Fourr, Abattoir Blues and many many more.