Dearist - 'This House Has No Windows' Released, Available on 12" and For FREE Download

You can now stream, download (FOR FREE) and buy (on 12") the debut album from Dearist, 'This House Has No Windows'. The record has been picking up positive reviews across the internet with a massive 10/10 from Toxic Online, 9/10 from Amp Kicker and 8/10 from The Soundboard to name a few.

Click the image of the heavyweight 12" to be taken to the webstore

Click the image of the heavyweight 12" to be taken to the webstore

Formed in the sleepy midland city of Wolverhampton, the band started out as a studio side project for Kyoto Drive's Adam Binder but quickly became his main focus. Completing a live line up in 2014 recruiting fellow Kyoto band mate Mitch Davis and long-time friends Chris Tucker and Mike Ingram. 'This House Has No Windows' presents a British take on the likes of American pioneers Fugazi, Rival Schools and Thursday. 

A phrase as broad as emo doesn’t quite encapsulate the scope of Binder’s writing – to describe it as “emotional” would be selling it short, rather this is truly emotive and dynamic rock music with an anxious intensity that bubbles below the surface, a sense of suburban unrest that brushes uneasily up against the sprawling of concrete and the claustrophobia of modern inner-city life.

You can catch the band on tour with the fantastic Calls Landing in November.

You can catch the band on tour with the fantastic Calls Landing in November.

You can find more info and keep up to date with Dearist on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr.

Up To 50% OFF at Close To Home Records!

You can currently get up to 50% at our webstore, and you don't even have to enter any discount codes! Just go to the webstore tab on the navigation menu at the top of this page!

Walleater and The New Tusk return to Power Lunches - September 9th 2015

Over a year after both bands shared the Power Lunches stage at Walleater's 7" release show, they are back - this time with help from Glasgow-based Flakes and Stairwells, who are making the trip over from Dublin.

Presented by, seemingly new, DIY promoters 'Perfectly Cromulent', the show is billed as show #001. Hopefully this means the excellent line up is the first of many.

Walleater released a two-part 7" EP through Close To Home in 2014 and 2015 respectively before signing to USA label Tiny Engines, while The New Tusk gave us the privilege of releasing their debut EP back in 2013.

Faux set to play two EP release shows.

Faux will be celebrating the release of their physical copies of 'Patterns' at The Joiners in Southampton, alongside Max Raptor, Yearbook and Swim Good on the 26th February, then not long after at The Music Box in Salisbury on 28th February, supported by Press To Meco, Crasters Wives and The Sour Taste.

26th - Facebook Event / 28th - Facebook Event

Great Sale Day pre-orders are here!

The debut album from Brighton's newest alt-rock throwback are now available over at our store! It's available on White limited to 100 and Transparent Blue limited to 200. There are also a small amount of double packs available.

The album is attracting glowing comparisons to Weezer left right and centre, with claiming that you might like it "even more than the last few Weezer records, actually"!

You can read more about how the band, and the album, came about over at

Great Sale Day - 'Wild and Chunky' cover art.

Great Sale Day - 'Wild and Chunky' cover art.

White /100

White /100

Transparent Blue /200

Transparent Blue /200

New Store - Welcome Back PayPal & Worldwide Shipping!


So, for a little while there we tried out using the built in Squarespace webstore along with Stripe to take payments. A few months down the line I have to say I'm not really happy with it. They all said we'd go crawling back to BigCartel and, well... we have.

We're 100% keeping our website and blog, though now you will notice when you click on the store tab at the top of the site you will be redirected to our BigCartel store.

To bring the change forward in style there's a 30% off sale currently on until Sunday night 11pm GMT, all you have to do is enter the code 'WEEKND' on checkout!

Thanks for sticking with us and as ever - there's some really cool stuff in the pipeline that I cannot wait to share with you all. Hope you have an awesome weekend.


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Catch Concave on tour with Superheaven and Nai Harvest!

We're sure you're already very aware, and very excited, but this is just a little reminder that Concave will be playing every UK date of the Superheaven / Nai Harvest  tour!

Dates are selling fast so make sure you pre-book and bring some extra ££££ for some sweet, sweet Concave merch / tapes.

See you there!

- Joe 

Close To Home Records

Concave tape released through Close To Home Records earlier this year.

Concave tape released through Close To Home Records earlier this year.

Second Great Sale Day Song Available For Free Download

A couple of weeks ago Daniel P. Carter premiered a second Great Sale Day track, titled 'Calm Down, Slow Down', on the Radio 1 Rock Show. Not everyone managed to catch the show before it was taken off of iPlayer, so we thought it was about time we put it up for free download!

Like what you hear and want to keep up to date with the album details? Follow us on Twitter @CloseToHomeRecs or keep check back on this website!

Introducing... Great Sale Day

Newly formed Brighton based band Great Sale Day are set to release their debut album 'Wild and Chunky' later this year through Close To Home Records. They play a nostalgic blend of alt rock, for fans of Pinkerton-era Weezer, Nada Surf and Ozma.

Largely considered a side project by it's four members, Great Sale Day was formed as way for Andrew, Ed, Daniel and Ben to step away from their other bands and take things a little less seriously. Also to meet up and eat food. Can't forget the food.

You can now stream and download (for free!) 'True (Why Can't You Be?)' both on YouTube, and at our BandCamp.

If you like what you hear, you can follow @CloseToHomeRecs on Twitter and Great Sale Day on Tumblr to keep up to date with news of the release.

- Joe

Now Shipping To U.S.A!

Finally after making the switch to our own website, our store is now shipping to U.S.A. There are, I'm sure, a few minor problems with it we haven't spotted, so if you go to make an order and notice the shipping is particularly expensive don't hesitate to get in contact via the contact page at the top of our website and we'll get it sorted for you.

Rest of the world, we're coming for you next. Watch this space.

- Joe