About Us

Big Scary Monsters is an independent label based in Oxford, England. It has so far been responsible for releases from the likes of American Football, Modern Baseball, La Dispute, Lambrini Girls, The Get Up Kids, Laura Jane Grace, Pool Kids, Jamie Lenman, Delta Sleep, Minus The Bear, Martha, mewithoutYou, Kevin Devine, Orchards, Balance and Composure, Cursive, Pedro The Lion, Andrew W.K., Tall Ships, Toe, Pulled Apart By Horses, Meet Me In St Louis, Joyce Manor, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Bear vs Shark, Tangled Hair...

For ten years we hosted a 5-a-side football tournament, pulling together the "sporting elite of the music industry" in what can only be described as a tired embarrassment of people who "used to be good when they were 12". The tournament came to a close in 2018 after the record of at least one broken bone every year became too much to handle.

And we haven’t stopped there! We’ve also put on our own multi-venue festivals Big Day Out and Summer In The City, opened pop up shops across the UK and EU, owned our very own beer and record store in Oxford - Big Scary Monsters Social Social Club - and hosted stages with our lot at The Great Escape, Truck Festival, SXSW, 2000 Trees and ArcTanGent Festivals.


Big Scary Monsters: a big player in a little bubble - The Independent

From Andrew W.K. to McLovin: why I started a record label - Kerrang

Just Do It And Be A Legend: A guide to DIY - Clash

Kev Douch On Running Big Scary Monsters - Punk News


Label Owner
Distribution and licensing

Label and Events Co-ordinator
Wholesale, popup shops and festival enquiries

Mailorder and webstore
Questions about orders

Demos / Anything Else


Our customer support is available Monday to Friday: 8am-8:30pm.Average answer time: 24h