Audio Antihero are the valiant souls who have put their credit rating on the line in order to release Nosferatu D2′s debut album. Much loved by Los Campesinos! amongst others, the fledgling label agreed to an interview with me, which is now up over at This is Fake DIY. If you’re interested in setting up a label or would like to know what kind of person would risk a lot of their own personal wealth in order to release other people’s work, then it’s well worth a read. Here’s a snippet:
It’s been two years since they split up – isn’t it a bit strange to be releasing Nosferatu D2′s debut album? What inspired you to do it? And why now?
Audio Antihero began as an idea back when Nosferatu D2 were still together – I had two demo CDRs and a compilation they’d appeared on, I’d been to see them twice and thought they were the greatest thing I’d ever heard – and I pretty much still do. Time went on and they agreed to release a record with a new label called The Johnson Republic, which was actually a little heartbreaking – and then they broke up instead, which was much worse.
I still had it in my head though that I wanted to start a label – and I just couldn’t find anyone that meant as much to me as Nosferatu D2 did, nor could I find a better calling card to the world. Eventually I gave in, and decided that now the money was saved, I would ask to release their album regardless of their ability to promote it. It wasn’t sensible, but I don’t regret it. I used to explain it by saying ‘If I could only release one record, I would want this to be it’, I stand by it and I hope some people can see why.
Read the full interview here: (This is Fake DIY). Remember to get yourself some free Nosferatu D2 mp3s as well as Benjamin Shaw stuff at the Audio-Antihero website (mp3s etc.), where, of course, you can also purchase the seminal ‘We’re going to walk around this city with our headphones on to block out the noise’ for only £6 inc. postage and packaging. Bargain.