The Audacious Art Experiment

“The Audacious Art Experiment is more than a record label, we’re a community mindset that yearns for something more than ‘nine to five’ and aim to take back our chosen social freedoms, artistic expressions and community spirit from the companies trying to sell them to us. Music is our voice and the records we make are the product of our beliefs, dreams and desires.”

The Audacious Art Experiment is a community arts collective firmly at the heart of Sheffield’s DIY scene. The group has suffered personal losses in their upward climb but since its inception TAAE has managed to secure a well-deserved level of success.

The group pools together resources and offers out their local rehearsal space in order to encourage “challenging” music which they can them promote through their channels.

As the group states themselves ‘they are more than just a record label” and the ‘Information Buffet’ at the side of their website attests to this. Poetry, visual arts, photography, events are all disciplines the group contributes to and gets behind.

The video features friends of the TAAE, Algiers, and the song below is by previous label signee Cowtown.

Ski School by COWTOWN

The Audacious Art Experiment

Best Friends

Listening to Best Friends’ ‘Throwing Up’ EP in the chill of an early Sheffield evening seems contrary to the feel conveyed in the four-piece’s bright and overdriven, surf-pop grooves. The heavy punch delivered in chorus lyric “you make me feel so unreal” on the EP’s lead track ‘Wasting Time’ expresses a complete radiance and fullness of sound; an energy is present which makes the lyric “feel” all the more apt.

I defy anyone not to dance when confronted with the live energy of the band. Recent gigs with the Mystery Jets and Drenge have been a testament to the fun, live show the band can put on. At the shows, the band positively colours the stage with their irreverent tunes.

Check out the suitably bright video for recent single ‘Surf Bitches’ linked at the side for more.

Throwing Up Ep