I Hate My Records is a record label, and operates a live stream, outputting noise, experimental recordings and anti-capitalist propaganda. It was founded in Manchester in 2013, and is currently broadcasting from London.
We started putting out tapes in 2013 when Edwin Dorley, George Rayner-Law and Dominic O’Donoghue shared a house (also with Tim, who wasn’t interested) and played in a scrappy emo “post-industrial-post-hardcore” band, and our pal Chris Pigott lived down the road and occasionally let us play shows in his house. We originally promoted shows as part of Other Sounds and ran a student radio show, and later continued to promote shows as I Hate My Records. We started out with some European releases of some American bands, like The Whoopass Girls and Perfect Pussy. We released some hardcore and metal bands like MASS, Cop Graveyard, USA Nails, Pjaro, and later focusing on more noise and experimental artists like Small Joy, RVNES and News From Korea. All of our tape releases thus far are limited run, hand-duped, hand packaged DIY releases.
In 2021 we began a livestream psyop on our website.
Edwin went on to join a too-short-lived collective called Idle Chatter that for a while ran a venue in a warehouse next to the Islington Mill in Salford and which put on weird shows for experimental music / sound artists / electro-acousticians. He releases music as Work (formerly Werk) with George and still runs this label. He is, in fact, writing this bio in the third person right now. If you’re a fan of the ‘run it through another distortion plug-in’ school of engineering please hire him to produce your record. He does all the visual design for IHMR.
George releases solo works as Schwerpunkt, as a duo in Bootlicker, as a duo/trio/quartet/quintet as Work (formerly Werk) and tweets @onionfuture. He’s a darn fine trade-unionist, synthesist, field-recrordist, and historiological turn-based strategy game connoisseur, and you should hire him to produce your soundscape TODAY. He also does some engineering for Resonance FM.
Chris doesn’t publicly make music any more, in fact, he left his bass guitar at Edwin’s flat three flats ago and really should pick it up some time. He’s still there with a bag of cans at your noise show though.
The Emergency Broadcast System (EBS) broadcasts 24/7/365 with vital, perpetual auditory materiel, live and direct from our server to your vestibular system. In 44.1kHz 16-Bit 128 kbps MP3 Stereo. The stream broadcasts some live and some pre-recorded audio. Get in contact with us for more info.
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