Describing themselves as “proudly independent,” the folks who run Full Time Hobby have a true passion for music and have carved out a niche for themselves by releasing a sparkling array of musical gems.
Full Time Hobby launched in January 2004, and its first-ever release was a 7″ EP by Portland, Oregon’s Viva Voce. The release made a statement of intent with psychedelic-tinged rock on a classic indie format. Since then, the label has cast its net far and wide in order to capture and release the energy of like-minded artists across the world from their base in London.
You can expect a Full Time Hobby release to showcase the inventive, forward-thinking and idiosyncratic side of independent music, whether it’s Texas garage-rock firebrands White Denim or Brighton’s own Krautrock devotees Fujiya & Miyagi.
Below you can download free MP3s from some of the label’s best artists.
FREE DOWNLOAD: Let’s Wrestle – Dear John
A short, sharp two minutes of punk spirit to blast at full volume and annoy the neighbors, “Dear John” has a sting in its tail. It’s from the band’s forthcoming second album Nursing Home.