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 [mp3com-artist]Viva Voce[/mp3com-artist]. 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 [mp3com-artist]White Denim[/mp3com-artist] or Brighton's own Krautrock devotees [mp3com-artist]Fujiya & Miyagi[/mp3com-artist]. Today, experimental folk artists [mp3com-artist]Tunng[/mp3com-artist] and [mp3com-artist]The Accidental[/mp3com-artist] sit alongside young punk upstarts [mp3com-artist]Let's Wrestle[/mp3com-artist] and shoegazers [mp3com-artist]School of Seven Bells[/mp3com-artist] on Full Time Hobby's varied roster. Below you can download free MP3s from some of the label's best artists. [caption id="attachment_70557" align="aligncenter" width="385" caption="Diagrams"][/caption] FREE DOWNLOAD: [mp3com-artist]Diagrams[/mp3com-artist] - Antelope Brand new signing Diagrams create multi-layered wistful tunes, perfectly illustrated in "Antelope" from their forthcoming self-titled EP. [caption id="attachment_70558" align="aligncenter" width="385" caption="Erland and the Carnival"][/caption] FREE DOWNLOAD: [mp3com-artist]Erland & The Carnival[/mp3com-artist] - Derby Ram Mixing neo-folk experimentalism with driving rock 'n' roll spirit, "Nightingale" is an offbeat psychedelic ballad from this international trio. [caption id="attachment_70559" align="aligncenter" width="385" caption="Let's Wrestle"][/caption] FREE DOWNLOAD: [mp3com-artist]Let's Wrestle[/mp3com-artist] - 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. See all Label of the Week profiles

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