The Adult Teeth Recording Company is a record label founded in 2012.
We started out by exclusively releasing music by artists based in Hull, UK, but have since expanded further into Yorkshire & Derbyshire. Genres include indie, alternative, ambient, electronic, spoken word and experimental.
Lewis Young tries to write serious pop music but what comes out instead is whatever My Pleasure is.
"Terrific observational pop music with a wry sense of humour."
— Steve Lamacq, BBC 6 Music
"Among our favourite songs on the planet."
— BBC Introducing
Lewis also runs The Adult Teeth Recording Company.
Miserablist crooner based in the Midlands. He writes about myth, mortality and unemployment. He feels at odds with the world around him: this is reflected in his music.
Steve Lamacq of BBC 6 Music chose Ichabod's debut album Carry On, Crow as one of his albums of the year in 2019.
"It is songs." reads the bio provided by Foolish Atoms aka Chris Norrison. Sure is. Influenced by Guided By Voices and Silver Jews and recorded straight-to-tape at home with a group of friends, the music of Foolish Atoms is powerful and immediate, yet manages to retain a homely, lo-fi quality.
MATTHEW HEDLEY STOPPARD
Spoken word artist originally from Chesterfield, Derbyshire, now based in Otley, Yorkshire, where he is the UK's first official Town Poet. Instrumental in the birth of The Adult Teeth Recording Company and featuring on the label's very first release — a AA-side 7" single featuring three poems from Matthew on one side, and the debut single by The Glass Delusion on the other. Both MHS and The Glass Delusion later combined forces and recorded a full album together entitled Runt County.
Influenced by Stars of the Lid, Emeralds and William Basinski, as well as the strong drone, ambient and noise movements of his former home city of Glasgow. Mt. Judge's sound echoes Brian Eno and Boards of Canada, with subtle changes in the timbre and tone pulsating and vibrating around the listener, all the while filling every corner of the room.
THE GLASS DELUSION
The Glass Delusion brought together several musicians from various musical projects in Hull, UK, in the early 2010s, to bring to life the solo recordings of frontman Lewis Young. The live band featured Carlos Macklin on drums, Espen Jensen on bass, Salbo Baggins on viola and Phill Wilson on synths. Saxophonist James Wood would often join the group onstage for unhinged improvised jams which served as a noisy finale to each show.
The line-up later became a duo as several members moved to different corners of the world. The slimmed-down line-up of Lewis Young and Carlos Macklin released an EP of 14 songs, each lasting exactly one minute, and also provided the music for Runt County — an album of poetry by fellow Adult Teeth-er Matthew Hedley Stoppard.
THE HOLY ORDERS
A combination of strong songs, melodies, massive amounts of energy and huge dynamics gained The Holy Orders a reputation as a ferocious live act, dividing the opinions of sound engineers across the country. Adult Teeth had the honour of releasing their single Dedicated Follower of Fashioning Misery backed by the equally stunning B-side Reset. The group disbanded in 2023 with a packed out and typically eardrum-shattering show at The New Adelphi Club in Hull.
LA BÊTE BLOOMS
Paranoid and abrasive post-punk from Hull, merging a wall of noise with a keen ear for melody and a desire to prove their worth with a unique take on modern life up North. Skint Northerners forever.
"Think Slowdive meeting Pixies thrown in with a bit of Kurt Cobain's Incesticide guitar sound..."
— Lauren Laverne, BBC 6 Music
The vehicle for the debut release by Hull artist John Copley (La Bête Blooms, Low Hummer). Produced by Jonny Hooker at Young Thugs Studios in York, the project reflects the calming, remote and intimate nature of the iconic BBC radio broadcast of the same name and the thoughts of people far away from you.
Hull-based electronica artist with a keen interest in exploring the boundaries of musical possibilities. His improvisations are a reaction to his immediate surroundings and serve as a diary of his life during the period in which they were created.
Experimental musician from Hull who includes Eric Dolphy, Sarah Vaughn, Neutral Milk Hotel and Ivor Cutler among his influences. His albums feature a mind-bending genre-mashing mix of jazz, spoken word, soul, avant-garde and electronica.
A collaboration between Derbyshire-based musicians Kieran Smith (Ichabod Wolf) and Lewis Young (My Pleasure), a pair of soft lads who would rather spend their time ranking the Beatles' albums and playing video games than working 9 to 5. The project was born of a mutual admirations of one another's music. Together, they write playful pop songs about being perennially dissatisfied, socially awkward thirty-somethings in the 21st century.
The mutations and intense morphing of natural sonic environments heard in Manchester-based Daniel Ruane's music envelop the listener in alien soundscapes with ethereal textures heavily instructed by sci-fi and horror concepts.
Also being an avid fan of remixing work, Daniel has released numerous reworkings of contemporaries and collaborators with a notable tendency to act with high disregard for the original pieces, creating new and unique recalibrations of the music.