Make-That-A-Take Records is a DIY punk rock record label/collective based on the east coast of Scotland.

We put on punk shows. We put out records.

We aim to contribute positively to our community and believe in the equality of and equity for all humans regardless of gender, race, religion, nationality, class, sexual orientation, status or any other perceived identifier.

We have a fairly open view of what constitutes ‘punk’.

We host BOOK YER ANE FEST, a DIY punk/hxc benefit festival.

We run Conroy’s Basement.

For all booking enquiries, please email info@makethatatakerecords.com.

Records/swag here.

Back catalogue downloads here.


This is what we do

Book Shows
We’ve put on some cool bands over the past ten years including Leatherface, Dead To Me (USA), Arliss Nancy (USA), Elway (USA), Jeffrey Lewis & The Jrams (USA), The Caulfield Cult (Singapore), Failures’ Union (USA), AJJ (USA), Hard Girls (USA), Stay Clean Jolene (ENG), Departures, Bear Trade (ENG), Antillectual (NL), The Priceduifkes (BL), Direct Hit! (USA), The Human Project (ENG), Football, etc (USA), Defiance, Ohio (USA), The Slow Death (USA), Mikey Erg! (USA), Bangers (ENG), Franz Nicolay (USA), The Riot Before (USA), The Arteries (WAL), Chris T-T (ENG), North Lincoln (USA), Dear Landlord (USA), I-Farm (USA), Glass and Ashes (USA), Frank Turner (ENG), Even In Blackouts (USA), The Dangerfields (NI), PMX, Billy Liar, Step On It (HUN), Blackjacket (CAN), Paul Baribeau (USA), Frigits (IRE), Apologies, I Have None (ENG), The Cut Ups (ENG), Mesa Verde, ONSIND (ENG), Kaddish, The Emos (ENG), The Hijacks, Mike Park (USA), The Living Daylights (ENG), New Bruises (USA), The Murderburgers, Joey Terrifying, Chief (ENG), Shields Up, Grader, Torturo Nervosa, Sunset Squad, Black Channels, Taking Chase, ICH (ENG), All Or Nothing (ENG), Flat Back Four (ENG), Spanish Gamble (USA), Drive By Audio, You Me And The Atom Bomb (ENG), The Fractions (ENG), Calvinball (ENG), deeCRACKS (AU), Broken Few (ENG) and loads more.

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For all booking enquiries, please email info@makethatatakerecords.com.

If enquiring about BOOK YER ANE FEST, please read this FAQ before emailing.

Available from Bandcamp

New Releases

“What World Was Still?” is the long-awaited third full-length from mythical ecossemo heroes Kaddish.

Artwork by Gone Wishing Art
LPs manufactured by Boss Tuneage Records
Released via Make That A Take Recordsand Black Lake Records .

LP available classic black vinyl 12″ with insert and digital download code. First press strictly limited to 300 copies. Grab one here.


“Reasons To Breathe” is the first vinyl release in FIVE YEARS from homegrown east coast cowpunks UNIFORMS.

Released on white vinyl 7″ with fold-out sleeves and digital download code through Make That A Take Records and TNS Records.

Written and performed by UNIFORMS.
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Ant Booth at Kesbri Studios.
Records manufactured by Boss Tuneage Records
Cover photography by Derrick Johnston

Many more releases are available from our Bandcamp Page and you can view them all from our full catalogue

“…In Potential” is the debut full-length from Dundee ecossemo punks Please, Believe! and is an absolute tour de force of angular, outraged and righteous post-hardcore/screamo/punk rock

In their own words;

These songs were all written throughout 2016 and recorded by ourselves in March 2017 at DM Studios in Dundee.

Special thanks to Lew Skelly, Trun + Harris at DM Studios, Ken Babarinsa for the lend of his microphones, Derrick and the rest of the Make That a Take Collective for their tireless support, our beloved brothers in Ecosse(mo); Kaddish and Carson Wells and all the other excellent people, bands, promoters and labels who’ve helped us thus far.

Sorry it took us so long, hope you enjoy!

Owen, Ross and Iain
Please, Believe! x

LPs available NOW!!!!

“Aphorisms” is the fifteen-years-in-the-waiting debut LP from Tragical History Tour.

After fifteen years spent on the Tragical History Tour across the UK, Europe and USA, through love, loss, life, death and everything in between, the long-awaited debut “Aphorisms” LP is finally here.

Performed by Tragical History Tour.
All songs written by Derrick Johnston.
*except “Three Two”, written by Jamie Wright and Derrick Johnston.

Recorded, produced, mixed and mastered by John Harcus Audio Production at Clearwater Studios and Harcus Audio HQ in Perth at various points between October 2016 and September 2017.

On this recording, Tragical History Tour is;
Derrick Johnston; vocals, acoustic guitars, electric guitars, bass, percussion, keys.
John Harcus; production, drums, percussion, keys, programming, bass, backing vocals

Artwork by Gordon MacKenzie
LPs manufactured by Boss Tuneage Records
Released via Make That A Take Records of Dundee, Team Beard Records of Cardiff.

LP available on blue + purple/pink coloured vinyl variants, as a recycled eco-digipack CD, as a digital download and streaming through all popular platforms. Grab a copy here.


Upcoming Shows

Date Line-up City Venue Country
26/04/19 GET IT TOGETHER “LIVE FREE” LP LAUNCH SHOW + Guests Dundee Conroy’s Basement United Kingdom
Time: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: Over 18s. Address: 51-53 Meadowside. Buy Tickets
04/05/19 UNIFORMS’ Pre-Pouzza Fest Party w/ Special Guests Dundee Conroy’s Basement United Kingdom
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: Over 18s. Address: 51-53 Meadowside. Buy Tickets
29/05/19 Mobina Galore (Canada) + Hora Douse (England) + Support Dundee Conroy’s Basement United Kingdom
Time: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: Over 18s. Address: 51-53 Meadowside. Buy Tickets Facebook Event Page
29/11/19 - 01/12/19 BOOK YER ANE FEST XIII Dundee Abertay Student Centre / Conroy’s Basement United Kingdom
Time: 4:20pm. Age restrictions: 14+. Buy Tickets Facebook Event Page

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