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Baltic Fleet 'The Dear One' nominated for 2017 GIT Awards

Baltic Fleet 'The Dear One' nominated for 2017 GIT Awards

We're pleased to announce that former GIT Award winner Baltic Fleet has been nominated again for the 2017 GIT Awards (aka 'The Scouse Mercurys') for the new album The Dear One

14 March 2017

Baltic Fleet and The Bongolian to play Liverpool Festival of Psychedelia

Baltic Fleet and The Bongolian to play Liverpool Festival of Psychedelia

We're pleased to announce that both Baltic Fleet and The Bongolian will be playing this year's Liverpool Festival of Psychedelia more info and tickets here

27 February 2017
Baltic Fleet 'The Dear One' nominated for Art Vinyl's Annual Best Record Cover Design

Baltic Fleet 'The Dear One' nominated for Art Vinyl's Annual Best Record Cover Design

Announced today by Art Vinyl - The sleeve for Baltic Fleet  The Dear One has been nominated for the 2016 Best Record Cover Design Competition. Congratulations to Baltic Fleet and to Blow Up Records Claudia Arnold who designed and photographed the sleeve. It is currently one of 50 album nominations and a public vote is now open to decide on the three finalists, the winner to be announced in January.

Please cast your vote using this link: artvinyl.com/best-record-cover-design-competition/

23 November 2016
BBC 6 Music 'Album of the Day': Baltic Fleet 'The Dear One'

BBC 6 Music 'Album of the Day': Baltic Fleet 'The Dear One'

The new Baltic Fleet album 'The Dear One' will be BBC 6 Music's 'Album of the Day' on Thursday 24th November, tune in to hear tracks played throughout the day.

 

The album is out now on 180g Black & Clear Vinyl, CD & More: Buy Here »

20 November 2016

The New Baltic Fleet Album 'The Dear One' Out Now

The New Baltic Fleet Album 'The Dear One' Out Now

The new Baltic Fleet album is out now, available in all good stockists and as download and to stream.
There's exclusive bundles available from the Blow Up shop (inc. signed postcard and tote) and an indies exclusive of signed clear 180g vinyl...

"A soundtrack for a journey into the cosmos" ★ ★ ★ ★ The Times

★ ★ ★ ★ MOJO

8/10 Vive Le Rock

"Excellent" Radcliffe & Maconie

"Excellent record" Gideon Coe

"It's quite a piece of work is this album" Steve Lamacq

"Star-bound kosmiche" Electronic Sound

Rough Trade Shops 'Album of the Week'

BBC 6 Music 'Featured Album of the Week', Steve Lamacq Show

180g Black & Clear Vinyl, CD & More: Buy Now »

11 November 2016

Baltic Fleet 'The Dear One' Exclusive Pre-Orders

Baltic Fleet 'The Dear One' Exclusive Pre-Orders

The forthcoming Baltic Fleet album 'The Dear One' is now available to pre-order and all physical formats come with a signed postcard exclusive to the Blow Up shop. The album will be released on two 180g vinyl formats (limited clear and black) both of which are also available with an special album tote bag, again only available from the Blow Up Shop as well as CD and digital

Bundles:
Ltd. 180g Clear LP + Tote »
180g Black LP + Tote »

Formats:
Ltd. 180g Clear Vinyl »
180g Black Vinyl »
CD »

25 August 2016
Baltic Fleet 'The Dear One' Album Artwork Revealed

Baltic Fleet 'The Dear One' Album Artwork Revealed

We're pleased to reveal the sleeve for the third Baltic Fleet album 'The Dear One' - due Autumn 2016, more details to be announced very shortly.

01 August 2016

New Bongolian video - 'Googa Mama' from 'Moog Maximus'

Check out the new video for 'Googa Mama' from 'Moog Maximus' by The Bongolian by Marcus Way at marcusway.com

22 June 2016

The Bongolian 'Moog Maximus' 180g Vinyl

The Bongolian 'Moog Maximus' 180g Vinyl

 

Just arrived at Blow Up Records HQ! Freshly pressed 180g 'Moog MaximusVinyl‬. Early orders from Blow Up shop come with ltd. postcard signed by The Bongolian...

PRE-ORDER on 180g VINYL & CD with LTD SIGNED POSTCARD (exclusive to Blow Up shop) >>

09 June 2016
The Bongolian 'Moog Maximus' on BBC 6 Music Recommends Day

The Bongolian 'Moog Maximus' on BBC 6 Music Recommends Day

Two tracks from 'Moog Maximus', the forthcoming album from The Bongolia, were featured on the recent BBC 6 Music Recommends Day, 'Londinium Calling' courtesy of Cerys Matthews and 'B-Boy Toga Party' courtesy of Nemone.

Listen back:

Cerys Matthews

Nemone

07 June 2016
The Bongolian 'Moog Maximus' - New Album Coming Soon

The Bongolian 'Moog Maximus' - New Album Coming Soon

We're pleased to announce the new album from The Bongolian 'Moog Maximus'!

Set for release this Summer the album sees the welcome return of The Bongolian, AKA multi-instrumentalist and Big Boss Man front man Nasser Bouzida. His fifth album under the Bongolian moniker continues the musical journey where 2011’s 'Bongos For Beatniks' left off, taking us through the fractures of time like fellow traveller H. G. Wells. Nasser has now landed in ancient Rome, armed with a bank of Moog synthesisers over a bed of heavy grooves in a wildly eclectic fusion of Funk Soul Hammond Beat Jazz and a Sci-Fi Boogaloo!

Moog Maximus will be available on 180g Vinyl and CD and digital download...

PRE-ORDER on 180g VINYL & CD with LTD SIGNED POSTCARD (exclusive to Blow Up shop) >>

Pre-Order from iTunes with Instant Grat >> 

14 April 2016
Big Boss Man back in Spain this October!

Big Boss Man back in Spain this October!

Big Boss Man return to Spain this October for a 7 date tour taking in Barcelona, Madrid and more, preceded by more dates it the UK this September...

Check out all the dates here

01 September 2015
Fay Hallam 'Corona' Pre-Order: 180g Vinyl + Ltd. Signed Postcard

Fay Hallam 'Corona' Pre-Order: 180g Vinyl + Ltd. Signed Postcard

Following ‘Lost In Sound’, Fay Hallam’s acclaimed collaboration with The Bongolian, Fay returns to Blow Up Records for a new solo album ‘Corona’. 

'Corona' is now available to pre-order on 180g Vinyl & CD - early orders from the Blow Up shop come with a limited postcard signed by Fay Hallam...

Click here to pre-order 'Corona' on 180g Vinyl & CD with limited signed postcard

"Sumptuous bossa nova soul" GET INTO THIS

11 August 2015

New Fay Hallam Album 'Corona' - Coming this October

New Fay Hallam Album 'Corona' - Coming this October

We're pleased to announce... Fay Hallam 'Corona' - coming this October on Blow Up Records.

Plus please check out the brand new Fay Hallam facebook page here

20 July 2015

Stereo Total Limited Signed Postcards with Yéyé Existentialiste

Stereo Total Limited Signed Postcards with Yéyé Existentialiste

Stereo Total signing Yeye Existentialiste limited postcards

Françoise & Brezel have been busy signing Stereo Total 'Yéyé Existentialiste' postcards in Berlin! Only available with early orders from Blow Up Records shop:, very limited and exclusive to Blow Up Shop while stocks last: Click here to order »

The album will be available on Double 180g Vinyl (+DL Code), CD & Digital from all good retailers and digital download stores »

29 May 2015

Stereo Total 'Yéyé Existentialiste' Pre-Order + Ltd. Signed Postcard & Full Details Announced

Stereo Total 'Yéyé Existentialiste' now available to Pre-Order!

The double album features 28 recordings (track listing here) that span Stereo Total's twenty year career: including tracks from their first album ‘Oh Ah’ (1995) to their last studio album ‘Cactus vs Brezel’ (2012). It also includes several new mixes including a radically reworked – 'Everybody In The Discotheque (I Hate) -  (Blow Up mix)'. Both CD and Vinyl contain new liner notes about the tracks contained and lyrics. All the recordings have been re-mastered by Noel Summerville at 33/45 Mastering London.

EARLY ORDERS FROM THE BLOW UP SHOP HERE (LP & CD) COME WITH A LIMITED POSTCARD SIGNED BY THE BAND >>

Format Details:
Double 180g Heavy Weight LP in Gatefold Sleeve with printed liner/lyric inner sleeve + Download Code

CD with fold-out liner/lyric booklet 

Digital

Release date: 8th June 2015 / more info

30 April 2015
Stereo Total 'Yéyé Existentialiste' London Launch Shows

Stereo Total 'Yéyé Existentialiste' London Launch Shows

STEREO TOTAL return to London for the first time in two years for two shows to celebrate the release of their new compilation 'Yéyé Existentialiste' on Blow Up Records this Summer.

The first date on Thursday 11th June is an early evening show on the Tamesis Dock - a converted 1930s Dutch barge moored between Lambeth and Vauxhall bridge, with views of Parliament and Big Ben.

Followed by a second date on Friday 12th June, when Stereo Total will return to Blow Up for a show at St. Moritz Club in Soho.

"New wave art-pop pioneers - the Sonic Youth of the electropunk world" Time Out (Eddy Lawrence, 2009)

"Scuzzy, mischievous, exhilarating avant-garde pop, spliced with punk and garage and impeccably dressed in thrift-store chic" The Guardian (Maddy Costa, 2000)

"Joyously irreverent" Spin (Ethan Smith, 1999)

"Infectious pop melodies" Pitchfork (Christopher F. Schiel, 2002)

"The UN of avant garde pop" The Guardian (Betty Clarke, 2002)

"Pure pop thrills" The Guardian (Everett True, 2008)

"Stereo Total can't resist the charm of the primitive" New York Times (Jon Pareles, 2005)

Yéyé Existentialiste - a compilation of the recording highlights of one of the world's greatest exponents of lo-fi pop - Stereo Total. Stereo Total is the Berlin based French-German duo Françoise Cactus and Brezel Göring, whose playful eclectic music incorporates anything from New Wave, Pop Electronique, 60's French pop mashed up with trashy garage Punk Rock and Disco to form the band's distinctive sound:"We've got a special sense of aesthetic. Cheap and cheesy, but still cool and chic."

'Yéyé Existentialiste' has been compiled by Paul Tunkin in conjunction with Cactus and Brezel for Blow Up Records. The double album (released on heavyweight double LP, CD and digital) features 28 recordings that span their twenty year career: including tracks from their first album 'Oh Ah' (1995) to their last studio album 'Cactus vs Brezel' (2012). It also includes one exclusive new mix by the band themselves - 'Everybody In The Discotheque (Blow Up mix)'.

14 April 2015
Stereo Total 'Yéyé Existentialiste' Coming Soon

Stereo Total 'Yéyé Existentialiste' Coming Soon

Coming Soon!

Blow Up presents Yéyé Existentialiste - a compilation of the recording highlights of one of the world’s greatest exponents of lo-fi pop - Stereo Total

Stereo Total is the Berlin based French-German duo Françoise Cactus and Brezel Göring, whose playful eclectic music incorporates anything from New Wave, Pop Electronique, 60’s French pop mashed up with trashy garage Punk Rock and Disco to form the band’s distinctive sound:“We’ve got a special sense of aesthetic. Cheap and cheesy, but still cool and chic"

Stay tuned for more announcements shortly!

13 April 2015

Big Boss Man 'Last Man On Earth' 180g Limited Red Vinyl!

Big Boss Man 'Last Man On Earth' 180g Limited Red Vinyl!

Just arrived today in the Blow Up Records Shop! Big Boss Man 'Last Man On Earth' on Red 180g Vinyl!! Limited to 500 copies only (1st pressing on black vinyl now sold out). Includes DL code (and signed postcard while stocks last) + currently only available from Blow Up shop.

ORDER 'LAST MAN ON EARTH' ON 180g RED VINYL WITH LIMITED SIGNED POSTCARD* »

LISTEN BACK TO THEIR BBC 6 MUSIC SESSION WITH CERYS MATTHEWS »

MORE ABOUT BIG BOSS MAN »

LIVE DATES »

* Signed postcard exclusive to Blow Up shop (while stocks last)

02 February 2015
Big Boss Man BBC 6 Music Session for Cerys Matthews - Feb 1st

Big Boss Man BBC 6 Music Session for Cerys Matthews - Feb 1st

Big Boss Man will be live in session with Cerys Matthews on BBC Radio 6 Music on Sunday 1st Febuary 2015. They'll be playing tracks from their new album 'Last Man On Earth' out now Blow Up Records.

ORDER LAST MAN ON EARTH ALBUM WITH LIMITED SIGNED POSTCARD* »

* Signed postcard exclusive to Blow Up shop (while stocks last)

READ MORE ABOUT BIG BOSS MAN HERE »

BIG BOSS MAN LIVE DATES »

25 January 2015
David Woodcock 'The Adventures Of You And me' up for BBC 6 Music Rebel Playlist

David Woodcock 'The Adventures Of You And me' up for BBC 6 Music Rebel Playlist

David Woodcock is up again for the BBC 6 Music Rebel Playlist this week on the Steve Lamacq show with his forthcoming single 'The Adventures Of You And Me'!

If you want to here the single on the BBC 6 Music playlist click here to vote before midnight on Sunday 18th January

"Each week we ask you to vote on your favourite track from three that almost made it onto the official 6 Music Playlist. The winning track will get a play on each daytime programme the following week" BBC 6 Music

13 January 2015
David Woodcock BBC 6 Music Rebel Playlist Winner

David Woodcock BBC 6 Music Rebel Playlist Winner

Congratulations to our own David Woodcock - with 52% of the vote - winner of this week's BBC Radio 6 Music Rebel Playlist with his next single 'Relatively Single Man' from his self-titled debut album - thanks to everyone who voted!

"Each week we ask you to vote on your favourite track from three that almost made it onto the official 6 Music Playlist. The winning track will get a play on each daytime programme the following week" BBC 6 Music

Listen/Stream: Spotify • Deezer • Rdio • Play

13 October 2014
David Woodcock 'Relatively Single Man' up for BBC 6 Music Rebel Playlist

David Woodcock 'Relatively Single Man' up for BBC 6 Music Rebel Playlist

David Woodcock is up for the BBC 6 Music Rebel Playlist this week on the Steve Lamacq show with his forthcoming single 'Relatively Single Man'!

If you want to here the single on the BBC 6 Music playlist click here to vote before midnight on Sunday 12th October

"Each week we ask you to vote on your favourite track from three that almost made it onto the official 6 Music Playlist. The winning track will get a play on each daytime programme the following week" BBC 6 Music

07 October 2014
David Woodcock live in Session with Marc Riley - BBC Radio 6 Music Thursday 28th August

David Woodcock live in Session with Marc Riley - BBC Radio 6 Music Thursday 28th August

David Woodcock will be live in session with Marc Riley on BBC Radio 6 Music on Thursday 28th August from 7pm. He'll be playing tracks from his self-titled debut album out now Blow Up Records.

Order David Woodcock album with limited signed postcard* »

* Signed postcard exclusive to Blow Up shop (while stocks last)

Read more about David Woodcock here »

David Woodcock Live Dates »

27 August 2014
Music Week Sync Award Nomination: Baltic Fleet 'Frosklia'

Music Week Sync Award Nomination: Baltic Fleet 'Frosklia'

Baltic Fleet's 'Frosklia' has been nominated in Music Week's inaugural Sync Awards.

The track, which was first released on The Wilds EP, features on the new expanded version of the second Baltic Fleet album Towers.

22 August 2014

Big Boss Man Limited Signed Postcards with New Album

Big Boss Man Limited Signed Postcards with New Album

Big Boss Man have been busy signing postcards for the Blow Up Shop! Free with 180g Vinyl & CD orders of their new album Last Man On Earth (out 1st September 2014), very limited and exclusive to Blow Up Shop while stocks last: Click here to order »


The album will be available from 1st September 2014 on 180g Vinyl (+DL Code), CD & Digital from all good retailers and digital download stores »

19 August 2014

Big Boss Man 'Last Man Man On Earth' Video feat. Princess Freesia

Check out the new video for 'Last Man On Earth' by Big Boss Man featuring Princess Freesia - the title track from their new album out September 1st ...things are getting scary in Bristol!

Video by Marcus Way at marcusway.com

08 August 2014

David Woodcock Limited Signed Lyric Postcards with Debut Album

David Woodcock Limited Signed Lyric Postcards with Debut Album

David Woodcock has been busy signing postcards for the Blow Up Shop! Free with CD orders of his self-titled debut album, each one is unique with different lyrics - exclusive to Blow Up Shop while stocks last: Click here to order »


The album is also available from all good retailers and digital download stores »

30 July 2014
David Woodcock on Steve Lamacq's 'New Favourite Band' - BBC 6music Wed 8th August

David Woodcock on Steve Lamacq's 'New Favourite Band' - BBC 6music Wed 8th August

David Woodcock is confirmed as Steve Lamacq's guest on BBC Radio 6 Music on Wed 6th August at 5.30pm. He'll be interviewed for Steve's 'New Favourite band' feature, coinciding with David's debut album released the same week on Blow Up Records.

3 days later he'll be playing at Blow Up in London for his album launch...

Order David Woodcock album with limited signed postcard* »

* Signed postcard exclusive to Blow Up shop (while stocks last)

Read more about David Woodcock here »

22 July 2014

Big Boss Man 'Last Man On Earth' Heavy-Weight LP, CD Album Pre-Order

The wait is over - 'Last Man On Earth' by Big Boss Man is now available to Pre-Order!

OUT September 1ST on Heavy-Weight 180g Vinyl LP, CD & Digital from all good shops.

Early orders from the Blow Up Shop here (LP & CD) come with a limited postcard signed by the band >>

The long awaited follow up to 2010’s Full English Beat Breakfast, 'Last Man On EarthBig Boss Man' is 's 4th album. The British four piece return with a new set of songs and recordings that take a fresh approach to the BBM sound - their hip hybrid of Latin, Jazz, Soul, Psych and ’60s/’70s drenched R&B is now expanded with the added dimension of a brass section and guest vocalists adding to the further sonic and rhythmic explorations from the band; taking us on a one heck of a brand new trip!

Includes the single 'Aardvark', a jazz dance floor filler, rush released fresh from the studio mix sessions back in April, that received strong radio support from BBC 6 Music and BBCRadio 2, including multiple spins by Craig Charles on his Funk & Soul Show, who declared that "I've been a big fan of Big Boss Man for many years. Big Boss Man ‘Aardvark’. Double Groovy!" Additional radio plays came also from Gideon Coe, Tom Ravenscroft, Cerys Matthews, Chris Hawkins and Huey Morgan at the stations

Read more about Big Boss Man here...

04 July 2014
David Woodcock - CD Album with Signed Postcard & iTunes Pre-Order

David Woodcock - CD Album with Signed Postcard & iTunes Pre-Order

The self-titled debut album from David Woodcock is available to pre-order now on CD (with signed postcard exclusive to Blow Up shop) and all good retailers! 

You can also pre-order now from iTunes and download the new single 'Open Secret' straight away.

Released on Monday 4th August, the album includes the singles 'Open Secret', 'Same Things' and 'Beggars Can’t Be Choosers', which have had strong radio support from key UK tastemakers, Steve Lamacq – "A great little pop record" – (BBC 6 Music), John Kennedy (Xfm X-posure Hot One) and Gary Crowley (BBC London + Amazing Radio).

Read more about David Woodcock here...

30 June 2014
David Woodcock Debut Album Artwork Revealed

David Woodcock Debut Album Artwork Revealed

We're pleased to reveal the sleeve for David Woodcock's debut album, the self-titled 'David Woodcock' out this August!

12 new recordings from the Southend based singer-songwriter, including the singles Same Things and Beggars Can't Be Choosers, it will be available on CD & Digital - pre-order coming very soon!

30 May 2014
Big Boss Man 'Last Man Man On Earth' Album Artwork Revealed

Big Boss Man 'Last Man Man On Earth' Album Artwork Revealed

We're pleased to reveal the sleeve for Big Boss Man's fourth album 'Last Man On Earth' out this Summer!

15 brand new recordings, including the single Aardvark: from Jazz, Soul, Rhythm & Blues to Boogaloo, Funk, Psych Rock & more, it will be available on Vinyl LP, CD & Digital (pre-order coming soon) and it's sounding extra tasty!

22 May 2014

New Blow Up Online Shop Launched: Vinyl, Posters, CDs & Rarities

New Blow Up Online Shop Launched: Vinyl, Posters, CDs & Rarities

We're pleased to announce the launch of our all new Blow Up shop!

Vinyl & CDs: All* Vinyl & CDs now come with free MP3 Download More »

Posters & Rarities: See what we've found in our warehouse - including rare promotional posters, limited vinyl and more! More »

MP3s & WAVs:  You can now get your downloads directly from us - choose from MP3s or lossless WAVs More »

15 May 2014

20 Years Ago Today: First Ever Blow Up Release!

20 Years Ago Today: First Ever Blow Up Release!

The Weekenders 'All Grown Up'/'Househusband'

The first release on Blow Up Records, released on 4th May 1994 and sold at a launch party at the Tuffnel Park Dome, London withThe Bluetones as guests + Blow Up DJs. The remaining stock was then sold as a mail-order release - a total pressing of a  1000 on 7" Vinyl - Cat. No. BLOWUP001.

Produced and engineered by Vic Keary at the legendary Chiswick Reach Studios on 8-track tape.  The Weekenders: Paul Tunkin, James Hender, Chris Remington and Steve Smith. Both ‘All Grown Up’ and ‘Househusband’ were recorded as part of an eight song session in February 1994.

"The title track is pleasantly reminiscent of The Kinks. A good listen and, like The Easybeats' Friday On My Mind, doesn't outstay its welcomeRECORD COLLECTOR 'CLUB CLASSICS'
04 May 2014
David Woodcock Record Store Day 2014

David Woodcock Record Store Day 2014

David Woodcock will back live in London in a couple of weeks at Joyfest in Brixton.

Earlier in the day at 2.30pm he'll be doing a live in-store for Record Store Day UK at Casbah in Greenwich, and while you're there you can also grab yourself a copy of his debut 7" Beggars Can't Be Choosers / Tease or browse the Blow Up Records section!

05 April 2014

Big Boss Man back in Europe!

Big Boss Man are back on the road this month and next in Europe taking in Charleville-Mézières, Strasbourg, Brussels, Paris, London, La Rochelle, Nantes and more!

Check out the full list of Big Boss Man dates here

01 March 2014
Big Boss Man 'Aardvark' Free Download

Big Boss Man 'Aardvark' Free Download

You've just heard its first ever airing on The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show! 'Aardvark' is is the first track taken from the Big Boss Man's fourth album 'Last Man On Earth' on Blow Up Records, which is in its final stages of completion.

"I've been a big fan of Big Boss Man for many years. Double Groovy!" CRAIG CHARLES, BBC 6 MUSIC FUNK & SOUL SHOW

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD BIG BOSS MAN 'AARDVARK' FREE FOR A LIMITED TIME

22 February 2014
Blow Up 2013 Year Review

Blow Up 2013 Year Review

Head over to the Blow Up Blog here to see what we've been up to in 2013 featuring the Blow Up Club, Alfa 9, Baltic Fleet, Daiquiri Fantomas, David Woodcock, Fay Hallam & The Bongolian, Mockingbird Wish Me Luck & more ...

Check out our label highlights below on YouTube or on SoundCloud, Spotify or Rdio...

02 January 2014
Big Boss Man confirmed for Blow Up 20th Anniversary Party - Feb 15th 2014

Big Boss Man confirmed for Blow Up 20th Anniversary Party - Feb 15th 2014

We're pleased to announce that Big Boss Man will be playing at the Blow Up 20th Anniversary Party on February 15th 2014Big Boss Man are currently in the studio putting the final touches to their fourth album due out this year on Blow Up Records, and alongside brand new tracks expect such classics such as 'Sea Groove' and 'Party 7' which have won them fans worldwide. 

Here's a taster of Big Boss Man on youtube...

20 December 2013
New Mockingbird, Wish Me Luck Christmas Song for Swedish Advent

New Mockingbird, Wish Me Luck Christmas Song for Swedish Advent

'Bought And Wrapped' is a brand new track from Sweden’s Mockingbird, Wish Me Luck - a melancholy indie-pop Christmas song which, following the band's tradition, was announced last Sunday during Swedish advent (2012 saw them announce the release of 'This Year').

Mockingbird, Wish Me Luck are an 8-piece pop-orchestra from Ängelholm, Sweden, who make genuine bittersweet pop records that sit comfortably next to Belle & Sebastian, David & the Citizens, Jens Lekman and Bright Eyes. Their debut album 'Days Come And Go', which has now been expanded with additional tracks made the top five list of albums of the year for Sweden’s national newspaper Sydsvenskan:

"Wry, sincere hometown poetry" NME

"Gorgeous indie pop" Swedesplease.net

Twitter @Mockingbird_WML    Facebook MockingbirdWishMeLuckSE

08 December 2013
The Bongolian on Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club Volume 2

The Bongolian on Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club Volume 2

'The Riviera Affair' from The Bongolian's 4th album 'Bongos For Beatniks' featured on Craig Charles new compilation Funk & Soul Club Volume 2 - out this week on Freestyle Records!

25 November 2013
Second David Woodcock single announced: 'Beggar's Can't Be Choosers' / 'Tease' on limited vinyl (pre-order now)

Second David Woodcock single announced: 'Beggar's Can't Be Choosers' / 'Tease' on limited vinyl (pre-order now)

'Beggars Can't Be Choosers' / 'Tease' is the 2nd single (double A-Side) from David Woodcock and will be release on November 25th a ltd. 500-only seven-inch on the Blow Up 45 Series (dinked in house bag) & digital download.

PRE-ORDER with FREE MP3 Download here exclusively from BLOW UP SHOP

It follows his debut 'Same Things' (still available as free DD) which has had strong radio support from Steve Lamacq (BBC 6 Music), John Kennedy (Xfm X-posure Hot One) and Gary Crowley (BBC London):

"A great little pop record" STEVE LAMACQ, BBC 6MUSIC

"Essex has a bit of form when it comes to delivering maverick pop geniuses with a gift for mixing a smidgeon of music hall with a dash of 60s pop and creating inspired, but intelligent tunes" BRANDISH.TV

David is a singer-songwriter based in his hometown of Southend-on-Sea, a pianist and prolific writer, with a strong local following he has been building up a solid songbook of sharp lyrics and great melodies that are currently being distilled into his debut album that is set for release early 2014.

Twitter @DWoodcock_Music    Facebook DavidWoodcockMusic

10 October 2013
Alfa 9 6 Music Rebel Playlist Winners & BBC Merseyside Session

Alfa 9 6 Music Rebel Playlist Winners & BBC Merseyside Session

Congratulations to our very own Alfa 9 - winner of this weeks BBC 6 Music Rebel Playlist with 'El Morocco' with 55% of the public vote, and thanks to everyone who voted!

They also dropped into BBC Merseyside last Saturday  too for a session and chat with Dave Monks which you can listen back to here if you're quick!

23 September 2013
Alfa 9 'El Morocco' up for BBC 6 Music Rebel Playlist

Alfa 9 'El Morocco' up for BBC 6 Music Rebel Playlist

Alfa 9 are up for the BBC 6 Music Rebel Playlist this week on the Steve Lamacq show with their forthcoming single 'El Morocco'!

Send an email to lamacq.6music@bbc.co.uk with subject 'Alfa9' before midnight on Sunday 22nd September to vote or you can read more / vote here

"Each week we ask you to vote on your favourite track from three that almost made it onto the official 6 Music Playlist. The winning track will get a play on each daytime programme the following week" BBC 6 Music

17 September 2013
The Bongolian and David Woodcock to play Blow Up this October

The Bongolian and David Woodcock to play Blow Up this October

A Blow Up Records double header as both The Bongolian and David Woodcock are set to play Blow Up at The Bussey Building this October!

16 September 2013
Daiquiri Fantomas 'MHz Invasion' The Debut Album Out Now

Daiquiri Fantomas 'MHz Invasion' The Debut Album Out Now

Daiquiri Fantomas debut album 'MHz Invasion' is out this week (UK)!  Daiquiri Fantomas are a Sicilian experimental Avant-Pop duo founded by composers and multi-instrumentalists Marco Barrano and Dario Sanguedolce, Daiquiri Fantomas is a cocktail of ideas with a Retro-Futuristic flavour, citing the 60s/70s, encompassing Prog, electronica, Sci-Fi movie soundtracks, Kosmische, World and ancient music:

"A fascinating combination of sounds and ideas, drawing from the last half-century of electronic music" SHINDIG!

"Like John Barry who's just taken delivery of a new Moog. Very filmic" RADCLIFFE & MACONIE, BBC 6MUSIC

The album features debut single 'Moon Raga' and 'Moogchile' which have had spins so far on BBC Radio 2 from Huey Morgan and BBC 6 Music from Steve Lamacq, Radcliffe & Maconie, Gideon Coe, Don Letts & Elizabeth Alker.

Get a taste of the music by watching the album trailer on on Daiquiri Fantomas' website here or on YouTube here. The album is available from the Blow Up Shop & all good shops on CD including Piccadilly RecordsRough TradeResident RecordsNorman & Amazon and as a download/stream from Bandcamp iTunes, Google PlaySpotifyAmazon MP3, eMusicRdio & more...

more album info / where to buy

12 August 2013
Baltic Fleet 'Towers' nominated for Album Of The Year at Liverpool Music Awards

Baltic Fleet 'Towers' nominated for Album Of The Year at Liverpool Music Awards

Congratulations to Baltic Fleet who's 'Towers' album on Blow Up Records was nominated last night for best album of the year at the Liverpool Music Awards alongside Miles Kane and Ian Skelly.

It's open to a public vote, so register yours on the Liverpool Music Awards site before 25th August: liverpoolmusicawards.com/voting

17 July 2013
Daiquiri Fantomas 'MHz Invasion' Debut Album Pre-Order & Sleeve Revealed

Daiquiri Fantomas 'MHz Invasion' Debut Album Pre-Order & Sleeve Revealed

We're pleased to reveal the artwork for the debut album 'MHz Invasion' from Daiquiri Fantomas. The album will be released on Monday 12th August and is now available for pre-order now exclusively from the Blow Up shop.

Founded in 2010 Daiquiri Fantomas are Sicilian experimental Avant-Pop duo Marco Barrano and Dario Sanguedolce. They are indeed a cocktail of ideas with a Retro-Futuristic flavour, encompassing Prog, Sci-Fi movie soundtracks & Kosmische.  Get a taste of the music by watching the album trailer on on Daiquiri Fantomas' website here or below: 

Listen / watch the album sampler here ...

Twitter @DaiquiriF    Facebook Daiquiri Fantomas

12 July 2013

David Woodcock Debut Single 'Same Things' & Free Download for Limited Time

'Same Things' is the debut single from David Woodcock, released on Monday 29th July. This is the first fruits from the forthcoming and currently being completed debut album from Mr Woodcock, due for release this Autumn.

'Same Things' is available for a limited free download from DavidWoodcockMusic.com and his facebook page or using the link below:

FREE DAVID WOODCOCK DOWNLOAD >>

Twitter @DWoodcock_Music    Facebook DavidWoodcockMusic

19 June 2013
Baltic Fleet confirmed for opening night at Yoko Ono's Meltdown

Baltic Fleet confirmed for opening night at Yoko Ono's Meltdown

Baltic Fleet is confirmed to play at the opening night of Yoko Ono's Meltdown Festival at Southbank Centre as Liverpool's GIT Music Award winner on June 14th 2013 as part of Meltdown Future Sounds...

"Yoko Ono has long been a supporter of new music, and this year's Meltdown offers two new acts an opportunity to play the festival, including this year's GIT award-winner, Baltic Fleet"

Set Times Approx: 6pm & 10pm

more: Event Info | Facebook Event

25 April 2013
Baltic Fleet named winner of GIT Awards 2013

Baltic Fleet named winner of GIT Awards 2013

We're pleased to announce that Blow Up Records' Baltic Fleet was named the winner of the Liverpool's GIT Music Award 2013 last night at Liverpool's Leaf on Bold Street, receiving his award from the Liverpool Echo's Peter Guy, The Quietus' John Doran and Q Magazine's Andrew Harrison....

"The judges believe that Towers captured the sprawling vitality of contemporary music and married this to a sonic landscape which is indicative of its birth; Northern working class cities which thrive on industry and making things happen. Flawless electronic melodies, breezeblock beats and an effortless futuristic edge"

Merseyside's premier music prize, The GIT Award plays host to 12 shortlisted artists who compete for the £1000 prize and the chance to play Yoko Ono's Meltdown Festival at London's Southbank CentreThe shortlist was then decided by a 12-strong judging panel comprising respected music industry figures including BBC 6 Music presenter and son of John Peel, Tom Ravenscroft, the editor of rock and pop music bible Q Magazine, Liverpool-born Andrew HarrisonMatt WilkinsonNME's new music editor, leading UK music website,The Quietus' editor, John Doran plus the cornerstones of Liverpool's music and arts scene. The twelve nominees were: Baltic Fleet, Barberos, By The Sea, Nadine Carina, Clinic, Conan, Dan Croll, John Heckle, Jetta, Tyler Mensah, Stealing Sheep, Wave Machines

Read more about: Baltic Fleet and Towers

More photos from Friday's awards on on Flickr and Facebook

20 April 2013
Alfa 9 Record Store Day & Sugarmill Show

Alfa 9 Record Store Day & Sugarmill Show

Alfa 9 will be playing live for Record Store Day in Music Mania in Stoke followed by a headline show at The Sugarmill on Saturday 20th April.

15 April 2013
Baltic Fleet in GIT Awards 2013 Shortlist

Baltic Fleet in GIT Awards 2013 Shortlist

We're pleased to announce today that Baltic Fleet has made it into the GIT Awards 2013 shortlist.

The GIT Award celebrates and promotes the best of Merseyside music, and the shortlist provides a snapshot of the year in music, recognising artistic achievement across a range of genres. Here are the 12 artists that have made this year's GIT Award shortlist read more about the awards here

Read more about Baltic Fleet's 2012 second album Towers here

18 March 2013

Alfa 9 'Gone To Ground' - The New Album Out Now!

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Alfa 9's second album 'Gone To Ground' is released today! The band have signed the first 100 copies, but they'll only by available from the official Blow Up / Alfa 9 shop - click here to order yours! The album is available from all good stockists including Amazon.co.uk and to download from stores including iTunes ... More stockists here...

Plus you can buy their other releases, including other limited goodies. There are even a few copies of their first album 'Then We Begin' on vinyl signed by the first line-up.

Alfa went down a storm last Saturday at This Feeling at what was their first gig in 4 years. They made a few friends along the way! The band have 2 dates lined up in their hometown Stoke, and will be back in London in 2 weeks time to support Cornershop live dates here ...

Alfa 9 Live This Feeling Liam Gallagher Andy Bell

11 March 2013

Alfa 9 - First Live Dates in Four Years - London & Stoke

We're pleased to announce that Alfa 9 will be playing their first live show in over four years. The band - Ali Heath, Leon Jones, Phil Mason have expanded the line up to include John Bradbury on drums (who replaces Andy Vernon) and Chris Hillman on bass for the forthcoming live dates which are as follows:

Sat 9th Mar. • LONDON at Queen Of Hoxton (This Feeling) - on stage 9pm
Sat 23rd Mar. • STOKE-ON-TRENT at Fat Cats, Stoke-on-Trent (Octopus Club)
Thur 28th Mar. • LONDON supporting CORNERSHOP 229 The Venue W1
Sat 20th Apr. • STOKE-ON-TRENT at THE SUGARMILL
26 February 2013

Daiquiri Fantomas - Debut Single & Limited Free Download

Daiquiri Fantomas

Daiquiri Fantomas will release their debut single Moon Raga on April 1st 2013, to be followed by their debut album 'MHz Invasion' this May on Blow Up Records. Daiquiri Fantomas are an experimental musical duo from Sicily, founded in 2010 by composers and multi-instrumentalists Marco Barrano and Dario Sanguedolce.  Experimenting with acoustic instruments and vintage electronics crossed over with new technologies, their sound has a distinctive "retro-futuristic" flavour, giving a nod both to the 60s/70s (Progressive Rock, Sci-fi b-movies soundtracks, Kosmische musik etc.) and to contemporary electronica, the duo citing The Beatles, Kraftwerk, John Barry and Air as some of their favourite bands.

The single is available as free download for a limited time from daiquirifantomas.com or from their facebook page

20 February 2013
Alfa 9 chat to Steve Lamacq on BBC 6music this Wednesday 13th February

Alfa 9 chat to Steve Lamacq on BBC 6music this Wednesday 13th February

Alfa 9 are dropping in to BBC 6Music this Wednesday afternoon for a chat with Steve Lamacq about their new album 'Gone To Ground' - out March 11th. They'll be on air from 5pm so don't forget to tune in!

11 February 2013

Alfa 9 'Gone To Ground' Exclusive Limited Album Pre-Order

Alfa 9 'Gone To Ground' Exclusive Limited Album Pre-Order

Alfa 9's second album 'Gone To Ground' gets its official release on March 11th and the band will be signing the first 100 copies, but they'll only by available from the official Blow Up / Alfa 9 shop.

Plus you can buy their other releases, including other limited goodies. There are even a few copies of their first album 'Then We Begin' on vinyl signed by the first line-up.

25 January 2013

2012 End of Year Polls & Blow Up Year Review

2012 End of Year Polls & Blow Up Year Review

Not one but three Blow Up Records albums made it into the end of year polls for 2012 including Vive Le Rock, Crack Magazine, Louder Than War, Liverpool Echo & some very nice blogs too...

Fay Hallam & The Bongolian  'Lost In Sound': read press heremore about the album

Baltic Fleet album 'Towers': read press here  • more about the album

Alfa 9 'Gone To Ground' (not even out yet!): read press here • more about the album

See all artists press here

11 January 2013
Mockingbird, Wish Me Luck Christmas Single

Mockingbird, Wish Me Luck Christmas Single

Following 'Leaving For A Day', another brand new track from Mockingbird, Wish Me Luck, an melancholy upbeat indie-pop song for Christmas....

Released before Christmas, you can check out now on Soundcloud and youTube...

03 December 2012
Big Boss Man Mini-Europe Tour Kicks Off Sat 8th Dec

Big Boss Man Mini-Europe Tour Kicks Off Sat 8th Dec

Big Boss Man kick of their mini-European tour this Thursday at Le Bar Du Matin in Brussels, followed by dates in 2012, with concerts in Frankfurt, Strasbourg and Paris...

See all the Big Boss Man dates here

01 December 2012
'Leaving For A Day' Mockingbird, Wish Me Luck New Single

'Leaving For A Day' Mockingbird, Wish Me Luck New Single

"Leaving For A Day" is a brand new track taken from the forthcoming new edition of Mockingbird, Wish Me Luck's debut album "Days Come And Go" which has now been expanded to include additional tracks. The album made the top five list of albums of the year for Sweden's national newspaper Sydsvenskan.

Check out the video for "Leaving For A Day", a compilation of footage filmed during the bands last visit to the UK, including a Rough Trade East in-store, an appearance at Dot-To-Dot Festival Bristol, a support slot with Camera Obscura at King's College, a show at the Blow Up Metro Club on Oxford Street and an acoustic session at the V&A.

05 November 2012
Blow Up Records at Oxjam Leicester 2012: Baltic Fleet, The Bongolian & David Woodcock

Blow Up Records at Oxjam Leicester 2012: Baltic Fleet, The Bongolian & David Woodcock

Blow Up Records is excited to be part of Oxjam this year, with 3 artists Baltic Fleet, The Bongolian & David Woodcock all appearing live as part of the Leicester Music Takeover in October:

David Woodcock 12.50-1.20pm Outdoor Stage

The Bongolian 7.30-8.30pm Outdoor Stage (headline)

Baltic Fleet  10.30-11.15pm The Exchange Bar (headline)

£8 Early Bird Tickets / £10 After more details at oxjamleicester.co.uk and oxfam.org.uk/oxjam

Read more about: Baltic Fleet, The Bongolian & David Woodcock

26 September 2012
The Bongolian - Autumn UK Tour 2012

The Bongolian - Autumn UK Tour 2012

The Bongolian and his band line up for another UK tour this Autumn taking in 2 dates in Wales, Leicester and Bristol and a detour via Lilles in France!
See all the dates here.

15 September 2012
Baltic Fleet BBC 6 music session

Baltic Fleet BBC 6 music session

Baltic Fleet will be live in session on BBC Radio 6 Music on September 6th 2012 with Marc Riley tomorrow night from 7pm performing tracks the new album 'Towers'.

If you're not in the UK you can listen online here.

05 September 2012
Big Boss Man Mini European Tour - December 2012

Big Boss Man Mini European Tour - December 2012

Big Boss Man have just confirmed a mini tour in Europe for the start of December 2012, with concerts in Belgium, Germany and France... see the dates here

03 September 2012
Baltic Fleet 'Towers' Out Now - CD, Limited Vinyl & DD

Baltic Fleet 'Towers' Out Now - CD, Limited Vinyl & DD

The wait is over - the second album from Baltic Fleet 'Towers' is out now in the UK on CD, limited Vinyl LP and digital from all good shops! ' Towers' is the second album from 'Baltic Fleet', and the follow up to 2008's self-titled debut.

Read more and find stockists here

27 August 2012
Triumph Of The Olympians EP: Free Download

Triumph Of The Olympians EP: Free Download

We're in the Olympic mood here at Blow Up HQ, and have compiled a 4 track EP of appropriately titled tracks.

...Yes its the 'Triumphs Of The Olympians EP' featuring The Bongolian, Big Boss Man (who have already dedicated title track to Wiggo), Neon Plastix and SILVERY. AND it's free for a very limited time from http://blowup.co/Th3EkK

10 August 2012
'Lost In Sound': Limited Numbered Vinyl Available from August - Fay Hallam & The Bongolian

'Lost In Sound': Limited Numbered Vinyl Available from August - Fay Hallam & The Bongolian

We're please to announce that the Vinyl of 'Lost In Sound' will be shipping from the Blow Up shop from August 1st - the good news is though that, exclusive to the Blow Up shop, all orders of the Vinyl now come with a free MP3 (320 kbps) download. For pre-orders the download will be made available on day of shipping. The CD is of course available from all good shops (UK) now ...

"A match made in heaven hark back to when pop music had a whole heap of soul and backbone! Addictive stuff" 4 STARS - BLUES & SOUL

01 August 2012
Baltic Fleet 'Towers': Pre-Order CD, Vinyl+MP3 - Rough Trade & iTunes Exclusive

Baltic Fleet 'Towers': Pre-Order CD, Vinyl+MP3 - Rough Trade & iTunes Exclusive

'Towers' is the second album from 'Baltic Fleet', and the follow up to Baltic Fleet's self-titled 2008 debut which featured in Rough Trade Shop's Album Club and (along with Piccadilly Manchester) into their Top Albums Of The Year.

Towers has already made it into Louder Than War's Top Albums of the Year So Far, and ahead of release. The album is released in the UK on Monday 27th August 2012, but will be available from Monday 30th July exclusively from the Blow Up shop and Rough Trade Shops and you can pre-order now. It is also available now digitally exclusively from iTunes with a special bonus track.

  • PRE-ORDER CD + VINYL with MP3* from BLOW UP
    *Exclusive to the Blow Up Shop all Towers Vinyl LPs come with free MP3 download

  • PRE-ORDER CD + VINYL from ROUGH TRADE - shipping / instore from July 30th..

  • iTUNES EXCLUISVE BONUS TRACK  - 'Towers' is now available as an early excusive from iTunes with an exclusive bonus track.
24 July 2012
Alfa 9 are back! 'Into The Light' - the 1st single from the forthcoming new album

Alfa 9 are back! 'Into The Light' - the 1st single from the forthcoming new album

'Into The Light' is the brand new single from Alfa 9 taken from their forthcoming long-awaited 2nd album 'Gone To Ground'. 


Head over to alfa9.co.uk where its available as a free download for a limited time.

28 June 2012
Baltic Fleet 'Engage' - The 1st single from forthcoming album 'Towers'

Baltic Fleet 'Engage' - The 1st single from forthcoming album 'Towers'

'Engage' is the 1st track to be taken from 'Towers' the 2nd album from Baltic Fleet, due for released this Summer/Autumm and which follows his 2008 self-titled debut 'Baltic Fleet' which was an Album of the Year (No 29) for Rough Trade Shops. Baltic Fleet is the moniker of multi-instrumentalist and DIY producer Paul Fleming, and the new album signifies a departure from the travelling and diarising of life on the road (whilst touring as keyboard player for Echo & The Bunnymen), and arrives home to the industrial backdrop of North West England. It's a Motorik blast...

Get your free download for a limited time at BALTICFLEETMUSIC.COM     

19 May 2012

Lost In Sound Album Launch with Fay Hallam live at Blow Up

Blow Up presents a Jubilee Special and the album launch for Fay Hallam & The Bongolian's new album 'Lost In Sound' on Blow Up Records with a rare London show by the Mod Queen herself, featuring special guest appearance by ex-Prisoners/Prime Movers/Phaze/Solar Flares, bass-legend, Allan Crockford.

Plus new signning David Woodcock will be playing live too!

Read more...

18 May 2012
Fay Hallam & The Bongolian 'Lost In Sound' - The debut album out now

Fay Hallam & The Bongolian 'Lost In Sound' - The debut album out now

Blow Up presents a brand new collaboration: Fay Hallam (Makin' Time, The Prime Movers, Phaze) & The Bongolian! Both share a serious passion for 60's Hammond Beat and Soul and the album 'Lost In Sound' which is due for release next week, covering a variety of sounds: Bossa Nova, heavier 70's grooves and a strong Northern Soul influence. Get ready to get lost in sound!

The album will be available on CD and from iTunes from next Monday 7th May, and from all other digital stores including Amazon on Monday 14th May. The album will be available on Vinyl from early June - but you can pre-order now.

07 May 2012
Fay Hallam & The Bongolian 'Dancing' - The 1st Single From Lost In Sound

Fay Hallam & The Bongolian 'Dancing' - The 1st Single From Lost In Sound

'Dancing' will be the first track to be taken from 'Lost In Sound' the very first collaboration between Fay Hallam (Makin' Time, The Prime Movers, Phaze) and Blow Up Records' The Bongolian. Both share a serious passion for 60's Hammond Beat and Soul. Due for release very shortly, the album covers a variety of styles: Bossa Nova, heavier 70's grooves and a strong Northern Soul influence. Get ready to get Lost In Sound...

Head over to FayHallamAndTheBongolian.com to get your free download for a limited time.

26 April 2012

NEW PROJECTS & SIGNINGS 2012

We're pleased to announce that we now have 3 new additions to Blow Up Records' roster for 2012: Fay Hallam & The Bongolian (a new collaboration), singer-songwriter David Woodcock from Southend-on-Sea and Sicilian duo Daiquiri Fantomas. Plus, 'Towers' the long-awaited follow up to Baltic Fleet's self-titled debut will be released this Summer, followed swiftly by the second album for Alfa 9 'Gone To Ground'
head over to the BLOW UP BLOG to read more

FREE DOWNLOADS The first 2 singles for 2012 will be 'Engage' from Baltic Fleet, and 'Dancing' from Fay Hallam & The Bongolian which we'll be giving away as free downloads for a limited time...
head over to the BLOW UP BLOG to read more

13 April 2012
BIG BOSS MAN - SPANISH TOUR 2012 - APRIL / MAY Spain

BIG BOSS MAN - SPANISH TOUR 2012 - APRIL / MAY Spain

Big Boss Man return to Spain for 2012 with an 7 date tour this April and May including Madrid, Gijon, Leon and more. See all dates here to see if they're coming to a town near you. Just before they head out to Spain they'll be playing the Canteen in Bristol on Saturday April 7th.

7th April - CANTEEN BRISTOL UK

28th April - SALA OXIDO GUADALAJARA Spain

29th April - SALA BEAT SEGOVIA Spain

30th April - GRAN CAFE LEÓN Spain

1st May - LA ANTIGUA ESTACION OVIEDO Spain

2nd May - THE MONKEY CLUB GIJÓN Spain

3rd May - SALA LA BOITE MADRID Spain

4th May - FESTIVAL EBROCLUB MIRANDA DE EBRO Spain

5th May - SALA KARMA PONTEVEDRA Spain

CONNECT with BIG BOSS MAN: Big Boss Man Facebook Big Boss Man on Twitter Big Boss Man MySpace Big Boss Man on Last.fm Big Boss Man on SoundCloud big-boss-man.com

22 March 2012
The Bongolian Craig Charles Funk & Soul Session

The Bongolian Craig Charles Funk & Soul Session

THE BONGOLIAN will be in session on the Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show this Saturday 26th November on BBC Radio 6music! Along with some banter, he'll be performing tracks form his new album 'Bongos For Beatniks'. Tune in / listen online from 7pm GMT: bbc.co.uk

18 November 2011
The Bongolian live at the BLOW UP Christmas Party - Fri 2nd December

The Bongolian live at the BLOW UP Christmas Party - Fri 2nd December

The Bongolian will be playing a rare london show at Blow Up's Christmas Party, on Friday 2nd December in London (more): in session he long-awaited 4th album from The Bongolian continues the musical journey where 2007's Outer Bongolia left off, bringing us back down to Earth possibly via France circa 1967 via 2011, in a wildly eclectic rare groove fusion of Funk Soul Hammond Beat Jazz and a Sci-Fi Boogaloo.

CONNECT: The Bongolian Facebook The Bongolian MySpace The Bongolian on Spotify The Bongolian on Last.fm THE BONGOLIAN is now ON TWITTER! The Bongolian on Twitter

BLOW UP CHRISTMAS PARTY - FRIDAY 2nd DECEMBER 8PM - 3AM
THE BONGOLIAN + THEE FACTION +PETE KOSANOVICH + BLOW UP DJs
GINGLIK Shepherd's Bush Green, London W12

The 2nd of Blow Up's new monthly West London residency at Ginglik in Shepherd's Bush, and just in time for Christmas! read more...

11 November 2011
The Bongolian 'Bongos For Beatniks' - the 4th album out now

The Bongolian 'Bongos For Beatniks' - the 4th album out now

ORDER NOW* from the official shop on CD & LP
*Shipping Worldwide!

plus all good shops including:
Cargo Collective store around the UK / JBs / Dusty Groove / Norman / Phonica / Piccadilly / Rough Trade / Sister Ray / Sounds Of The Universe / amazon.co.uk hmv and more...

download from : iTunes

BONGOS FOR BEATNIKS the long-awaited 4th album from The Bongolian continues the musical journey where 2007's Outer Bongolia left off, bringing us back down to Earth possibly via France circa 1967 via 2011, in a wildly eclectic rare groove fusion of Funk Soul Hammond Beat Jazz and a Sci-Fi Boogaloo.

The first single from the album 'The Riviera Affair' was recently featured on BBC 6music Nemone's Lunchtime Loves (alongside plays from Gideon Coe and Craig Charles) and was also Sky Sports Soccer AM's track of the week.

"A bakers dozen of gems. Bongo powered grooves at their very best. Preston Epps eat your heart out" SCOOTERING 'RECOMMENDED'

CONNECT with THE BONGOLIAN: Facebook Myspace Spotify Last.fm

09 May 2011
Blow Up Easter Special feat. The Bongolian & Silvery

Blow Up Easter Special feat. The Bongolian & Silvery

Blow Up Easter Special feat. The Bongolian & Silvery
Thursday 21st April


Following February's sell-out Blow Up HMV Next Big Thing night, Blow Up returns to its one-off events with an Easter Special at Madame JoJo's on Thursday 21st April featuring Blow Up artists The Bongolian and Silvery.

The Bongolian's 4th album is released on Monday 9th May, but if you can't wait that long you can download the debut single 'The Riviera Affair' which was recently featured on Lunchtime Loves on BBC 6music, and also Sky Sports Soccer AM's track of the week.

Plus resident Blow Up DJs Paul Tunkin & Ian Jackson will also be spinning their trademark mix of Orgasmic Pop / 60s Mod & Soul / New Wave. Expect to hear a selection of British Pop from Beatles to Bowie to Blur alongside 60s Soul, Garage, Ska, Beat, Latin Soul, Swinging Soundtracks, YeYe and Psychedelic Pop Electronique.

READ MORE / TICKET INFO

more Blow Up artist dates

01 April 2011
Bongos For Beatniks - coming this May

Bongos For Beatniks - coming this May

The sleeve for the Bongolian's 4th album is finally revealed! 'Bongos For Beatniks'will be released on Monday 9th May, but if you can't wait that long you can download the debut single 'The Riviera Affair' which was recently featured on Lunchtime Loves on BBC 6music, and also Sky Sports Soccer AM's track of the week.

THE RIVIERA AFFAIR: Bongolian on iTunes Bongolian on Amazon Digital Bongolian on Amazon Digital

Limited edition bundles will be available very soon to pre-order so stay tuned. The album is also featured in Scootering Magazine's 'Recommended Listening' this month alongside an early review of the album, an interview with The Bongolian and a live review of February's Blow Up/HMV show.

CONNECT: The Bongolian Facebook The Bongolian MySpace The Bongolian on Spotify The Bongolian on Last.fm

05 March 2011
Silvery 'Two Halves Of The Same Boy' - new single out now

Silvery 'Two Halves Of The Same Boy' - new single out now

Silvery 'Two Halves Of The Same Boy' - new single out now

'Two Halves Of The Same Boy' - the third single from Silvery's 2nd album 'Railway Architecture' is released this wee and makes it onto the BBC 6Music playlist for a 5th week running.

Download 'Two Halves Of The Same Boy' from iTunes:


The Bongolian on iTunes

Silvery links... Silverytheband.com Silvery facebook Page Silvery MySpace Silvery on Spotify Silvery on Last.fm

14 February 2011
The Bongolian 'The Riviera Affair' - new single out now

The Bongolian 'The Riviera Affair' - new single out now

'The Riviera Affair' - the first single from The Bongolian's forthcoming 4th album 'Bongos For Beatniks' is released week. The single was featured on BBC6 Music's Nemone's Lunchtime Loves last week, and Nass from The Bongolian popped in for a quick interview on air on Friday while he was in town for the sell-out Blow Up @ HMV event.

Download 'The Riviera Affair' from iTunes:


The Bongolian on iTunes

The Bongolian links... The Bongolian Facebook The Bongolian on Spotify 

07 February 2011
Blow Up at HMV Next Big Thing 2011: The Bongolian + Silvery + Baltic Fleet

Blow Up at HMV Next Big Thing 2011: The Bongolian + Silvery + Baltic Fleet

Blow Up will be hosting a night for the 2nd year of HMV's Next Big Thing festival on Friday 4th February at Upstairs @ The Garage. Blow Up artists Baltic Fleet, Silvery and The Bongolian will all be playing live, followed by the Blow Up club.

Read more on the BLOW UP BLOG Tickets

BONGOLIAN:The Bongolian Facebook The Bongolian on Spotify • SILVERY:Silvery facebook Page Silvery on Spotify  BALTIC FLEET:Baltic Fleet Facebook Page Baltic Fleet on Spotify

08 December 2010

The 2nd Silvery album ‘Railway Architecture’ – out now

The 2nd Silvery album ‘Railway Architecture’ – out now

~ CD available to buy from all good shops including the below ~

Silvery Railway Architecture at Rough Trade Silvery 'Railway Architecture' at FOPP Silvery Railway Architecture at Norman Records Silvery Railway Architecture at Piccadilly Records Silvery Railway Architecture at Townsend records Silvery Railway Architecture' on Amazon.co.uk Silvery Railway Architecture' on play.com Buy Download 'Railway Architecture' by Silvery from Juno blow up mail order

for more regional stockists check out the Cargo Collecttive
: Cargo Collective
~ or DOWNLOAD from ~

Download 'Railway Architecture' by Silvery on iTunesDownload 'Railway Architecture' by Silvery on eMusicDownload 'Railway Architecture' by Silvery on Amazon.co.uk DigitalDownload 'Railway Architecture' by Silvery on Amazon.com DigitalDownload 'Railway Architecture' by Silvery on NapsterDownload 'Railway Architecture' by Silvery on JunoDownload Download 'Railway Architecture' by Silvery on Play.com

~ Silvery 'Railway Architecture' ~ Cat. No. BU057CD/DD ~ Mon 9th August 2010 (UK) ~

09 August 2010
Silvery Live Rough Trade East In Store

Silvery Live Rough Trade East In Store

Silvery at Rough Trade East
Silvery will be playing an exclusive live in-store at Rough Trade East this Friday 6th August at 7pm (facebook invite) get down early to buy a copy of their new album 'Railway Architecture' which is out this Monday 9th August.

02 August 2010
New Silvery Single The Naked & The Dead Out Now

New Silvery Single The Naked & The Dead Out Now

'The Naked & The Dead' - the first single from Silvery's forthcoming 2nd album 'Railway Architecture' is released week. The single was recently up for Steve Lamacq's Rebel Playlist on BBC 6Music and the band have just recorded another BBC 6Music Session for Marc Riley (12th July) as well as being invited by Lamacq to play at his new monthly club 'Going Deaf For A Living' (invite here) on Thursday 29th July.

Download 'The Naked & The Dead'...

The Naked & The Dead by Silvery on iTunes Download The Naked & The Dead by Silvery on eMusic Download The Naked & The Dead by Silvery on Amazon.co.uk Digital Download The Naked & The Dead by Silvery on Amazon.com Digital Download The Naked & The Dead by Silvery on Napster Download The Naked & The Dead by Silvery on JunoDownload Download The Naked & The Dead by Silvery on Play.com

Don't forget to check out the video for the single (below), by the same team behind the award-winning 'Horrors' video.



links... silverytheband.com • Facebook MySpace

26 July 2010
Neon Plastix 'Awesome Moves' - Debut Album Out Now

Neon Plastix 'Awesome Moves' - Debut Album Out Now

Neon Plastix release their long awaited debut LP "Awesome Moves" after taking one hell of a siesta. The album is chock full of electro tinged dancefloor pop, including On Fire, Gentlemen's Gold and ten other future smashes. Album will be preceded by single Gentlemen's Gold.

BUY NOW ...
Neon Plastix 'Awesome Moves' on Norman Records Neon Plastix 'Awesome Moves' at Piccadilly Records Neon Plastix 'Awesome Moves' at Rough Trade  Neon Plastix 'Awesome Moves' at Juno Neon Plastix 'Awesome Moves' at RecordStore.co.uk  Neon Plastix 'Awesome Moves' at Townsend records Neon Plastix 'Awesome Moves' on Amazon.co.uk  Neon Plastix 'Awesome Moves' on play.com
Cargo Collective  Neon Plastix 'Awesome Moves' on Amazon.com

DOWNLOAD NOW
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Blow Up Presents Exclusive Blend Volume 2 on iTunes Download Neon Plastix 'Awesome Moves' on eMusic Download Neon Plastix 'Awesome Moves' on Amazon.co.uk Digital Download Neon Plastix 'Awesome Moves' on Amazon.com DigitalDownload Neon Plastix 'Awesome Moves' on Napster Download Neon Plastix 'Awesome Moves' on JunoDownload Download Neon Plastix 'Awesome Moves' on Play.com

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The band have achieved a cult following both in the UK, Europe and USA, despite having only released 2 singles to date (Neon Invasion/Prick Tease, On Fire/Dream). They've played a multitude of dates across Europe, even including a spot at Glastonbury. After an inevitable hiatus whilst some members finished college courses and such, they've woken up and rubbed their eyes, dusted themselves down to release their debut album... What they've said previously about Neon Plastix....

"These new-wave songs force a grin regardless of gender. An impassioned and feel-good statement of intent" NME

"This one's sure to go mental. Think pop-punk new wave disco floorfiller" Rough Trade

"Doesn't it just conjure up the pungent whiff of hair gel and cheap fluorescent spirits?" Drowned In Sound

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10 May 2010
Blow Up Presents Exclusive Blend Volumes 1 & 2 Go Digital

Blow Up Presents Exclusive Blend Volumes 1 & 2 Go Digital

For the first time ever Volumes 1 & 2 of the Blow Up presents Exclusive Blend Series are available for download from iTunes, Amazon, Napster, eMusic and more....

VOLUME 1....
Blow Up Presents Exclusive Blend Volume 1 on iTunes  Blow Up presents Exclusive Blend Volume 1 on eMusic Blow Up presents Exclusive Blend Volume 1 on Amazon Digital Blow Up presents Exclusive Blend Volume 1 on Napster 

VOLUME 2 ....
Blow Up Presents Exclusive Blend Volume 2 on iTunes  Blow Up presents Exclusive Blend Volume 2 on eMusic Blow Up presents Exclusive Blend Volume 2 on Amazon Digital Blow Up presents Exclusive Blend Volume 2 on Napster 

Don't forget, both have recently been reissued on LP (& CD) too if you'd rather get your hands on some vinyl - from all good stores, as well as Blow Up Records mail order

Blow Up presents Exclusive Blend Volume 1 sees Paul Tunkin, DJ & founder of Blow Up club, taking us on a journey deep into the vaults of the KPM music library. Originally released in 1996, the Blow Up Exclusive Blend series were one of the first commercial introductions to Music Library and the twilight world of the session man. Volume 1 features the cream of the KPM Music Library writers including Keith Mansfield, Alan Hawkshaw, Alan Parker and Johnny Pearson, From the pounding up-tempo of 'Move, Move, Move' through the Hammond-heavy 'Beat Me 'Til I'm Blue' and 'Rocky Mountain Runabout' (versions of both featuring on the legendary Mohawks 'The Champ' album) to the sitar 60s club sound of 'Delhi Discotheque' and 'Come here Calcutta'. Most of these tracks had never been commercially available before this release.

Blow Up presents Exclusive Blend Volume 2 sees Blow Up's Paul Tunkin entering the vaults of De Wolfe, Amphonic and once again KPM. As with a bulk of Exclusive Blend 1, many of these tracks were receiving their first commercial airing on this album's release. Originally released in 1997, the album also introduced James Clarke's Wild Elephants to the world, which was later retitled 'Blow Up A-Go-Go' as a thankyou from the writer and became the title track for the successful V2 / Blow Up compilation 'Blow Up A-Go-Go! Dancefloor Classics from The Legendary Blow Up Club'. This album includes tracks from many great music library theme writers including Keith Mansfield, Alan Hawkshaw, Syd Dale, and Alan Moorhouse.

Hipper-than-hip selection of TV/film music from Blow Up Uncut

Cool, punchy rarities. Dance music for Get Carter fans Musik

A musical goldmine
The Independent On Sunday

links...
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26 April 2010
Neon Plastix 'Awesome Moves' - debut album May 2010

Neon Plastix 'Awesome Moves' - debut album May 2010

Neon Plastix release their long awaited debut LP "Awesome Moves" after taking one hell of a siesta. The album is chock full of electro tinged dancefloor pop, including On Fire, Gentlemen's Gold and ten other future smashes. Album will be preceded by single Gentlemen's Gold.

The band have achieved a cult following both in the UK, Europe and USA, despite having only released 2 singles to date (Neon Invasion/Prick Tease, On Fire/Dream), and secured deals along the way with E.A Games 'Need For Speed' and Sony Eriksson for use of their music. Neon Plastix have played multitudes of dates across Europe, even including a spot at Glastonbury, as well as touring with Late Of The Pier amongst others (who they also remixed). After they declared an inevitable hiatus whilst some members finished college courses and such, the band have woke up and rubbed their eyes, dusted themselves down and are ready to release their debut album "Awesome Moves"

"These new-wave songs force a grin regardless of gender. An impassioned and feel-good statement of intent" NME

"This one's sure to go mental. Think pop-punk new wave disco floorfiller" Rough Trade

"Doesn't it just conjure up the pungent whiff of hair gel and cheap fluorescent spirits?" Drowned In Sound

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Neon Plastix "Awesome Moves"
Cat. No. BU054CD/DD
Release Date: Mon 10th May 2010 (UK)

Neon Plastix "Gentlemen's Gold"
Cat. No. BU055DD
Released: tbc

29 March 2010
Big Boss Man Spain & France Tour Dates 2010

Big Boss Man Spain & France Tour Dates 2010

Big Boss Man return once again to Spain with an 11 date tour this March including Madrid, Barcelona, Alicante, Leon and more. See all dates here to see if they're coming to a town near you. They'll also be paying a visit to France in April (St. Nazaire) and June at the annual 'Riviera Affair '60s Mod Weekend' in Nice.

They'll be performing tracks from their first 2 albums Humanize and Winner, and from their critically acclaimed new album Full English Beat Breakfast!

"Excellent" Mark Lamarr, BBC Radio 2

"The Sgt Pepper of boogaloo" music 4/5, sonic 4/5 Hi-Fi Choice

"Effortlessly hip" 4 stars - Echoes

"Their best album yet " 4 stars - Record Collector

"Big Boss Man are back and groovier than ever" 7/10 Clash

"14 scorching hot tracks here" Scootering 'Recommended Listening'

"Will knock you flat on your back and boogaloo a victory lap"
7/10 Loud & Quiet

"Perennial party starters Big Boss Man are back with their third album. For loud'n'proud modish club soul, this is it!" Shindig!

"Big Boss Man -- returning to blow our minds with an excellent dish on Blow Up Records! As loveable as anything they've done to date" Dusty Groove

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15 February 2010

Big Boss Man 'Full Beat English Breakfast' New Album Out Now

Big Boss Man 'Full Beat English Breakfast' New Album Out Now

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21 September 2009
Big Boss Man - BBC Radio 2 Session for Mark Lamarr - Saturday 18th September 2009

Big Boss Man - BBC Radio 2 Session for Mark Lamarr - Saturday 18th September 2009

Big Boss Man have been invited to record a live session for Mark Lamarr at the BBC's famous Maida Vale studios, including tracks from Full English Beat Breakfast - hear the session this Saturday 18th September on BBC Radio 2 at Midnight

15 September 2009
New Big Boss Man Album 'Full English Beat Breakfast' out now!

New Big Boss Man Album 'Full English Beat Breakfast' out now!

New Big Boss Man 'Full English Beat Breakfast' - out now!

The long-awaited 3rd album from Big Boss Man

Blow Up is pleased to announce that the long awaited third album from Big Boss Man - 'Full English Beat Breakfast' is now out. Its another superb spaced-out selection of prime 60's inspired dancefloor tracks- available on CD, a lovely vinyl LP and as a download from all good retailers.

"Excellent" Mark Lamarr, BBC Radio 2

"The Sgt Pepper of boogaloo - and you can't go without breakfast, can you?"
music 4/5, sonic 4/5 Hi-Fi Choice

"It's one of those albums where you wished you were the drummer, or had thought of the concept first!"
5/5 Drummer Magazine

"Effortlessly hip" 4 stars - Echoes

"Their best album yet " 4 stars - Record Collector

"Big Boss Man are back and groovier than ever. If Charlie Croker from The Italian Job was still alive - he would be dancing to this, and recommendations don't come any better than that!" 7/10 Clash

"We've got 14 scorching hot tracks here. It's all good I promise you, and then some. This is an album you most definitely should own and one which other musicians will be jealous of" Scootering 'Recommended Listening'

"Will knock you flat on your back and boogaloo a victory lap"
7/10 Loud & Quiet

"Perennial party starters Big Boss Man are back with their third album. For loud'n'proud modish club soul, this is it!" Shindig!

"Big Boss Man -- returning to blow our minds with an excellent dish on Blow Up Records! The Boss has been tearing it up for years now with a blend of organ heavy grooves, funky drums, vamping guitars and even some occasional vocals -- and Full English Beat Breakfast is as loveable as anything they've done to date" Dusty Groove

ORDER, DO IT NOW ....

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Big Boss Man - Full English Beat Breakfast  

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07 September 2009
Mockingbird, Wish Me Luck: 'Moves On The Screen' out now!

Mockingbird, Wish Me Luck: 'Moves On The Screen' out now!

Available now from all good download stores and the second taken from their acclaimed debut album 'Days And Go' is the second single 'Moves On The Screen' from Swedish indie-posters Mockingbird, Wish Me Luck

DAYS COME AND GO quotes...

"Think The Concretes with strings and a folky/indie edge. Grand songs, delivered well" Stool Pigeon

"Lovely, gentle folk inspired indie pop that invokes the idea of Jens Lekman fronting Belle & Sebastian. Simple as that" indieMP3

"Wry but sincere hometown poetry" NME

"An album to pay attention to" AllMusic

  • download... Mockingbird, Wish Me Luck on iTunes  

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25 June 2009
Silvery 'The Nishikado E.P.' with brand new tracks out now!

Silvery 'The Nishikado E.P.' with brand new tracks out now!

Following their Christmas single You Give A Little Love last December, London eccentrics Silvery release their 5th single on Monday 15th June 2009, previously featured on a live BBC Radio 1 Lamacq session and a standout track from their much talked about debut album Thunderer & Excelsior (which made the ARTROCKER and ORGAN top releases of 2008 lists).

The Nishikado EP features a new mix of the lead song (inspired by Toshihiro Nishikado - the creator of Space Invaders in the 1970's) and 3 brand new tracks: Identity, Murder Holes and The Public Purse.
Think Sparks at their most Glam Rock, mixed up with all sorts of musical tricks Blur and Bowie would be proud of.

"Wow. Take a deep breath before you enter the crazy world of Silvery. An utterly exhilarating racket" Artrocker Recommends

"With wild synth riffs and vocals resembling David Bowie, Silvery suck you in to the unrestrained indie madness" Kruger

  • Watch the video now on youTUBE
  • download... Mockingbird, Wish Me Luck on iTunes  

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25 June 2009

Mockingbird, Wish Me Luck - Rough Trade East In-Store - Sunday 7th June 2009

The second of 2 one-off UK dates for Blow Up's swedish indiepop 8 piece Mockingbird, Wish Me Luck (the first being the night before at the Blow Up club, supporting Lucky Soul).

This will be an acoustic show, and entry will be free - so what better way to spend a Sunday afternoon - on stage at 2pm.

01 June 2009

New Silvery EP 'The Nishikado' - Artocker.tv and iTunes exclusive!

Following their Christmas single You Give A Little Love last December, London eccentrics Silvery release their 5th single on Monday 15th June 2009, previously featured on a live BBC Radio 1 Lamacq session and a standout track from their much talked about debut album Thunderer & Excelsior (which made the ARTROCKER and ORGAN top releases of 2008 lists).

The Nishikado EP features a new mix of the lead song (inspired by Toshihiro Nishikado - the creator of Space Invaders in the 1970's) and 3 brand new tracks: Identity, Murder Holes and The Public Purse.
Think Sparks at their most Glam Rock, mixed up with all sorts of musical tricks Blur and Bowie would be proud of.

Watch the video now exclusively on Artrocker.TV

EP. will be available 3 weeks early as an iTunes exclusive on Monday 25th May 2009 (general availability from 15/6/2009)

18 May 2009
Brand new Mockingbird Wish Me Luck track for free  on new Eardrums compilation

Brand new Mockingbird Wish Me Luck track for free on new Eardrums compilation

Mockingbird, Wish Me Luck have a brand new track 'The Divine Comedy' available for free for a limited time as part of the new Eardrums download compilation 'Birdsongs, Beesongs Volume 1' available here. No sign-up required, just download!

If you like this you can download / buy their debut album Days Come And Go or listen to more tracks on their myspace...

DAYS COME AND GO quotes...

"Think The Concretes with strings and a folky/indie edge. Grand songs, delivered well" Stool Pigeon

"Lovely, gentle folk inspired indie pop that invokes the idea of Jens Lekman fronting Belle & Sebastian. Simple as that" indieMP3

"Wry but sincere hometown poetry" NME

"An album to pay attention to" AllMusic

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30 March 2009
Give A Little Love by SILVERY - download now for Christmas!

Give A Little Love by SILVERY - download now for Christmas!

Ladies and gentlemen we present you the perfect antidote to all the current doom and gloom... We give you...

Silvery performing a brand new recording of You Give A Little Love, a cover version of the Paul Williams song as featured in the musical Bugsy Malone. The song has often featured in the Silvery live set and the band thought it was high time to put a studio version down.

This track is not included on their fabulous debut album Thunderer & Excelsior, but will be downloadable from Monday 15th December from all reputable purveyors of digital phonograms and just in time for Christmas! ....Its time to party like its 1929!!!

"How do you feel about Bugsy Malone? Me, I love it! And my favourite song from the movie? This one. Silvery deliver it straight up, no f**king about, building to climax with massed choir just like the original. Made my day.
Buy this, be young at heart, happy Christmas one and all." Artrocker

"Never before has a song from Bugsy Malone sounded so... er, cool?!"
What's On The NME Stereo?

  • download... Silvery - You Give A Little Love   

  • Silvery Dave TVs 'Bands To Watch 2009' weekly vodcast
    An exclusive interview with Silvery in Dave TVs weekly vodcast
    view here on dave.uktv.co.uk
  • SILVERY Thunderer & Excelsior
    No.19 Artrocker's Albums of The Year 2008

    Artrocker have voted Silvery's album debut in at No.19 in their Top Albums of 2008.

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15 December 2008
'BALTIC FLEET' in Rough Trade's Top 50 Albums of 2008

'BALTIC FLEET' in Rough Trade's Top 50 Albums of 2008

'BALTIC FLEET' Rough Trade's Top 50 Albums of 2008

Baltic Fleet's eponymous debut has made it into Rough Trade's Top Album's of 2008 at No. 29. Rough Trade's Top 50 here.

VOTE FOR BALTIC FLEET
for a chance to win all 50 Rough Trade albums of 2008

Pick your top 3 albums from Rough Trade's Top 50 albums of 2008 for their 'People's Voice' award vote here

'BALTIC FLEET' Piccadilly Records Top 100 Albums of 2008

... and is also in Piccadilly Records Top 100 Albums of 2008 at No. 69:
Piccadilly's Top 100 here

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19 November 2008
'ACTION FORCE'/'THE NOD' out now - The 3rd single from Silvery

'ACTION FORCE'/'THE NOD' out now - The 3rd single from Silvery

download both... Silvery on iTunes  

After weeks of plays on BBC Radio (Lamacq, Riley, Lamarr, Crowley, Radcliffe & Maconie amongst others) and both BBC Radio 1 and BBC 6 Music live sessions, Silvery release their third single 'Action Force', taken from their acclaimed debut album 'Thunderer & Excelsior'.

The double A-side is 'The Nod', a new non-album exclusive recording of a live favourite. Its the perfect showcase for their unique and riotous Victoriana inspired sound and a worldview that suggests a heady concoction of British Sea Power through a filter of Sparks, Bowie, XTC and Blur at their punky fairground best.

  • Action Force / The Nod
    Steve Lamaqc's *BBC 6 Music Single of The Week*
    27/10/08
    The single has just been chosen by Steve Lamacq as his Single Of The Week on BBC 6 Music, which means it'll be spun every day read more...

"Action Force is my favourite rapid-fire, jerky pop song of the year"
Steve Lamacq (BBC Blog)

"More of their Victorian gentleman's club brit pop, Action Force is a catchy slice off the London band's well received recent album. The Nod is a previously unreleased goodness and one of their best tracks - if ever there was a model of a modern major general and all the Sparks that fly and the bits of early Blur and XTC and Jules Verne adventurer"
The Organ

"Tumble-dried Blur melting Sparks into liquid pop"
What's On The NME Stereo?

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27 October 2008
'THUNDERER & EXCELSIOR' & 'DEVIL IN THE DETAIL' out now!

'THUNDERER & EXCELSIOR' & 'DEVIL IN THE DETAIL' out now!

The debut album and 2nd single from Silvery

buy both : Rough Trade / Norman / Piccadilly / hmv.co.uk
Amazon.co.uk & all good indies more shops here

download both
... Silvery on iTunes  

London's Silvery release their debut album 'Thunderer & Excelsior' - a 14-track blast of infectious eccentric British pop and an essential release for 2008. Crafted in their East London studio with Kevin Feazey and mastered by John Davis, the album features previous sold-out single 'Horrors'/'Orders' and their second single 'Devil In The Detail' which will be released the same day and is strictly limited to 500 numbered 7"s. The single also features an exclusive B-side 'The Squadron Leader' not on the album.

'Devil In The Detail' has been spun so far by Steve Lamacq (6 Music and Radio1), who has invited the band to record a session for his BBC Radio 1 show, to be broadcast a week before the album & single release, Marc Riley (6 Music) who has requested a session, Gary Crowley (BBC London), as well as Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie (Radio 2). Both sides have already been aired in the US too by KROQ legend Rodney Bingenheimer.

  • Silvery in October's Artrocker Magazine & Converse Music
    Full page article on Silvery, plus a free download from Converse Music for this month only. read more...
  • Silvery in Session on BBC 6 Music with Marc Riley
    Thursday 25th September
    Tracklisting here...
  • Silvery in Session on BBC Radio 1 with Steve Lamacq!
    Mon 4th August
    Tracklisting here...
  • 'Thunderer & Excelsior' will be BBC 6music's album of the day!
    Tue 12th August
    read more ...
  • 'Devil In The Detail' winner of last week's Round Table on BBC 6 music with Steve Lamacq! read more & listen again ...
  • Silvery on Steve Lamacqs 6music blogread blog ...

"This album has barely been out of my CD player at home all week"
"You will not hear anything like this all year"
Steve Lamacq


"A fine debut album from the London band, just as they promised it would be" The Organ

"It's mental and it rocks" Artrocker 'Recommended'

"Exciting, forceful, intelligent, and on all the time"
David Quantick, Word Magazine

"The potential to capture the imagination of a generation" Classic Rock

"MADCAP LONDONERS MAKE AN ARTY RACKET" Q Magazine

"Silvery's eccentric organ-led pop is quintessentially British with more than a nod to David Bowie, a wink to Syd Barrett and a wave to XTC" 8/10 Alternative Ulster

"A wonderfully ebullient album of eccentric, quirkily catchy, organ-led Brit Pop with singalong choruses aplenty" Nude

"Get used to the madness because Silvery could be around for a very longtime" Rock'N'Reel

"A band to get rather excited about" Clash

"Strange, surreal and stunning - purchase on sight" losingtoday.com

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11 August 2008
'DAYS COME AND GO' & 'PICTURES (TOO BIG TO FIT IN A SIGHT)' out now! (uk)

'DAYS COME AND GO' & 'PICTURES (TOO BIG TO FIT IN A SIGHT)' out now! (uk)

The ltd. debut single and debut album from Mockingbird, Wish Me Luck

Mockingbird, Wish Me Luck
- an 8-piece indie-pop orchestra from Ängelholm, Sweden - release their debut album Days Come and Go on Monday 9th June, preceded by the limited single Pictures (Too Big To Fit In A Sight) on Monday 2nd June (features B-Side not on the album).

Unplugged version of "Pictures (Too Big To Fit In A Sight)"he ltd. debut single and debut album from Mockingbird, Wish Me Luck

Over the last few years, Mockingbird, Wish Me Luck have been recording songs, just a few at a time, describing themselves as "the slowest recording band ever". Everything has done without any outside help and in the true DIY indie spirit - drums were recorded in their rehearsal room and almost everything else in their parents' apartment. Despite their admittance that "nobody really knew which buttons to push", by the time Blow Up Records made contact in early summer 2007, they had quite a collection of songs - both beautiful and unforgettable.

"Grand songs, delivered well" Stool Pigeon

"Short, sweet and perfectly formed" Nude

"Gorgeous indie pop. I could listen to this single for months and not tire of it" Swedesplease.net

"Suggests the potential to usurp KoC as Scandinavia's finest exponents of indiefolk" Kruger

"Lovely, gentle folk inspired indie pop that invokes the idea of Jens Lekman fronting Belle & Sebastian. Simple as that" indieMP3

"A pop album for picnic days and warm nights of dancing with all the windows open" Kitten Painting

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buy album & single: HMV / Norman / Rough Trade / Rhythm Online
& all good indies more shops here

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09 June 2008

'BLOW UP RECORDS NIGHT Thursday 22nd May at The Blow Up Metro Club London

'BLOW UP RECORDS NIGHT Thursday 22nd May at The Blow Up Metro Club London

3 Blow Up Records bands on one bill including UK debut for Sweden's Mockingbird, wish me luck.

BIG BOSS MAN
The self-proclaimed "punks of hammond funk" take time out from recording their 3rd album for a one-off London show:
"Smokin' '60s-style beat trio, with modern dancefloor full-tiltage." Mojo
"Funky as f**k" Maxim Online
"Music to make your head explode with joy" What's On
"A joyful romp through Hammond-flecked funk" Musik Week

MOCKINGBIRD WISH ME LUCK *debut UK show"
An 8-piece indie pop-orchestra from Sweden who will soon be releasing their debut album Days come and Go:
"Grand songs, delivered well" Stool Pigeon
"Short, sweet and perfectly formed" Nude
"Gorgeous indie pop. I could listen to this single for months and not tire of it" Swedesplease.net
"Lovely, gentle folk inspired indie pop that invokes the idea of Jens Lekman fronting Belle & Sebastian. Simple as that" indieMP3

SILVERY
Infectious eccentric British pop four-piece from London:
What a little belter this is. Pure, head-on pop music. Reminds me of early sparks. This could be a very good year for Silvery. Buy this record" Tom Artrocker
"The psychopop of Blur, if Damon Albarn spent the 90's taking acid... More please!" NME
"A great piece of excitable guitar music" Steve Lamacq

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28 April 2008
'BALTIC FLEET' - the debut album from Baltic Fleet out now

'BALTIC FLEET' - the debut album from Baltic Fleet out now

Following on from the release of the ltd. single debut 'Black Lounge'/'3 Dollar Dress' comes the release of the debut self-titled Baltic Fleet album.

"Paul Flemming has delivered a faultless piece of instumental music that captures the spirit of Eno, NEU! all the way through to modern post rock and chamber music. The album swerves from haunting piano pieces ala donnie darko full of melancholy to driving upbeat kraut inspired propulsive grooves. This is getting heavy rotation in rough trade east and is one of our tips for the top in 2008" Rough Trade East

"BUNNYMAN HAS FUN ON THE AUTOBAHN - Sombre, Sigur Ros-like-post-rock, fuzzy bass grooves [and] energising Neu!-style motorik." Uncut

"This is just a great album - nothing that obviously sounds like anyone or anything else. Just a rather beautiful and rather recommended instrumental album." The Organ

Album chosen for Rough Trade's Album Club May 2008!
More info: thealbumclub.com (other albums for May include Crystal Castles and Foals).

Baltic Fleet was asked to peform at Rough Trade East's 'Record Store Day' on Saturday 19th April, followed by a DJ set from Irmin Schmidt (Can) & Kumo so in good company!
More info: roughtrade.com

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Norman Records / Piccadilly / Rough Trade / Rhythm Online
& all good indies more shops here

download... Baltic Fleet - Baltic Fleet

11 April 2008
'HORRORS'/'ORDERS' - The debut single from Silvery out now

'HORRORS'/'ORDERS' - The debut single from Silvery out now

Download & ltd. seven available now - the double-A debut from London four-piece Silvery.

'Horrors'/'Orders' was the recent winner of Zane Lowe's Fresh Meat and was The Organ's single of the week:

"They've been one of London's best kept secrets for a little while now, packed out gigs in Camden and such, building a genuine following and a really worth of mouth flow. Silvery make timeless English pop music, a slighty quirky edge, nothing that ever stops that pop flow though. They have a slightly eccentric charm, a bright palette, those not quite pristine bandsman uniforms and those chiming keyboards. The debut album is not far away now, this should more than wet your appetite." The Organ

"What a little belter this is. Pure, head-on pop music, fabby guitar riffs, plumptious organ, verses, choruses, middle 8 - all present and correct. The AA side 'Orders' reminds me of early sparks, never a bad look. Intelligent stuff, quoting the right sources but never simply copying. This could be a very good year for Silvery. They should be filling the Radio 1 playlist in place of the ghastly Feeling. Buy this record." Artrocker

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'horrors' video on youtube

DOWNLOAD NOW: Silvery - Horrors / Orders - Single

BUY SINGLE: HMV.co.uk (FREE p+p), Norman Records, Rhythm Online & all good indies!

03 March 2008
'BLACK LOUNGE'/'3 DOLLAR DRESS' - the debut single from Baltic Fleet out now

'BLACK LOUNGE'/'3 DOLLAR DRESS' - the debut single from Baltic Fleet out now

A double A-sided limited Krautrocking dancefloor essential!

Taken from the forthcoming self-titled debut album 'Baltic Fleet' the single is released on 25th February (UK) on Ltd. 7" (500 copies only) as part of the Blow Up 45s series and Digital.

This single has been picked as one of Piccadilly's Record of The Week (3rd March).

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hmv.co.uk
(free p+p) / Norman Records / Piccadilly / Rough Trade / Rhythm Online
& all good indies

download... Baltic Fleet - Black Lounge / 3 Dollar Dress - Single

25 February 2008
Blow Up Records - New For 2008

Blow Up Records - New For 2008

2008 is set to be the most release-packed year yet for Blow Up with several new projects from 2007 being wrapped up and set for release, including The Bongolian's 3rd album & debuts from new signings Baltic Fleet & Silvery:

4th feb 2008
THE BONGOLIAN - Outer Bongolia
The third solo outing for BBM's Nasser Bouzida aka The Bongolian.
See below

25th feb 2008
BALTIC FLEET Black Lounge / 3 Dollar Dress
A cracking double A-sided limited Krautrocking dancefloor essential! Taken from the forthcoming self-titled debut album.
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3rd mar 2008
SILVERY - Horrors / Orders
Silvery release their limited debut 45 'Horrors'/'Orders' as a taste of their forthcoming debut album (late Spring 2008). Its a double A-sided blast of infectious eccentric British pop, and with first track 'Horrors' coming in at 1'47 it's not long before you'll be wanting to play again. The single which has aready had more than one spin by BBC's Steve Lamacq, and this week won Zane Lowe's Fresh Meat contest on BBC Radio 1.
'Horrors' is accompanied by a brilliant animated video by Alasdair Brotherson.
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10th mar 2008
BALTIC FLEET - Baltic Fleet
Whilst on a World Tour playing keyboards for Echo & The Bunnymen, Liverpool-based artist Paul Fleming began to write what would come to be his debut album 'Baltic Fleet'. With a laptop and any instruments that were to hand he would capture, in music, what inspired him in each city around the world, and a sound was born influenced by artists such as Eno, The Doves, NEU!, Sigur Ros and DJ Shadow. Read more

and coming soon...

SILVERY- album debut
BIG BOSS MAN - 3rd album
UNTITLED PROJECT - debut single & album

14 January 2008
'OUTER BONGOLIA' The third album from The Bongolian - Out February 2008

'OUTER BONGOLIA' The third album from The Bongolian - Out February 2008

Expect a psychedelic musical trip to the outer regions of the Funk galaxy, taking in spaced-out heavy Bongo rhythms and Latin Soul along the way - all 100% Original Dancefloor Rhythms. (Instruments featured include the Hammond, Bongos, Synthesisers, Vibes.) As always written, arranged, performed and produced entirely by Nasser at his Ramshackle Studios on analogue 8 track. The album was mixed by Nick Terry (Klaxons, SMD) at The Premises in Hackney, London. Please note, this album contains NO SAMPLES, just a groove that sounds good!

Due for release 2nd February (UK) on CD, LP (first 1000 pressing with poster) and Digital. Preview tracks now at myspace.com/blowuprecs

Click here to launch album player & LISTEN!

read more...
track listing
album reviews
the bongolian

links...
myspace.com/blowuprecs
myspace.com/thebongolian

PRE-ORDER at hmv.co.uk (free shipping)
PRE-ORDER at amazon.co.uk

available now from: The Bongolian - Outer Bongolia - currently no.45 in iTunes Dance Chart!

26 November 2007
'Mother Of Illusion' Blow Up Mix for Dust Galaxy

'Mother Of Illusion' Blow Up Mix for Dust Galaxy

We're pleased to announce that Rob Garza (Thievery Corporation) has asked us to give the Blow Up treatment to 'Mother Of Illusion', the second single from his new solo project Dust Galaxy.

The Blow Up Mix is the first track on the 12" version of the single and is also available to download (out now). The Blow Up mix team features Nasser Bouzida aka The Bongolian, Nick Terry (Klaxons, SMD) and Blow Up's Mr. Paul Tunkin. You can currently listen to the mix on Dust Galaxy's myspace.

links...
dustgalaxy.com
myspace.com/robgarzamusic

03 September 2007
Blow Up Exclusive Blend Volumes 1 & 2 Reissued On CD & Vinyl

Blow Up Exclusive Blend Volumes 1 & 2 Reissued On CD & Vinyl

After a long wait during which saw some copies fetch silly prices on eBay, Volumes 1 & 2 have finally been reissued including a brand new pressing on vinyl.

Compiled by Blow Up founder and main DJ Paul Tunkin, Volume 1 features Hammond-heavy classics from the KPM music library, and Volume 2 yet more dancefloor-friendly cuts from the KPM, De Wolfe, Amphonic and Sylvester music. Essential for DJs and collectors alike! Available from all good stores and the Blow Up shop.

read more: exclusive blend series

links: myspace.com/exclusiveblend

05 June 2006