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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

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22 March 2012