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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

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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