Alfa 9 'Gone To Ground': Out Now
"The Stoke songsmiths are back, and it's been well worth the wait" Classic Rock
"A pillow of jangly guitars and sweet harmonies. A beautiful record" ShinDIG!
"An outstanding melodic soundtrack of skilfully crafted songs" 8 Out of 10 - vive le rock
Baltic Fleet 'Towers': Out Now
"Immense. Fleming has upped the ante on an already stellar debut" Rough Trade Shops 'Album of the week' & 'AlbuMS of the MONTH'
"Exceptional motorik beats" NME
"A sublimely cinematic blend of kosmische musik and dream pop" 9/10 Subba-Cultcha
"Something very special indeed" Crack Magazine
Out now on CD, DD and very limited Vinyl LP - read more...
'Lost In Sound': Fay Hallam & The Bongolian debut
"A match made in heaven. It's timeless and that's the secret ...addictive stuff" ★★★★ Blues & Soul
"An immediate pleasure, and wonderfully seductive" Shindig!
"Time-defying Soul" 9/10 VIVE LE ROCK
'Leaving For A Day' Mockingbird, Wish Me Luck new single
"Think The Concretes with strings and a folky/indie edge. Grand songs, delivered well" STOOL PIGEON
"Wry but sincere hometown poetry" NME
"An album to pay attention to" ALLMUSIC
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"
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 Centre. The 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 Harrison, Matt Wilkinson, NME'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
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
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.
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: