News from 2012

'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.

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.


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.

'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

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

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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 FLEETBlack 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

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

'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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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 fromBig 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


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'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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DOWNLOAD NOW: Silvery - Horrors / Orders - Single

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

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