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Neon Plastix 'Awesome Moves' - debut album 10 May 2010 (UK)

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Neon Plastix release their long awaited debut LP 'Awesome Moves' on May 10th 2010 (UK)  + 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'

Big Boss Man Spanish Tour Dates - March 2010

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Big Boss Man return once again to Spain with an 11 date tour this March including Madrid, Barcelon, 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!

Blow Up Club: New London Venue for Saturdays! 12th September 2009

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Blow Up are pleased to announce that Blow Up club will reconvene for its Saturday night residency in London from Saturday 12th September 2009. The new basement venue is a stone's throw from the Metro Club (RIP) in London's legendary Denmark Street aka 'Tin Pan Alley'. The first night will have live guests Blow Up Records very own Big Boss Man who will be playing tracks from their third album 'Full English Beat Breakfast'.

Big Boss Man - Full English Beat Breakfast - 3rd Album News and Preview

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BU050 Big Boss Man 'Full English Beat Breakfast' (Blow Up)

Big Boss Man 'Full English Beat Breakfast' (Blow Up)

Blow Up is pleased to announce that the long awaited third album from Big Boss Man - 'Full English Beat Breakfast' is soon to be released. Shipping from September 2009, the album will be available on CD, LP and as a download from all good retailers.

Go to Blow Up Records Myspace or to listen to a preview of the album!

As usual the band have made good use of their extensive collection of vintage (and temperamental) gear for Full English. Head honcho Nasser Bouzida (a.k.a the Bongolian) plays mini-VIP, Farfisa and Hammond organs, Wurlitzer piano, Moog synths and drums and percussion. Driving fuzz guitar and bass beat is provided by bassman Scott Milsom "the Hawk" and guitarist Trev Harding. The band have once again created a superb spaced-out selection of prime 60?s inspired dancefloor tracks: Northern Soul vibes with "?Black Eye", Garage sounds with "The Bloater", Boogaloo with "Pies and Pastiche" and even Samba with "Full Brazilian"

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

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Mockingbird, Wish Me Luck 'Moves On The Screen'

Available now from all good download stores and 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


"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

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

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Silvery - the 'The Nishikado EP' (Blow Up) featuring brand new tracks - out now from all fine purveyors of digital sounds…

"Silvery have produced a tribute to the one and only Toshihiro Nishikado to whom we give gratitude for the remarkable invention that it is Space Invaders - those little critters everyone knows and loves. With wild synth riffs and vocals resembling David Bowie, Silvery suck you in to the unrestrained indie madness. Identity and Murder Holes continue the fairground theme, with unruly synth sections distinguishing Silvery from current and past indie bands." KRUGER

"Wow. Take a deep breath before you enter the crazy world of Silvery. The grandiose circus music of The Nishikado takes you on a whirlwind with its relentless and spiralling organs. The cacophony of different sounds can all get a bit confusing, until the chorus when the glorious mess seems to find it's way. The furious pace of the EP will have you bouncing off the walls and collapsed in an exhausted heap in the corner by the end. In the words of me Dad, "What a bloody racket." But an utterly exhilarating racket, it has to be said." ARTROCKER RECOMMENDS

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

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Mockingbird, Wish Me Luck 'Days Come And Go'

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.

New Silvery EP 'The Nishikado' - and iTunes exclusive!

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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)

Silvery - Beat Happening Session - Wed. 22nd April 2009

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London's Silvery released their critically acclaimed album debut 'Thunderer and Excelsior' last year one and have been lauded by everyone from Artrocker to Marc Riley to Steve Lamacq to David Quantick. The Beat Happening will be chatting to them about Britpop, Brechtian cabaret, their favourite top hats, before they perform.

Plus support provided by the uber-cool Parlour Records: Le Tetsuo + Project: Komakino.

Wednesday 22nd April, The Victoria, 110 Grove Rd, Mile End, London, E3 5TH

Tickets: here