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"...13 brani incandescenti" (ENG "...13 glowing tracks") 'Harlem Hipshake' Rumore (Italy) reviews.

Rumore magazine (Italy) has reviewed The Bongolian Harlem Hipshake in the latest issue describing it as “…13 brani incandescenti” (ENG “…13 glowing tracks”). Read all about it…

El Beardo by The Bongolian hits the Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show best of 2020 playlist

El Beardo The Bongolian hits the Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show best of 2020 playlist (BBC Radio 6 Music).

“The Bongolian ‘El Beardo’ I still remember being passed a copy of  The Bongolian’s latest earlier this year I almost fell off my seat when  I heard what they had done, it’s a celebration of that 60’s Latin sound so beloved of the likes of Joe Cuba, Ray Barretto, Hector Rivera and Pete Rodriguez and it’s hardly been off my show since it’s called Harlem Hipshake released on Blow Up Records and it’s banging! Craig Charles

Listen back:

Listen back into the show at 1:14:13

Thanks to Craig and the shows team for all the support for the Harlem Hipshake album this year.

Dorian Cox of The Long Blondes interviewed tonight 10.30 (GMT) on TNN RADIO KX FM 104.7

Dorian Cox of The Long Blondes speaks with Leeza London tonight on TNN RADIO KX FM 104.7 from Laguna Beach, California . Tune in (online) at around 10.30 GMT. Dorian will be talking Christmas Is Cancelled which is released Monday 21st December on Blow Up Records and about the Long Blondes in general.

The Long Blondes 'Christmas Is Cancelled' to be released by Blow Up Records.

Classic British Indie band, The Long Blondes, have decided that 2020 is surely the perfect year to make their legendary leftfield pop tune “Christmas Is Cancelled” finally available to digital music services and to bring a little seasonal cheer for us all.

So, enjoy a hot toddy with your family (in a socially distanced manner, of course) and listen to this Indie Christmas Classic from times gone bye.

The single will be released just in time for Christmas by Blow Up Records.

The Long Blondes formed in Sheffield in 2003 and following a series of highly acclaimed independent singles they signed to Rough Trade Records for two studio albums, Someone to Drive You Home (November 2006) produced by Steve Mackey of Pulp and “Couples” (April 2008) which was produced by Erol Alkan.  

On 20 October 2008, the band announced their amicable split via a message on their website, this was due to the unexpected illness of their primary songwriter and lead guitarist, Dorian Cox. A singles compilation, ”Singles” was released the same day.

The band scored three UK top 40 singles, Weekend Without Makeup, Once and Never Again and Giddy Stratospheres.

The Long Blondes

Dorian Cox (lead guitar and keyboards),

Reenie Hollis (bass guitar and backing vocals),

Emma Chaplin (rhythm guitar, keyboards and backing vocals), 

Kate Jackson (lead vocals) 

Screech Louder (drums).

A Blow Up presentation.

Independent FM (Los Angeles) Leeza London show makes The Bongolian 'Flatfoot Hustle' single of the week and tonight she has a Blow Up Dance Party from 22:00 (GMT)

Leeza London made The Bongolian ‘Flatfoot Hustle’ the single of the week this week. From 22:00 (GMT) she will be playing the track along with a selection of Blow Up Records tracks of her choice for a Blow Up Dance Party. The show is broadcast on Independent FM a California radio station.

Listen to the show with this link:

The Bongolian East Side Rumble video You Tube premiere 18:30 (GMT) today.

East Side Rumble is taken from Harlem Hipshake released today on all digital services.

Aspic Boulevard 'Memory Recall of a Replicant Dream'as reviewed by Shindig Magazine

“It’s quite a bold experiment nonetheless, as indeed is the whole LP. One to watch.” Aspic Boulevard ‘Memory Recall of a Replicant Dream’ as reviewed in the current issue of Shindig! Magazine… the latest!

Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House: Blow Up DJs - Blow Up

We’re pleased to announce that Blow Up club founder and DJ Paul Tunkin will be performing the DJ Set before the 50th Anniversary screening of Michelangelo Antonioni’s  ‘Blow-Up’ at the Film4 Summer Screen Festival at Somerset House on Tuesday 22nd August 2017… You may never believe your eyes again after watching ‘Blow-Up’, and icon of 1960s cinema; a hypnotic mystery that follows a fashion photographer as he’s drawn into a world where nothing is quite what it seems…  “Inspiring everyone from Francis Ford Coppola to Mike Myers, Michelangelo Antonioni’s arty thriller remains an absorbing, eerie enigma” Total Film For tickets and more info;

Short Film: The Devil

Short film ‘The Devil’ with scenes shot at Blow Up (St Moritz Club) shows from this Friday on Channel 4 Random Acts . Paul Weller narrates and Big Boss Man are on the soundtrack.

Blow Up is 21!

21 Years ago today Blow Up opened its doors for the first time in the upstairs room of The Laurel Tree, Camden Town, London. Anyone remember this Select Magazine article about Blow Up that came out the following summer in 1994? ‪#‎ForThe90sSwingingLondon‬ Stay tuned for further announcements… Read more about the Blow Up club history here • Connect: Facebook   | Twitter | Instagram

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