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Françoise Cactus

We are saddened to hear of the passing of Françoise Cactus the singer and drummer of Stereo Total who died peacefully at her home February 17th, 2021, of cancer. Rest in peace our friend.

THE BONGOLIAN IS THE MUSIC SELECTOR ON RADIO RAHEEM (ITALY) FRIDAY 15TH JANUARY 10AM GMT. TUNE IN!

Friday 15th January at 10am GMT Nasser Bouzida AKA The Bongolian will takeover as the music selector the Radio Raheem playlist for one whole hour. Playing a selection of favourite music picks that Nasser has loved and been influenced by. This is to coincide with the release of theLatin Soul flavoured Harlem Hipshake album on Blow Up Records. Tune in http://www.radioraheem.it/

"...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…

The Long Blondes 'Christmas Is Cancelled' single of the week The Independent FM / Dorian Cox interview is broadcast again tonight.

The Long Blondes ‘Christmas Is Cancelled’ is single of the week for the Leeza London radio show on The Independent FM (Los Angeles) this week. Tonight the interview with Dorian Cox (first broadcast KXFM.107FM on Sunday) will be broadcast again on Leeza’s show tonight around 10pm GMT.

Link to tune into the show:

https://uk.radioking.com/radio/the-independent-fm-1

The Long Blondes 'Christmas Is Cancelled' is released.

The Long Blondes ‘Christmas Is Cancelled’ is available on digital music services. Here is a smart link to streaming services: https://ampl.ink/Q0Lnl

Christmas Is Cancelled has been made Single Of The Week for the Leeza London Radio show on theIndependentFm (Los Angeles) broadcasting tonight from 8pm GMT.

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

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000qhbm

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.

Leeza London 'Blow Up Dance Party' (Independent FM, Los Angeles) tonight 8pm GMT - David Woodcock to be interviewed.

Independent FM radio host Leeza London is celebrating Blow Up again tonight with a ‘Blow Up Dance Party’. She has picked a handful of Blow Up Records tracks to play on the show whilst she will be talking with David Woodcock his current album Normal Life.

The radio station Independent FM is based in Los Angeles and broadcasts live and can only be listened to live online, there is no catch up facility so make sure you tune in from 8pm GMT to hear it.

Station link: https://uk.radioking.com/radio/the-independent-fm-1

David Woodcock ‘Normal Life’ BU121. Available on vinyl and CD and all digital music services. Blow Up Records US distribution by Red Eye.

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.

Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show (BBC 6 Music) continues strong support for The Bongolian 'Harlem Hipshake'.

“This is El Beardo. The Bongolian. Been getting behind this album for weeks now and the good news is it came out yesterday on Blow Up Records. Its called Harlem Hipshake and it’s fantastic! Come on go out and buy it, support your funk and Soul.” Craig Charles BBC Radio 6 Music 14/11/2020

Listen back: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000pf7k

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