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.
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; somersethouse.org.uk
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
David Woodcock wins BBC 6 Music Rebel Playlist
Congratulations to our own David Woodcock – with 52% of the vote – winner of this week’s BBC Radio 6 Music Rebel Playlist with his next single ‘Relatively Single Man’ from his self-titled debut album – thanks to everyone who voted!
Making of Big Boss Man's 'Last Man Man On Earth' Video
Ahead of the release of their fourth album (September 1st 2014 on Blow Up) Big Boss Man have been busy filming two new videos in Bristol. The first, and album title track ‘ Last Man On Earth ‘, sees the band as never before as (almost) unrecogniseable mod zombies stalking the streets of post-apocalyptic Bristol with a cameo from guest vocalist Princess Freesia. Director and photographer Marcus Way takes us behind the scenes… The new Big Boss Man video for Last Man on Earth concept was born from an idea created by the band, after discussing the details and the feel of the track, a post apocalyptic/mod zombie theme was decided. We had some simple webcam footage from Princess Freesia recorded and sent from Australia, for the vocal track which was to be inserted into a retro TV set in a 60’s style room shot on location in a vintage furnishing warehouse in Bristol, now for some zombie action. After a couple of hours of the band tearing up and dusting down their best mod zombie threads and attempting to poke scary contact lenses into their eyeballs, Scott, Nass, Des and Trev, in full undead garb, hauled musical instruments down disused railway tracks to an area of heavily graffitied warehouses in South Bristol. I directed them to distort their reanimated corpses as people went past on their evening runs and walks with their dogs. The Big Boss Men played the part wonderfully shaking heads and dragging feet like the crazed living dead they were. To complete the changeover we needed an extra scene to take us from the relative comfort of our suburban house out into the streets crawling with the undead, I devised an old style news report with actor Mike Bidmead, the TV crackles into an important news report that takes precedence over the original programming. The song stops and all eyes and ears turn to the TV to hear of the horror! To complete the feel of change and shutdown I shot the full moon passing through the night, time lapses of boiling, moody, cloud filled skies and a series of time lapses of Oxalis triangularis (Love Plant/False Shamrock) closing down. The final scene has the gang of rotting zombies sensing the viewer and moving toward them preparing to tuck in! The very final shot is a 7 hour, night to day time lapse overlooking Bristol, the final moments, life rushing before your eyes before you slip away, only to return as something abominable. As always it was a pleasure to work with Big Boss Man and I believe we have created something with just the right balance of horror and kitsch to entertain! Check out the final video for ‘Last Man On Earth’ here • Stills courtesy of Marcus Way at marcusway.com
David Hemmings spotted near Blow Up in Peckham ...c.1966
David Hemmings spotted near Blow Up! (c.1966) Must be fate… our current venue of choice The CLF Art Cafe (aka The Bussey Building) in Peckham features in the opening scenes of the film of the same name Blow Up … we’re back there this Saturday !
New Blow Up Shop: Vinyl, Digital, Posters, Rarities & More...
We’re pleased to announce the launch of our all new Blow Up online shop ! We’ve teamed up with Greedbag so you can now buy all your Blow Up releases on all formats in one place online as well as posters and T-Shirts, plus there’s a new rarities section including the original promo posters pictured above – available to buy for the first time! Vinyl & CDs: All* Vinyl & CDs now come with free MP3 Download More » Posters & Rarities: See what we’ve found in our warehouse – including rare promotional posters (pictured above), limited vinyl and more! More » MP3s & WAVs: You can now get your downloads directly from us – choose from MP3s or lossless WAVs More »