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David Woodcock Debut Single 'Same Things' Free Download for Limited Time

‘ Same Things ‘ is the debut single from  David Woodcock , released on Monday 29th July. This is the first fruits from the forthcoming and currently being completed debut album from Mr Woodcock, due for release this Autumn. ‘Same Things’ is available for a limited free download from  and his  facebook page here  @DWoodcock_Music       DavidWoodcockMusic

'Toire De' Baltic Fleet live featuring Public Service Broadcasting

Just uploaded this week – Baltic Fleet   performing ‘Toire De’ from his new album ‘ Towers ‘ back in May at Village Underground joined onstage by  Public Service Broadcasting  (Baltic Fleet’s Paul Fleming later joined PSB for their last number ‘Everest’).  The sold-out show was supporting Public Service Broadcasting and they’ll be playing with them again at  Hebden Bridge Trade Club on June 22nd .

Baltic Fleet's show at Yoko Ono's Meltdown Festival

Last Friday we headed down to London’s Southbank Centre to catch both of Baltic Fleet ‘s sets at the opening night of Yoko Ono’s Meltdown Festival as well as the lady herself in Yoko Ono’s Plastic Ono band, joined onstage by Peaches. Baltic Fleet’s set was described by Bloomberg as “the psychedelic mid-point between Joy Division and Daft Punk”. The band caught up with Sean Lennon at the aftershow too – check out the photos on Flickr .

Baltic Fleet at Village Underground with Public Service Broadcasting

Baltic Fleet performing new single ‘ The Wilds ‘ (with a nod to Daft Punk) live at the Village Underground last month on. The sold-out show was supporting Public Service Broadcasting and they’ll be playing with them again at Hebden Bridge Trade Club on June 22nd . You can check out photos from the show on Flickr . If you have any photos yourself you can add them to the Baltic Fleet Flickr group here .

Alfa 9 play talkSPORT's Predictor

Phil and Chris from Alfa 9 dropped into TalkSport last week to play the Rock ‘n’ Roll talkSPORT Predictor – how do you rate their predictions?

Baltic Fleet at Yoko Ono's Meltdown Festival

As Liverpool’s GIT Music Award  winner Baltic Fleet are now confirmed to play at the opening night of  Yoko Ono’s Meltdown Festival at Southbank Centre on June 14th 2013 as part of  Meltdown Future Sounds! “Yoko Ono has long been a supporter of new music, and this year’s Meltdown offers two new acts an opportunity to play the festival, including this year’s GIT award-winner, Baltic Fleet” They will be playing two FREE sets at 6.30pm and after the Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band’s set (10.30pm approx tbc) in the Royal Festival Hall Ballroom. more Baltic Fleet live dates here

Baltic Fleet at Liverpool Sound City 2013

We managed to grab a few shots of Baltic Fleet at the closing night of this year’s Liverpool Sound City – more over here on Flickr . Plus there’s a nice write up of the show thanks to Louder Than War here

Baltic Fleet wins Liverpool GIT Award 2013

We headed up to Liverpool on Friday to see our very own  Baltic Fleet  named the winner of the ‘Scouse Mercury Prize’ aka  Liverpool’s GIT Music Award 2013.  Baltic Fleet’s Paul Fleming  received his award from the Liverpool Echo’s Peter Guy, The Quietus’ John Doran and Q Magazine’s Andrew Harrison. Here’s what they said…. “The judges believe that Towers captured the sprawling vitality of contemporary music and married this to a sonic landscape which is indicative of its birth; No rthern working class cities which thrive on industry and making things happen. Flawless electronic melodies, breezeblock beats and an effortless futuristic edge” Baltic Fleet said ” Can’t explain how much this means. An amazing night for Merseyside culture. Respect to everyone involved who made it happen.  Best City in The World” Merseyside’s premier music prize,  The GIT Award  plays host to 12 shortlisted artists who compete for the £1000 prize and the chance to play  Yoko Ono ‘s  Meltdown Festival  at London’s  Southbank Centre .  The shortlist was then decided by a 12-strong judging panel comprising respected music industry figures including BBC 6 Music presenter and son of John Peel,  Tom Ravenscroft , the editor of rock and pop music bible Q Magazine, Liverpool-born  Andrew Harrison ,  Matt Wilkinson ,  NME ‘s new music editor, leading UK music website, The Quietus ‘ editor,  John Doran  plus the cornerstones of Liverpool’s music and arts scene. The twelve nominees were: B altic Fleet, Barberos, By The Sea, Nadine Carina, Clinic, Conan, Dan Croll, John Heckle, Jetta, Tyler Mensah, Stealing Sheep, Wave Machines The Justice Collective won the Inspiration Award for their Christmas No. 1 and tireless work in supporting the fight for JFT96. Tyler Mensah won the People’s Choice Award.  More photos on Flickr and Facebook

Alfa 9 Record Store Day In-Store & Hometown Headline

After Friday’s GIT Awards in Liverpool we headed across to Stoke-On-Trent to see Alfa 9 celebrate Record Store Day on Saturday in their hometown with an instore gig at their local record shop Music Mania playing tracks from their new album ‘Gone To Ground’ followed by a headline show at The Sugarmill. More photos on Flickr and Facebook

Alfa 9 'Gone To Ground' - The New Album Out Now

Alfa 9 ‘s second album ‘ Gone To Ground ‘ is released today! The band have signed the first 100 copies , but they’ll only by available from the official Blow Up / Alfa 9 shop – click here to order yours! The album is available from all good stockists including and to download from stores including iTunes … More stockists here… Plus you can buy their other releases, including other limited goodies. There are even a few copies of their first album ‘ Then We Begin ‘ on vinyl signed by the first line-up.

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