New BLOW UP Signings for 2012, New Projects & Free Downloads – Fay Hallam & The Bongolian, David Woodcock, Baltic Fleet, Alfa 9, Daiquiri Fantomas

We’re pleased to announce that we now have 3 new additions to Blow Up Records ‘ roster for 2012: Fay Hallam & The Bongolian (a new collaboration), singer-songwriter David Woodcock from Southend-on-Sea and Sicilian duo Daiquiri Fantomas . Plus, ‘ Towers ‘ the long-awaited follow up to Baltic Fleet ‘s self-titled debut will be released this Summer, followed swiftly by the second album for Alfa 9 ‘ Gone To Ground ‘. FREE DOWNLOADS: The first 2 singles for 2012 will be ‘ Engage ‘ from Baltic Fleet , and ‘ Dancing ‘ from Fay Hallam & The Bongolian which we’ll be giving away as free downloads for a limited time , links below…   FAY HALLAM & THE BONGOLIAN ‘ Dancing ‘ will be the first track to be taken from ‘ Lost In Sound ‘ the very first collaboration between Fay Hallam ( Makin’ Time, The Prime Movers, Phaze ) and Blow Up Records’ The Bongolian . Both share a serious passion for 60’s Hammond Beat and Soul. Due for release very shortly, the album covers a variety of styles: Bossa Nova, heavier 70’s grooves and a strong Northern Soul influence. Get ready to get Lost In Sound… Head over to to get your free download .       BALTIC FLEET ‘ Engage ‘ is the first track to be taken from ‘ TOWERS ‘ the 2nd album from BALTIC FLEET , released this Summer and which follows his 2008 self-titled debut which was an Album of the Year (No 29) for Rough Trade Shops . Baltic Fleet is the moniker of multi-instrumentalist and DIY producer Paul Fleming. The second record signifies a departure from the travelling and diarising of life on the road (whilst touring as keyboard player for Echo & The Bunnymen ), and arrives home to the industrial backdrop of North West England. The album was written and recorded in a room overlooking the industrial landscape a stone’s throw from Spike Island, the scene of another Northern band’s finest hour. Head over to to get your  free download .