Blow Up presents a brand new collaboration: Fay Hallam (Makin’ Time, The Prime Movers, Phaze) & The Bongolian! Both share a serious passion for 60’s Hammond Beat and Soul and the album ‘Lost In Sound’ which is due for release next week, covering a variety of sounds: Bossa Nova, heavier 70’s grooves and a strong Northern Soul influence. Get ready to get lost in sound!
The album will be available on CD and from iTunes from next Monday 7th May, and from all other digital stores including Amazon on Monday 14th May. The album will be available on Vinyl from early June – but you can pre-order now.
We’re please to announce that the Vinyl of ‘Lost In Sound’ will be shipping from the Blow Up shop from August 1st – the good news is though that, exclusive to the Blow Up shop, all orders of the Vinyl now come with a free MP3 (320 kbps) download. For pre-orders the download will be made available on day of shipping. The CD is of course available from all good shops (UK) now …
“A match made in heaven hark back to when pop music had a whole heap of soul and backbone! Addictive stuff”4 STARS – BLUES & SOUL
‘Into The Light’ is the brand new single from Alfa 9 taken from their forthcoming long-awaited 2nd album ‘Gone To Ground’.
Head over to alfa9.co.uk where its available as a free download for a limited time.
‘Towers’ is the second album from ‘Baltic Fleet’, and the follow up to Baltic Fleet’s self-titled 2008 debut which featured in Rough Trade Shop’s Album Club and (along with Piccadilly Manchester) into their Top Albums Of The Year.
Towers has already made it into Louder Than War’s Top Albums of the Year So Far, and ahead of release. The album is released in the UK on Monday 27th August 2012, but will be available from Monday 30th July exclusively from the Blow Up shop and Rough Trade Shops and you can pre-order now. It is also available now digitally exclusively from iTunes with a special bonus track.
- PRE-ORDER CD + VINYL with MP3* from BLOW UP
*Exclusive to the Blow Up Shop all Towers Vinyl LPs come with free MP3 download
- PRE-ORDER CD + VINYL from ROUGH TRADE – shipping / instore from July 30th..
- iTUNES EXCLUISVE BONUS TRACK – ‘Towers’ is now available as an early excusive from iTunes with an exclusive bonus track.
Blow Up presents a Jubilee Special and the album launch for Fay Hallam & The Bongolian‘s new album ‘Lost In Sound‘ on Blow Up Records with a rare London show by the Mod Queen herself, featuring special guest appearance by ex-Prisoners/Prime Movers/Phaze/Solar Flares, bass-legend, Allan Crockford.
Plus new signning David Woodcock will be playing live too!
‘Engage‘ is the 1st track to be taken from ‘Towers‘ the 2nd album from Baltic Fleet, due for released this Summer/Autumm and which follows his 2008 self-titled debut ‘Baltic Fleet‘ 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, and the new album 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. It’s a Motorik blast…
Get your free download for a limited time at BALTICFLEETMUSIC.COM
‘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 FayHallamAndTheBongolian.com to get your free download for a limited time.
Big Boss Man return to Spain for 2012 with an 7 date tour this April and May including Madrid, Gijon, Leon and more. See all dates here to see if they’re coming to a town near you. Just before they head out to Spain they’ll be playing the Canteen in Bristol on Saturday April 7th.
7th April – CANTEEN BRISTOL
28th April – SALA OXIDO GUADALAJARA
29th April– SALA BEAT SEGOVIA
30th April – GRAN CAFE LEÓN
1st May – LA ANTIGUA ESTACION OVIEDO
2nd May – THE MONKEY CLUB GIJÓN
3rd May – SALA LA BOITE MADRID
4th May – FESTIVAL EBROCLUB MIRANDA DE EBRO
5th May – SALA KARMA PONTEVEDRA
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‘
head over to the BLOW UP BLOG to read more
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…
head over to the BLOW UP BLOG to read more
The Bongolian will be playing a rare london show at Blow Up’s Christmas Party, on Friday 2nd December in London (more): in session he long-awaited 4th album from The Bongolian continues the musical journey where 2007’s Outer Bongolia left off, bringing us back down to Earth possibly via France circa 1967 via 2011, in a wildly eclectic rare groove fusion of Funk Soul Hammond Beat Jazz and a Sci-Fi Boogaloo.
BLOW UP CHRISTMAS PARTY – FRIDAY 2nd DECEMBER 8PM – 3AM
THE BONGOLIAN + THEE FACTION +PETE KOSANOVICH + BLOW UP DJs
GINGLIK Shepherd’s Bush Green, London W12
The 2nd of Blow Up’s new monthly West London residency at Ginglik in Shepherd’s Bush, and just in time for Christmas! read more…
THE BONGOLIAN will be in session on the Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show this Saturday 26th November on BBC Radio 6music! Along with some banter, he’ll be performing tracks form his new album ‘Bongos For Beatniks‘. Tune in / listen online from 7pm GMT: bbc.co.uk
We’re in the Olympic mood here at Blow Up HQ, and have compiled a 4 track EP of appropriately titled tracks.
…Yes its the ‘Triumphs Of The Olympians EP‘ featuring The Bongolian, Big Boss Man (who have already dedicated title track to Wiggo), Neon Plastix and SILVERY. AND it’s free for a very limited time from http://blowup.co/Th3EkK