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Baltic Fleet ‘Towers’: Pre-Order CD, Vinyl+MP3 – Rough Trade & iTunes Exclusive

‘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.

Baltic Fleet ‘Engage’ – The 1st single from forthcoming album ‘Towers’

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

Fay Hallam & The Bongolian ‘Dancing’ – The 1st Single From Lost In Sound

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 – SPANISH TOUR 2012 – APRIL / MAY Spain

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 GUADALAJARASpain

29th April SALA BEAT SEGOVIASpain

30th April GRAN CAFE LEÓNSpain

1st May LA ANTIGUA ESTACION OVIEDOSpain

2nd May THE MONKEY CLUB GIJÓNSpain

3rd May SALA LA BOITE MADRIDSpain

4th May FESTIVAL EBROCLUB MIRANDA DE EBROSpain

5th May SALA KARMA PONTEVEDRASpain

NEW PROJECTS & SIGNINGS 2012

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 9Gone 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 live at the BLOW UP Christmas Party – Fri 2nd December

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 PARTYFRIDAY 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 Craig Charles Funk & Soul Session

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

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