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‘OUTER BONGOLIA’ The third album from The Bongolian – Out February 2008

Expect a psychedelic musical trip to the outer regions of the Funk galaxy, taking in spaced-out heavy Bongo rhythms and Latin Soul along the way – all 100% Original Dancefloor Rhythms. (Instruments featured include the Hammond, Bongos, Synthesisers, Vibes.) As always written, arranged, performed and produced entirely by Nasser at his Ramshackle Studios on analogue 8 track. The album was mixed by Nick Terry (Klaxons, SMD) at The Premises in Hackney, London. Please note, this album contains NO SAMPLES, just a groove that sounds good!

Due for release 2nd February (UK) on CD, LP (first 1000 pressing with poster) and Digital. Preview tracks now at myspace.com/blowuprecs

Click here to launch album player & LISTEN!

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PRE-ORDER at hmv.co.uk (free shipping)
PRE-ORDER at amazon.co.uk

available now from: The Bongolian - Outer Bongoliacurrently no.45 in iTunes Dance Chart!

Blow Up Records – New For 2008

2008 is set to be the most release-packed year yet for Blow Up with several new projects from 2007 being wrapped up and set for release, including The Bongolian‘s 3rd album & debuts from new signings Baltic Fleet & Silvery:

4th feb 2008
THE BONGOLIAN – Outer Bongolia
The third solo outing for BBM’s Nasser Bouzida aka The Bongolian.
See below

25th feb 2008
BALTIC FLEETBlack Lounge / 3 Dollar Dress
A cracking double A-sided limited Krautrocking dancefloor essential! Taken from the forthcoming self-titled debut album.
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3rd mar 2008
SILVERY – Horrors / Orders
Silvery release their limited debut 45 ‘Horrors’/’Orders’ as a taste of their forthcoming debut album (late Spring 2008). Its a double A-sided blast of infectious eccentric British pop, and with first track ‘Horrors’ coming in at 1’47 it’s not long before you’ll be wanting to play again. The single which has aready had more than one spin by BBC’s Steve Lamacq, and this week won Zane Lowe’s Fresh Meat contest on BBC Radio 1.
‘Horrors’ is accompanied by a brilliant animated video by Alasdair Brotherson.
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10th mar 2008
BALTIC FLEET– Baltic Fleet
Whilst on a World Tour playing keyboards for Echo & The Bunnymen, Liverpool-based artist Paul Fleming began to write what would come to be his debut album ‘Baltic Fleet‘. With a laptop and any instruments that were to hand he would capture, in music, what inspired him in each city around the world, and a sound was born influenced by artists such as Eno, The Doves, NEU!, Sigur Ros and DJ Shadow. Read more

and coming soon…

SILVERY– album debut
BIG BOSS MAN – 3rd album
UNTITLED PROJECT – debut single & album

‘BLACK LOUNGE’/’3 DOLLAR DRESS’ – the debut single from Baltic Fleet out now

A double A-sided limited Krautrocking dancefloor essential!

Taken from the forthcoming self-titled debut album ‘Baltic Fleet’ the single is released on 25th February (UK) on Ltd. 7″ (500 copies only) as part of the Blow Up 45s series and Digital.

This single has been picked as one of Piccadilly’s Record of The Week (3rd March).

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hmv.co.uk
(free p+p) / Norman Records / Piccadilly / Rough Trade / Rhythm Online
& all good indies

download… Baltic Fleet - Black Lounge / 3 Dollar Dress - Single

New Big Boss Man Album ‘Full English Beat Breakfast’ out now!

New Big Boss Man ‘Full English Beat Breakfast’ – out now!

The long-awaited 3rd album fromBig Boss Man

Blow Up is pleased to announce that the long awaited third album from Big Boss Man – ‘Full English Beat Breakfast‘ is now out. Its another superb spaced-out selection of prime 60’s inspired dancefloor tracks– available on CD, a lovely vinyl LP and as a download from all good retailers.

“Excellent” Mark Lamarr, BBC Radio 2

“The Sgt Pepper of boogaloo – and you can’t go without breakfast, can you?”
music 4/5, sonic 4/5 Hi-Fi Choice

“It’s one of those albums where you wished you were the drummer, or had thought of the concept first!”
5/5 Drummer Magazine

“Effortlessly hip” 4 stars – Echoes

“Their best album yet ” 4 stars – Record Collector

“Big Boss Man are back and groovier than ever. If Charlie Croker from The Italian Job was still alive – he would be dancing to this, and recommendations don’t come any better than that!” 7/10 Clash

“We’ve got 14 scorching hot tracks here. It’s all good I promise you, and then some. This is an album you most definitely should own and one which other musicians will be jealous of” Scootering ‘Recommended Listening’

“Will knock you flat on your back and boogaloo a victory lap”
7/10 Loud & Quiet

“Perennial party starters Big Boss Man are back with their third album. For loud’n’proud modish club soul, this is it!” Shindig!

“Big Boss Man — returning to blow our minds with an excellent dish on Blow Up Records! The Boss has been tearing it up for years now with a blend of organ heavy grooves, funky drums, vamping guitars and even some occasional vocals — and Full English Beat Breakfast is as loveable as anything they’ve done to date” Dusty Groove

ORDER, DO IT NOW ….

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Big Boss Man - Full English Beat Breakfast

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‘HORRORS’/’ORDERS’ – The debut single from Silvery out now

Download & ltd. seven available now – the double-A debut from London four-piece Silvery.

‘Horrors’/’Orders’ was the recent winner of Zane Lowe’s Fresh Meat and was The Organ’s single of the week:

“They’ve been one of London’s best kept secrets for a little while now, packed out gigs in Camden and such, building a genuine following and a really worth of mouth flow. Silvery make timeless English pop music, a slighty quirky edge, nothing that ever stops that pop flow though. They have a slightly eccentric charm, a bright palette, those not quite pristine bandsman uniforms and those chiming keyboards. The debut album is not far away now, this should more than wet your appetite.” The Organ

“What a little belter this is. Pure, head-on pop music, fabby guitar riffs, plumptious organ, verses, choruses, middle 8 – all present and correct. The AA side ‘Orders’ reminds me of early sparks, never a bad look. Intelligent stuff, quoting the right sources but never simply copying. This could be a very good year for Silvery. They should be filling the Radio 1 playlist in place of the ghastly Feeling. Buy this record.” Artrocker

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DOWNLOAD NOW: Silvery - Horrors / Orders - Single

BUY SINGLE: HMV.co.uk (FREE p+p), Norman Records, Rhythm Online & all good indies!

Big Boss Man Spain & France Tour Dates 2010

Big Boss Man return once again to Spain with an 11 date tour this March including Madrid, Barcelona, Alicante, Leon and more. See all dates here to see if they’re coming to a town near you. They’ll also be paying a visit to France in April (St. Nazaire) and June at the annual ‘Riviera Affair ’60s Mod Weekend’ in Nice.

They’ll be performing tracks from their first 2 albums Humanize and Winner, and from their critically acclaimed new album Full English Beat Breakfast!

“Excellent” Mark Lamarr, BBC Radio 2

“The Sgt Pepper of boogaloo” music 4/5, sonic 4/5 Hi-Fi Choice

“Effortlessly hip” 4 stars – Echoes

“Their best album yet ” 4 stars – Record Collector

“Big Boss Man are back and groovier than ever” 7/10 Clash

“14 scorching hot tracks here” Scootering ‘Recommended Listening’

“Will knock you flat on your back and boogaloo a victory lap”
7/10 Loud & Quiet

“Perennial party starters Big Boss Man are back with their third album. For loud’n’proud modish club soul, this is it!” Shindig!

“Big Boss Man — returning to blow our minds with an excellent dish on Blow Up Records! As loveable as anything they’ve done to date” Dusty Groove

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‘BLOW UP RECORDS NIGHT Thursday 22nd May at The Blow Up Metro Club London

3 Blow Up Records bands on one bill including UK debut for Sweden’s Mockingbird, wish me luck.

BIG BOSS MAN
The self-proclaimed “punks of hammond funk” take time out from recording their 3rd album for a one-off London show:
“Smokin’ ’60s-style beat trio, with modern dancefloor full-tiltage.” Mojo
“Funky as f**k” Maxim Online
“Music to make your head explode with joy” What’s On
“A joyful romp through Hammond-flecked funk” Musik Week

MOCKINGBIRD WISH ME LUCK *debut UK show”
An 8-piece indie pop-orchestra from Sweden who will soon be releasing their debut album Days come and Go:
Grand songs, delivered well Stool Pigeon
Short, sweet and perfectly formed Nude
“Gorgeous indie pop. I could listen to this single for months and not tire of it” Swedesplease.net
“Lovely, gentle folk inspired indie pop that invokes the idea of Jens Lekman fronting Belle & Sebastian. Simple as that” indieMP3

SILVERY
Infectious eccentric British pop four-piece from London:
What a little belter this is. Pure, head-on pop music. Reminds me of early sparks. This could be a very good year for Silvery. Buy this record” Tom Artrocker
“The psychopop of Blur, if Damon Albarn spent the 90’s taking acid… More please!” NME
“A great piece of excitable guitar music” Steve Lamacq

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myspace.com/silverytheband

Neon Plastix ‘Awesome Moves’ – debut album May 2010

Neon Plastix release their long awaited debut LP “Awesome Moves” after taking one hell of a siesta. The album is chock full of electro tinged dancefloor pop, including On Fire, Gentlemen’s Gold and ten other future smashes. Album will be preceded by single Gentlemen’s Gold.

The band have achieved a cult following both in the UK, Europe and USA, despite having only released 2 singles to date (Neon Invasion/Prick Tease, On Fire/Dream), and secured deals along the way with E.A Games ‘Need For Speed’ and Sony Eriksson for use of their music. Neon Plastix have played multitudes of dates across Europe, even including a spot at Glastonbury, as well as touring with Late Of The Pier amongst others (who they also remixed). After they declared an inevitable hiatus whilst some members finished college courses and such, the band have woke up and rubbed their eyes, dusted themselves down and are ready to release their debut album “Awesome Moves”

“These new-wave songs force a grin regardless of gender. An impassioned and feel-good statement of intent” NME

“This one’s sure to go mental. Think pop-punk new wave disco floorfiller” Rough Trade

“Doesn’t it just conjure up the pungent whiff of hair gel and cheap fluorescent spirits?” Drowned In Sound

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Neon Plastix “Awesome Moves”
Cat. No. BU054CD/DD
Release Date: Mon 10th May 2010 (UK)

Neon Plastix “Gentlemen’s Gold”
Cat. No. BU055DD
Released: tbc

‘BALTIC FLEET’ – the debut album from Baltic Fleet out now

Following on from the release of the ltd. single debut ‘Black Lounge’/’3 Dollar Dress’ comes the release of the debut self-titled Baltic Fleet album.

“Paul Flemming has delivered a faultless piece of instumental music that captures the spirit of Eno, NEU! all the way through to modern post rock and chamber music. The album swerves from haunting piano pieces ala donnie darko full of melancholy to driving upbeat kraut inspired propulsive grooves. This is getting heavy rotation in rough trade east and is one of our tips for the top in 2008 Rough Trade East

“BUNNYMAN HAS FUN ON THE AUTOBAHN – Sombre, Sigur Ros-like-post-rock, fuzzy bass grooves [and] energising Neu!-style motorik.” Uncut

“This is just a great album – nothing that obviously sounds like anyone or anything else. Just a rather beautiful and rather recommended instrumental album.” The Organ

Album chosen for Rough Trade’s Album Club May 2008!
More info: thealbumclub.com (other albums for May include Crystal Castles and Foals).

Baltic Fleet was asked to peform at Rough Trade East’s ‘Record Store Day’ on Saturday 19th April, followed by a DJ set from Irmin Schmidt (Can) & Kumo so in good company!
More info: roughtrade.com

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Norman Records / Piccadilly / Rough Trade / Rhythm Online
& all good indies more shops here

download… Baltic Fleet - Baltic Fleet

‘DAYS COME AND GO’ & ‘PICTURES (TOO BIG TO FIT IN A SIGHT)’ out now! (uk)

The ltd. debut single and debut album from Mockingbird, Wish Me Luck

Mockingbird, Wish Me Luck
– an 8-piece indie-pop orchestra from Ängelholm, Sweden – release their debut album Days Come and Go on Monday 9th June, preceded by the limited single Pictures (Too Big To Fit In A Sight) on Monday 2nd June (features B-Side not on the album).

Unplugged version of “Pictures (Too Big To Fit In A Sight)”he ltd. debut single and debut album from Mockingbird, Wish Me Luck

Over the last few years, Mockingbird, Wish Me Luck have been recording songs, just a few at a time, describing themselves as “the slowest recording band ever”. Everything has done without any outside help and in the true DIY indie spirit – drums were recorded in their rehearsal room and almost everything else in their parents’ apartment. Despite their admittance that “nobody really knew which buttons to push”, by the time Blow Up Records made contact in early summer 2007, they had quite a collection of songs – both beautiful and unforgettable.

Grand songs, delivered well Stool Pigeon

Short, sweet and perfectly formed Nude

“Gorgeous indie pop. I could listen to this single for months and not tire of it” Swedesplease.net

“Suggests the potential to usurp KoC as Scandinavia’s finest exponents of indiefolk” Kruger

“Lovely, gentle folk inspired indie pop that invokes the idea of Jens Lekman fronting Belle & Sebastian. Simple as that” indieMP3

“A pop album for picnic days and warm nights of dancing with all the windows open” Kitten Painting

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youtube: “pictures (too big to fit in a sight)” (unplugged)

buy album & single: HMV / Norman / Rough Trade / Rhythm Online
& all good indies more shops here

download album & single… Mockingbird, Wish Me Luck on iTunes

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