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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

read more…
Big Boss Man
Mockingbird, Wish Me Luck
Silvery

links…
blowupmetro.com
facebook invite
last.fm event

myspace…
myspace.com/blowuprecs
myspace.com/bigbossmanmyspace
myspace.com/mockingbirdwishmeluckswe
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

read more…
neon plastix

links…
neonplastix.com
facebook.com/neonplastix

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

Blow Up Presents Exclusive Blend Volumes 1 & 2 Go Digital

For the first time ever Volumes 1 & 2 of the Blow Up presents Exclusive Blend Series are available for download from iTunes, Amazon, Napster, eMusic and more….

VOLUME 1….
Blow Up Presents Exclusive Blend Volume 1 on iTunesBlow Up presents Exclusive Blend Volume 1 on eMusicBlow Up presents Exclusive Blend Volume 1 on Amazon DigitalBlow Up presents Exclusive Blend Volume 1 on Napster

VOLUME 2 ….
Blow Up Presents Exclusive Blend Volume 2 on iTunesBlow Up presents Exclusive Blend Volume 2 on eMusicBlow Up presents Exclusive Blend Volume 2 on Amazon DigitalBlow Up presents Exclusive Blend Volume 2 on Napster

Don’t forget, both have recently been reissued on LP (& CD) too if you’d rather get your hands on some vinyl – from all good stores, as well as Blow Up Records mail order

Blow Up presents Exclusive Blend Volume 1 sees Paul Tunkin, DJ & founder of Blow Up club, taking us on a journey deep into the vaults of the KPM music library. Originally released in 1996, the Blow Up Exclusive Blend series were one of the first commercial introductions to Music Library and the twilight world of the session man. Volume 1 features the cream of the KPM Music Library writers including Keith Mansfield, Alan Hawkshaw, Alan Parker and Johnny Pearson, From the pounding up-tempo of ‘Move, Move, Move’ through the Hammond-heavy ‘Beat Me ‘Til I’m Blue’ and ‘Rocky Mountain Runabout’ (versions of both featuring on the legendary Mohawks ‘The Champ’ album) to the sitar 60s club sound of ‘Delhi Discotheque’ and ‘Come here Calcutta’. Most of these tracks had never been commercially available before this release.

Blow Up presents Exclusive Blend Volume 2 sees Blow Up’s Paul Tunkin entering the vaults of De Wolfe, Amphonic and once again KPM. As with a bulk of Exclusive Blend 1, many of these tracks were receiving their first commercial airing on this album’s release. Originally released in 1997, the album also introduced James Clarke’s Wild Elephants to the world, which was later retitled ‘Blow Up A-Go-Go’ as a thankyou from the writer and became the title track for the successful V2 / Blow Up compilation ‘Blow Up A-Go-Go! Dancefloor Classics from The Legendary Blow Up Club’. This album includes tracks from many great music library theme writers including Keith Mansfield, Alan Hawkshaw, Syd Dale, and Alan Moorhouse.

Hipper-than-hip selection of TV/film music from Blow Up Uncut

Cool, punchy rarities. Dance music for Get Carter fans Musik

A musical goldmine
The Independent On Sunday

links…
myspace.com/exclusiveblend

Neon Plastix ‘Awesome Moves’ – Debut Album Out Now

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.

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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). They’ve played a multitude of dates across Europe, even including a spot at Glastonbury. After an inevitable hiatus whilst some members finished college courses and such, they’ve woken up and rubbed their eyes, dusted themselves down to release their debut album… What they’ve said previously about Neon Plastix….

“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

read more…
neon plastix

links…
neonplastix.com
facebook.com/neonplastix

New Silvery Single The Naked & The Dead Out Now

The Naked & The Dead‘ – the first single from Silvery’s forthcoming 2nd album ‘Railway Architecture‘ is released week. The single was recently up for Steve Lamacq’s Rebel Playlist on BBC 6Music and the band have just recorded another BBC 6Music Session for Marc Riley (12th July) as well as being invited by Lamacq to play at his new monthly club ‘Going Deaf For A Living’ (invite here) on Thursday 29th July.

Download ‘The Naked & The Dead’…

The Naked & The Dead by Silvery on iTunesDownload The Naked & The Dead by Silvery on eMusicDownload The Naked & The Dead by Silvery on Amazon.co.uk DigitalDownload The Naked & The Dead by Silvery on Amazon.com DigitalDownload The Naked & The Dead by Silvery on NapsterDownload The Naked & The Dead by Silvery on JunoDownloadDownload The Naked & The Dead by Silvery on Play.com

Don’t forget to check out the video for the single (below), by the same team behind the award-winning ‘Horrors’ video.

links… silverytheband.com • FacebookMySpace

Silvery Live Rough Trade East In Store

Silvery will be playing an exclusive live in-store at Rough Trade East this Friday 6th August at 7pm (facebook invite) get down early to buy a copy of their new album ‘Railway Architecture’ which is out this Monday 9th August.

Blow Up Records at Oxjam Leicester 2012: Baltic Fleet, The Bongolian & David Woodcock

Blow Up Records is excited to be part of Oxjam this year, with 3 artists Baltic Fleet, The Bongolian & David Woodcock all appearing live as part of the Leicester Music Takeover in October:

David Woodcock 12.50-1.20pm Outdoor Stage

The Bongolian 7.30-8.30pm Outdoor Stage (headline)

Baltic Fleet  10.30-11.15pm The Exchange Bar (headline)

£8 Early Bird Tickets / £10 After more details at oxjamleicester.co.uk and oxfam.org.uk/oxjam

Read more about: Baltic Fleet, The Bongolian & David Woodcock

Blow Up Exclusive Blend Volumes 1 & 2 Reissued On CD & Vinyl

After a long wait during which saw some copies fetch silly prices on eBay, Volumes 1 & 2 have finally been reissued including a brand new pressing on vinyl.

Compiled by Blow Up founder and main DJ Paul Tunkin, Volume 1 features Hammond-heavy classics from the KPM music library, and Volume 2 yet more dancefloor-friendly cuts from the KPM, De Wolfe, Amphonic and Sylvester music. Essential for DJs and collectors alike! Available from all good stores and the Blow Up shop.

read more: exclusive blend series

links: myspace.com/exclusiveblend

Fay Hallam & The Bongolian ‘Lost In Sound’ – The debut album out now

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.

‘Lost In Sound’: Limited Numbered Vinyl Available from August – Fay Hallam & The Bongolian

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

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