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Stereo Total ‘Yéyé Existentialiste’ London Launch Shows

STEREO TOTAL return to London for the first time in two years for two shows to celebrate the release of their new compilation ‘Yéyé Existentialiste‘ on Blow Up Records this Summer.

The first date on Thursday 11th June is an early evening show on the Tamesis Dock – a converted 1930s Dutch barge moored between Lambeth and Vauxhall bridge, with views of Parliament and Big Ben.

Followed by a second date on Friday 12th June, when Stereo Total will return to Blow Up for a show at St. Moritz Club in Soho.

“New wave art-pop pioneers – the Sonic Youth of the electropunk world”Time Out (Eddy Lawrence, 2009)

“Scuzzy, mischievous, exhilarating avant-garde pop, spliced with punk and garage and impeccably dressed in thrift-store chic”The Guardian (Maddy Costa, 2000)

“Joyously irreverent”Spin (Ethan Smith, 1999)

“Infectious pop melodies” Pitchfork (Christopher F. Schiel, 2002)

“The UN of avant garde pop”The Guardian (Betty Clarke, 2002)

“Pure pop thrills”The Guardian (Everett True, 2008)

“Stereo Total can’t resist the charm of the primitive”New York Times (Jon Pareles, 2005)

Yéyé Existentialiste – a compilation of the recording highlights of one of the world’s greatest exponents of lo-fi pop – Stereo Total. Stereo Total is the Berlin based French-German duo Françoise Cactus and Brezel Göring, whose playful eclectic music incorporates anything from New Wave, Pop Electronique, 60’s French pop mashed up with trashy garage Punk Rock and Disco to form the band’s distinctive sound:”We’ve got a special sense of aesthetic. Cheap and cheesy, but still cool and chic.”

‘Yéyé Existentialiste’ has been compiled by Paul Tunkin in conjunction with Cactus and Brezel for Blow Up Records. The double album (released on heavyweight double LP, CD and digital) features 28 recordings that span their twenty year career: including tracks from their first album ‘Oh Ah’ (1995) to their last studio album ‘Cactus vs Brezel’ (2012). It also includes one exclusive new mix by the band themselves – ‘Everybody In The Discotheque (Blow Up mix)’.

Big Boss Man ‘Last Man On Earth’ 180g Limited Red Vinyl!

Just arrived today in the Blow Up Records Shop! Big Boss Man ‘Last Man On Earth‘ on Red 180g Vinyl!! Limited to 500 copies only (1st pressing on black vinyl now sold out). Includes DL code (and signed postcard while stocks last) + currently only available from Blow Up shop.

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David Woodcock ‘The Adventures Of You And me’ up for BBC 6 Music Rebel Playlist

David Woodcock is up again for the BBC 6 Music Rebel Playlist this week on the Steve Lamacq show with his forthcoming single ‘The Adventures Of You And Me’!

If you want to here the single on the BBC 6 Music playlistclick here to vote before midnight on Sunday 18th January

“Each week we ask you to vote on your favourite track from three that almost made it onto the official 6 Music Playlist. The winning track will get a play on each daytime programme the following week” BBC 6 Music

David Woodcock BBC 6 Music Rebel Playlist Winner

Congratulations to our own David Woodcock – with 52% of the vote – winner of this week’s BBC Radio 6 Music Rebel Playlist with his next single ‘Relatively Single Man’ from his self-titled debut album – thanks to everyone who voted!

“Each week we ask you to vote on your favourite track from three that almost made it onto the official 6 Music Playlist. The winning track will get a play on each daytime programme the following week” BBC 6 Music


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20 Years Ago Today: First Ever Blow Up Release!

The Weekenders‘All Grown Up’/’Househusband’

The first release on Blow Up Records, released on 4th May 1994 and sold at a launch party at the Tuffnel Park Dome, London withThe Bluetones as guests + Blow Up DJs. The remaining stock was then sold as a mail-order release – a total pressing of a  1000 on 7″ Vinyl – Cat. No. BLOWUP001.

Produced and engineered by Vic Keary at the legendary Chiswick Reach Studios on 8-track tape.  The Weekenders: Paul Tunkin, James Hender, Chris Remington and Steve Smith. Both ‘All Grown Up’ and ‘Househusband’ were recorded as part of an eight song session in February 1994.

“The title track is pleasantly reminiscent of The Kinks. A good listen and, like The Easybeats’ Friday On My Mind, doesn’t outstay its welcome” RECORD COLLECTOR ‘CLUB CLASSICS’

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