‘Beggars Can’t Be Choosers’ / ‘Tease’ is the 2nd single (double A-Side) from David Woodcock and will be release on November 25th a ltd. 500-only seven-inch on the Blow Up 45 Series (dinked in house bag) & digital download.
PRE-ORDER with FREE MP3 Download here exclusively from BLOW UP SHOP
It follows his debut ‘Same Things‘ (still available as free DD) which has had strong radio support from Steve Lamacq (BBC 6 Music), John Kennedy (Xfm X-posure Hot One) and Gary Crowley (BBC London):
“A great little pop record”STEVE LAMACQ, BBC 6MUSIC
“Essex has a bit of form when it comes to delivering maverick pop geniuses with a gift for mixing a smidgeon of music hall with a dash of 60s pop and creating inspired, but intelligent tunes”BRANDISH.TV
David is a singer-songwriter based in his hometown of Southend-on-Sea, a pianist and prolific writer, with a strong local following he has been building up a solid songbook of sharp lyrics and great melodies that are currently being distilled into his debut album that is set for release early 2014.
Congratulations to our very own Alfa 9 – winner of this weeks BBC 6 Music Rebel Playlist with ‘El Morocco‘ with 55% of the public vote, and thanks to everyone who voted!
They also dropped intoBBC Merseyside last Saturday too for a session and chat with Dave Monks which you can listen back to here if you’re quick!
Alfa 9 are up for the BBC 6 Music Rebel Playlist this week on the Steve Lamacq show with their forthcoming single ‘El Morocco‘!
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject ‘Alfa9’ before midnight on Sunday 22nd September to vote or you can read more / vote here
“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
A Blow Up Records double header as both The Bongolian and David Woodcock are set to play Blow Up at The Bussey Building this October!
Daiquiri Fantomas debut album ‘MHz Invasion‘ is out this week (UK)! Daiquiri Fantomas are a Sicilian experimental Avant-Pop duo founded by composers and multi-instrumentalists Marco Barrano and Dario Sanguedolce, Daiquiri Fantomas is a cocktail of ideas with a Retro-Futuristic flavour, citing the 60s/70s, encompassing Prog, electronica, Sci-Fi movie soundtracks, Kosmische, World and ancient music:
“A fascinating combination of sounds and ideas, drawing from the last half-century of electronic music”SHINDIG!
“Like John Barry who’s just taken delivery of a new Moog. Very filmic”RADCLIFFE & MACONIE, BBC 6MUSIC
The album features debut single ‘Moon Raga‘ and ‘Moogchile‘ which have had spins so far on BBC Radio 2 from Huey Morgan and BBC 6 Music from Steve Lamacq, Radcliffe & Maconie, Gideon Coe, Don Letts & Elizabeth Alker.
Get a taste of the music by watching the album trailer on on Daiquiri Fantomas’ website here or on YouTube here. The album is available from the Blow Up Shop & all good shops on CD includingPiccadilly Records, Rough Trade, Resident Records, Norman& Amazon and as a download/stream from Bandcamp, iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Amazon MP3, eMusic, Rdio & more…
more album info / where to buy
Congratulations to Baltic Fleet who’s ‘Towers‘ album on Blow Up Records was nominated last night for best album of the year at the Liverpool Music Awards alongside Miles Kane and Ian Skelly.
It’s open to a public vote, so register yours on the Liverpool Music Awards site before 25th August: liverpoolmusicawards.com/voting
‘Same Things‘ is the debut single from David Woodcock, released on Monday 29th July. This is the first fruits from the forthcoming and currently being completed debut album from Mr Woodcock, due for release this Autumn.
‘Same Things’ is available for a limited free download from DavidWoodcockMusic.com and his facebook page
Baltic Fleet is confirmed to play at the opening night of Yoko Ono’s Meltdown Festival at Southbank Centre as Liverpool’s GIT Music Award winner on June 14th 2013 as part of Meltdown Future Sounds…
“Yoko Ono has long been a supporter of new music, and this year’s Meltdown offers two new acts an opportunity to play the festival, including this year’s GIT award-winner, Baltic Fleet”
Set Times Approx: 6pm & 10pm
more: Event Info | Facebook Event
Alfa 9 will be playing live for Record Store Day in Music Mania in Stoke followed by a headline show at The Sugarmill on Saturday 20th April.
We’re pleased to announce that Blow Up Records’ Baltic Fleet was named the winner of the Liverpool’s GIT Music Award 2013 last night at Liverpool’s Leaf on Bold Street, receiving his award from the Liverpool Echo’s Peter Guy, The Quietus’ John Doran and Q Magazine’s Andrew Harrison….
“The judges believe that Towers captured the sprawling vitality of contemporary music and married this to a sonic landscape which is indicative of its birth; Northern working class cities which thrive on industry and making things happen. Flawless electronic melodies, breezeblock beats and an effortless futuristic edge”
Merseyside’s premier music prize, The GIT Award plays host to 12 shortlisted artists who compete for the £1000 prize and the chance to play Yoko Ono‘s Meltdown Festival at London’s Southbank Centre. The shortlist was then decided by a 12-strong judging panel comprising respected music industry figures including BBC 6 Music presenter and son of John Peel, Tom Ravenscroft, the editor of rock and pop music bible Q Magazine, Liverpool-born Andrew Harrison, Matt Wilkinson, NME‘s new music editor, leading UK music website,The Quietus‘ editor, John Doran plus the cornerstones of Liverpool’s music and arts scene. The twelve nominees were: Baltic Fleet, Barberos, By The Sea, Nadine Carina, Clinic, Conan, Dan Croll, John Heckle, Jetta, Tyler Mensah, Stealing Sheep, Wave Machines
Read more about: Baltic Fleet and Towers
More photos from Friday’s awards on on Flickr and Facebook
We’re pleased to announce today that Baltic Fleet has made it into the GIT Awards 2013 shortlist.
The GIT Award celebrates and promotes the best of Merseyside music, and the shortlist provides a snapshot of the year in music, recognising artistic achievement across a range of genres. Here are the 12 artists that have made this year’s GIT Award shortlist read more about the awards here
Read more about Baltic Fleet’s 2012 second album Towers here
We’re pleased to announce that Alfa 9 will be playing their first live show in over four years. The band – Ali Heath, Leon Jones, Phil Mason have expanded the line up to include John Bradbury on drums (who replaces Andy Vernon) and Chris Hillman on bass for the forthcoming live dates which are as follows:
Sat 9th Mar. • LONDON at Queen Of Hoxton (This Feeling) – on stage 9pm
Sat 23rd Mar. • STOKE-ON-TRENT at Fat Cats, Stoke-on-Trent (Octopus Club)
Thur 28th Mar. • LONDON supporting CORNERSHOP 229 The Venue W1
Sat 20th Apr. • STOKE-ON-TRENT at THE SUGARMILL