Low Without Sound E.P.
Impressing audiences with their groove-led exuberance, TRAP2 made a name for themselves as one of 2005’s hotly tipped new bands. A dose of Led Zeppelin, a rockier Stone Roses and a pinch of early Verve – it’s this hard to pigeon hole sound that has impressed the likes of Xfm’s John Kennedy and 2004’s big success story, Kasabian, who re-mixed Welcome To The Zoo…
Peace And Quiet
Produced by Nick Addison and Graham Dominy, debut single Peace And Quiet looks set to take the band onto the next level, joining the list of great, British, debut singles – ‘White Riot’, ‘Supersonic’, ‘In The City’ – mixing a 2005 swagger with the working class hero zeal of The Jam and The Clash’s agitated outsider cool. Read more…
Hip Teens Don't Wear Blue Jeans
‘Hip Teens Don’t Wear Blue Jeans’ by The Frank Popp Ensemble stormed the charts in Frank Popp’s native Germany before being released for the first time in the UK on 7″ by Blow Up.
It was playlisted by Xfm at the time, and this seven became a big hit on the 60s soul scene in the UK and further afield. Consequently it now fetches high prices on eBay!
Cuff were favourites at 1997’s London Music Week, and the band’s single ‘Yellowmaddacoolivision’ for Blow Up received extensive support and airplay from MTV at the time of its release (as well have on of the most unusual of titles). Cuff had previously recorded another single on Club Spangle. Last seen: jetting off to the US after signing to Atlantic.
Eight Legs – the eponymous debut single from four 18-year-olds from Stratford-upon-Avon. Eight Legs have an edgy sound reminiscent of The Smiths or The Cure and more recent bands The Libertines, Interpol and The Strokes. Their dark emotive lyrics complement their tunes perfectly, and will refuse to leave your head.
Blow Up 1000 Series No.4 is brought to you all the way from Finland by arctic icons The Elevators. ‘Shave’ is a progressive bossa nova garage groove which is previously unreleased, while b-side ‘Separator’ has been taken from the band’s sole album to date – the apocalyptic kitsch curio ” Linoleum “, on Finland’s Odor Records.
Boogie Woogie/Rock 'N' Roll'
‘Boogie Woogie/Rock’n’Roll‘ is a storming cut taken from Komeda’s second album, ‘The Genius Of Komeda’ – a short sharp blast of Swede beat and is backed by the more jazz influenced ‘Herbamore’, previously a Swedish-only release. This was the first time either of these tracks were commercially available on a single to the UK.
Indian Pop Bass
Taken from Volume 3 of the ‘Blow Up presents Exclusive Blend series, this Guy Pedersen release ranges from the smokey sitar haze of Indian Pop Bass to the funky wah wah workout of Les Copains De La Basse and showcases the bass maestro in top form. Both tracks were originally recorded for the French Telemusic Library in 1970.