Blue On Blue - Blue On Blue

Blue On Blue

Blue On Blue

Available Formats No. of Tracks   Price Buy
12" Vinyl EP 5 tracks 5.00
Download EP (mp3) 5 tracks 4.95
Download individual tracks   From £0.99

Description

Blue On Blue - Blue On Blue

The five-track EP released on 12” vinyl, and available to download via Tip Top Recordings, features a set of intense, claustrophobic and therapeutic tracks that cover everything from love to heartache, mental breakdowns and insomnia.

Lead track and first single ‘We Never Sleep’, an upbeat yet claustrophobic dance track, is about relentless insomnia and bizarre sleeping patterns. The heart-wrenching ‘I Feel Warm’ follows, which is lyrically opaque with a swelling string section and acts as a contrast, if not a relief to the preceding track. Vocals switch female to male as BoB display a drummer-shorn creative freedom and individuality. Next is instrumental piece ‘Thue-Morse’ that attempts to put to music, a fractal binary sequence while ‘Mad Girl Love Song’ was inspired by the Sylvia Plath poem of the same name The EP closer, a six minute noisescape which is both deeply intimate and aggressive, ‘Paradise Syndrome’ is dark journey into loneliness, depression and guilt about one's own shortcomings. The 12” intro is a blast of otherworldly noise produced by sound-scanning the band’s self-produced cover art.

The Blue on Blue line up of Dee Sada (vocals/bass/electronics) – formerly D-bird in An Experiment On A Bird In The Air Pump - and Billy Steiger (vocals/guitar/electronics) share vocals and produced, engineered and recorded the EP themselves in their tailor-made Morgenrock Studios in Cable Street, East London. Using an array of custom-made instruments to create their own unique sound, the band is dedicated to pursuing the intricacies of sounds and music.

Having supported The Charlatans on their recent UK tour the duo played a mini-UK tour in September and launch the EP on October 31 with a special Rough Trade East in-store performance before heading to The Old Blue Last to support The Doldrums for Vice Magazine.

LIVE LAUNCH DATES:
OCTOBER 31 – ROUGH TRADE EAST IN-STORE SHOW, LONDON
http://www.roughtrade.com/site/news_detail.lasso?story_id=1535
OCTOBER 31 – SUPPORTING DOLDRUMS, OLD BLUE LAST, LONDON (EP launch)
http://www.theoldbluelast.com/listings/

www.facebook.com/blueonbluepop

Reviews

“Really love it…a gem. Amazing progression with their music…it sounds incredible” John Kennedy, XFM (X-Posure Big One / Mary Anne Hobbs Specialist Selection Oct 2011)

“Blue On Blue sound more artistically confident than ever before. 'We Never Sleep' and 'Paradise Syndrome' are hypnotic and sexy, with Dee Sada coming across like Lydia Lunch. 'I Feel Warm' finds Billy Steiger bobbing in a floatation tank, crooning out his relationship regrets to a lonesome Eno vibe until he's warmed up by John Cale's missing violin, while 'Mad Girl Love Song' lullabies us to sleep then feeds a gently militant distortion into our dreams. Avant rock with integrity? Whatever next!” Artrocker *****

“We Never Sleep: Intricate, spooky pop with an infectious hook” The Irish Times

“Blue On Blue stand out as a force gently easing their way in to a music niche of their own” i-D

“Blue on Blue retain the dark influences, though these new tracks have a different vibe to them, the angular edges softened in a night-time haze and then boosted by the arrival of increased electronic experimentation. The duo share the vocal responsibilities across a record that broadcasts the diversity of their influences, string sections sit alongside experiments in noise and the kind of electronic meanderings that you’d expect from something much more solidly in the dance spectrum.” Mint Magazine

“The four tracks work like a brooding Von Trier soundtrack in miniature, with the band delivering four mesmeric and moody ‘pop’ pieces that snake, groove and drone through infectious melody and dark distortion with both synths and guitars effortlessly – challenging pop music indeed. Dark Rock! Let’s await an alum with eager anticipation” Artrocker Radio (We Never Sleep – Playlist Track of the Month Nov)

“‎Beautiful, sparse, took me to another world" Charlie Ashcroft, Amazing Radio

“Dirty noise pop” John Hillcock (New Noise / BBC 6 Music)

“Impressive eponymous debut including the outstanding lead track 'We Never Sleep' - already a staple of the XFM playlist. Blue On Blue have hatched a very neat fusion of Coldwave and Shoegaze memes with their first record, honing a pop-focused yet subtly esoteric sound. 'We Never Sleep' eking a gap between James T Cotton's more munted jacks and the sexiest, darkest IDIB styles with an intricacy and style. Elsewhere they touch on opiated, bedsit-shimmer Shoegaze with 'I Feel Warm' and 'Mad Girl Love Song', besides the EP's other highlight, a drum machine killer called 'Paradise Syndrome' recalling Vazz or Cocteau Twins. Tip!” BOOMKAT

“‘We Never Sleep’ expertly marries a 606 type bassline and thumping beats with haunting female vocals to mash up a couple of disparate genres expertly. ‘I Feel Warm’ sounds like a woozy, exhausted Jesus and Mary Chain whilst on the flip ‘Mad Girl’ recalls Mazzy Star (them again) and This Mortal Coil. The closer ‘Paradise Syndrome’ has Young Marble Giants drum machine and bass lines fighting with Joy Division atmospherics. Overall a nice, forward thinking EP and a very promising start.” Norman Records ****

“A brilliant act…definitely a band to watch out for.” The Line of Best Fit

“A jubilant take on 90s jangling pop crawling to 80s heartache…hypnotic giddy stuff.” Loud & Quiet

“A new London band who make pretty songs set to a loved-up shoegaze soundtrack” VICE

“The boy / girl guitarists could be Bobby Gillespie & Kim Deal…tremendous.” Drowned In Sound

"A band who quite literally sound like the Cocteau Twins playing alongside Veronica Falls, Blue on Blue are one the rarest things – a modern British shoegaze band who don’t suck." Spoonfed

“London’s latest rising stars. Undeniably cool and ridiculously good - truly mesmerising” Subba Culture

“A funkier, clearer version of the XX. Languid, blissful and fuzzily warm” Some Of It Was True!

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Tracklisting

12" Vinyl EP (TIPT005)
  1. Blue On Blue - We Never Sleep
  2. Blue On Blue - I Feel Warm
  3. Blue On Blue - Thue-Norse
  4. Blue On Blue - Mad Girl Love Song
  5. Blue On Blue - Paradise Syndrome
Download EP (TIPT005)
  1. Blue On Blue - We Never Sleep
  2. Blue On Blue - I Feel Warm
  3. Blue On Blue - Thue-Norse
  4. Blue On Blue - Mad Girl Love Song
  5. Blue On Blue - Paradise Syndrome

mp3 downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 We Never Sleep £0.99
2 I Feel Warm £0.99
3 Thue-Norse £0.99
4 Mad Girl Love Song £0.99
5 Paradise Syndrome £0.99
Entire MP3 Download EP (5 tracks) £4.95
MP3 format technical details
These mp3 tracks have been encoded with LAME providing you with a very rich listening experience. No DRM or copy protection is built in to the mp3s.