27 Nov 2009

Big Pink Cake NYE Indiepop Party - updated

We're happy to announce that we'll be playing records at the Big Pink Cake New Years Eve indiepop party at the Joan Collins Lounge of the King's Cross Social Club in London.

Matthew - Big Pink Cake
Clare - Sarah Records
Daniel - So Tough! So Cute! (Sweden)
Marianthi - Spiral Scratch/Atomic Beat Records
Jennifer - Color Me Pop (Chicago)
Rocker - Dandelion Radio/The Flatmates
Rory - Twee As Fuck
James, Sandy & Morgan - Com Out 2nite

Ticket only entry for this event and the tickets are on sale now at wegottickets.com and the Facebook-event has more info

20 Nov 2009

The First Big Weekend

We're having quite a busy weekend this week. This Saturday we're playing records at How Does It Feel To Be Loved at the God Help The Girl after party. It'll be tough task to follow up on the fantastic set Kevin Rowland played the last time but we'll do our best so please put on your best dance shoes and come and dance and sing along to indiepop, girl-groups and all things inbetween. It's between 9pm-3am at the Phoenix and we're on till 12. 37 Cavendish Square London, W1G 0PP, map of the venue is here, £4 members, £6 non members. Membership is free and you can register here and get a nice card. Advance tickets available here.

And on Sunday we'll be doing a So Tough! So Cute! (Version) which means we'll be playing one of our rocksteady, ska, dub and lovers rock sets. This will be taking place at our favourite Sunday hangout, the Hangover Lounge at the Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Road, London N1 9JB. Map and directions. It's free and you don't even need to be hungover. I'll update this with the times we're on.

10 Nov 2009

Bi-Joopiter Discography

Bi-Joopiter logo

Bi-Joopiter was founded by Paul Rixon and Gillian Elam in 1983. Originally it started as a DIY cassette-only recording label but later released vinyl as well and cooperated with K and Slumberland records as well on some releases. Labels, sleeves and packaging was almost always handmade and often in an unconventional manner. This an attempt to create a complete discography as information on the releases is scarce at best. Artist featured on the label included The Mctells, Rig Veeda, The Twins, Gilroy, Sindy Arthur, Small Factory, Cannanes, The Big Paintings, Emil, Beat Happening, Mousefolk and many more. There is Bi-Joopiter Facebook page

If you have more info, covers or anything else to add - particulary on what appears to be the sub label: By Jupiter Expression - please get in touch to help make this discography complete.

Various Artists - Pluralism 'A'
Bi-Joop 001
"The first in a series which aims to present music diverse in origin and style, from blasts of noise to shimmerings of pop. Includes; twins, lets have healthy children, magisch theatre, rig veeda..... comes with booklet."

Rig Veeda - Callous Friend
Bi-Joop 002
"A collection of early rig veeda tunes, full of songs for summery, velvety, sunday mornings. In an exploding cover!"

The Twins - A Rose For You My Dear
Bi-Joop 003
"A landscape of voices & noises reveals the twins first recordings tiptoeing across your xylophones."

Various Artists - On Visability
Bi-Joop 004
"Features 3 groups; Amadeo (u.k.), Bouncing (ireland),
Lets have heatlthy children (belgium). Includes Lets have healthy children accompanying some specially written "marine girls" lyrics."

Various Artists - Pluralism 'B'
Bi-Joop 005
"Uncompromising in the variety of sounds from; ddaa,12 cubic feet, twins, lets have healthy chi1dren, hectors house, rig veeda, bouncing & a. wilson"

Various Artists - Walking On The Pier
Bi-Joop 006
C40 (chrome)
"Comes in a card package with prints. Inc1udes dittys from; ashendon, peggy's pocket, one blows, twins, rig veeda, scarlet sunshine, elliot mess, ice brothers...."

For The Three Headed man Beyond The Spires
Various Artists - For The Three Headed Man Beyond The Spires
Bi-Joop 007
C40 (chrome)
"Features 3 groups; THE TWINS entice you on a
journey in their big black car, ICE BROS. provide some sparse guitar instrumentals & SCARLET SUNSHINE bounce along with songs for a day at the rodeo."

Scarlet Sunshine - Back Of Hand
Scarlet Sunshine - 100 Miles Away
Scarlet Sunshine - Ivy Days
Scarlet Sunshine - Return Of The Buckwheat Brothers
Scarlet Sunshine - Kennedy
Ice Bros - Sour
Ice Bros - Up Too Late
The Twins - Edie
The Twins - Sitting In The Back
The Twins - Brother
The Twins - Tom's A Cold
The Twins - Sore
The Twins - Red India

McTella - McTells
McTells - McTells
Bi-Joop 008, 1986
"Their first tape. Released in '86. Eleven noisy tracks including early versions of Rotten and Virgina. Prepare
for a ride through map land,with scratchy guitars, box drums and groaning vocals.
1 Rotten
2 Right Way Round (1)
3 English Sinner
4 Virginia Mc
5 Mtb
6 Side By Side
7 Snowy White
8 Right Way Round (2)
9 Take The Car
10 Teddy Bears
11 Across The Sea

Various Artists - Pluralism 'C'
Bi-Joop 009
C40 (chrome)
"Draws songs from u.k, Japan, Sweden &. Franse. lncludes; McTells, Emil, Twins, Fire City News, Arvid Tuba, Rig Veeda, Le Syndicat/NDN, Mosdotrio, Urbain Autopsy."

The Twins & Rig Veeda - A Banana Fish On The Moon
The Twins & Rig Veeda - A Banana Fish On The Moon
Bi-Joop 010, 1986
C40 (chrome)
"A bag full of songs. Exploration through feedback &. chime bells. Tunes to hum or play as loud as can be over the trees. Take a trip to the stars. Zoom.
A1 Baby Comfort 
A2 Everytime
A3 Oh Yeah, Oh No!
A4 Way Back Home
A5 This Child
A6 Sail The Frosty Seas
A7 Shy Girl
A8 Falling    
B1 Be There
B2 Never Mention
B3 Creep
B4 Mickey Mouse
B5 Sign Of Life
B6 King Moins
B7 Kansas
B8 Life Of A Dog    
B9 Away

McTells/Rid Veeda & The Twins - Flexi

McTells - Rig Veeda & The Twins - Bi-Joopiter Presents
Bi-Joop 011, 1986
Flexi 7"
"Rushalong, dashalong handful of tunes."
A1 The McTells - Sometimes (Flexi)
A2 The McTells - Virginia (Flexi)
A3 The Twins And Rig Veeda - Creep 

Emil - S. St. Stammer

Emil - S. St. Stammer
Bi-Joop 012, 1987
"Songs to make your days go faster. To the ponit tunes rich in their simplicity.
1 When She's Fine
2 Take Me With You
3 Solipsism
4 Verity
5 Sometimes
6 Precisely
7 Golden Girl
8 Sunny
9 Heading East
10 Snare (...Sorry)

One Blows - Continental Gateau
Bi-Joop 013, 1987
C40 (chrome)
"Loud & trashy, noisy guitars and interesting
backing sounds."

McTells - Expecting Joe

McTells - Expecting Joe
Bi-Joop 014, 1987
1 If Only If
2 Trash Can
3 Expecting Joe
4 Villier Street
5 Everything Heaven Sent You
6 Concern
7 Theme
8 That
9 English Weather
10 Never Look Down
11 Sometimes
12 It Happens
13 Side By Side

What About

Sindy Arthur - What About
Bi-Joop 015, 1987 (co-release with Frank records)
"Scores of tiny noises played with gusto. Hip hoppy drums with manic guitars sung over by peculiar girl-ish voice.
Note: Sindy Arthur consisted of Gina Hartman of the Marine Girls and Mark Flunder of the Television Personalities.
A1 Waiting For A Raincoat
A2 Girls On Reins
A3 The Big Close Up
A4 Real Shocks
A5 Peggy's Pocket
A6 Roger Mayne
A7 The Beat
B1 What About
B2 Rave On
B3 Tetchy
B4 Maybe Girl
B5 Sketches
B6 Suitcase
B7 Hot Pavements
B8 Where's The Coat
B9 About What

The Big Paintings - Tea With Quinten Crisp

The Big Paintings - Tea with Quinten Crisp
Bi-Joop 016, 1987
"Tea with Quinten Crisp with a paisley shirt. A must for TVP fans."
Note: I've based the spelling of "Quinten" on how it's spelled on the insert but it could be "Quentin"
1 All The Time
2 I Like It Here
3 Instrumental One
4 Penny Picture Postman
5 The Girl With Green Eyes
7 Untitled

Pluralism D
Pluralism D

Various Artists - Pluralism 'D'
Bi-Joop 017, 1991
Came with an insert, the flying girl postcard, and a large airmail sticker.
1 Sindy Arthur - I've Got Something Good
2 Gertie Bauer Und Die Jungs - Disco
3 McTells - Jackson Holly
4 D.D.A.A. - No Chance To Dance
5 Kitchen Cynics - Underneath My Dufflecoat
6 Jackson - Joe From Mexico
7 The Cannanes - Robert
8 Emil - Ed Windblaze
9 Nostalgie Eternelle - No Interstice
10 Buy Off The Bar - Cracked-Up
11 Beat Happening - Indian Summer (Live)
12 La Sonorite Jaune - Comme Un Zephyr

Kitchen Cynics - A Girl Eats The Moon

Kitchen Cynics - A Girl Eats The Moon
Bi-Joop 018, 1986
"A box full of songs from Scotland. Twirling guitar and swirls of melody bring you tunes still glowing from the summer. Comes with a kitchen cynics print, with a
special extra print for first 3 orders. Stars are kisses which the sun sends to the moon!
1 Our Love Was Built To Last (Like Simon Dee)
2 Underneath My Dufflecoat
3 Double Rainbow Day
4 Fab Technician
5 Another Rainy Song
6 Pandora's Socks
7 Fungus Man
8 Winter Since You've Gone
9 Sun Rise Again
10 We (You And I)
11 Once Two Perfect Strangers
12 Little Deaths
13 Quick Sand

McTells - Wind-Up

McTells - Wind Up
Bi-Joop 019, 1988
A1 Them      
A2 Secret Wish
B1 This Afternoon
B2 Take The Car
B3 Uncle Joe's Funeral

What Feet
What Feet

Various Artists - What Feet
Bi-Joop 020, 1989
A1 Mousefolk - Grannies
A2 Big Paintings - I Like It Here
A3 Sedgewicks - Broken
A4 Driscolls - Call Me Anything
A5 Pale Saints - Wasting My Time
B1 Remember Fun - Apple Of My Eye
B2 Keen - Daddy
B3 Sedgewicks - Why Now Girl
B4 Cheese Engineers - I Once Fell In Love With Somebody Wearing Slacks
B5 Mousefolk - Don't Love You


Various Artists - Pioneer
Bi-Joop 021, 1989
A1 Emil - Inside My Heart
A2 Emil - Verity
A3 The Legend! - Doughnuts
A4 The Legend! - Room At The Top
A5 The Legend! - Price Of Friendship
A6 McTells - That
A7 McTells - Trashcan
A8 McTells - Them
A9 McTells - Jesse Rae
A10 McTells - Expecting Joe
A11 Beat Happening - That Girl
A12 Beat Happening - Crashing Through
B1 Beat Happening - Look Around
B2 Beat Happening - Do You Wanna Play House
B3 Beat Happening - Foggy Eyes
B4 Beat Happening - I Love You
B5 Beat Happening - Drive Car Girl
B6 Beat Happening - Midnight A Go Go
B7 Beat Happening - Heather's Song
B8 Beat Happening - In My Memory
B9 Beat Happening - Bewitched
B10 Beat Happening - Black Candy
B11 Beat Happening - Bad Seeds

Gertie Bauer Und Die Jungs - Gertie Bauer Is Good For You
Bi-Joop 022
"a special surprise from germany. are they serious ... is  this swell maps on holiday. play loud & join in"

Boy Off The Bar - Parboiled

Buy Off The Bar - Parboiled
Bi-Joop 023, 1988
A1 Stretch Out    
A2 One Of These Days
A3 No Money For The Lavatory
A4 Illegal Shed
A5 Shot By Both Sides
B1 Shopdropping Emergency
B2 World Of Camera
B3 Empty Theory  
B4 Fade Away

McTells - Cut Up

McTells - Cut Up
Bi-Joop 024, 1989
A1 4th Gear Shift    
A2 Spreading The Net
A3 Funck
A4 Bitter End
A5 One Thousand Other Songs
A6 Jackson Holly
A7 Last Time
B1 Angela
B2 'Round The World
B3 Joe And Jim
B4 Go-Betweens
B5 Teddy Bears
B6 Virginia M.G.
B7 Push

Beat Happening - Sea Hunt

Beat Happening - Sea Hunt
Bi-Joop 025, 1991
A Sea Hunt
B Knock On Any Door

Cannanes - Broken Bottles
Cannanes - Broken Bottles

The Cannanes - Broken Bottles
Bi-Joop 026, 1992
A Broken Bottles
B1 Pizza Addict
B2 Eating Biscuits

The Big Painting - Lucky Charm
The Big Painting - Lucky Charm

The Big Paintings - Lucky Charm
Bi-Joop 027, 1992
1 The Strangest Secrets Of A Daisy Head
2 This Does Not Mean A Thing
3 Long Overdraw

Small Factory - Find Where You Are just By Following Your Markers
Small Factory - Find Where You Are just By Following Your Markers

Small Factory - Find Where You Are Just By Following Your Markers
Bi-Joop 028, May 1993 (Co-released with
Slumberland records; SLR 26)
A Lose Your Way
B Scared Of Love

Gilroy - Renaissance Girl
Bi-Joop 029, 1995
A Renaissance Girl 
B1 Sophists
B2 Spanked

Gilroy - Get Grubby With Gilroy
Gilroys - Get Grubby Label A side
Gilroy - Get Grubby Label B side

Gilroy - Get Grubby With Gilroy
Bi-Joop 030 ,1996
A1 Lube Tube
A2 Cut & Run
B1 I Want What She's Having
B2 Lube Tube (Again)

Bartlebees - Girl Of A 1000 Dreams
Bi-Joop ???
7" --
Girl Of A 1000 Dreams
You Tear Me Apart
Tonite Let's All Make Love In Leeds

The Twins And Rig Veeda - Boy Saves Hedgehog

The Twins & Rig Veeda - Boy Saves Hedgehog
Bi-Joop ???,

Big And Mean
By The Sea
Garbage Man
Green Some
Happy Times
Heaven's Gate
Humour Me Not
Roosevelt's Golden Dream
Train Ride
You Mean Everything To Me (Waltzing Twins)

Dead Eye One VHS

Various  Artists - Dead Eye One
DED01, 1992
VHS --
The Mummies - Shut Yer Mouth
McTells - All The Time
Pounding Serfs - No Big Story
Dawson - Bearsden To Baghdad (Via The Erskine Bridge)
Mousefolk - Sleepwalk
The Cannanes - Broken Bottles
Beat Happening - Knock On Any Door
Big Paintings - This Does Not Mean A Thing
John Wayne Army - Devil's Highway
Heavenly - She Says
Thee Headcoats - A Town Called Squaresville

Various Artists - On Visibility
BJE 7 (By Jupiter Expression sublabel), ?
A1 Let's Have Healthy Children - A Silhouette Against The Sky
A2 Let's Have Healthy Children - To A Resurected Kitten A)Andantemoderato B) Allegro
A3 Let's Have Healthy Children - Love Song
A4 Let's Have Healthy - Children Bill
B1 Amadeo - Sculpture Girl
B2 Amadeo - Red Wine
B3 Bouncing - Mahogany
B4 Bouncing - Ringing
B5 Bouncing - James Bond Theme
B6 Bouncing - A Solo Bouncing

On Pluralism Cassette

Various Artists - On Pluralism
BJE 66 (By Jupiter Expression sublabel), 1983
A1 Portion Control - Realapse
A2 The Violins - It's Nothing Like It
A3 Twins - Weeping
A4 Rig Veeda - True Love
A5 Magisch Theater - I Am Damned
B1 Helium Brother - Celebration
B2 Let's Have Healthy Children - Introduction
B3 Liberty Blue - I Am
Inserts and flyers



Screen prints of; Banana fish, Dancing McTells, Flying Girl, Shooting stars

Newspaper clippings


Online articles and interviews
Nude Magazine Issue 7
xPQwRtz blog
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