NEW RELEASE: The Bluetones Expecting To Fly

“Expecting To Fly (is) the tale of quiet resolve winning out against the clatter of instant acclaim, of the redeeming power of single-mindedness against compromise; the joy in winning the battle bloodlessly, by force of personality alone.”
NME – 8/10, 1996
“This combination of classic pop hooks and emotional intelligence ensures that Expectin To Fly has dated far better than might be expected… well worth revisiting”
Q – 4/5, 2016

Order your copy at the 3 Loop Music shop.

20 years ago, in 1996, The Bluetones released their debut album, Expecting To Fly. It knocked Oasis ‘What’s The Story Morning Glory’ off the top of the charts in the week the Mancunians scooped an armful of BRIT Awards and heralded the start of The Bluetones hugely successful career.

The Number 1, platinum album featuring the hits Bluetonic, Cut Some Rug and Slight Return is now re-issued with a second disc of previously unreleased material including demos, live and session tracks. The demos are from the Proper Demo Thing cassette which got the band signed to A&M Records and taken from a copy recently found in drummer Eds’ archives.

There is a complete concert of the band playing one of their earliest gigs. Supporting Supergrass in March 1995 at the LA2 in London, the small sister venue of the legendary Astoria venue. It captures the vibrant energy and spirit of a band taking their first steps and the 7 track set features the songs that would go on to become some of their most famous hits.

Additionally, each band member has chosen their favourite b-side from the era and along with the stand-alone single Are You Blue Or Are You Blind?, the band’s first hit single, make this a fitting package to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the album.

The 2CD comes in a tri-fold sleeve with new artwork, never seen before photographs, sleevenotes from guitarist Adam Devlin, and contributions from the Eds, Scott and Mark.

Order your copy of the 2CD set now from the 3 Loop Music shop and get an exclusive 7″ artprint signed by the boys – it’s perfect for framing!

NEW RELEASE: The Pre New Remix EP

Catalan based Glam Fusion Punk Crossover Disco Pop Explosion Band, THE PRE NEW, release a selection of mixes based around EUROPA SUPERSTAR PT 2 taken from the critically acclaimed album THE MALE EUNUCH.

The digital EP is available to order exclusively at The Pre New shop – click here.
You can get the EP as a single 23 minute mix or as individual tracks.

The collection entitled 2016: La Odissea Català pulls together a varied mix of European influences with three mixes by artists Derealise, Alien and THE PRE NEW themselves.

A bonus track features house singer, Jim Fry’s Karaoke version of the Eddie and The Hot Rods classic, Do Anything You Want To Do… re tilted ‘Fes el Que Vulguis’ and was recorded in a Irish themed pub just of La Ramblas, sung entirely in Catalan.

A spokesman (who learnt Catalan from a Rosetta Stone CD course) for the band said:
‘La disco al cap d’en Jim eracontrat, nomesencanviava la distribcio … Simplement es posa millor … millor I millor’.
Which translates to “The disco Jim carried in his head was constant only his distribution changed…Better and Better Better and Better.”

THE PRE NEW will now be referred to as EL PRE NOU until further notice.


The Pre New - Music For People Who Hate Themselves
The Pre New - Music For Homeowners
The Pre New - The Male Eunuch

SHOP: May The Road Rise With You…

We are very thrilled to bring you something that ties two of our passions together – music and cycling.

We have teamed up with the magnificent Milltag, purveyors of top quality cycling apparel and John Lydon’s band, Public Image Ltd. (PiL), to bring you a limited edition cycling jersey.

According to the Velominati, one of the principal aspects of cycling is that if you look good, you feel good. Or as French poet Paul Fournel put it, to look good is already to go fast.

So, you should pay attention to your public image and with this in mind we have produced a limited edition, performance jersey that will ensure you will look your best every time you pull it on.

The design takes its inspiration from the generic brand artwork of their hit 1986 album, Album, featuring the classic PiL logo along with lyrics from one of their biggest hits, Rise.

The jerseys are available to order now in sizes Small to XXXL at the Milltag shop – click here.
For delivery before Christmas 2016, order by October 17th.
Orders placed after this date and before the end of 2016 will be delivered in February 2017.

About the jersey
The jerseys are hand-made performance jerseys manufactured in Europe using the best materials. Constructed using hi-tech Coolplus fabric throughout they are designed to keep you fresh, cool and comfortable and cut to be aerodynamic yet fit normal cyclists. There’s a full length hidden zip, silicone gripper on the bottom hem to keep it in place and a hidden security pocket in the three rear pockets.

Watch and listen to Public Image Ltd. (PiL) - Rise

Public Image Ltd. (PiL), fronted by John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols) were not post-punk, not new wave, they were Public Image Ltd. The band emerged in 1978 after the break-up of the Pistols and have released 10 albums to date including the classic albums such as Metal Box, The Flowers Of Romance, This is PiL and 2015’s What The World Needs Now.

PiL Re-Issued
On 28th October 2016, PiL reissue the seminal albums Metal Box and Album. Metal Box was the band’s second album, originally released on 23rd November 1979 and Album was their 5th studio album and was originally released on 3rd February 1986, marking 2016 as its 30th anniversary.

The albums will both be issued as 4 CD and 4 vinyl LP super-deluxe box sets, as well as digitally. The editions will include rare and previously unreleased material along with a live disc. The CD versions feature additional tracks to the vinyl editions due to running time restrictions, however, the vinyl edition will include a download card for all tracks on the CD versions. Metal Box will be issued in a square metal tin (CD & LP) (the 1979 original was issued in a round metal film canister) with an embossed PiL logo. Album will be issued in a square card box with de-bossed artwork. Both super-deluxe editions will include a 72 page booklet together with an exclusive poster, art-prints (LP version) and postcards (CD version).

Order the new re-issues

Metal Box
4CD set
4LP set

4CD set
4LP set

Public Image Ltd. (PiL) Album

Public Image Ltd. (PiL) Album