Manda will be DJing at Bar Bloc for feminist collective TYCI (co-founded by Lauren Chvrches) on Saturday 17th May 11-3am.  Hope to see you there!

Manda will be DJing at Bar Bloc for feminist collective TYCI (co-founded by Lauren Chvrches) on Saturday 17th May 11-3am.  Hope to see you there!

Album update!
Apologies to our US fans who’ve been asking for CD release details for ages and we’ve not been told anything ourselves ‘til today.  So here’s the summary -
The LP gets released worldwide on Saturday 19th April for Record Store Day.  Shops that are taking part are listed here .  But, best check to see that the one in your town in stocking it first just to be on the safe side.  The LP is white 180g vinyl and has a card inside with a unique code to download the digital version of the album too.
Rules for Record Store Day mean that other formats can’t be released that same day, so the digital release is 5th May worldwide.  Amazon UK and USA are taking pre-orders, and it’s a mere £7.49 UK/$8.99 USA!  Check Amazon in your country too as most are doing this. 
The CD is released most other countries 5th May also, with pre-orders via Amazon UK and other country’s Amazon too.  But, the CD won’t be released until 3rd June in the USA. Pre-orders available early next week though we’re told.  
I hope that helps a little and apologies to the USA for the delay on the CD.  Happy shopping!!!

Album update!

Apologies to our US fans who’ve been asking for CD release details for ages and we’ve not been told anything ourselves ‘til today.  So here’s the summary -

The LP gets released worldwide on Saturday 19th April for Record Store Day.  Shops that are taking part are listed here .  But, best check to see that the one in your town in stocking it first just to be on the safe side.  The LP is white 180g vinyl and has a card inside with a unique code to download the digital version of the album too.

Rules for Record Store Day mean that other formats can’t be released that same day, so the digital release is 5th May worldwide.  Amazon UK and USA are taking pre-orders, and it’s a mere £7.49 UK/$8.99 USA!  Check Amazon in your country too as most are doing this. 

The CD is released most other countries 5th May also, with pre-orders via Amazon UK and other country’s Amazon too.  But, the CD won’t be released until 3rd June in the USA. Pre-orders available early next week though we’re told.  

I hope that helps a little and apologies to the USA for the delay on the CD.  Happy shopping!!!

18 days to go ‘til Record Store Day!  
See who’s stocking it in your country:
UK: http://www.recordstoreday.com/Venues?country=United%20KingdomAustralia: http://www.recordstoreday.com/Venues?country=AustraliaBelgium: http://www.recordstoreday.com/Venues?country=BelgiumBrazil: http://www.recordstoreday.com/Venues?country=BrazilCanada: http://www.recordstoreday.com/Venues?country=CanadaDenmark: http://www.recordstoreday.com/Venues?country=DenmarkFinland: http://www.recordstoreday.com/Venues?country=FinlandFrance: http://www.recordstoreday.com/Venues?country=FranceGermany: http://www.recordstoreday.com/Venues?country=GermanyGreece: http://www.recordstoreday.com/Venues?country=GreeceHong Kong: http://www.recordstoreday.com/Venues?country=Hong%20KongIsrael: http://www.recordstoreday.com/Venues?country=IsraelIreland: http://www.recordstoreday.com/Venues?country=IrelandItaly: http://www.recordstoreday.com/Venues?country=ItalyJapan: http://www.recordstoreday.com/Venues?country=JapanMexico: http://www.recordstoreday.com/Venues?country=JapanNetherlands: http://www.recordstoreday.com/Venues?country=NetherlandsNew Zealand: http://www.recordstoreday.com/Venues?country=New%20ZealandPortugal: http://www.recordstoreday.com/Venues?country=PortugalUnited Kingdom: http://www.recordstoreday.com/Venues?country=United%20KingdomUnited States of America: http://www.recordstoreday.com/Venues?country=United+States+of+America&venue=
Some shops in Europe, USA and Japan we’ve discovered that will be stocking the LP to sell on Record Store Day.  There will be lots more, but as you can’t pre-order just thought we’d show you these incase it helps.  
http://www.vvinyl.com/v/bis-data-panik-etcetera/4759
http://www.recordshopx.com/artist/bis/data_panik_etc/
http://www.rollingstone.de/news/meldungen/article542594/print/record-store-day-2014-die-besten-alben-singles-vinyl.html
http://www.hmv.co.jp/en/artist_Bis-Rock_000000000061490/item_Data-Panik-Etcetera-Ltd_5705632
http://www.bullmoose.com/c/12066/record-store-day-2014
The Digital version of the new bis album data Panik etcetera, which is released on May 5th, can be pre-ordered in the UK, USA, France, Germany and Japan right NOW!  More links to follow when we have them!

This link should help find shops to buy the limited edition white 180g vinyl on Record Store Day 19th April too (no pre-orders)!

The Digital version of the new bis album data Panik etcetera, which is released on May 5th, can be pre-ordered in the UK, USA, France, Germany and Japan right NOW!  More links to follow when we have them!

This link should help find shops to buy the limited edition white 180g vinyl on Record Store Day 19th April too (no pre-orders)!

"Control the Radical" from our new album (ha - still sounds weird!) is one of the Guardian/Rough Trade’s Tracks of the Week!  You get to download this if you’re subscribed
http://www.roughtrade.com/subscriptions/tow

http://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2013/feb/11/guardian-tracks-of-the-week-rough-trade

"Control the Radical" from our new album (ha - still sounds weird!) is one of the Guardian/Rough Trade’s Tracks of the Week!  You get to download this if you’re subscribed

http://www.roughtrade.com/subscriptions/tow

http://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2013/feb/11/guardian-tracks-of-the-week-rough-trade

Released at last!

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Before you read any further please note that you are not dreaming - this is actually happening!  We are all very excited about this, and funny how much you can enjoy your own music when it’s been so long since you’ve had a good listen.  Please be aware, there is MORE news to follow after all this below so hopefully you’re not having heart problems already!

So, 19th April is the date (International Record Store Day) when the fourth bis album ‘data Panik etcetera’ will be released on white 180g vinyl by Do Yourself In Records! The vinyl also comes with a “ProCard” which gives you the entire album and two digital bonus tracks *absolutely free*.  Participating stores are listed here.

This is ALSO the date where the bis split 7” single with Ghosts of Dead Airplanes gets released with the song ‘Minimum Wage’.

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CD and digital versions of ‘data Panik etcetera’ get released on 5th May.  Preorder from Amazon TODAY! The track-listing for all formats is:

01. Control the Radical
02. Minimum Wage
03. Rulers and the States
04. Cubis (I Love You)
05. Sense Not Sense
06. Mechanical Love
07. Too Much Not Enough
08. Retail of the Detail
09. Music Lovers
10. The Young Mothers
11. Flesh Remover
12 (That Love Ain’t) Justified

and just digitally (or downloadable with vinyl purchases!)

13. Insider (Bonus Track)
14. Thrill Is Yours (Bonus Track)
and
15. Caller ID (iTunes Exclusive)

The iTunes link is live NOW, and if you pre-order the album from there you will get an immediate download of “Rulers and the States”!

We look forward to hearing all your comments!!

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He’s the blurb -

bis - data Panik etcetera

The influential and ever underrated Glasgow, Scotland trio return with “data Panik etcetera” - a release that brings us up to date with recordings from the year spent re-branded at Data Panik, alongside other aborted attempts to record a 4th, and definitive, bis album. Hardcore fans have been desperate to get their hands on these recordings, and the band have carefully selected and remastered the pick of the bunch - which sit neatly together to create a cohesive whole. The band have still been playing storming sets live over the last few years, surprising punters at places such as Primavera in Barcelona and 2013’s Indietracks Festival as headliner and new material has crept into the set-list. Consider this a friendly catch-up before bis begin again where they left off.

Manda Rin, Sci-Fi Steven and John Disco, to give them their professional monikers, were big in the late 1990’s for such highlights as being the first unsigned band on Top Of The Pops (allegedly), creating the theme tune to the massive Hanna-Barbera cartoon “The Powerpuff Girls”, having their own Casio G-Shock watch released in Japan and moving from their punk-rock roots to have a huge underground European dance hit with “Eurodisco”. Taking influences from Devo, XTC, Huggy Bear, Bikini Kill and The Plastics, bis have also inspired other for 20 years now - being a reference point for a host of artists such as CSS, Los Campesinos!, Joanna Gruesome and Chvrches. The band also featured in NME’s list of Top 20 Cult Heroes and featured in their Top 50 Britpop anthems. Albums “The New Transistor Heroes” (Under-fi pop/punk songs with twitches into disco, hip-hop and synth-pop), “Social Dancing” (Glossy electro-pop that somehow failed to take the world by storm) and “Return To Central” (An expansive rebirth, taking in Eno, Moroder and Can like a bunch of hipsters - sales negligible) showcased the over-development of their creators, always keen to move onto the next project. With “data Panik etcetera” the inspirations had moved onto strict, skinny-tie, new-wave pop songs (Control The Radical, Minimum Wage, Retail of the Details), awkward XTC play Chic disco (Cubis (I Love You), Music Lovers, Too Much Not Enough) and disconcerting Goth-Techno (Sense Not Sense, Flesh Remover). Rulers and the States, meanwhile, has already featured heavily on a Scottish Television advert with it’s nagging Sparksy riff.

Released by Do Yourself In, “data Panik etcetera” comes in vinyl format (180g white vinyl), CD and itunes download with exclusive track. The vinyl edition will be released on Record Store Day, a throwback to the band’s roots in 7” singles and EP’s - and selling their fanzines through the old-school independent record store network. “Minimum Wage” also features on a split 7” picture disc with Birmingham band Ghosts of Dead Airplanes. With work continuing on new bis material, who knows what the future holds.

This could be the start of it all……..again!

new (ish) bis song available!  
Rulers and the States began as a data Panik song. But, not wanting to waste such a well received song, bis took over and we performed it this year in London and at Indietracks Festival.  It’s also being used in an STV commercial which launches this week.  So, after so many people asking where to buy it we’re trying out new website Distrokid to sell it digitally worldwide on
iTunes
Amazon UK
Amazon USA
It seems a great wee site so feel free to try it out for your own band here . If this works out a good way for you to get our tunes worldwide and hassle-free, there could be more on the way!  Enjoy!

new (ish) bis song available!  

Rulers and the States began as a data Panik song. But, not wanting to waste such a well received song, bis took over and we performed it this year in London and at Indietracks Festival.  It’s also being used in an STV commercial which launches this week.  So, after so many people asking where to buy it we’re trying out new website Distrokid to sell it digitally worldwide on

It seems a great wee site so feel free to try it out for your own band here . If this works out a good way for you to get our tunes worldwide and hassle-free, there could be more on the way!  Enjoy!

London is SOLD OUT!

Our gig at the Lexington this Thursday has now sold out!  Sorry if you never managed to get a ticket.  Why not make a little trip to Glasgow to see us in Mono on Sunday 4th August for just £7 then! Go on - you know you want to!