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!

Bis play Glasgow!
We have the pleasure in announcing a 3rd and most likely final bis gig this year!  Following London on 25th July (tickets here!) and Indietracks Festival on 26th July, we will finish off this rare little outing with a Glasgow show on Sunday 4th August (with a VERY pregnant Manda Rin by this time!).  This will be at Mono, Kings Court, with Ghost of Dead Airplanes supporting (fantastic band!).   Tickets only  £7 in advance from Mono so please come join us! You can also buy them online at Ticketweb (limited to 8 per person).

Bis play Glasgow!

We have the pleasure in announcing a 3rd and most likely final bis gig this year!  Following London on 25th July (tickets here!) and Indietracks Festival on 26th July, we will finish off this rare little outing with a Glasgow show on Sunday 4th August (with a VERY pregnant Manda Rin by this time!).  This will be at Mono, Kings Court, with Ghost of Dead Airplanes supporting (fantastic band!).   Tickets only  £7 in advance from Mono so please come join us! You can also buy them online at Ticketweb (limited to 8 per person).

Baby Disco DJing
Manda Rin will be DJing at the Sparklehorse’s Baby Disco this Sunday 26th May.  It’s thee place to be if you’ve got a love of Indie music and a wee tot that likes to shake their bum to it!  Drinks, food and fun 1-3pm in the pub owned by Sci-fi Steven! Hope to see you there.

Baby Disco DJing

Manda Rin will be DJing at the Sparklehorse’s Baby Disco this Sunday 26th May.  It’s thee place to be if you’ve got a love of Indie music and a wee tot that likes to shake their bum to it!  Drinks, food and fun 1-3pm in the pub owned by Sci-fi Steven! Hope to see you there.

After such a great gig before, Guided Missile have pleasure in announcing that Bis will play the Lexington in London on Thursday 25th July (the day before we play Indietracks Festival in Derby).  Tickets are £10 and on sale May 1st at noon from www.wegottickets.com.  Tickets sold out extremely fast last time, so get this date into your filofax now!  
We plan to play some new (yes - NEW!) songs, so get that wax out your ears ready to listen :)
Manda will be nearly 7 months pregnant by these gigs, so they’re going to be very memorable in many ways!  We really hope you can join us!!!  

After such a great gig before, Guided Missile have pleasure in announcing that Bis will play the Lexington in London on Thursday 25th July (the day before we play Indietracks Festival in Derby).  Tickets are £10 and on sale May 1st at noon from www.wegottickets.com.  Tickets sold out extremely fast last time, so get this date into your filofax now!  

We plan to play some new (yes - NEW!) songs, so get that wax out your ears ready to listen :)

Manda will be nearly 7 months pregnant by these gigs, so they’re going to be very memorable in many ways!  We really hope you can join us!!!  

Manda Rin will be guest DJing at the Sparklehorse Bar (owner Sci-fi Steven!) next Sunday 31st March. It’s for the infamous Baby Disco (well known for lots of dancing, happy children and police visits!) and is 1-3pm.  Afternoon fun for adults and tots wanting to dance to upbeat indie tunes - come join us!

Manda Rin will be guest DJing at the Sparklehorse Bar (owner Sci-fi Steven!) next Sunday 31st March. It’s for the infamous Baby Disco (well known for lots of dancing, happy children and police visits!) and is 1-3pm.  Afternoon fun for adults and tots wanting to dance to upbeat indie tunes - come join us!

Bis have pleasure in announcing that we’ll be playing Indietracks Festival 2013!  The festival is on 26-28th July and we will perform on Friday 26th.  It’s located at the Swanwick Junction site of the Midland Railway Butterley in Ripley, Derbyshire.  There will be more details announced by Indietracks shortly (their blog is here) with who else is playing etc. but we hope you can make it along!!

Bis have pleasure in announcing that we’ll be playing Indietracks Festival 2013!  The festival is on 26-28th July and we will perform on Friday 26th.  It’s located at the Swanwick Junction site of the Midland Railway Butterley in Ripley, Derbyshire.  There will be more details announced by Indietracks shortly (their blog is here) with who else is playing etc. but we hope you can make it along!!

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