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June 23, 2009 The BPA on David Letterman 22.06.09
March 30, 2009 Italy and Rolling Stone Magazine Go Crazy for The BPA
I Think We're Gonna Need A Bigger Boat is now out in Italy on Ego Music - Click Here to get it from Itunes Italy.
The Italian Rolling Stone Magazine have gone crazy for the project, on their website, starting from March, a special page has been dedicated to the album: http://www.rollingstonemagazine.it/bpa.php
In addition, starting from April, a special contest will allow the readers to win an exclusive t-shirt from The BPA.
March 10, 2009 The BPA Mixtape by DJ-Charlie Stains
To celebrate the release of the album, we've unearthed a very rare mixtape recorded by the legendary BPA warm-up DJ - Charlie Stains. to listen to a stream of the mixtape at your leisure, just click the image below...
March 2, 2009 The Brighton Port Authority 'I Think We're Gonna Need A Bigger Boat'
The BPA's album "I Think We're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat" is now available. Find out where to buy it in your country by clicking here!
February 17, 2009 Join the Ranks of The BPA!
Join the ranks of David Byrne, Iggy Pop, Martha Wainwright, Jamie T and Dizzee Rascal. Write and record lyrics to a newly discovered BPA backing track. You might just have your version of the song released as an official BPA track! Find out how here!
February 3, 2009 Album Now Available in North America!
The BPA's full length album, I Think We're Gonna Need A Bigger Boat, is now available in North America.
Order the physical CD: Amazon ... or your local retailer.
Download the album: The BPA Official Store | iTunes ... or your other favorite digital retailer. The BPA Official Store also has the album available as a FLAC download.
February 2, 2009 World Cafe Interview with Norman Click here to listen to an interview with Norman recorded last week on World Cafe.
January 29, 2009 I Think We're Gonna Need A Bigger Boat full length album stream at RollingStone.com
Visit RollingStone.com today to read an article about The BPA and an interview with Norman, plus listen to the full length stream of the new album!
January 28, 2009 "Toe Jam" remix contest winners announced!
After careful consideration and many spins, Norman has chosen one Grand Prize Winner and 3 Runners Up for our "Toe Jam" remix contest! CONGRATULATIONS to our winner, Botsfuul, and our three runners up, Hoff & Seedy, Fhenomen, and 8tone. All of these fantastic remixes are up on the official contest page for you to listen to and enjoy!
January 23, 2009 To all our friends in Japan...
To all our friends in Japan... the BPA Album 'I Think We're Gonna Need A Bigger Boat' comes out on 28th January 2009 (Japan Only)! For full details, please click here.
Meanwhile, click here to check out the Japanese Short Film about The BPA.
January 6, 2009 The BPA'S ALBUM IS AVAILABLE NOW EXCLUSIVELY AT AMAZON.COM (U.S. ONLY)!
The BPA's album "I Think We're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat" is now available exclusively at Amazon.com. You can purchase the complete physical album IN THE U.S. ONLYan entire month before it hits stores by clicking here!
December 18, 2008 Dig My "Toe Jam" Video Contest!
Create your own music video for the track "Toe Jam" by The BPA and David Byrne featuring Dizzee Rascal and you could enter to win a fabulous prize package which includes your winning video featured on The BPA's DailyMotion channel, a Pure Digital Technologies Ultra Series Flip Video F260N, 60 Minute Mini Camcorder with USB Connector & the entire Fatboy Slim catalog on vinyl! Details here!
December 3, 2008 Your "TOE JAM" Remix Contest
Remix the song "Toe Jam" from The BPA's upcoming album I Think We're Gonna Need A Bigger Boat and enter your remix for a chance to win a pair of Technics RP-DH1200 Headphones, Fatboy Slim's catalog on vinyl and the chance to have your remix released as a digital EP along with an official remix of "Toe Jam." Details here!
December 1, 2008 "Seattle" - Single Release - 7inch and Download
"Seattle" featuring Emmy The Great is now available as a download (worldwide) or 7inch (in The UK).
The 7inch includes the B-Side track 'Electric Love', whilst the download options include remixes from Brookes Brothers, Azzido Da Bass, Crazy P and more...
The BPA Store (video & download) (available worldwide):click here
HMV (7 inch) (UK):click here
November 5, 2008 Vote for The BPA's "Seattle" on The Myspace Chart on MTV TWO (UK)!
A direct link to the voting can be found here on mtv.co.uk
October 28, 2008 The BPA Official Digital Music Store is now OPEN!
The BPA official digital music store is now open online where you can purchase songs in MP3 or FLAC format. Currently available are 7 different "Toe Jam" remixes. More music to come soon. VISIT THE STORE HERE.
October 13, 2008 The Second Single
The BPA's second single is "Seattle (feauring Emmy the Great)." You can listen to via the TAPE PLAYER on the left-hand side of this page.
In other news, we just discovered this excellent home-made interpretation of the "Toe Jam" video on Daily Motion. That's the spirit! Maybe more home-made videos will spring up too. Who knows! You've gotta see this video!
September 16, 2008 The BPA's "He's Frank" to be Featured on Heroes
The BPA's "He's Frank" will be featured on NBC's "Heroes" on September 29th (season 3, episode 2).
August 19, 2008 "Toe Jam" Available at iTunes (US)!
The BPA's "Toe Jam" is now available for download via iTunes in the U.S.!
Click here to download it now.
July 15, 2008 UK Fans! "Toe Jam" at iTunes UK!
UK fans can download the "Toe Jam" Video & Single at iTunes!
Available now from iTunes in the UK is the "Toe Jam" video & single!
THE BRIGHTON PORT AUTHORITY
In September 2007 a Brighton mystery was finally solved. While rumours
had long been rife, few were sure if the shadowy musical project known
as The Brighton Port Authority really existed. Proof of their recorded
output was only confirmed when a cardboard box of dusty reel-to-reel
tapes was found during the development of a Brighton dockside
warehouse. The find was brought to the attention of East Sussex music
lecturer Dr Randolph Seal who immediately hoped these were the famed
lost BPA tapes. One listen told him that they were.
spent the last ten years trying to track down this elusive outfit," he
explains, "and I knew the BPA studio was supposedly down at the docks
but even insiders have proven shaky on the details. To me this find is
akin to locating Sly Stone's long lost Panther Funk sessions with the
MC5 - it's a goldmine." The Brighton Port Authority were an outfit who
built a huge word-of-mouth reputation on England's south coast from the
early 1970s onwards before petering out in the mid-'90s. From what can
be easily pieced together, they were a loose-limbed jamming unit,
originally known as the Brighton Phonographic Association. At its core
were local musicians Norman Cook and Simon Thornton who gathered
various singers and session men around them, built the rather
ramshackle BPA studio, and would occasionally hold multi-day warehouse
parties from which their semi-legendary reputation stems.