Blow Up (EP)

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Blow Up
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EP by The Presets
Released 17 November 2003 (2003-11-17)
Genre Dance
Length 27:25
Label Modular
The Presets chronology
Blow Up
Singles from Blow Up
  1. "Beat On / Beat Off"
    Released: 2003 (radio-only)

Blow Up is an EP and the debut release by Australian electronic dance music duo The Presets, released in November 2003 by record label Modular.

Production and content[edit]

Blow Up was written, recorded, produced, mixed and engineered by Presets members Julian Hamilton and Kim Moyes. It is considered a demo recording.[1] Silverchair's vocalist and lead guitarist Daniel Johns guests on three tracks and co-wrote the song "Cookie" with the duo.[2]

Release and reception[edit]

Blow Up was released on 17 November 2003 by record label Modular.[3][4] "Beat On / Beat Off" was released to radio as a single and received airplay on Triple J.[4]

Australian Music Online described the release as "a dirty dark soundtrack to sweaty clubs that reeked of sex and sweat and [...] was electro pop delivered with rock'n'roll aggression."[3] Jose Solis of PopMatters wrote that the EP "announced the arrival of an act that was unafraid to get down and dirty when it came to mixing rock beats with pulsating electronic tempo, something that has become the norm as EDM and electronica become the most popular music genres around".[5]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by The Presets (Julian Hamilton and Kim Moyes), except as noted.

No. Title Lyrics Length
1. "Let's Go"   3:43
2. "Get the Fuck Outta Here"   3:03
3. "Cookie" Hamilton, Daniel Johns, Moyes 2:58
4. "Waiting for You"   4:53
5. "At a Loss"   4:34
6. "Beat On / Beat Off"   3:47
7. "Pretty Little Eyes"   4:32
Total length: 27:25

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalogue
Australia 17 November 2003 Modular CD MODEP008


  1. ^ "Breaking Artist: The Presets". Rolling Stone. 2 July 2008. Retrieved 16 May 2015. 
  2. ^ La Gorce, Tammy. "The Presets | Biography | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 3 November 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Presets". Music Australia. National Library of Australia. 17 February 2004. Retrieved 3 November 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Releases :: Blow Up". Australian Music Online. November 2003. Archived from the original on 7 August 2008. Retrieved 3 November 2011. 
  5. ^ Solis, Jose (9 December 2014). "Youth in Trouble: An Interview with The Presets | PopMatters". PopMatters. Retrieved 16 May 2015. 

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