New Video Alert | TOY | ‘Another Dimension’

TOY - Another Dimension

TOY have a new video for their current single ‘Another Dimension’ the second single to be taken from their recent album ‘Clear Shot.’

Step into the world of TOY and watch the video here:


“Fast Silver’ morphs from a brooding verse with cheesy 60s keyboards and swirling atmospherics into a poppy chorus, then back down through bridge passages of strange chords and twists. ‘Clouds That Cover The Sun’ with sweet harmony vocals, also twists itelf into elaborate shapes. Contrast with the relentless synth and bass pulses that give ‘Dream Orchestrator’ a Neu! — like momentum.“
- MOJO Magazine ★★★★

“Clear Shot expands hugely on TOY’s early sound and the result is rather inspiring. This is underground music with little concession to the mainstream, but it is so filled with ideas, from the tempo shifts and Byrds hardmonies of ‘Another Dimension’ to the icy one-note organ solos and pretty guitars guitars in Fast Silver, that invites the listener in nonetheless.“
The Times ★★★★

TOY’s 2012 eponymous debut and 2014 follow-up, ‘Join The Dots’, found them thrillingly aligning the motorick tug of krautrock to postpunk and psychedelia. Here, the primary sources are late-1960s lysergic pop and the swoonsome, shoegazing melodies…It’s another fine effort from a band who are gradually building up an absorbing catalogue.“ ★★★★

TOY stride confidently into their future.”
Sunday Times ★★★★

Last week TOY headlined the Electric Brixton in London. Will Hodgskinson from The Times and The Sunday Times was down to witness a brilliant set of new songs from ‘Clear Shot’ as well as classic TOY tracks too:

TOY are not the types to shout, ‘Hello, London!’ before punching the air in exaltation — but there was a lot of passion in the music, and adventurousness too. ‘Times runs free, stretches and it squeezes everything and everyone it sees,’ sang Tom Dougall on ‘Clouds that Cover the Sun,’ articulating the warping quality of Toy’s sound, while ‘Dream Orchestrator,’ from ‘Clear Shot,’ ended the concert with a reverberating, octave-shifting keyboard solo from Max Oscarnold that wouldn’t have been out of place on a Mike Oldfield record. It was exciting enough for even the most Warholian of audience members to nod in approval; proof surely, of a job well done.“
- ★★★★ THE TIMES

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TOY headline our Saturday night party at the Hebden Bridge Trades Club on January 21st. The band will be supported by H. Hawkline & BRITAIN.
Tickets available here.

Check out our four day event line-up & ticket information for our January party in Hebden Bridge here.


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Temples share two new remixes for their current single ‘Certainty’

Temples Certainty Remixes

We’re excited to share two new Temples remixes with you of their current single ‘Certainty.’

Firstly, Franz Ferdinand have remixed the track which is now premiering on Billboard Magazine:

“Pushing the Temples’ boundaries a bit further, fellow British rockers Franz Ferdinand flipped the group’s newest single ‘Certainty.’

Bathed in mesmerizing synths, Franz Ferdinand alienates the original’s wooziness and laces dark loops and a sweeping underlying bassline behind the arrangement. The fuzzy frequency stimulates the expansive track transforming the Temples’ nostalgic cut into an infectious five-minute escape.

When someone is remixing a song you have a certain idea of how you think it will sound, Franz Ferdinand have really turned the track on its head, arrangement and even genre,” Temples frontman James Bagshaw said in a statement. “I don’t think any of us expected such an electronic reimagined version of the song! It’s wonderful.”


Here’s what Franz Ferdinand’s Alex Kapranos said about the remix, “There were so many dimensions to this song when we first heard it. We chose one and explored it until it took us out into a completely different one.”

Grumbling Fur have also remixed the track which you can listen to here.
Listen to ‘Certainty’ single here and watch the video here.

Temples release their new album ‘Volcano’ on March 3rd, 2017. We have limited copies available on yellow vinyl in our emporium which you can purchase here.


Next year Temples play a special intimate show at the Trades Club in Hebden Bridge on Sunday January 22nd with support from Amber Arcades. This show is part of a four day Heavenly event at the venue running from Thursday 19th to Sunday 22nd January.


The band are also playing Electric Brixton on March 30th, tickets on sale here.


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New Video Alert | Nots | ‘Inherently Low’


Nots hit us with their new video for their recent single ‘Inherently Low’ and Lenny Letter have the premiere. Watch the video here:

The piece was created by front woman Natalie Hoffmann after the results of last week’s election. She explains:

“The tension and fear that came with the results certainly played a part in the visual outcome of the video. America has elected someone who has openly campaigned to keep us low. To keep us completely divided. To keep us at war. I don’t think that I (or anyone) can fully process the weight of what is to come, but this video is an attempt to translate both what the song is about, and how I’ve felt since the election results — a new awareness, anger, and fear about being kept inherently low.”

Lenny Letter interviewed Hoffman about the poetry, politics and Pablo Neruda that influenced the bands latest record, ‘Cosmetic.’ Read the interview here.


“It is not easy to make garage-punk sound vital in 2016-no less when it comes in the very psychedelic shape of a wah’d-out krauty highway jam-but the commitment here hits hard. It’s raw and real.” — Pitchfork

“aggressive punk rockers with a knack for the quick and dirty” — Village Voice

“epic…every moment…essential” — Stereogum

“pushing its sound into spacey new directions…propulsive energy” — A.V. Club


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Heavenly sign The Orielles & join us for our ‘Heavenly Weekend’ at Hebden Bridge

The Orielles

Photo by: Neelam Khan Vela

We’re happy to announce a new addition to the Heavenly roster. We’re delighted to sign The Orielles, a three-piece from Halifax. Teenagers Esmé Dee-Hand, Henry Carlyle Wade & Sidonie B Hand.

Label founder Jeff Barrett comments on how the band we’re brought to our attention:

“We got to hear about them by word of month — initially from some of my older pals, namely Joe McKechnie up in Liverpool and Phil Wilson — of June Brides fame — guys that know their stuff — then more recently from some of our bands namely Hooton Tennis Club and The Parrots who The Orielles recently supported on UK tour which is when we all fell in love with them .”

The band are also just as enthused to join the label:

“We are really excited to be working with Heavenly: they have released some of our favourite records and we’re very honoured to be among some amazing bands.

In January the band will join the line-up for our four day event in the Hebden Bridge Trades Club. They have been added to the Friday night bill where they join The Parrots, Hooton Tennis Club and the Heavenly Jukebox for an unmissable Friday night party.

Having previously supported Hooton Tennis Club, the boys have shared their excitement for our latest signing:

“The Orielles played with us at our Liverpool show last Christmas. We watched them from the back of the Kazimier with Bill R-J and we all loved them! The day after the show Harry and Cal rushed to Probe Records to buy their single, Space Doubt. Their recordings are great and they are really great live. We are super happy that they’re part of the Heavenly family!”

Taking place between Thursday 19th & Sunday 22nd of January the event will see live performances from Temples, Amber Arcades, M Craft, Duke Garwood, The Parrots, H Hawkline, Hooton Tennis Club, TOY, Britain & DJ sets from the Heavenly Jukebox.

Event details and tickets can be found at The Trades Club website here.

The band have also recently announced ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallow’, a special weekend of gigs curated by the band at the Fallow Café in Manchester on the 25th & 26th November 2016:

Friday 25th November
The Orielles
Party Hardly
The Roasts

Saturday 26th November
The Orielles
Fentonville Street Band
Corey Bowen
Fallow Café, Manchester. M14 6NA



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King Gizzard announce a new album, ‘Flying Microtonal Banana.’


You heard right, King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard will release five new records in 2017. The first is ‘Flying Microtonal Banana,’ recorded at the band’s own studio in Brunswick East, Melbourne, in the summer of 2016.

Rattlesnake’ is the new single from the band and you can watch the Jason Galea directed video here:

Talking about the making of Flying Microtonal Banana, Eric Moore of the band said:

Earlier this year we started experimenting with a custom microtonal guitar our friend Zak made for Stu. The guitar was modified to play in 24-TET tuning and could only be played with other microtonal instruments. We ended up giving everyone a budget of $200 to buy instruments and turn them microtonal. The record features the modified electric guitars, basses, keyboards and harmonica as well as a Turkish horn called a Zurna.

Flying Microtonal Banana takes a subtle musical shift away from the frazzled freak-beat of its predecessor, Nonagon Infinity which was released earlier this year.


We’re also hugely anticipating the seven piece arriving back on our shores in 2017 to play live shows. We’re excited to announce that the band will play their two biggest UK shows to date in London & Manchester early next summer:

14/06 Manchester, Albert Hall — TICKETS
15/06 London, Forum — TICKETS

Tickets for these shows go on sale from 9am on Friday November 14th.

Here’s frontman Stu Mckenzie on the making of five albums next year:

Why five albums in a year?
We built a studio in an old warehouse late last year so it felt like a good idea to give it a test run. It went from three to four to five. I’m scared, I think I’m going to loose my mind by the end of the year…

How far along you are with recording?
We finished the first one — Flying Microtonal Banana a couple of months ago and have been working on two others since then. Ones kinda jazzy and is a collaboration with our buddies Mild High Club. The other is kinda heavy and has some ties with Nonagon Infinity. Four and five are too far in the future to think about right now

Will it be tough making sure it’s all done on time, to plan?
We will try our best!


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Duke Garwood announces new album ‘Garden of Ashes’ & Tour Dates

Duke Garwood

Duke Garwood has announced his new album ‘Garden of Ashes’ which is to be released on Friday 3rd of February. ‘Garden of Ashes’ follows 2015’s album ‘Heavy Love.’

The Quietus have the premiere on a track from the album titled ‘Coldblooded The Return’:

Duke Garwood has released five previous blues previous albums, with his most recent in 2015 being Heavy Love, featuring backing vocals from Savages’ Jehnny Beth. In an interview with tQ, Garwood talks about recording this album in the desert, with this reflecting back through the music, in “the tranquility.

The idea of nothingness — no buildings, no claustrophobia, no strange energy, it’s just like wind. You almost feel like you could expand in yourself.” Now on Garden of Ashes, Garwood says that “This record is fantasy music… Beautiful apocalypse love music, it doesn’t hide from reality, but it could hide the listener from it all for a while.”

LISTEN TO ‘Coldblooded The Return’ here.



Duke Garwood UK TOUR DATES, 2017

Duke Garwood UK Tour



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Temples announce details of their album ‘Volcano’ & a new video for ‘Certainty.’


Temples have announced details of their second album. Titled ‘Volcano’ it follows 2014’s critically acclaimed debut ‘Sun Structures’ and will be released on Friday March 3rd, 2017.

Volcano’ was self produced by James Edward Bagshaw & recorded at the bands home studio in Kettering.


The band recently unveiled the first track to be taken from the album, ‘Certainty’ which you can listen to here.

It doesn’t take too long with Volcano to realise that, while all the things that made the band special the first time around remain intact, a noticeable evolution has taken place. It’s there from the outset: the beefed-up beats of Certainty reveal an expanded sonic firmament, one in which bright synth hooks and insistent choruses circle around each other over chord sequences that strike just the right balance between nice and queasy. “If there’s a sense of scale,” says lead singer James Bagshaw, “It was really just a result of implementing a load of things that we didn’t know about the first time around.” Co-founding member and bassist Thomas Walmsley describes a record in which “we discovered a lot as we went along, and the excitement at having done so radiates.”

One thing you do notice is that it’s harder to spot the influences this time around. It would be disingenuous to evade the psych-pop tag, for sure, but mystical language has been supplanted by something a more direct – and while those influences are still there, it’s no longer possible to pick them out. They’ve been broken down and blended together – fossilised into a single source of creative fuel, so that what you can hear this time around, sounds like nothing so much as Temples. This is the sound of a band squaring up to their potential.


The band also have a new video for their current single ‘Certainty.’ WATCH THE VIDEO HERE:

This year the band have two European shows, plus the band have announced their biggest London show to date for 2017.

03/12/2016 — Rough Trade 40th Anniversary Celebration, Point Ephémère, Paris — TICKETS
16/12/2016 — People Powered, Concert for Corbyn at Brighton Dome — TICKETS
22/01/2017 — Heavenly Weekend in Hebden Bridge, The Trades Club — TICKETS
30/03/2017 — Electric Brixton — TICKETS


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Amber Arcades share re-working of Nick Drake’s ‘Which Will.’

Amber Arcades

Over the summer Amber Arcades started incorporating a cover of Nick Drake’s ‘Which Will’ into their set. Now the track has been recorded and is available to listen to.

The re-worked track is from Nick Drake’s seminal 1972 album ‘Pink Moon.’ It’s been given an Amber Arcades make-over, featuring her trademark ethereal, hazy, krautrock sound. Here is what Annalotte De Graaf has to say about the track:

“I’m a huge Nick Drake fan. There’s something intangible and obscure about his work (and especially the melodies) that I love. I thought it would be interesting to examine how these mysterious melodies would function in a more upbeat musical environment. I like how it turned out to be quite a poppy tune but the melodies still add this layer of strangeness to it.”



Amber Arcades are currently on their headline European tour. The band play the following shows:

October 24 The Musician, Leicester, UK
October 25 The Sage, Gateshead, UK
October 26 The Hug and Pint, Glasgow, UK
October 27 Bungalow and Bears, Sheffield, UK
October 28 The Chameleon Arts Cafe, Nottingham, UK
October 29 East Village Arts Club, Liverpool, UK
October 30 Soup Kitchen, Manchester, UK
November 4 Crossing Border, Den Haag, NL
November 5 Deleste Festival, Valencia, SP
November 13 Le Guess Who, Utrecht, NL
November 18 Paradiso, Amsterdam, NL
November 23 Gebaude 9, Cologne, DE
November 24 FFT, Dusseldorf, DE
November 25 Haldern Pop Bar, Haldern, DE
November 26 Kleine Donner, Hamburg, DE
November 28 Taubchental, Leipzig, DE
November 29 Privat Club, Berlin, DE
November 30 Hot Jazz Club, Munster, DE


We’re also really excited to announce that Amber Arcades are our special guests as support for Temples at the Heavenly weekend shows at the Hebden Bridge Trades Club in January.

The band play on Sunday 22nd of January. Across four nights M Craft, Duke Garwood, Hooton Tennis Club, The Parrots, H Hawekline, TOY, Britain & Temples play in the legendary venue.


Amber Arcades debut record ‘Fading Lines’ is out now.

★★★★ Q Magazine — ★★★★ Record Collector — ★★★★★ The Skinny — 8/10 Clash Magazine — 8/10 Uncut Magazine



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NPR Music Stream the new TOY album ‘Clear Shot.’ Out this Friday.


FIRST LISTEN: NPR are exclusively streaming the new TOY record ‘Clear Shot’ which lands this Friday, October 28th.

Rather than relying too heavily on the work of psychedelia’s past masters, Dougall and crew have put a futuristic spin on hallucinatory pop — that is, if the future were something to be viewed with romance and wonder instead of today’s all-too-pervasive doom.”


To celebrate the release of ‘Clear Shot’ the band are playing an in-store at Rough Trade East on Friday from 7pm. You can join the event by ore-ordering the album from Rough Trade here. Plus, the band will be signing records on the night too.

Clear Shot’ is the bands third album produced by David Wrench & mixed by Chris Coady.

“Fast Silver’ morphs from a brooding verse with cheesy 60s keyboards and swirling atmospherics into a poppy chorus, then back down through bridge passages of strange chords and twists. ‘Clouds That Cover The Sun’ with sweet harmony vocals, also twists itelf into elaborate shapes. Contrast with the relentless synth and bass pulses that give ‘Dream Orchestrator’ a Neu! — like momentum.“
- MOJO Magazine ★★★★

TOY spoke to Gigwise about the process of creating ‘Clear Shot.’ Read the interview here.


TOY head out on a UK headline tour next month followed by a series of European shows:

TOY Tour Poster

Sat 03 Dec 2016 TRIX Centrum voor Muziek, Antwerp, Belgium
Mon 05 Dec 2016 Badehaus — Szimpla Musiksalon, Berlin, Germany
Tue 06 Dec 2016 Blue Shell– Cologne, Germany
Wed 07 Dec 2016 Paradiso — Amsterdam, Netherlands
Thu 08 Dec 2016 Nouveau Casino — Paris, France



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A Heavenly NYE with very special guests The Parrots


This New Year’s Eve the Heavenly Jukebox and friends invite you to their central London Fitzrovian house party at The Social.

. . house band and very special guests for the evening, The Parrots, will fly in from Madrid especially for the event!

We couldn’t think of a better band to see in the New Year.


Neelam Khan Vela

Signed to Heavenly Recordings over a pool table in Austin (Texas), The Parrots are the world’s greatest three-piece party band and have this year played across Europe, the US and Central America – packed nights at the The Victoria and countless chelada-fuelled lunchtime showcases at SXSW, raucous gigs of elemental garage noise, feel-good ferocity and many, many stage invasions . . or vice versa.

Live support comes from Yassassin whose no filler, all killer formula is dynamically bulletproof. Inspired by a combined love of Le Tigre, PJ Harvey and The Breeders, Yassassin pride themselves on making energetic dance-on-the-table indie rock ‘n’ roll. Melodic, catchy pop perfection is personified through ramblingly loud guitars, trembling bass lines and drums that barge their way into your bones with or without your permission.

DJs on the night will be scattered over both floors and will include Miqui Brightside from Madrid flying in with his Parrot pals, home owners the Heavenly Jukebox playing sets up and down and lot lots more.

. . Join us for a very Heavenly NYE

Heavenly Early Bird £10 Tickets available now! PURCHASE HERE.

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