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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TOY premiere a new track from ‘Clear Shot’ on NPR Music


TOY release their new album ‘Clear Shot’ on October 28th. NPR Music are premiering a new track from the album as part of their ‘All Songs Considered Feature.’

Listen to ‘Clouds That Cover The Sun’ here:

The bands current single ‘I’m Still Believing’ is available to listen to here. The video was directed by Bunny Kinney and premiered over at
ID Magazine, watch the video here.

“I like that so much, there’s so many sweet spots that hits for me” —Bob Boilen, NPR

“Deliriously delicious grunge-tinted acid-pop, loosely performed, yet impeccably assembled”. –Stereogum

“I’m Still Believing” is the official lead single from the LP, shiny and bright with a rising, stick-in-your-head chorus” –Brooklyn Vegan


Clear Shot’ was recorded & produced by David Wrench and mixed by Chris Coady.

This November the bands head on a headline UK tour and have now added some European dates too:

TOY UK 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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HVN360 A Heavenly Weekend at Hebden Bridge

Heavenly Recordings Weekend at Hebden Bridge

We’re excited to return to the legendary venue, Hebden Bridge Trades Club in January next year for a four night festival.

Showcasing our current roster of bands we’re delighted to have Duke Garwood, M. Craft, Hooton Tennis Club, The Parrots, TOY, H. Hawkline, BRITAIN, Temples & special guests all playing the venue from Thursday 19th and Sunday 22nd of January.

We couldn’t resist returning to Hebden Bridge following our 25th anniversary celebrations last year. The Trades Club holds a place in our hearts and we can’t wait to get down in this top music venue.

There will of course be late night party vibes with the Heavenly Jukebox playing records too.

Here’s the full line-up with tickets on sale Friday 14th of October.

Thursday 19th January

Duke Garwood + M.Craft
Tickets £8/£10

Duke Garwood has released five studio albums including Heavy Love and Black Pudding, a collaboration with Mark Lanegan. A new album will be released early 2017.

Recorded after living at the edge of the Mojave Desert, M Craft’s third album Blood Moon is a score for seclusion, a set of piano recordings comparable to the work of Talk Talk or Sufjan Stevens. This will be his first show promoting it outside of London.

Friday 20th January

Hooton Tennis Club + The Parrots + Heavenly Jukebox DJ’s
Tickets £10/12

Hooton Tennis Club’s second album Big Box Of Chocolates was released in October and described by Mojo as “spontaneous and skewed, joyous and literate” and drew comparisons to Guided By Voices, Pavement and Big Star.

Spanish trio The Parrots play primordial, loose-hipped rock ‘n’ roll and released their debut album Los Niños Sin Miedo on Heavenly in 2016.

Saturday 21st January

TOY + H Hawkline + Britain + Heavenly Jukebox DJ’s

Tickets £14/£15

London-based quintet Toy release their third album Clear Shot in October 2016. It has been described as an “interrogation yet of their rain drenched and mushroom-speckled Anglo-mystic roots, through Radiophonic Workshop, Comus and Fairport, COUM and acid house all the way back to the druids.”

Multi-instrumentalist player of odd-pop Huw Evans is H. Hawkline, rumoured to be from a “family lineage of 70’s radio DJ’s and Welsh Horror movie stars” and has worked with the likes of Cate Le Bon, Sweet Baboo and Gruff Rhys. He released his Heavenly debut In The Pink Of Condition in 2015 and returns with a follow-up in spring 2017.

Britain are a boy-girl duo from Preston, subtly blending elements of dream pop and post punk via a minimalist setup of guitar, synth and drum machine’. They are working on their debut EP, due for release in spring 2017.

Sunday 22nd January

Temples + special guests

Purveyors of new-psychedelia and space rock, Kettering quartet Temples’ 2014 debut album Sun Structures charted at No. 7 and was Rough Trade’s Album Of The Year. This is their first ever show in Hebden Bridge and precedes their anticipated follow-up in 2017.



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NEW VIDEO ALERT | Hooton Tennis Club | ‘Katy-Anne Bellis’


Hooton Tennis Club have a new video for their single ‘Katy-Anne Bellis.’ The song is an ode to singer Ryan’s ex-flatmate Katy-Anne. Ryan says: ” “It’s just a mushy song about moving house and staying in touch.”

He adds about the video, “We decided to throw a soirée in the living room of the enchanted ‘Garlic Mansion’ for our song inspired by the wonderful Katy-Anne! The house she used to live in — a house of plenty — never a dull moment! People come and people go, and in this house all are celebrated. ¡viva la garlic mansion”



‘Katy-Anne Bellis’ follows the release of an album trailer, and the band call it ”a mushy song about moving house and staying in touch”. DIY Magazine

“Recorded by Edwyn Collins at his studio in the Scottish Highlands, it feels like a natural evolution from the group’s much-loved (in these parts) debut.
’Katy-Anne Bellis’ is a coy, bittersweet ode to a former flat mate, finding the profound in the most humble of circumstance.
Oh, and the guitars can still shred… tune in now.”
– Clash Magazine

Flying Vinyl have issued this track on a 7″. Subscribe to Flying Vinyl here.

The new album ‘Big Box of Chocolates’ is out on October 21st. The record was recorded in Helmsdale, Scotland with producer Edwyn Collins.


The band head out on a European tour soon:




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☥ Temples announce their new single ‘Certainty’ with a new record due in 2017. ☥


Temples have a new single titled ‘Certainty.’ This is the bands first new single since their critically acclaimed 2014 debut album ‘Sun Structures.’

Frontman James Bagshaw who produced the single describes it:

“When writing the melody for ‘Certainty,’ I wanted to create something with almost an eerie, early Disney vibe, something playful and harmonious, but with a dark twist. Producing the song was as much about layering as it was about sparseness — the verses needed to reveal the thumping motion of the bass and the reflective lyrics, and the melody had to be paired with the right ambience. The chorus was approached in an opposite way, layer after layer, thickening the sound. There’s a blend between moog bass, and actual bass, and the song switches between synthetic and analogue sounds throughout. The guitar mirrors the synth, and visa versa.”


“It’s a bewitching, colour-soaked, synth-enhanced return.” - Clash Magazine

“Stadium-ready, cinematic psych song” - NME Magazine

“Certainty, has a streaky, synthy sense of uplift to it.” - Stereogum

LISTEN To ‘Certainty’ on Spotify.
PURCHASE ‘Certainty’ on iTunes.

The new record will be due out on 2017.

The band have announced a special show at Oslo, Hackney on October 6th. Tickets are available via DICE with the pre-sale happening tomorrow and the tickets on sale on Wednesday.


The band are then out on tour in the US this October:

Temples US Tour Poster



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NEW VIDEO ALERT | The Wytches | C-side

The Wycthes  -  C-side video directed by John Nolan

The Creators Project are premiering the new Wytches video for their single ‘C-side’, directed by John Nolan:

A Japanese supernatural monster is the inspiration behind the goings-on in the video for British band The Wytches’ new single “C-Side,” It features the band playing their new song while a man watching TV begins to experience, let’s say, a little neck pain.

However, this is no ordinary binge-watching-acquired stiff neck because this guy’s neck begins to expand, really long, snaking away from his body in a freakishly inexplicable, winding growth. This expansive nape was created by John Nolan, a director and animatronics effects specialist who’s created robots, prosthetic make-up, animals, props and other practical effect for films like Where The Wild Things Are, Harry Potter, Hellboy, Warhorse, Brother’s Grimm, and worked on animatronic projects for Lady Gaga and on Bjork’s “Mouth Mantra” music video.”


Here is what Nolan had to day on the creation of the video:

“I wanted to play around with the human form and create something that looked normal from one angle but growing into something completely freakish as the camera moves across it.” Nolan says about The Wytches music video. “Elongating the neck proved to do this brilliantly and it led me to research into Rokurokubi, a type of Japanese apparition where the human head leaves the body stretching out the neck. The act of the head separating from the body represents the spirit’s soul wandering.”

The Wytches new album ‘All Your Happy Life’ is due out on September 30th:

While ‘Annabel Dream Reader’ flipped constantly from highs to lows, ‘All Your Happy Life’ perfects the notion of living under a black cloud throughout. Gloomy, grey but definitely not dull, The Wytches have cast another stellar spell.”
DIY Magazine ★★★★

From the building ‘Ghost House’ to the stand out lead track ‘C-side,’ this The Wytches’ most potent spell yet.”
Upset Magazine ★★★★

All Your Happy Life’ is a wonderfully fully-formed second effort from The Wytches: from start to finish the sound doesn’t compromise its jagged raw edge, while still finding room to develop.”
Dork Magazine ★★★★

You can pre-order ‘All Your Happy Life’ from several great record shops: Rough Trade | Piccadilly Records | Drift | Resident.

The band are heading out on the road to support Jamie T on his up and coming UK tour. Tickets for most of the shows have now SOLD OUT, however a handful of shows have a handful remaining. Check tickets here.

In November the trio have their biggest ever headline tour of the UK:

The Wytches



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TOY share their new video for ‘I’m Still Believing’ + add more European shows

I'm Still Believing - TOY video

TOY have a new video for their new single ‘I’m Still Believing.’ i-D Magazine have the premiere & an exclusive interview with the bands bass player Panda:

“As it flashes before your eyes, take an exclusive look at the London band’s new visuals and read into their latest record, childhood friendships and strange new hobbies.”


Listen to the track here: Soundcloud | Spotify.

“I’m Still Believing’ is the most classic, reverential TOY have ever sounded. It finds Tom Dougall and co. ditching outward-thinking, expansive rock for something cleaner and melodically sharper.”
DIY Magazine

This November the bands head on a headline UK tour and have now added some European dates too:

TOY UK 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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Make Noise Wales presents Stealing Sheep & Guests

Make Noise Wales


Following last year’s successful parties in Scotland, Make Noise returns to Wales in 2016 for dates in Carmarthen, Newport, Cardiff, Pontypridd and Aberystwyth. The tour features Heavenly Recordings very own Stealing Sheep and R.Seiliog, whilst the Cardiff date sees Make Noise join forces with Swn Festival for two very special events.

The Make Noise manifesto remains the same: programming cutting edge electronic music events and making entry 100% FREE in exchange for a piece of electrical recycling. Party goers just need to bring something to hand over at the door; a broken mobile phone, hairdryer or laptop — anything with a plug or a battery! Since it began, Make Noise has packed out venues all round the UK and recycled tonnes of electronic waste.

The first date takes place on Friday 14th October when Make Noise heads to The Parrot Music Bar in Carmarthen. Nights follow at Le Pub in Newport on Friday 21st October, Clwb Y Bont in Pontypridd on Friday 11th November and Rummers Wine Bar in Aberystwyth on Saturday 12th November. All of the above dates will see headliners Stealing Sheep and R.Seiliog take to the stage.

Proudly celebrating it’s 10th Birthday in 2016, Swn Festival has established itself as Wales best multi-venue city festival. Saturday 22nd October will see Make Noise take over Gwdihw Café Bar and see performances from Gallops, Braids, Accu and The Contact High. The party continues the following day at O’Neill’s with Stealing Sheep, Melt Yourself Down, Tender Prey, Amber Arcades, Jordan Mackampa, Rhain, Joseph J Jones, Tail Feather and Adverse Camber all on the bill.

Stealing Sheep
Stealing Sheep

Liverpool’s Stealing Sheep are Becky Hawley, Emily Lansley and Lucy Mercer. The band met in 2010 and work together creating music and visual art. The unifying theme of the new album ‘Not Real’ is an interplay of fact and fiction; the edge of dreams and limits of reality. These visions are grounded by bright melodies and insistent beats and unified by vocal harmonies; sometimes metronomic and chant-like, sometimes choral and pop. It follows their debut, ‘Into the Diamond Sun’, released in 2012 by Heavenly Recordings. The first album morphed their individual styles to create a ‘medieval-kraut-folk’ inspired sound. They were described as an unanticipated ‘pagan pop revival’ and since its release have toured as guests of Postal Service and Alt-J, opened for St.Vincent in Paris, performed the songs of David Lynch at the Barbican and collaborated with the Radiophonic Workshop on an original soundtrack to the cult 70’s science fiction film ‘Le Planete Sauvage’.

Originating from the pine coned hills of Peniel, North Wales. R.Seiliog is the alias ofskewed musician/producer Robin Edwards. Following the warm analog psychedelia of 2012’s Shuffles EP, and 2013’s Doppler — a wide-eyed homage to Krautrock, prolific outsider Seiliog presented his debut album In Hz, an interconnected work of convoluted drone, pulses and Kosmische electronics that tap into woozy flashbacks of’90s house, minimal techno and avant-garde.
Make Noise started in 2010, a unique partnership between European Recycling Platform (ERP) and Heavenly Recordings, the project has toured the country promoting the importance of recycling WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) to 18–25 year olds with help from the UK’s top DJs and producers. Bestival founder Rob Da Bank played the very first party alongside Jackmaster in London and since then The 2 Bears, Radio One’s Benji B, Boddika, JETS, SecondCity, Citizen, Martelo, Green-money, Kidnap Kid, DJ Die and many more have all performed at Make Noise events up and down the UK.

ERP is one of the UK’s leading e-waste, batteries and packaging recycling schemes. Producers of electronic goods and batteries work with registered recycling schemes, such as ERP, to collect and treat WEEE and waste batteries on their behalf. ERP members include Electrolux, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft and Sony.
Resource Efficiency Wales Ltd are the managing organisation that facilitates the South Wales Waste Management Group. The SWWMG is a group of twelve collaborating local authorities, nine of which are participants in a regional WEEE Producer Compliance Scheme contract. The contract is led by the local authority of Rhondda Cynon Taff, and includes Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Merthyr Tydfil, Newport and Powys.

Heavenly Recordings have been putting out records since 1991 and celebrated their 25th year as a label in 2015. Heavenly has worked with the Manic Street Preachers, Saint Etienne, Temples, Doves, The Magic Numbers, TOY and many more as well as being involved in the London night life institution, The Social.

Event Details

Stealing Sheep

Friday 14th OctoberThe Parrot Music Bar, Carmarthen

Friday 21st OctoberLe Pub, Newport

Saturday 22nd OctoberGwdihw Café Bar, Cardiff (Swn Festival)

Sunday 23rd OctoberO’Neill’s, Cardiff (Swn Festival)

Friday 11th NovemberClwb Y Bont, Pontypridd

Saturday 12th NovemberRummers Wine Bar, Aberystwyth

EPR Recycling
Resource Efficiency Wales
Heavenly Recordings
Stealing Sheep

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