On Friday 24th July Gwenno released her debut album ‘Y Dydd Olaf’ to wide critical acclaim:
“Awash with beguiling class and cleverly layered synth tones, it’s one you’ll rave about to your mates and listen to on repeat”
Shindig – ✭✭✭✭
“…wonderfully atmospheric electro-pop”
Financial Times – ✭✭✭✭
“…a record so effortlessly coherent, consistently engaging as to be almost perfect.”
Record Collector Magazine – ✭✭✭✭
“The tunes throughout are unambiguously gorgeous…Dystopia has never sounded so alluring.”
Loud and Quiet Magazine — 9/10
“Her solo debut channels Broadcast and Boards Of Canada via fragrant kosmische grooves as she sings a socialist manifesto…Seldom is the personal married to the political in such an enchanting fashion.”
Uncut Magazine – 8/10
This weekend Gwenno is playing Port Eliot festival on the Caught by the River stage alongside Stealing Sheep, Hooton Tennis Club & many other acts. For the weekend line-up visit the Caught by the River site.
This Autumn Gwenno is also heading on a Heavenly 25 co-headline tour with H.Hawkline.
Mark Lanegan and Beth Orton have collaborated on ‘Your Kisses Burn’ a duet originally performed by Marc Almond and Nico in 1988. The track was actually Nico’s final recording before she passed away. Here Lanegan and Orton share the duet with Mark’s frequent collaborator Alain Johannes as producer.
Mark Lanegan Band are playing a series of UK shows this summer as well as headlining our Heavenly 25 Saturday Garden Stage at this years sold out End of the Road Festival.
UK Mark Lanegan Band Dates:
1 Sheffied, The Leadmill
3 Liverpool, O2 Academy
4 London, Electric Ballroom
2 Brighton, Concorde 2
3 Cambridge, Junction
4 Cardiff, Y Plas
Earlier this year the Mark Lanegan Band released ‘A Thousand Miles of Midnight’ a series of remixes from 2013’s ‘Phantom Radio’ record and ‘No Bells On Sunday’ EP.
Fresh from touring with the likes of Flaming Lips and Temples, Fever The Ghost are getting set for the release of their debut album, ‘Zirconium Meconium’, on September 25th. In anticipation of this they’ve shared a track from the album entitled ‘Peace Crimes’, featuring The Flaming Lips’ Stephen Drozd on guitar, via Spin:
“It’s an upbeat and melodic track, but its layered vocals and looped drum pattern possess a spectral quality reminiscent of late-period Radiohead.” — SPIN
“A level-headed psych track with some cool vocal studio trickery that makes it sound like the lead singer is about the size of a bug.” — Stereogum
Fever The Ghost’s debut album ‘Zirconium Meconium’ comes out on September 25th and is available to pre-order from Rough Trade.
It follows last year’s ‘Crab In Honey’ EP available here.
They will also be appearing live at Liverpool Psych Fest in late September.
Were pleased to announce that Rough Trade Shops are releasing a double CD compilation to celebrate our 25th anniversary.
Out on September 18th in all stores, Rough Trade Shops will be selling the compilation exclusively at End of The Road Festival — coinciding with our Heavenly 25 takeover stage on the Saturday.
Celebrating Heavenly at 25, CD1 features a track from each of our current roster with CD2 making our 2015 Record Store Releases available digitally for the first time.
Full track listing:
CD 1 — Heavenly 25
1. DRINKS — Hermits On Holiday
2. H. Hawkline — Moons In My Mirror
3. Stealing Sheep — Not Real
4. Hooton Tennis Club — P.O.W.E.R.F.U.L P.I.E.R.R.E
5. The Wytches — Digsaw
6. Mark Lanegan — Sad Lover
7. Kid Wave — Gloom
8. Gwenno — Y Dydd Olaf
9. Jimi Goodwin — Didsbury Girl
10. Fever The Ghost — 1518
11. Temples — Move With The Season (Beyond The Wizard Sleeve Re-animation)
12. King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard — The River
13. Duke Garwood — Heavy Love
14. The Voyeurs — England Sings Rhubarb Rhubarb
15. TOY — It’s Been So Long
16. Eaves — Pylons
CD2 — Record Store Day 2015
1. Pete Wiggs — We’ve Got The Moves
2. Jimi Goodwin — Didsbury Girl (Tear Down Dub — Al Breadwinner remix)
3. Caitlin Rose — Been Thinking About You All The Time
4. Kid Wave & Ben Romans-Hopcraft — Listen To Her Heart
5. Mark Lanegan — Needle of Death
6. Duke Garwood — Fresh As A Sweet Sunday Morning
7. Stealing Sheep — Murmur Earth
8. The Voyeurs — Rhubarb Rhubarb (Third Webb’s Rhubarb and Custard Mix)
9. Temples — Calico
10. Fever The Ghost — Keep In The Dark
11. The Wytches — Wastybois
12. Hooton Tennis Club — Barstool Blues
13. TOY & Jane Weaver — Fell From The Sun
14. H.Hawkline — It’s A Drag
We are delighted that End of The Road has now sold out. If you were lucky enough to get a ticket, come and say hello on the Saturday at our Heavenly 25 takeover of The Garden Stage.
We have Hooton Tennis Club, H.Hawkline, DRINKS, Eaves, Stealing Sheep & Mark Lanegan Band performing. Plus, Saint Etienne will be performing their debut album (our 1st release) ‘Fox Base Alpha’ in full.
Were pleased to announce that Hooton Tennis Club have revealed details of their third single. Titled ‘P.O.W.E.R.F.U.L.L P.I.E.R.R.E,’ the track follows their debut double A-Side ‘Jasper / Standing Knees’ & recent single ‘Kathleen Sat on The Arm of Her Favourite Chair.’
“Cryptic and nonsensical “P.O.W.E.R.F.U.L. P.I.E.R.R.E” is a glance into Hooton’s ebullient brand of odd-pop.“
- The Line of Best Fit
“P.O.W.E.R.F.U.L. P.I.E.R.R.E is the most forthright these four have sounded to date.“
- DIY Magazine
“Hooton Tennis Club have been one of the year’s most joyous discoveries, a group whose shambolic yet endearing alt-rock riffs have careered into our hearts.“
- Clash Magazine
“Really it’s a load of nonsense (of the good sort), but that’s exactly why we love it.“
- Popped Music
The track will be released as a 7″ on September 4th with the B-side ‘French Crackers.’ Pre-order the 7″ via Rough Trade Shop.
The single features on the bands forthcoming album ‘Highest Point In Cliff Town’ which is due for release on August 28th. Produced by Bill Ryder-Jones and recorded at Parr Street Studios in Liverpool, the album is available to pre-order here.
Following the bands recent support tour with King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard, they are set to play a number of festivals as well as their own headline UK tour.
After the success of last years Heavenly & Friends stage at On Blackheath, we are pleased to return to the festival with another great bill.
Taking place on September 12th-15th, we’re happy to announce that Temples, 808 State, Stealing Sheep, DRINKS, Hooton Tennis Club, Eaves and BRITAIN will be gracing our stage this year, alongside DJ sets from Heavenly Jukebox and Richard Norris.
On Blackheath have also compiled a Spotify playlist spanning the entire festival line up, listen here.
On Sunday July 5th we hosted an all day event with Harvest Sun Promotions at one of our favourite venues in the UK, Liverpool’s Kazimier. As part of our Heavenly 25 celebrations, the event showcased a large number of our current roster split between The Kazimier Gardens and the indoor club.
The day featured a special ‘LEGS’ performance from Stealing Sheep as well as a headline show from The Wytches and sets from King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard, The Voyeurs, Hooton Tennis Club, Gwenno, Kid Wave and Duke Garwood. Plus, The Heavenly Jukebox enjoyed playing records in the garden, whilst local legend Bernie Connor spun records in-between bands to a dancing crowd inside the club.
Following the success of our Heavenly 25 event at Hebden Bridge Trades Club in January, we couldn’t resist a summer party, a great excuse to bring you more live music from our current and ever growing roster.
Prior to the event label founder Jeff Barrett spoke to Liverpool magazine Bido Lito about 25 years of the label with illustrations from Hooton Tennis Club’s James Madden.
Read the article here.
Liverpool Echo also ran a piece on the label, featuring Barrett’s musical affiliation with the city:
“Heavenly has been in a love affair with Liverpool for a few years now. I dunno what it is exactly, but there’s a DIY spirit and a sense of camaraderie that we find endearing and well, proper.
“There’s also a lot of very lovely people around. Stealing Sheep introduced us to a lot of interesting folk but honorary mentions must go to Carl Hunter for his undying passion and sheer give-a-f***ness.
“It was Carl that turned us onto Hoon Tennis Club and we love how he’s operating at Edge Hill University. Timo and the Tea Street gang for just being. Bill Ryder-Jones for just being maverick. Tom Harvest Sun for putting on great shows and giving them boss (‘scuse me) posters and the utterly brilliant All We Are — who we truly wish we could call Heavenly artists. We did our best.”
Read the full article here.
Over all we had a fantastic time in one of our favourite cities. A special thanks to local promotor Tom at Harvest Sun, The Kazimier for being a great venue, our acts who played, Bernie Connor for playing records and everyone who came to make it a memorable occasion.
Believe In Magic.…