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

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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.”

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“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.

TICKET INFORMATION HERE

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.”

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE:

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:

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

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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.”

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE:

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

DATES & TICKETS

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

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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.
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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.
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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.

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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

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Resource Efficiency Wales
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New Shows: The Wytches to support Jamie T on extensive UK Tour

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We’re delighted to announce that The Wytches will be the main support for Jamie T on his extensive UK tour this Autumn. The tour begins in Dublin at the end of the month and includes three sold out Brixton Academy shows, concluding in Cambridge towards the end of October.

See the poster here for the full dates:

The Wytches support Jamie T in the UK

With many of the shows already sold out, check tickets here for availability on remaining shows here.

The bands current single ‘C-side’ has also been playlisted on BBC 6 Music, you can tune into the playlist on Spotify, Listen here.

“‘C-Side’ emerges as a natural consequence of their raw, despair-filled Annabel Dream Reader sound, adding an extra brouillage to its macabre quality.“
The 405

The track is as demonic as the band have become famous for, with a bewitching guitar line set over Kristian Bell’s howling vocal.
DIY Magazine

The new record ‘All Your Happy Life’ is 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.

Following the album release, the band head out on their biggest headline UK tour to date:

The Wytches Tour Poster

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The Wytches have a new track ‘Hannover Square’ over at NME.com

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The Wytches have a new track ‘Hannover Square,’ premiered by NME Magazine:

The song features as the B-side to ‘C-Side’, which is available as a limited 7” and is available here.‘C-Side’ previews the band’s new album ‘All Your Happy Life’, the track was made with producer Luke Olfield at his Toerag Studios in London.

LISTEN HERE:

“A tale of woozy heads, and melancholy hanging thick in the air, ‘Hannover Square’ doesn’t appear on the band’s upcoming second album, but its counterpart ‘C-Side’ does.” DIY Magazine

“Hannover Square’ is a haunting track with dark lullaby undertones, produced by vocalist Kristian Bell“
– The 405

The track is the ‘B-side’ to their single ‘C-side’ and features on a very limited 7″ which you can pre-order on the bands website here.

The band release the new album ‘All Your Happy Life’ on September 30th.

FULL ALBUM TRACK-LISTING AND PRE-ORDERS HERE.

We’re also delighted to introduce The Wytches new band member Mark Breed who joins Kristian, Gianni, and Dan making the band a quartet.

The quartet will head out on their biggest shows to date this November, including a huge show at London’s Electric Ballroom.

The Wytches Tour Poster

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TOY announce their new single ‘I’m Still Believing’ ahead of their new album.

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This Autumn TOY release their third album ‘Clear Shot.’ The band have announced that the first single from the record is ‘I’m Still Believing.’ Lauren Laverne played the track on her BBC Radio 6 Music show which you can listen to here. NME Magazine premiered the track online:

“The new album was recorded with producer David Wrench in late 2015, and mixed in LA by Chris Coady – who’s worked with Beach House, Smith Westerns and Yeah Yeah Yeahs. New single ‘I’m Still Believing’ follows the reveal of new track ‘Fast Silver’ last month and premieres below. It’s an upbeat, perfectly formed breakup song, and it’s also probably one of the most straightforward things TOY have ever produced.” NME Magazine

LISTEN HERE:

“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

The new album ‘Clear Shot’ is released on October 28th. FULL ALBUM TRACK-LISTING & PRE-ORDERS CAN BE FOUND HERE.

The band have also previewed the track ‘Fast Silver’ from the record, which you can listen too over on Stereogum here.

This Autumn the band are playing a series of headline UK shows, including their biggest London show to date at the Electric Brixton.

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Hooton Tennis Club announce their new single Katy-Anne Bellis

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Photograph by Rob Blackham
We love the detail in this photograph, a painted wall in Liverpool as an ode to the sunset in Moray Firth, Helmsdale where the band recorded the album.

This Autumn Hooton Tennis Club release their new album ‘Big Box of Chocolates.’ We’re excited to announce the first single from the album ‘Katy-Anne Bellis.’

It’s a brisk yet alluringly heartfelt ode to band member Ryan’s ex-flatmate, Katy-Anne, on which Ryan states: ‘She’d lived in the house for one year and three months. It’s just a mushy song about moving house and staying in touch’.

LISTEN TOKATY-ANNE BELLISHERE:

“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

The new album ‘Big Box of Chocolates’ is released on Friday October 21st.It was recorded in Helmsdale, Scotland where Edwyn Collins produced the record.
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We’re excited that the band will be touring the record this Autumn across Europe:

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On the Road this Autumn…Heavenly Tour Dates & Tickets

Autumn Tour Dates

King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard

King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard

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Night Beats

Night Beats

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The Parrots

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The Wytches

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Amber Arcades

Amber Arcades

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Hooton Tennis Club announce new album ‘Big Box of Chocolates’

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We’re delighted to announce that Hooton Tennis Club will release their second album ‘Big Box of Chocolates’ on Friday October 21st.

This records follows last years critically acclaimed debut album ‘Highest Point in Cliff Town.’ This time round the record was produced by Edwyn Collins at his Clashnarrow Studios in Helmsdale, Scotland.

Here’s a cheeky album trailer from the band:

If their debut album, Highest Point In Cliff Town, released in August last year, was the band’s sprightly statement of intent, Big Box of Chocolates may well be their coming-of-age: a record that retains all the colour and invention of their debut, while being elevated by richer instrumentation and lyrics that hint at slightly heavier themes: love and loss, nihilism and the ‘non-spaces’ of Northern England, all delivered in the band’s typically laconic, bittersweet style, like a Mersey Beat Murakami.

The dozen tracks continue the band’s knack of combining catchy off-kilter riffs with droll storytelling; album narrators – vocalists and guitarists Ryan Murphy and James Madden – seem to straddle optimism and uncertainty with their lyrics, whether singing about their internal worlds or commenting on a motley cast of characters (Bootcut Jimmy, BBC 6Music presenter Lauren Laverne, Lazers Linda…) who turn up across the album’s 41 minutes to amuse, tempt or torment them. Whether fictional (the awkward genius Jimmy ‘looking shifty in his new shoes’) or real (Ryan’s ex-housemate immortalised in first single ‘Katy-Anne Bellis’), each character shares an equal platform, all revered in Hooton’s own low-key way.

FULL ALBUM TRACKLISTING HERE
PRE-ORDER SIGNED LPS & CDS HERE
PRE-ORDER THE DIGITAL ALBUM HERE

PRE-ORDER SIGNED COPIES OF THE LP OR CD HERE.
PRE-ORDER THE DIGITAL ALBUM HERE.

The band are also going to be playing the record live with a headline European tour this Autumn:

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