The Deep Hum at the Heart of It All — August Listings

The Deep Hum at The Social

Celebrating it’s first birthday this summer:

The Deep Hum,’ our weekly night of new music with Clockwork Promotions at The Social has another month of new music lined-up for live shows in the basement of W1.

This month features performances from TRAAMS, Hot Vestry, BAS JAN and Lock amongst others.

Bunkered down in the centre of the city, absorbed in a basement of concrete, The Deep Hum At The Heart Of It All will resonate every week with the emerging sounds of some of the best new bands around.


Deep Hum Listings


TRAAMS + The Whig WhamsThe Venus. Lyx



Hot Vestry

An event marking the launch of Dave Haslam’s new book Life After Dark: A History of British Nightclubs & Music Venues



BAS JAN + Dog Chocolate + JIBBA Jab.


Lock for The Deep Hum



Celluloid Jam


For all the latest Deep Hum updates & events, check out the Facebook page. Plus, for this summer The Social has an exclusive 2–4-1 offer on drinks before 9pm.

Summer Socialists 2-4-1 drinks offer

Become a member today.

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Gwenno releases debut album ‘Y Dydd Olaf’ to great critical acclaim

Gwenno packshot square

On Friday 24th July Gwenno released her debut album ‘Y Dydd Olaf’ to wide critical acclaim:

It might be running out, but this is a record that demands what’s left of your time”
Q Magazine – ✭✭✭✭

“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

Purchase Here.

The album also features a bonus disc with remixes from Andrew Weatherall & TOY amongst others. For full album track listing visit here.

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.

Heavenly 25 Tour with H.Hawkline & Gwenno


Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Live Dates

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Mark Lanegan & Beth Orton cover Marc Almond & Nico’s ‘Your Kisses Burn’

Mark Lanegan

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.

Also playing our Heavenly 25 stage is Saint Etienne, H.Hawkline, Eaves, Stealing Sheep, Hooton Tennis Club and DRINKS.

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.

Purchase ‘A Thousand Miles of Midnight’ here.
Purchase ‘Phantom Radio’ here.


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Fever The Ghost Debut New Track ‘Peace Crimes’ On Spin


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

Listen below:

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.


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DRINKS Premiere new single ‘Laying Down Rock’


Following the release of their ‘Hermits On Holiday’ 7″, DRINKS have announced their new single ‘Laying Down Rock’, which has just premiered on Vogue. This anticipates their debut album, also titled ‘Hermits On Holiday’, due for release on August 21st.

For DRINKS, they sought to find similar common ground. “We let go of any formula we may have had in our own separate entities,” he adds. “If it sounded too White Fence or too Cate Le Bon, that wasn’t the point of this group. This is a new band.”


PRE-ORDER ‘Laying Down Rock/I Could Loot You’ 7″


Also, be sure to catch DRINKS on their tour:


31 August: Mechanique Ondulatoire, Paris, France
01 September: King Georg, Cologne, Germany
02 September: Subbacultcha!, Amsterdam, Netherlands
03 September: Into The Great Wild Open, Vlieland, Netherlands
04 September: End Of The Road Festival, Salisbury, UK
08 September: CCA, Glasgow, UK
09 September: Soup Kitchen, Manchester, UK
10 September: The Lexington, London, UK
11 September: The Hope & Ruin, Brighton, Uk
12 September: On Blackheath, London, UK

US & Canada:

10 October: Baby’s All Right, Brooklyn, NY
11 October: DC9 Nightclub, Washington, DC
12 October: The Underground Arts, Philadelphia, PA
18 October: 3S Artspace, Portsmouth, NH
19 October: The Middle East Upstairs, Cambridge, MA
20 October: Bar Le Ritz PDB, Montreal, QC
21 October: The Garrison, Toronto, ON
22 October: Happy Dog, Cleveland, OH
23 October: The Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
24 October: PJ’s Lager House, Detroit, MI
05 November: The Echo, Los Angeles, CA
06 November: Soda Bar, San Diego, CA
07 November: Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco, CA



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Rough Trade Shops announce a Heavenly 25th anniversary compilation

Heavenly 25 Compilation

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.

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Hooton Tennis Club announce their third single, P.O.W.E.R.F.U.L P.I.E.R.R.E.

Hooton Tennis Club - Powerful Pierre Packshot

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.’

The track was premiered on Lauren Lavern’s BBC6 Music Show, with the stream available on The Line of Best Fit.


Hooton Tennis Club / Steve Gullick
Photography by Steve Gullick

“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.


Hooton Tour Dates & Festivals

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Heavenly & Friends at On Blackheath festival

On Blackheath poster

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.

Facebook event

On Blackheath have also compiled a Spotify playlist spanning the entire festival line up, listen here.


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Heavenly 25 Birthday Celebration at The Kazimier in Liverpool

Heavenly 25 at The Kazimier

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.

The Wytches headline The Kazimier
The Wytches headline The Kazimier, Best Fit Music

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.

The Line of Best Fit and local Liverpool website Getintothis have captured the day in a series of photographs.

Check out Best Fit’s pics here and read the full low down over at Getintothis here.

LEGS Stealing Sheep at The Kazimier
LEGS,’ A special performance from Stealing Sheep, Best Fit Music

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.

Heavenly 25 in Bido Lito
Heavenly celebrates 25 years in Bido Lito! magazine

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.…

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The Deep Hum At The Heart Of It All July Listings — Every Wednesday at The Social


The Deep Hum, in association with Clockwork promotions, continues its weekly nights of putting on the best new bands around this month, with performances from BAD BREEDING, Swedish Death Candy and more.

Bunkered down in the very centre of the city, absorbed in a basement of concrete, The Deep Hum At The Heart Of It All will resonate every week with the emerging sounds of some of the best new bands around.

Last year our guests included: The Wytches, The Parrots, H. Hawkline, The Voyeurs, The Young Knives, Grumbling Fur, Fever The Ghost, TIGERCUB, Thee MVPs, Lust, Love L.U.V., The Magic Gang, Blossoms, Kid Wave, FEWS, Blonde Bunny, Hooton Tennis Club, PINK FILM, Loaded, Sheena, C.A.R., Morning Smoke and to name but a few.

Full Deep Hum July listings:
1st July: BAD BREEDING + The Bodies
8th July: Swedish Death Candy + Muertos + la HORSE
15th July: Honey Moon + Afterbloom
22nd July: Riddles + Guests
29th July: TBC

Swedish Death Candy
Swedish Death Candy

Doors 7pm-1am — £5 advance or with a Social membership card / £6 on the door

Also, members should be sure to the 2 for 1 drinks offer at the Social until 9pm, more info here.

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