New Video Alert | Palehound | ‘Cushioned Caging’

Ellen Kempner

Following the recent European shows & the release of ‘Dry Food’ earlier this year, Palehound have a new video for the album track ‘Cushioned Caging.’

DIY Magazine are premiering the track:

“In similar spirit, the Boston band’s new video for ‘Cushioned Caging’ leaves you unsure whether you’re being cuddled in endless duvets, or battered over the head by a sledgehammer. It’s really, really ace, basically.

The video — a collaboration between Palehound’s frontwoman Ellen Kempner, and film-loving school kids at Boston’s Real to Reel Filmschool — takes place in a surreal waiting room with a difference. Instead of taking tickets for tooth extractions, or Argos microwave ovens, visitors to Palehound’s surgery of choice get rewarded with an empty room in which to smash shit up.

The idea started with wanting to destroy things, so we worked our way backwards from there to come up with a story and reason to sledgehammer stuff,” summarises director Badger Antoniou. “It was pretty funny. We all had safety goggles and were hiding behind pieces of plexi-glass for the destruction scenes. Amazingly none of us lost an eye or limb, and even our camera came out okay!” Fair enough, really.”

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

Purchase ‘Dry Food’ here.

“As deliberately unpolished as these songs are, Kempner and band ensure that her songwriting talents aren’t obscured by it. Rather, they add to its realness, making these songs all the more powerful.” — Record Collector — ★★★★

“‘Dry Food’ is a soundtrack to that tide of self-doubt. With a stark lyrical dexterity and deliciously noodling guitar riffs, the album is torn between crippling sentiment and stark detachment. Distraught and distracted, with her first full-length album Ellen Kempner brings a wealth of emotion into a searing lease of life.” — DIY ★★★

“A post-punk pop explosion is not the usual way to deal with the ache of relationship blues, and although lines like “It hurts in my bones” hint at a deeper pain, the opening salvo of the album is defined by its relentless drive and inventiveness.” — Music OMH 4/5

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The Parrots Announce debut album ‘Los Niños Sin Miedo’ & new live shows.

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Photo courtesy of Simon Sarin

We’re excited to announce that The Parrots will release their debut album ‘Los Niños Sin Miedo’ on August 26th via Heavenly Recordings.

To celebrate the news, DIY Magazine are premiering an album track ‘Jame Gumb’:

“¡Oh Dios mío! Madrid racket-makers The Parrots have announced their debut album ‘Los Niños Sin Miedo’. With an album title that roughly translates as ‘Children Without Fear,’ the band’s first full-length comes out on 26th August via Heavenly Recordings.

Recorded in the Southern Spanish city of Cádiz at Paco Loco’s studio, the album marks a bold, psychedelic-flavoured surge forward, and on the evidence of album track ‘Jame Gumb’ alone, The Parrots have never sounded more ambitious. We’ve got the very first spin of the sprawing first glimpse, premiering below here on DIY.”

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The record also features the bands debut single for Heavenly, ‘Let’s Do It Again.’ For the full album track-listing.

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Following a series of raucous shows at this years Great Escape Festival, the band will be playing a number of festivals this summer, followed by a headline European tour in September.

FULL DATES

JUNE
23rd Pilton, Glastonbury Festival (Crows Nest)
25th Pesaro, Sunride Motospeciali

JULY
2nd Biel, Barbarie Festival
9th Quintaniha, Quintaniha Rock Festival
16th Lisbon, Super Bock Festival
22nd Vasto, Siren Festival

AUGUST
25th London, Rough Trade East
26th Totnes, Sea Change Festival
28th Birmingham, Hare & Hounds

SEPTEMBER
4th Glasgow, Broadcast
5th Leeds, Headrow House
6th Brighton, Concorde 2* (Supporting King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard)
7th London, The Victoria
9th Manchester, Ritz
10th Bristol, Start The Bus
11th London, On Blackheath Festival
12th Paris, Point FMR
14th Dijon, Peniche Cancale

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New Video Alert | M Craft | Chemical Trails

M Craft

The first single from M Craft’s third album is titled ‘Chemical Trails.’ We’re delighted that Wonderland Magazine are premiering the arresting video on their site:

M. Craft is set to release his third full album, Blood Moon, next month: an impressive and uniquely thoughtful record, in part no doubt, because Craft spent time living, isolated, in a cabin at the edge of the Mojave desert while writing and recording Blood Moon. Like so many artists before him, he found that kind of solitude deeply conducive to creativity. It changed his aural perceptions, allowing him to notice details like the “little flecks of sound, which would have gone unheard on a city street corner, become like splashes of neon.”

That insight and sensitivity is in full flourish in the video for one of the album’s best cuts “Chemical Trails”. The visuals, premiering exclusively on Wonderland today, are directed by George Bryne and seek to capture the track’s softly haunting quality on screen. Bryne said of the process: “Being my first real film project, shooting/directing the music video for “Chemical Trails” was a really interesting and rewarding experience…I’ve always been interested in film but it was only really since smartphone video that I’ve had a chance to experiment with it. The fluid, story-telling element of moving images (as opposed to still photography) is fascinating and something I’m really keen to explore. I’m a huge fan of Wim Wenders and the way his still and video work complimented each other so I’m very much inspired by how the two disciplines can intersect and overlap. It’s early days but I’m looking forward to doing more.” If “more” looks anything like this, you can sign us up again.

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

Out on June 17th, pre-order signed copies of ‘Blood Moon’ on LP or CD here.
Pre-order ‘Blood Moon’ digitally here.

Listen to the title track here:

M Craft is set to perform at this years Port Eliot festival in the beautiful church setting. Check out the full line-up via their website & purchase tickets here.

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New Video Alert | King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard | Nonagon Infinity

King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard -  Peoples Vultures

Following the release of ‘Nonagon Infinity’ we’re excited that Dangerous Minds have premiered the ‘righteously insane’ new video for King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard’s ‘Peoples Vultures.’ The video follows in the same vein as ‘Gamma Knife,’ similarly to the the looping album and visually with it’s bonkers concept.

Here’s what the video’s co-directors Danny Cohen & Jason Galea had to say on the concept:

We conceptualised a giant 6 meter tall musical vulture. The vulture housed all seven band members along with their instruments and trundled across different landscapes fighting various characters plucked from the tracks on Nonagon Infinity.

With the vulture fully assembled and all the band members inside, it weighed over a tonne and was difficult to move safely across the rough terrain without breaking or toppling over. [frontman] Stu [Mackenzie] had the daunting job of being inside the vulture’s neck and head with only a small railing to battle the vertigo and bumps as the vulture slowly moved.

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE:

Nonagon Infinity’ is the eighth album from the band and their fourth record released on Heavenly, Purchase the album here.

‘Precision freak-beat brilliance, delivered at maximum velocity’
MOJO ★★★★

“After recent diversions into cool jazz and acoustica, the eighth album finally trowels on their speciality — the pulsating, Super Furry Animals-style psychedelia of 2014’s ‘Head On/Pill’, extended over a whole album…It’s seemless, silly, but seriously good.”
- Q Magazine ★★★★

“The rusty screech of Robot Stop kickstarts the record, before Gamma Knife careens down a midnight motorway on a flame-streaked motorbike”
– The Guardian ★★★★

“Quite possibly the heaviest they’ve ever trod, last year’s dream-pop stopgap ‘Paper Mache Dream Balloon’ feels like exactly that — a hazy, subconscious memory. ‘Nonagon Infinity,’ by contrast, relishes the darkness. Whenever the rhythmic repetition threatens déjà vu, they take a left turn, ‘Gamma Knife’ in particular a probing, exploratory box of bells , whistles and harmonics solos.”
- DIY Magazine ★★★★

‘Endless psych rock marvel’
- UNCUT Magazine 8/10

The band return to the UK for a series of festival appearances & headline shows at the end of the summer, including their biggest show at the Electric in Brixton.

Full Dates & Tickets:

18th/19th August — Green Man, Brecon Beacons
2nd/4th September — End of the Road Festival, Dorset
6th September — Concorde 2, Brighton, UK
8th September — Electric Brixton, London, UK
9th September — Strange Waves, Manchester

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Night Beats ‘Sunday Mourning’ gets the Jagwa Ma Remix Treatment

Night Beats Tour Poster

Gigwise are premiering a new remix of Night Beats track ‘Sunday Mourning’ mixed by Jono Ma of Jagwa Ma:

The beatmaster behind Jagwar Ma, Jono Ma, has crafted a sublime remix of ‘Sunday Mourning’ by Heavenly Recordings signees Night Beats. You can listen to it first on Gigwise below.

The marriage of two of the worlds best new bands was always going to be a recipe for success and fortunately the electronic reworking of the psych R&B hit far exceeds our high expectations.

Lee Blackwell’s vocals are stripped from their usual guitar and drum driven sound and imaginatively transformed to fit on top of a fluid beat that nods to the warm analog electronic production of Jagwar Ma hero Andrew Weatherall.

LISTEN TO THE REMIX HERE:

We’re excited to announce that the band are returning to the UK later this month for a run of headline shows, including their biggest show to date at The Scala in London.

The band are then heading out to Europe for a run of shows, including supporting Dinosaur Jr and playing this summers Paris International Festivals of Psychedelia.

Full list of European Dates & Tickets.

May

Mon 16 Oxford Bullingdon Arms, UK
Tues 17 London Scala, UK
Wed 18 Southampton 1865, UK
Thurs 19 The Great Escape, Brighton, UK
Sat 21 Gold Sounds Festival, Leeds, UK
Sun 22 Edinburgh Electric Circus, UK
Mon 23 Newcastle 02 Academy 2, UK
Tues 24 Sheffield Leadmill 2, UK
Wed 25 Birmingham Rainbow, UK
Fri 27 Dot to Dot Festival, Manchester, UK
Sat 28 Dot to Dot Festival, Bristol, UK
Sun 29 Dot to Dot Festival, Nottingham, UK
Tues 31 Festival Aucard de Tours, France

June

Sat 4 Yeah Festival, Lourmarin, France
Sun 5 Dijon Deep Inside, France
Tues 7 Muenster Gleiss 22, Germany
Wed 8 Saarbrucken Garage, Germany
Thurs 9 Leipzig Felsenkeller, Germany
Sat 11 Surf and Turf Festival, Netherlands
Sun 12 Patronaat, Haarlem, Netherlands
Mon 13 Wiesbaden Alterschlathof, Germany
Wed 15 Kotrik De Kreun, Belgium w/ Dinosaur Jr
Thurs 16 Sint Niklas De Casino, Belgium w/ Dinosaur Jr n
Fri 17 Rotterdam Rotown, Netherlands
Sat 18 Hannover Lux, Germany
Sun 19 Paris Psych Fest, France w/Temples
Tues 21 Cambridge Portland, UK

TICKETS

Purchase ‘Who Sold My Generation’ on vinyl or CD.
Purchase ‘Who Sold My Generation’ digitally.

“Toxic neo-psych from Texas…Their third album pulsates in glorious obliviousness to all interim ‘developments’ in rock.” – Q Magazine ★★★★

“Who Sold My Generation is bathed in a warm fuzz perfected in 1966 yet fizzes with a 21st century attitude too.” — MOJO ★★★★

“Night Beats deliver a confident third album that, from the opener, ‘Celebration #1’ enfolds the listener in a potent ambience.” – Shindig ★★★★

“Seattle-based garage-psych berserkers take it to the 99th floor on an album that positions them alongside Ty Segall and Thee Oh Sees as cutting edge garage rock innovators.” – Louder Than War 9/10

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New Video Alert | Amber Arcades | Fading Lines

Amber Arcades 'Fading Lines'

Amber Arcades have a new video for the title track of the debut album ‘Fading Lines.’ The video is premiering over at Nowness.

Soaring through the sky with the Dutch folk-pop chanteuse.”

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE:

“Recorded in New York by producer and The Man guitarist Ben Greenberg, Fading Lines is the debut album by Amber Arcades, aka Dutch musician Annelotte de Graaf. For the first video for the up-beat release, the Dutch songstress enlisted Amsterdam-based director (cum musician cum performance artist) Gover Meit to capture an exhilarating skydive in reverse.

For the first video for the coming release, the songstress enlisted Amsterdam-based director (cum musician cum performance artist) Gover Meit to capture an exhilarating skydive in reverse. “The song is about feeling like you’ve been propelled free-fall into something you don’t fully understand,” de Graaf says.

It’s about how the line between memory and the moment can fade together, until it all turns into a gloriously incandescent blur. It’s also loosely inspired by how my grandfather before his death was able to accept everything his life had and hadn’t been.”Nowness.

“Fading Lines” is a freeing song, bouncing and swirling around a jingling guitar. The clip captures the liberating feeling closely as parachutist freefalls from the sky with wind rushing around her. It seems like she falls forever due to director Gover Meits’ vision and some adroit aerial camerawork from Jarno Cordia. Varying shots from different distances and angles lead to an extreme closeup of her stoic expression as she is completely unfazed by possibly plummeting to her death. Falling with her vicariously is exhilarating. — <a href=“http://Stereogum

Accompanied by a stunning new promotional video (directed by Gover Meit), ‘Fading Lines’ is the third single to be released from her debut LP. The Dutch singer’s previous single – the blissful, ethereal ‘Right Now’, was one of pure retro-pop brilliance and her follow-up once more highlights de Graaf as one of the brightest sparks in the dream-pop sub-genre.Vulture Hound Magazine

Fading Lines’ is out on June 3rd and also feature the single ‘Right Now.‘
Pre-order signed copies of the CD or LP here.
Pre-order the album digitally here.

This summer Amber Arcades are playing a series of headline UK shows as well as several festival appearances.

Full Dates & Tickets

May 6/7/8 Here Comes The Summer @ Vlieland, NL
May 19thBrighton Great Escape
May 20th Brighton Great Escape
June 4thLunar Festival, Tamworth In Arden
June 7thThe Lexington, London
June 8thL’Espace B, Paris France
June 10 4AD, Diksmuide, BE
June 11 Auster Club, Berlin, DE
July 22ndSecret Garden Party, Abbots Ripton
July 23rdDeer Shed Festival, Topcliffe
July 30thPort Eliot Festival, St Germans
August 21stGreen Man Festival, Brecon Beacons
August 26/27Amsterdam Woods Festival, Amsterdam
September 2/3/4End Of The Road Festival, Larmer Tree Garden
September 12thOn Blackheath, London

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Don’t miss out on Heavenly artists during festival season. We can’t wait.

Stealing Sheep

Amber Arcades

May 19thBrighton Great Escape
June 4thLunar Festival, Tamworth In Arden
July 22ndSecret Garden Party, Abbots Ripton
July 23rdDeer Shed Festival, Topcliffe
July 30thPort Eliot Festival, St Germans
August 21stGreen Man Festival, Brecon Beacons
August 26/27Amsterdam Woods Festival, Amsterdam
September 2/3/4End Of The Road Festival, Larmer Tree Garden
September 12thOn Blackheath, London

Gwenno

Gwenno

May 1st Sounds From The Other City, Manchester
May 12th/14th Focus Wales, Wrexham
May 26th How The Light Gets In, Hay on Wye
June 3rd Festival of Voice, Cardiff
June 24th Glastonbury, Somerset
July 16th Larmer Tree Festival, Doreset
July 22nd Deer Shed Festival, Asenby
July 23rd Tramlines, Sheffield
July 24th Bluedot Festival, Macclesfield
July 30th Port Eliot, St Germans
Aug 6th Caught by the River Thames, London
Sept 2nd Festival No.6, Wales

Temples

Temples

June 18th/19th Paris International Festival of Psychedelia, France
August 7th Caught by the River Thames Festival

The Wytches

The Wytches

May 30th This Must Be The Place, Leeds
September 8th Bestival, Isle of Wight
September 9th Strange Waves, Manchester

Hooton Tennis Club

Hooton Tennis Club

May 1st Festival FestEvol, Liverpool / Sounds From The Other City, Manchester
July 28th/29thKendal Calling, Penrith

King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard

King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard

18th/19th AugustGreen Man, Brecon Beacons
2nd/4th SeptemberEnd of the Road Festival, Dorset
9th SeptemberStrange Waves, Manchester

Stealing Sheep

Stealing Sheep

May 26thHow The Light Get’s In, Hereford
3rd/4th JuneLunar Festival, Tanworth
21st/23rd JulySecret Garden Party, Mill Hill Field
22nd JulyBluedot Festival, Macclesfield
6th AugustCaught by the River Thames, London

Night Beats

LP SLEEVE-OP

May 20thBrighton Great Escape, Brighton
May 21stGoldsounds Festival, Leeds
June 18th/19thParis International Festival of Psychedelia, France
June 21st/23tdGlastonbury Festival, Somerset
September 2nd/4thFestival No.6, Wales
September 12thOn Blackheath

The Parrots

The  Parrots SXSW

29th April Blackout, London
May 20thBrighton Great Escape, Brighton
August 26th/27thSeachange Festival, Totnes

H.Hawkline

H Hawkline

May 12thFocus Wales

TOY

TOY

August 26th/27thSeachange Festival, Totnes

Duke Garwood

April 30thBrighton Festival, Brighton Dome

Nots

Nots

May 27th WIP, France
June 3rd/5thPaloma, France

M Craft

M Craft

July 30th Port Eliot, St Germans

Check back as more dates will get added for sure.

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FIRST LISTEN: NPR Music premiere the new King Gizzard album.

King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard

“King Gizzard’s latest, Nonagon Infinity, is not only the band’s most explosively ambitious work; it’s also a thoroughly realized journey, embedded in a frenzied barrage of riff-heavy head-bangers.”

NPR Music are premiering the full album from King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard titled ‘Nonagon Infinity.’ Out next Friday 29th April, here’s what NPR have to say about the process of making the record:

Considering the album’s meticulous construction, it’s no surprise that guitarist and lead singer Stu Mackenzie and the rest of the group — Joe Walker (guitar, vocals), Eric Moore (drums), Ambrose Kenny-Smith (harmonica, vocals), Lucas Skinner (bass), Cook Craig (guitar) and Michael Cavanagh (drums) — had been dreaming this up for a few years, jamming out ideas on stage before diving into recording at Brooklyn’s famed Daptone Studios. While King Gizzard has yet to perform the Nonagon Infinity suite in full in concert, this music will no doubt stretch and warp over the course of a tour.

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Heavenly have the only black heavy weight vinyl edition of the album available to purchase.

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After recent diversions into cool jazz and acoustica, the eighth album finally trowels on their speciality — the pulsating, Super Furry Animals-style psychedelia of 2014’s ‘Head On/Pill’, extended over a whole album…It’s seemless, silly, but seriously good.” — ★★★★ Q Magazine

The band are back in the UK in the summer for a slew of festival appearances at Green Man Festival & End Of The Road Festival. The band also have a short run of headline shows, including their biggest London show to date at the Electric in Brixton.

FULL DATES & TICKETS:

18/21st August, Greenman Festival, Brecon Beacons
02/03 September, End of the Road Festival, Dorset
06 September, Concorde 2, Brighton
08 September, Electric Brixton, London
09 September, Strange Waves Festival, Manchester

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Amber Arcades premiere their album title track ‘Fading Lines’

Amber Arcades

Ahead of the release of the debut album ‘Fading Lines’ Loud & Quiet Magazine are premiering the title track from Amber Arcades.

“Loads of bands we write about have day-jobs in order make their night-time lives as musicians work, but Amber Arcades has one of the most interesting. At home in The Netherlands Annelotte de Graaf works as a legal aide on UN war crime tribunals during the week. Her most recent cases have seen her working in human rights law helping people leaving Syria.

The story goes that after writing a bunch of songs she saved up and all her savings on flying to New York to record her debut LP with The Men’s Ben Greenberg after researching that he’d worked on a bunch of her favourite albums. A couple of guys from Quilt and Real Estate formed a band to help record it.
The result is ‘Fading Lines’ which comes out on Heavenly on 3 June, and below you can listen to the title track.”

LISTEN HERE

Following three dates supporting Nada Surf, Amber Arcades have announced a series of headline shows around the release of the album. ‘Fading Lines’ is out on June 3rd and we’re delighted that the band are also doing a series of European shows in the summer too.

DATES & TICKETS

FRI 3 JUNESUN 5 JUNE Lunar Festival 2016Warwick, UK
TUE 7 JUNE — The Lexington London, UK
WED 8 JUNE- L’Espace BParis, France
SAT 11 JUNE- Auster-clubBerlin, Germany
THU 21 JULYSUN 24 JULY, Secret Garden Party 2016Huntingdon, UK
FRI 22 JULYSUN 24 JULY, Deer Shed Festival 2016Thirsk, UK
THU 18 AUGUSTSUN 21 AUGUST, Green Man Festival 2016Brecon Beacons, UK
FRI 2 SEPTEMBERSUN 4 SEPTEMBER, End of the Road Festival 2016Salisbury, UK
SAT 10 SEPTEMBERSUN 11 SEPTEMBER, OnBlackheath 2016London, UK

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Heavenly & Friends at Sounds from the Other City Festival

Sounds From The Other City

We’re excited to be hosting a Heavenly & Friends stage as part of Sounds From The Other City 2016. It’s less than a month away, taking place on Sunday 1st May, Salford.

Sounds From the Other City festival (SFTOC) is a celebration of new music and performance, uniting the cream of the national and international scene with some of the city’s finest independent promoters, collectives and club nights. Happening regularly on the May Day Bank Holiday each year along the Chapel St corridor of the historic city of Salford, 2016 will be the festivals 12th instalment.

Taking place in various venues across Chapel Street, our stage will be at the First Chop Brewing Arm and we aim to get you dancing into bank holiday Monday.

Headlining the event on Sunday May 1st, is our latest signing The Parrots, fresh from tearing up SXSW, these boys will bring the party. Listen to the bands new single and first for Heavenly ‘Let’s Do It Again’ here.

The three piece will be joined by Hooton Tennis Club, Sugarmen Man & The Echo & Britain. Gwenno will be doing a DJ set and the Heavenly Jukebox will be playing records too.

Gwenno is also performing a full band set at Manchester’s St Philips Church as part of the festival.

Check out Sound From The Other City’s website for the full festival line-up & details here.

And, check our Facebook event for details of our stage here.

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