After catching these Memphis girls at SXSW earlier this year, we’re hugely excited to add Nots to our current roster and bring their debut LP ‘We Are Nots’ to Europe this winter.
Launching the announcement with the bands debut single ‘Reactor,’ Noisey premiered the track with a video produced by the bands front women Natalie Hoffman.
“Memphis based band NOTS come from a good lineage. Their debut album — set for a UK release on Heavenly Records — is licensed from legendary label Goner, who were home to Jay Reatard, Ex Cult, and The Oblivians, among others. So it’s not surprising then that the record also clocks in somewhere just shy of the the 27 minute mark.
Urgent, fast, and loud — think of all the adjectives used to describe racous lo-fi punk music. Think Bikini Kill. Think the Cramps. The Fall. NOTS take elements from all of these things and repackage them in their own visceral, sometimes psychedelic sheen.”
Following the single, the bands debut LP ‘We Are Nots’ has been given a new yellow sleeve (previously pink) for the Heavenly edition as well including the ‘Virgin Mary / Shelf Life’ 7″. Due for release on November 20th, visit here for full track-listing and pre-order the LP here.
Check out Nots Facebook Page for full updates & live show announcements.
The video features footage of the band performing at The Social overlaid with animation by Sam. Watch below:
Eaves is going on a UK tour this October, including a show at London’s Bush Hall. Check out the dates below:
The LA four piece have premiered the first single ‘1518’ ahead of release. Hear the track over at Consequence of Sound:
“Like much of Fever the Ghost’s material, “1518” floats from one psych-fused style to the next on squeaky, squishy waves of shimmering synths and guitars. There’s Flaming Lips absurdity on every chorus that bleeds into cartoonish pop sounds and pinched background vocals.”
‘Zirconium Meconium’ is due for release on September 25th, full track listing can be found here.
As part of our 25th anniversary celebration, the track ‘1518’ is also on Rough Trade Shops double CD compilation, featuring a track from every artist currently on the roster. Plus, Fever The Ghost’s take on Temples ‘Keep In The Dark’ features on disc two of the comp, having previously been released exclusively on vinyl for this years Record Store Day.
Following their sold-out XOYO show in May and performing at Meltdown by invitation of David Byrne, Stealing Sheep have added numerous dates to their busy 2015 live schedule.
Headline shows follow in late September before the girls perform as part of the acclaimed In Dreams: David Lynch Revisted series alongside Stuart Staples, Mick Harvey and Jehnny Beth from Savages.
Upcoming UK live info below:
Friday 4 September – NORTH WALES – Festival No.6
Friday 4 September – DORSET – End Of The Road Festival
Saturday 12 September – LONDON – On Blackheath
Sunday 13 September – LONDON – Green Man Courtyard Festival
Wednesday 30 September – BIRMINGHAM – Rainbow
Thursday 1 October – CAMBRIDGE – The Portland Arms
Sunday 25 October – LIVERPOOL – IMMIX (The Bluecoat)
Wednesday 18 November — DUBLIN — National Concert Hall performing ‘In Dreams : David Lynch Revisited’
Thursday 19 November — BRISTOL — Colston Hall performing ‘In Dreams : David Lynch Revisited’
Saturday 28 November – LIVERPOOL — Mythopoeia 3 ‘LEGS’ @ Kazamier — https://www.facebook.com/events/413511998834377/
Thursday 3 December – GLASGOW – Barrowlands w/ Django Django
Saturday 5 December – LEEDS – Leeds University w/ Django Django
Sunday 6 December – MANCHESTER – Albert Hall w/ Django Django
Wednesday 9 December – LONDON – Roundhouse w/ Django Django
Tuesday 15 December – NOTTINGHAM – Rock City w/ Maximo Park
Thursday 17 December – LONDON – Roundhouse w/ Maximo Park
Friday 18 December – BIRMINGHAM – The Institute w/ Maximo Park
Saturday 19 December – MANCHESTER – Albert Hall w/ Maximo Park
“A bold and creative leap into future-folk… Over 10 mini-masterpieces the trio craft odd, brilliant and utterly English pop music… Truly, a class act.” MOJO – 4 Stars ★★★★
“A new visionary adventure… Herein are fabricated, fantastical and wildly colourful imaginings about the future and the universe.” The Guardian – 4 Stars ★★★★
“Not Real catapults the Liverpool-based trio into a shiny, silver-suited, synth-pop future.” NME – 8/10
“An accomplished set that charms and unsettles in equal mesaure, and proves the breadth of these girls’ talents.” Metro – 4 Stars ★★★★
“A new eureka moment every sixty seconds.” DIY – 4 Stars ★★★★
“Not Real moves the trio into dreamier, more intriguing territory, with more electronics and experimentation. They pull off shifts in mood and tone with routine aplomb… A triumph.”
Uncut – 7/10
“An interesting hybrid of accessible but surreal, metronomic pop, while the band’s choral vocal harmonies are sounding better than ever.” Loud & Quiet — 7/10
“They take 1960s folk, 1970s krautrock and 1980s synthpop, place them all in a musical blender and press the button marked “psychedelic”… A charming album.” Sunday Times
“Freak-folk femmes go synth-pop.” Q Magazine
“A holy alliance between The Dreaming-era Kate Bush and the psychedelic Beatles.” The Quietus
“A surprising — and, at times, genius — second album” Clash
“A properly great piece of modern psychedelic pop….evoking a very English sort of psychedelia but in a very modern, cliché-averse way.” Dummy
“Consistently intriguing and occasionally glorious, Not Real feels like a genuine step forward.” The Line Of Best Fit
“As we all know, whether you’ve seen one of the above shows, or you’ve seen one of their even older cartoons from the 60s, Hanna Barbera are an old-time cultural staple. Now they’ve inspired the latest video from Hooton Tennis Club for track “P.O.W.E.R.F.U.L P.I.E.R.R.E” — which is fitting, because its alphabetised chorus sounds exactly like the theme song from a cartoon you would watch while enjoying cereal on a Saturday morning on getting loaded on party rings before doing your homework.”
Available as a limited 7″, purchase ‘P.O.W.E.R.F.U.L P.I.E.R.R.E.’ here.
Out now on Heavenly Recordings, purchase ‘Highest Point in Cliff Town’ here.
“Few recent debuts have felt quite so enjoyable.“
MOJO Magazine — ★★★★
“Top titles and strong hooks on this indie debut.“
“Best of all, the songs are as good as their titles: 1990’s slacker guitar rock played with wit, charm and confidence .”
The Sunday Times Magazine
“The hit rate is impressive: the gently psychedelic Jasper is anthemic, while suburban-recluse groover P.O.W.E.R.F.U.L P.I.E.R.R.E is agreeably perverse.”
“Hooton Tennis Club have produced a debut that’s utterly irresistible: a summer soundtrack that makes staring out of the train window significantly less mundane.”
DIY Magazine — ★★★★
Hooton Tennis Club will be touring the record this Autumn with a series of UK headline shows and European appearances.
Following the announcement of Rough Trade Shops releasing a Heavenly 25 double CD compilation (read more here!) on September 18th, were taking over the Rough Trade East Store with a very special exhibition next month.
Heavenly Portraits by photographer and friend Brian David Stevens — Rough Trade East — September 2015
“Alchemy exists. For 25 years Heavenly Recordings has been home to rule-breaking musical magic-makers, each HVN release dusted with its own sonic sorcery and to celebrate the anniversary and the release of the Rough Trade Shops
’HEAVENLY 25′ compilation; Heavenly Recordings is exhibiting 54 photographic portraits by acclaimed photographer Brian David Stevens.
The exhibition features every artist signed to the label in their anniversary year up until the start of the summer. Accompanying the exhibition will be a Heavenly 25 yearbook with all the portraits presented within which will be freely available from Rough Trade shops and the Heavenly web shop for the price of postage and packing.The exhibition runs from the 1–30 of September and the Heavenly 25 double cd compilation is released on Friday 28th August 2015 on the Rough Trade Shops label.
Brian David Stevens — Brian is a photographer working in London. He was born in Cambridge of Welsh parents and brought up in Yorkshire as a cruel genetic experiment. He is currently finishing his first book, Brighter Later, a portrait of Britain looking out to sea. Brian has completed and exhibited a ten year project shooting war veterans entitled They that are Left, his most recent exhibition at the Heavenly Social was Notting Hill Sound Systems. His portrait of Wilko Johnson is in the national collection.”
Plus, to co-inside with the celebration, Rough Trade are offering fans the chance to see four of our current bands play exclusive in-stores when purchasing the compilation album.
The Rough Trade Compilation features tracks from our current roster as well as exclusive digital versions of this years Record Store Day 7niches.
BELIEVE IN MAGIC…
Following ‘Quarters’ earlier this year were pleased to announce that King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard are releasing a new full length LP titled ‘Paper Mâché Dream Balloon.’
Stereogum exclusively streamed the album’s title track:
“The record’s first single and title track is charming, a pastoral psych-pop breeze laden with flutes and spiraling harmonies. If you have any affection for this kind of music, just press play and let it win you over…” — Stereogum
The new LP is to be released on Friday November 13th, our release is for the UK & Europe:
The band are going to be touring North America in the coming week…
Following the wide critical acclaim of her debut album ‘Y Dydd Olaf’ were pleased to announce that Gwenno was awarded Welsh language ‘Album of the Year’ at the annual Eisteddfod festival.
A celebration of all things Welsh, the special event hosted at Caffi Maes B over the weekend saw Gwenno pick up the award. On winning she says:
“I think that celebrating the fact that so many Welsh albums have been released this year is important, it doesn’t really matter who the winner is because no one piece of music is better than the other. So I’d like to say a huge congratulations to all those who have managed to create an album this year, and cheers to the Eisteddfod for acknowledging
contemporary music — here’s to DIY!”
Read more about the annual event & other nominations here.
“The tunes throughout are unambiguously gorgeous…Dystopia has never sounded so alluring.”
Loud & Quiet — 9/10
“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 – ★★★★
“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 – ★★★★
“Wonderfully atmospheric electro-pop”
Financial Times – ★★★★
“A record so effortlessly coherent, consistently engaging as to be almost perfect.”
Record Collector Magazine – ★★★★
“Mixing an ancient, bucolic language with otherworldly dance music is a genius move”
MOJO – ★★★★
“Blissful, dreamy psychedelia, full of twinkling electronics and metronomic drums”
Evening Standard – ★★★★
“(The Welsh language) floats beautifully over the album’s retro krautrock/space-rock soundscape”
Next weekend Gwenno will be playing Greenman Fetsival as well hosting a an ‘in conversation’ with Super Furry Animals frontman Gruff Rhys.
Plus, this Autumn Gwenno heads on a co-headline ‘Heavenly 25′ tour with H.Hawkline.