New Artist Announcement: Heavenly Sign Amber Arcades

(Photo by Nick Helderman)

We are delighted to be able to announce that we have signed Amber Arcades, the project of Dutch musician Annelotte de Graaf, to Heavenly.

To coincide with this announcement Noisey have premiered a brand new track, ‘Turning Light’, taken from the forthcoming debut LP which we’ll be releasing this coming Spring. Listen below.

The track was written in the early hours of the morning and recorded in New York with producer Ben Greenberg (The Men, Beach Fossils, Destruction Unit) and a backing band including members of Quilt and Real Estate.

I was heavily jetlagged throughout the album recording process and kept waking up at 5am. One day I went to the studio early and Keven (Lareau, who plays bass on the recordings) was there already too. He was jamming out on this krautrocky bassline and I’d been playing with this melody in my head for a while which happened to fit over it perfectly. We wrote the track in an hour, then when Ben came into the studio we recorded it, also in an hour. I wrote the lyrics the next morning when I was again awake way too early. I think this half awake/half still dreaming energy definitely seeped into this track.

Amber Arcades will also be doing a number of live shows over the next few months including a few UK dates supporting Nada Surf in April:

Jan 14/15/16 — Eurosonic/Noorderslag, Groningen, NL
Jan 30 — Ekko. Utrecht, NL
Feb 7 — Grasnapolsky Festival, Kootwijk NL
March 15/20 — SXSW, Austin, Texas, USA
April 9 — The Deaf Institute, Manchester, UK (w/ Nada Surf)
April 10 — King Tuts, Glasgow, UK (w/ Nada Surf)
April 11 — Electric Ballroom, London, UK (w/ Nada Surf)

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Heavenly Bands On The Road — Full Dates & Tickets

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TOY PIAS Nites

NIGHT BEATS
DATES & TICKETS

Night Beats

JANUARY

21/01 | IR, DUBLINTHE GRAND SOCIAL
22/01 | UK, LEEDSHEADROW HOUSE
23/01 | UK, GLASGOWO2 ABC
24/01 | UK, MANCHESTERSOUP KITCHEN
25/01 | UK, NOTTINGHAMTHE LOFTHOUSE
26/01 | UK, BRIGHTONTHE HOPE & RUIN
27/01 | UK, LONDONOSLO
28/01 | FR, LILLEL’AERONEF
29/01 | FR, PARISLA MAROQUINERIE

FEBRUARY

01/02 | FR, BORDEAUXLE BOOTLEG
02/02 | FR, LYONLE MARCHE GARE
03/02 | IT, BOLOGNAFREAKOUT CLUB
04/02 | IT, BRESCIALATTERIA MOLOY
05/02 | CR, ZAGREBTVORNICA
06/02 | SB, BELGRADEKC GRAD
08/02 | AT, VIENNAARENA
09/02 | DE, MUNICHBACKSTAGE CLUB
11/02 | CH, VEVEYROCKING CHAIR
12/02 | CH, ZURICHZUKUNFT
13/02 | CH, GENEVAL’ECURIE
15/02 | DE, STUTTGARTKELLER CLUB
16/02 | DE, HAMBURGHAFENKLANG
17/02 | DE, BERLINBADEHAUS SZIMPLA
18/02 | DE, DRESDEGROOVESTATION
19/02 | DE, COLOGNETSUNAMI CLUB
20/02 | BE, BRUSSELSMAGASIN 4
21/02 | NL, UTRECHTEKKO
22/02 | AMSTERDAMBITTERZOET

THE ALBUMWHO SOLD MY GENERATIONOUT ON JANUARY 29TH

KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD
DATES & TICKETS

King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard

FEBRUARY

16/02 | UK, MANCHESTER, GORILLA
17/02 | UK, NOTTINGHAMRESCUE ROOMS
18/02 | UK, LONDONELECTRIC BALLROOM
19/02 | UK, BRIGHTONTHE HAUNT
20/02 | NE, AMSTERDAMPARADISO NOORD
21/02 | NE, GRONIGENVERA
22/02 | DE, COPENHAGENPUMPHUSET
23/02 | SW, STOCKHOLMDEBASER
24/02 | SW, GOTHENBURGPUSTERVIK
26/02 | COLOGNE, GERMANYGEBAUDE
27/02 | BE, BERLINBI NUU
28/02 | GE, NUREMBERG Z-BAU

MARCH

01/03 | SW, ZURICHMASCOTTE
02/03 | BE, BRUSSELSANCIENNE BELGIQUE
03/03 | FR, PARISLA FIECHE D’OR
04/03 | NE, ZEEWOLDEWHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE

OUT NOW: ‘PAPER MACHE DREAM BALLOON

PALEHOUND
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Palehound

FEBRUARY

27/03 | FR, GEMERIQ, BELFORT
28/02 | FR, PARISFIREWORKS, POINT EMPÉHMÉRE

MARCH

01/03 | UK, MANCHESTERGULLIVERS
02/03 | UK, BRISTOLSTART THE BUS
02/03 | UK, LONDONSHACKLEWELL ARMS
05/03 | UK, NOTTINGHAMROUGH TRADE NOTTINGHAM
06/03 | UK, LEEDSHEADROW HOUSE
10/03 | GE, BERLINTHE MONARCH
11/03 | NE, AMSTERDAMLONDON CALLING

THE ALBUMDRY FOODOUT ON MARCH 4TH.

GWENNO
DATES & TICKETS

Gwenno

ALL SHOWS

23/01 | UK, HEBDEN BRIDGE, THE TRADES CLUB / LONELADY
12/03 | UK, LONDONMOTH CLUB / HEAVENLY ALL DAYER
25/03 | UK, CARDIFF, WALES GOES POP
01/04 | UK, LAUGHARNE, LAUGHARNE FESTIVAL
12/05 | UK, WREXHAM, ST GILES PARISH CHURCH

OUT NOW: ‘Y DYDD OLAF.’

THE NECTARINE NO.9

Nectarine No.9 - Davy Henderson

ALL SHOWS

25/01 | UK, MANCHESTER, ISLINGTON MILL
28/01 | UK, GLASGOW, CELTIC CONNECTIONS

OUT NOW: ‘SAINT JACKON VINYL FOR THE FIRST TIME

AMBER ARCADES

Photo by Nick Helderman

Photo by Nick Helderman

ALL SHOWS

14–16/01 | NL, GRONINGEN, EUROSONIC NOORDESLAG
30/01 | NL, UTRECHT, EKKO
07/02 | NL, KOOTWIJK, GRASNAPOLSKY FESTIVAL
15–20/03 | USA, AUSTIN, TEXAS, SXSW
09/04 | UK, MANCHESTER, DEAF INSTITUTE (w/ NADA SURF)
10/04 | UK, GLASGOW, KING TUTS (w/ NADA SURF)
11/04 | UK, LONDON, ELECTRIC BALLROOM (w/ NADA SURF)

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A Heavenly Year — Highlights & Our 2015 Releases

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In our 25th year we’re delighted to have released our highest number of records from our current roster of brilliant artists.

Here’s our new releases of 2015 in date order:

Mark Lanegan — ‘A Thousand Miles To Midnight — Phantom Radio Remixes’
Duke Garwood — ‘Heavy Love’
H.Hawkline — ‘In The Pink of Condition’
Stealing Sheep — ‘Not Real’
Eaves — ‘What Green Feels Like’
Kid Wave — ‘Wonderlust’
King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard — ‘Quarters’
Gwenno — ‘Y Dydd Olaf’
DRINKS — ‘Hermits On Holiday’
Hooton Tennis Club — ‘Highest Point In Cliff Town’
Fever The Ghost — ‘Zirconium Meconium’
King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard — ‘Paper Mâché Dream Balloon’
Nots — ‘We Are Nots’

Plus, our Forever Heavenly imprint also re-issued for the first time on vinyl:

Jock Scot — ‘My Personal Culloden’
The Nectarine No.9 — ‘Saint Jack’

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To mark our 25th year Rough Trade Shops also released a double CD Heavenly compilation, 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.

Heavenly 25 Compilation

AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE HERE

Marking our anniversary also meant a series of great live shows, parties & a chance to read about label founder Jeff Barrett in a variety of interviews.

Here are our highlights of 2015

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HVN300 ‘A Heavenly weekend in Hebden Bridge — The Quietus Review >

In Pictures: Neil Thompson captures our 25th birthday at Hebden Bridge >

Heavenly Recordings wins best indie label at The Music Week Awards >

In Pictures: Jocks & Nerds Magazine capture Heavenly Recordings artists >

A Heavenly 25 summer party at The Kazimier, Liverpool >

Heavenly host a stage at End of The Road Festival >

Rough Trade Shops celebrate 25 years of Heavenly with compilation release >

Fred Perry Subculture capture our final Heavenly 25th party in London >

A Heavenly 25 portrait exhibit by Brian David Stephens at The Social >

Thanks to all those who hosted our events, purchased the records and partied in our 25th year. It’s been a blast.

A heavenly year

Believe In Magic. Always.

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New Video Alert | Hooton Tennis Club | Always Coming Back 2 You

Always Coming Back 2 You

Hooton Tennis Club have a new video for their fourth and final single from their debut record ‘Highest Point In Cliff Town.’

Directed by Douglas Hart, you can watch the video for ‘Always Coming Back 2 You’ here.

NME Magazine premiered the video alongside an in depth ‘Lifelines’ interview with the band.

READ THE FULL Q&A HERE.

Hooton Tennis Club round off 2015 with a show at legendary Liverpool venue The Kazimier tomorrow night, before the venue closes it’s doors on New Years Eve. In association with Harvest Sun promotions the band will headline the evening with support from Trudy & The Orielles, plus, the bands producer Bill Ryder-Jones will be playing records in-between sets.

Hooton headline The Kazimier

REMAINING TICKETS

The bands debut album ‘Highest Point in Cliff Town’ has made it into Mojo magazines, Piccadilly Records & Q Magazines albums of the year lists.

PURCHASE LP, CD or DOWNLOAD THE RECORD HERE.

“A debut that’s utterly irresistible: a summer soundtrack that makes staring out of the train window significantly less mundane.”
DIY – 4 Stars ****

“Few recent debuts have felt quite so enjoyable.”
Mojo – 4 Stars ****

“Their earworming slacker rock narrates small-town life and its crushes, house parties and waiting for things to happen like it’s the last carefree summer before adulthood kicks in.”
Q Magazine – 4 Stars ****

“1990s slacker guitar rock played with wit, charm and confidence.”
The Sunday Times

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SHOP: New Heavenly merchandise in time for Christmas

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We’re thrilled to mark the beginning of December with a selection of new Heavenly products in our emporium.

We have a new run of Heavenly Bird sweatshirts in grey and navy — the perfect winter warmer. Plus, there are new Heavenly Bird red tote bags & classic Heavenly logo t-shirts too.

Following the popular letter pressed prints of our catalogue spines, Huw Cowling has done another fantastic illustration of a turntable, also letter pressed with 30 numbered prints available.

PURCHASE TODAY

IF YOU WANT TO SAVE ON POSTAGE & DON’T WISH TO ORDER ONLINECOME AND SAY HELLO AT THE SOCIAL CHRISTMAS MARKET.

Taking place from 12pm on Saturday the 12th & 19th of September, we will be setting up shop alongside our friends Caught by the River, Heavenly, Saint Etienne, Faber Social, Pete Fowler, The Idler, Films, Empress and Andrews of Arcadia, Suna Sox, For The Record, Hurry Up Harry, Brian David Stevens and lots more.

Join us for fun, festivities and merriment at The Social, 5 Little Portland Street, London, W1.

ENTRY IS FREE | EVENT DETAILS HERE

The Social Christmas Market

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Night Beats reveal the first single ‘No Cops’ from their new record

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Following the announcement that Heavenly have signed Seattle three piece Night Beats, we’re pleased to reveal the bands first single out on Heavenly will be ‘No Cops.’

No Cops’ will be released as a 7″ single on January 22nd. Consequence of Sound are streaming the track here:

“Right away, Traeger’s fever dream drumming and Bowden’s thumping bass line call back to distinctly Texas take on tripped out blues. Blackwell’s guitar sounds like a peyote vision feels like, all layered swirls and fuzzed out reverb. Vocally, he brings to mind the pinched style of The Cave Singers’, only with a more breathless vibrato. It straddles the line between rollicking fun and frustrated disenfranchisement as Blackwell sings, “Got nothing better then find a stash or two/ Even the cops gonna give me a hard time/ Ain’t gonna lose my cool, I just gotta find a good line.”

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“No Cops is a dirty-as-hell pieces of blues-driven psych, reminiscent of T-Rex at their preening best yet filtered through the haze of a bad trip.”Clash Magazine

“Due out in January, Night Beats’ new album ‘Who Sold My Generation’ is a collection of scorching fuzz-rock, and new track ‘No Cops’ is the ideal scene setter.

As steadfast as the title might suggest, it links up with ‘Sunday Morning’ in previewing the record’s enveloping wall of dark and gloomy rock, lifted out of the murk by an anthemic, sunny-side up streak of madness.”DIY Magazine

PRE-ORDER THE 7″ HERE

No Cops’ features on the bands forthcoming album ‘Who Sold My Generation’ which will be released on January 29th.

PRE-ORDER THE LP HERE
PRE-ORDER ON ITUNES

The band kick off their European tour in Dublin on January 21st and conclude in Amsterdam on February 22nd.

FULL DATES & TICKETS

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The Nectarine No.9 To Perform ‘Saint Jack’ Live in London

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In case you hadn’t heard, the next record to get our Forever Heavenly reissue treatment is ‘Saint Jack’ by The Nectarine No.9, a lost classic originally released by Postcard Records in 1995.

The Nectarine No.9 are fronted by Davy Henderson, formerly of The Fire Engines and Win, hailed by Irvine Welsh as “a genius”.

Finally available on vinyl for the first time, our reissue comes out this Friday (27th of November). The physical copies come with bonus material recorded in session for John Peel, as a second disc with the CD version, or for free download (alongside the album) with the LP.

The album is also available digitally.

PRE-ORDERSAINT JACK’ HERE

To celebrate the release, the Nectarine No.9 are making a very special, one-off live appearance at The Lexington on Saturday the 12th of December, where they’ll be performing the album in full.

Support on the night comes from members of British Sea Power (Yan, Noble and Phil The Horn) performing stripped back versions of songs from the BSP vaults.

The band will then provide backing music for a set of bracing poetry from another Forever Heavenly face, Jock Scot, whose ‘My Personal Culloden’ LP was reissued by us a few months ago.

This is not to be missed.

TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE HERE

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New Track Alert | NOTS | Shelf Life

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Have a listen to a new NOTS track, ‘Shelf Life’, which has just been made part of The Guardian’s new bands playlist.

If it’s albums’ worth of guitar-rock you’re after, you could do worse than the just-released We Are Nots, the debut long-player from the Memphis band. This stuff – dark, churning, the rawest, most rudimentary psychobilly – obviously pours out of them because Shelf Life is one of two tracks they’ve just made available and neither appear on the album.”

The track is the B-Side of the Virgin Mary 7″ which comes exclusively with our UK release of the bands debut album We Are Nots.

UNCUT Magazine have just given the album a great 7/10 review:

Dark, angry and out-there, ‘We Are Nots’ is an impressive, if punishing, introduction.”

PICK UP A COPY HERE

Nots Yellow T-shirt

We also have some NOTS T-Shirts for sale in two colour-ways, Yellow to reflect our UK release and Pink for the Goner US edition.

T-SHIRTS AVAILABLE HERE

And don’t miss NOTS on their UK tour, including our Heavenly 25 show at The Garage on the 26th.

MORE INFO & TICKETS HERE

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Night Beats premiere new track ‘Power Child’ from their forthcoming album.

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Following the announcement that we have signed Seattle group ‘Night Beats,’ we’re excited to reveal another track from the bands new record ‘Who Sold My Generation.’

Brooklyn Vegan are premiering ‘Power Child:’

“Night Beats have always been, for me, one of the more interesting bands making garage-psych today, with a strong (old) R&B influence and this new one adds some krauty, motorik elements to their sound which works really well. We’ve got the premiere of the driving, groovy new single “Power Child.”

LISTEN HERE:

Who Sold My Generation’ will be released on January 29th, with the band playing a series of European shows in the new year. The record was recorded on 2″ analogue tape and co-produced by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s Robert Levon Been (who also plays bass on the record). For the full album track-listing visit here.

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The band kick off their European tour in Dublin on January 21st and conclude in Amsterdam on February 22nd.

FULL DATES & TICKETS

DIY Magazine previously premiered another album track title ‘Sunday Mourning,’ which you can listen to here.

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Heavenly Recordings Launch the Sounds From A Heavenly Jukebox Playlist

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We’ve started a brand new monthly Spotify playlist highlighting what we’ve been listening to in the office recently.

This month the playlist has been curated by Jeff Barrett, one arm of the Heavenly Jukebox, and features a wide variety of music from the likes of Julia Holter, The Feelies, Edwyn Colins and DJ Shadow.

Listen below:

Follow us and check out our other playlists here.

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