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.

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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.

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

Night Beats - No Cops

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

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

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

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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:

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Palehound sign to Heavenly with the debut LP ‘Dry Food’ set for release in the spring.

Palehound

We’re excited to announce that we have signed Boston based band Palehound, the project of 21-year-old Ellen Kempner.

The album ‘Dry Food’ has previously been released in the US, to great critical acclaim:

“The way some people have a way with words, Palehound singer/songwriter Ellen Kempner has a way with a guitar: Looped lines tumble out in the knotty configurations worthy of a sailor’s handiwork, or maybe of academic writing.“
SPIN Album of the Week.

“Dry Food confronts the point it’s been evading: kidding yourself is no way to recover, and comfort offers little impetus to move on. Palehound’s discomfiting, unflinching debut suggests she knew it all along.”Pitchfork 8/10

​“Palehound’s Dry Food is one of the best albums this year because it doesn’t reinvent any wheels so much as the axis the wheels spin on.”The Observer

Recorded with Gabe Wax (Wye Oak, Speedy Ortiz), the album is full of sonic and emotional twist in turns as it was written at a time in Kempner’s life that was defined by instability and uncertainty. The album is set for release in Europe on March 4th.

Dry Food - Palehound

Track-listing:

1. Molly
2. Healthier Folk
3. Easy
4. Cinnamon
5. Dry Food
6. Dixie
7. Cushioned Caging
8. Sea Konk

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Paste Magazine did a session with Palehound during her time at CMJ festival in New York where she also played our Heavenly party at Baby’s Alright. Hear the session, featuring the title track ‘Dry Food’:

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New Video Alert: King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard have a video for ‘Trapdoor.’

King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard

King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard have a bonkers new video for their single ‘Trapdoor.’ The Line of Best Fit are premiering the video directed by artist Jason Galea:

“There’s lots of nodding ghosts (or nuns?) in “Trapdoor” dancing around candelabras and under banquet tables… it’s just something you’ve gotta witness yourself, really, but the schlocky ridiculousness of their visuals marries perfectly with the dusty psych the outfit have churned out.”

WATCH HERE.

Trapdoor’ is the first single to be lifted from King Gizzard’s new album ‘Paper Mâché Dream Balloon’ which is due out on Friday.

King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard

“A Joy from start to finish” ★★★★ Mojo

“It’s bright, upbeat and ever so slightly insane.” ★★★★ Shindig

“The Melbourne setup’s new record is peppered with blissed-out flutes & clarinets.”GQ

“It’s certainly headier than any dream balloon you’d get from a dodgy bloke with a canister at Glastonbury.”Classic Rock 8/10

“Cold Cadever and NGRI contain among them two of 2015’s most insistently endearing melodies…

…It all makes for a loveably quaint and intriguingly skewiff album, at odds with it’s first impressions: a record to be heard rather than seen.”Loud & Quiet 8/10

“Taking a step back from the hundred-mile-hour psych-thrash and shaking their own foundations, it’s a record that should finally prove King Gizzard to be every bit as brilliant as their daft name.” ★★★★ DIY Magazine

“I like they’re a true ‘band’ that can rock ’n’ roll unrehearsed, like a cell — as natural, fun and vigorous as any rehearsed group. It’s like watching an octopus in water on fast forward.” Tim Presley

Pre-order Paper Mâché Dream Balloon CD, LP & DL.

We’re excited to announce that the band are also returning to Europe for a series of dates & festivals:

February
15th — Manchester, Gorilla
16th — Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
17th — Bristol, Fleece
19th — Brighton, The Haunt
20th — Amsterdam, Paradiso Nord
22nd — Copenhagen, Pumphuset
23rd — Stockholm, Debaser Strand
24th — Gothenburg, Pustervik
26th — Cologne, Gebaude 9
27th — Berlin, Bi Nuu
28th — Nuremberg, Z-Bau

March
1st — Zurich, Mascotte
2nd — Brussels, AB Club
3rd — Paris Fleche, D’Or
4th — Zeewolde, Where The Wild Things Are

Tickets on sale Friday.

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Heavenly sign Night Beats with new record due out in the new year

Night Beats

We’re excited to announce that our first album of 2016 will be from our new signing, Seattle three piece Night Beats.

The bands new record and first for Heavenly is titled ‘Who Sold My Generation.’ The record is due for release on January 29th. To co-inside with the release the band are playing a series of European shows in January and February next year.

DIY Magazine are premiering a new track from the band, titled ‘Sunday Mourning.’

“Seattle three-piece Night Beats step out of a dusky crime thriller soundtrack. Their rough-edged, night-cruising take on trusty rock ’n roll has the hallmarks of a violent, all-thrills montage, and there’s no messing around when it comes to new song ‘Sunday Mourning’.”DIY

LISTEN HERE

It’s a fantastic, sprawling piece of psych.” — Clash Magazine

A snaking psych groove steeped in the gritty of textures of classic Americana rock and early R&B.” — Under The Radar

Next year the band will be bringing their new record ‘Who Sold My Generation’ across Europe, including their biggest London headline show to date at Oslo, Hackney on the 27th January.

DATES & TICKETS

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, LILLE – L’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, GENEVA – L’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, UTRECHT – EKKO

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Mark Lanegan In Conversation with Louder Than War Editor John Robb

Mark Lanegan Interview Disc

Here at Heavenly we are pleased to announce a very special, very limited Mark Lanegan release — the complete, unedited interview with Louder Than War editor John Robb. Taken from our Heavenly 25 birthday celebration at Hebden Bridge Trades Club earlier this year cut to 12″ vinyl.

The record captures “an intimate, revealing — and funny – conversation. Discussing his history and influences whilst sharing a wealth of interesting anecdotes, at 55 minutes duration this wonderful moment in time will be an essential purchase for any Lanegan fan.”.

Perfect for those who were unable to make it for the event itself, or those that want to relive what was undoubtedly one of the most special moments of 2015.

Limited to just 300 copies, pre-order yours here.

Due to popular demand, we are now limiting this purchase to one per person — immediate refunds will be given to those who purchase more than one.

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Mark Lanegan’s latest album ‘Phantom Radio’ was released on Heavenly late last year.

Mark Lanegan deserves elevation to the front rank of modern rock artists and Phantom Radio may be the album to finally force that shift in public percetion. Unlike most gothic pop, Lanegan’s art is not a matter of fashion or mascara: it’s a genuine cri du coeur, as rare and beautiful as anything in music“
The Independent – 5 Stars ***** (Album Of The Week)

It’s fantastic, these unfamiliar surroundings – be it the Moroderesque shimmer of Floor Of The Ocean or the imperial synths of Waltzing In Blue – lending Lanegan’s songs a fresh new bite. A brave inspired step into the unknown.“
MOJO – 4 Stars ****

That ancient-sounding voice, seemingly hewn from rock’s substrata, has always worked as a drone in its own right, and here it’s matched by keyboards that shimmer behind, as if Lee Hazlewood were performing early-80s New Order.“
Q – 4 Stars ****

Purchase Phantom Radio here.

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