New artist announcement: Heavenly sign Memphis group Nots


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.”


Reactor will be released as a limited 7″ on November 6th, pre-order the 7″ here.

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.

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New Video Alert | As Old As The Grave | Eaves

Eaves DLX

Check out the music video for the new Eaves single ‘As Old As The Grave’ directed and produced by artist Sam Caldwell.

The video features footage of the band performing at The Social overlaid with animation by Sam. Watch below:

The single is taken from Eaves’ debut album ‘What Green Feels like’, of which a deluxe version featuring brand new tracks will be released on the 16th of October and can be pre-ordered here.

Eaves is going on a UK tour this October, including a show at London’s Bush Hall. Check out the dates below:

Eaves tour



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Fever The Ghost announce new single titled ‘1518’ ahead of their debut album


We’re excited to announce that following last years ‘Crab In Honey’ EP, Fever The Ghost are now due to release their debut LP titled ‘Zirconium Meconium’.

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.

Pre-order the LP 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.

Pre-order the ‘Heavenly 25′ compilation here.

Plus, Fever The Ghost are joining Gwenno and H.Hawkline at Oslo, Hackney on September 22nd as part of a special Heavenly 25 billing.

Gwenno Hawkline Ghost


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Stealing Sheep Autumn/Winter Tour

Stealing Sheep

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.

They’ve already kicked off their festival circuit at Green Man, and this weekend they’ll be heading to End Of The Road and then performing on the Heavenly stage at On Blackheath.

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.

Stealing Sheep bring the year to a close with a succession of special guest appearances supporting both Django Django and Maximo Park.

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 – LIVERPOOLIMMIX (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 —​
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


Check out the bands latest single ‘Deadlock’ below, from the LP ‘Not Real’, available from Rough Trade along with a wristband for their in-store performance with BRITAIN.

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

See upcoming Stealing Sheep dates
Stealing Sheep facebook

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New Video Alert | Laying Down Rock | DRINKS

DRINKS 'Laying Down Rock' Video Screenshot

Laying Down Rock’, the second single from DRINKS’ debut album ‘Hermits On Holiday’, now has an accompanying video which is now being premiered on Noisey.

Earlier this year, Welsh singer-songwriter Cate Le Bon paired up with psych rock extraordinaire Tim Presley of White Fence to form DRINKS. “It has one mouth, one set of lungs, one mind, and four legs,” says their press release. Trippy, right? Psychedelics are dope. And speaking of how fun psychedelics are, Noisey is premiering the group’s new video for “Laying Down Rock,” a bouncy, lo-fi track with a twisted video that matches its bizarre tone.”

Check it out below:

The single is available as a limited 7″ with the B-side ‘I Could Loot You’ here.

It follows their single ‘Hermits On Holiday’ both of which feature on the bands debut album of the same name, which can be purchased here.

The Cardiff-LA pairing might be creatively equal, but the sound they make is beautifully out of balance.“
MOJO — ★★★★

The end result is something that’s freaky and funky, as rigorously expensive as it is gleefully entertaining.“

“There are Forays into krautrock, pastoral psychedelia and trashy garage rawk, but never quite as you’d expect them…Confusion is rife on ‘Hermits on Holiday’, but it’s strangely intoxicating.”
Loud & Quiet

There’s so much to love on this album: on the press release it’s pitched by Presley and Le Bon as “a solo project, not a collaboration… one mouth, one set of lungs, one mind and four legs”
Crack Magazine

a naggingly catchy piece of psychedelic folk-pop”
The 405 — 8/10

DRINKS go on tour in the UK and Europe throughout September, check out the dates on the poster below.

DRINKS tour poster



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New Video Alert | P.O.W.E.R.F.U.L P.I.E.R.R.E | Hooton Tennis Club

P.O.W.E.R.U.L P.I.E.R.R.E Video

Following the release of their debut album ‘Highest Point In Cliff Town,’ Hooton Tennis Club have a new video for their third single ‘P.O.W.E.R.F.U.L P.I.E.R.R.E.’

An animation by Alden Volney, the video is a nod to some of the best sixties cartoons. Noisey premiered the video here:

“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.”


P.O.W.E.R.F.U.L P.I.E.R.R.E.’ is the third single from the bands debut album ‘Highest Point in Cliff Town’ it follows ‘Jasper’ and ‘Kathleen Sat on The Arm of Her Favourite Chair.’

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.“
Uncut Magazine

“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.”
Q Magazine

“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.




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A Heavenly 25 Rough Trade Shop Exhibition, In-stores & Compilation for September

Sam Temples - Brian David Stevens

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.”

NME Magazine have previewed some of the snaps from Mark Lanegan to Kid Wave’s Lea Emmery, James Bagshaw from Temples, Gwenno and many more. Look here.



Heavenly 25 Double CD Compilation

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.

Hooton Tennis Club - Steve Gullick Photo

On September 10th, Hooton Tennis Club, fresh from releasing their debut LP will perform as well as Eaves who will be playing a solo acoustic set.


And on September 11th, Our latest signing Britain will be opening for Stealing Sheep as they play tracks from their latest LP ‘Not Real.‘

The Rough Trade Compilation features tracks from our current roster as well as exclusive digital versions of this years Record Store Day 7niches.


James Temples - Brian David Stevens


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King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard announce new LP ‘Paper Mâché Dream Balloon’

King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard

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:

Paper Mâché Dream Balloon


The band are going to be touring North America in the coming week…

King Gizzard Tour Dates


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Forever Heavenly presents an Evening with Jock Scot at The Social

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On Monday 14th September at The Social, London:
Jock Scot live with Davy Henderson and in conversation with Robert Rubbish.

Jock Scot is one of my all time heroes. A Musselburgh superstar.“ Irvine Welsh

Combat poet Jock Scot has worked with artists including The Clash, Ian Dury, Vivian Stanshall, The Libertines and British Sea Power. To mark the impending feature-length documentary Jock Scot: Services To Rock ’N’ Roll and the reissue of his album My Personal Culloden, Jock will be reading his poetry live to musical accompaniment from Davy Henderson (Fire Engines, The Nectarine No.9, Sexual Objects).

Jock is to be the subject of a biographical film, currently being completed by Robert Rubbish and to include new interviews with Shane MacGowan, Peter Doherty, Neneh Cherry, Anna Chancellor, Suggs, Baxter Dury, Keith Allen and many more. There will be a bit of a wait as the film is due to open in August 2015.” — The Ransom Note

Jock will also be in conversation with Robert Rubbish, director of Jock Scot: Services To Rock ’N’ Roll. The event will be compered by Roy Wilkinson, author of the rock/family/forestry memoir Do It For Your Mum.

Jock Scot is the only guy who can save both the written word and the Anglo-Scottish Union” John Cooper Clarke


Listen to the track, ‘There’s A Hole In Daddy’s Arm’ here

Pre-order the CD/LP

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Gwenno wins Welsh language Album of the Year Award

Gwenno picking up her award for Welsh language album of the year

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.

Purchase ‘Y Dydd Olaf’ here.

Gwenno wins welsh language album of the year
Gwenno picking up her award // photo by Huw Stephens

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”
Sunday Times

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.

Heavenly 25 co-headline tour with Gwenno & H.Hawkline


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