Heavenly to sell records at the annual Social Christmas market

The Social Christmas Market

Get festive with us at The Social this December. We are once again delighted to be part of their famous annual Christmas Market.

Returning to the heart of W1 with an array of stalls, readings, music, talks and drinking hosted by Caught By The River, The Idler, Faber Social and Folklore Tapes, it will be a cracking lead up to Christmas.

“On Saturdays 6th, 13th and 20th December 2014 The Social on Little Portland Street will throw up it’s doors at midday for an afternoon of food, drink and Christmas shopping in the upstairs bar. They’ll be stalls filled with amazing books, maps, badges, records, limited edition screen prints, tshirts, fine wine and lots of other Christmas gifts, and things you’ll just want to buy for yourself!

In the basement they’ll be talks and readings from special guests invited by Faber and Caught By The River, short classes, workshops and music from The Idler and a very special arcane folkloric Christmas audio & projection show from Folklore Tapes on the final Saturday!

Other stalls from Heavenly, Borough Wines, Andrews and The Empress of Arcadia, For The Record, Matt Sewell, Hurry Up Harry + more

The doors will be open between 12pm and 5.30pm, entry is free and with a fully stocked bar including a selection of ales, our homemade mulled wine, hot cider, bloody marys, hearty food, impromptu DJ sets and outbreaks of festivity – a very warm welcome is once again guaranteed.”

We will be selling records, merchandise and some Heavenly goodies on December 6th & 13th at this years market. Don’t miss out on our 2014 releases!


It’s also party season and after the success of our bars 15th Birthday the Heavenly Jukebox is returning for a final knees up in the basement. Taking place on December 10th, it will be the same simple set up of friends and family playing great records and some free drinks on us from early doors — so don’t be late.


See you at the bar this Christmas.

Email carl@thesocial.com for more info or press enquiries

The Social
5 Little Portland Street


0207 494 2998

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New artist announcement: Duke Garwood signs to Heavenly


Newly signed to Heavenly, Duke Garwood is to release his new album ‘Heavy Love’ in February 2015.

Best known as collaborating with various artists from The Orb to Mark Lanegan and Alexander Tucker, Garwood is a hugely heralded veteran blues-rock man and multi-instrumentalist.

Here is what other artists have to say about his talent:

“The entire record listening public should know Duke Garwood’s music.The fact most don’t is a fucking travesty. He’s a mystic, a musical genius and Heavy Love is a total mind-blowing masterpiece. Get with it people!” Mark Lanegan

“Duke Garwood is the real thing; like the perfect blues perpetually emanating good vibes thru a uni-vibe (even when he’s singing about darkness).An old soul and a saint…” KurtVile

“My brother Duke is the most soul-acious soul man I know. He’s alwayscut his own groove and it’s been my honour to play with him so many times.” Seasick Steve

“I’ve listened to Duke for years but have not heard him as in control and powerful as he is on Heavy Love. His guitar playing and singing remind me of an unrequited and lusty relative of JJ Cale. I fucking love this.” Greg Dulli

“As close to Heaven as you can get with a guitar.” Josh T. Pearson

After a successful collaboration with Mark Lanegan on last years ‘Black Pudding’ album, we are thrilled that Garwood is releasing a solo record in the new year. Standing out on his own, ‘Heavy Love’ is Garwood’s first solo record since 2011’s ‘Dreamboatsafari.’

Recorded in Josh Homme’s Pink Duck studio in Los Angeles with Alain Johannes (QOTSA) and Mark Lanegan at the helm, ‘Heavy Love’ is due for release on February 9th.


The title track features Savages vocalist Jehnny Beth and you can watch the Steve Gullick directed video of ‘Heavy Love’ below:

On meeting Duke, Beth said:

“I met Duke at The Luminaire. He was playing sweet ballads with a tint of free-jazz; his voice was thin and full, like a Chet Baker turned into a midnight wolf. The first question was ‘who is this guy’?”

To gear up for the album release, Garwood will be playing a headline London show at The Slaughtered Lamb, London on Wednesday 21st January before heading out on the road in support of Mark Lanegan.




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Limited H.Hawkline ‘Salt Gall Box Ghouls’ LP’s available to purchase


Ahead of the release of the next Hawkline LP ‘proper’ (more to come on that soon!), there’s this:

A vinyl version of: H Hawkline — Salt Ghoul Box Ghouls, previously only available on cassette. This special version is a hand made, vinyl pressing, limited edition of 150 (only 120 in the market place).

Artwork by Huw ‘Hawkline’ Evans, 4 colour screen printed sleeve by David Chatton Barker (Folklore Tapes / Finders Keepers).


£20.00 plus postage & packing.



We are pleased to announce that H.Hawkline has been added to our Heavenly 25th anniversary celebration weekend at Hebden Bridge. Taking place at The Trades Club, between 22— 25 and featuring a good number of our current roster. Hawkline will be joining the Sunday bill with Stealing Sheep and Hooton Tennis Club.

For full Hebden Bridge Weekend listings and tickets.

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WATCH: Paul Kelly at Heavenly Films directed video for Eaves ‘Timber’

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Paul Kelly at Heavenly Films has directed the video for Eaves EP track ‘Timber,’ filmed at Baroque church St Pauli Kirche in Hamburg. Premiered by Q Magazine, the track features on Eaves recently released debut ‘As Old As The Grave’ EP.

Watch the video:

“Using just his voice and a piano, the Leeds-based singer-songwriter carves out an emotional nook in your heart with ease. — The Line of Best Fit

As Old As The Grave’ is available to download or purchase as a limited 7″, listen here:



Eaves is joining Nick Mulvey on selected dates of his European tour from November 19th, check the poster for dates:



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WATCH: Jimi Goodwin’s new video for single ‘Lonely At the Drop’

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Jimi Goodwin has a new video for this forthcoming single ‘Lonely At the Drop.’ The latest track to be lifted from his debut album ‘Odludek’ this single will be a digital only release on Jaunary 5th.

The release will also feature a Waves of Fury remix of album track ‘Hope’ and ‘Live Like a River’ remixed by Tea Street Band.

Watch the video:

Loaded Magazine premiered the video as well publishing an exclusive interview with the Doves frontman. Goodwin talks about going solo, his 2014 album ‘Odludek’ and what he is currently listening too. Read the full interview here.

Released earlier this year, Goodwin’s debut solo album ‘Odludek’ is available to purchase now.


Closing 2014 with a SOLD OUT show at Manchester’s Apollo supporting Ben Howard for XFM’s Winter Wonderland, Goodwin will return in 2015 with a performance at our Heavenly 25th anniversary weekend at Hebden Bridge.

Taking place at The Trades Club, between 22— 25 and featuring a good number of our current roster. Goodwin will perform a matinee show on Saturday 24th with Kid Wave supporting.

Remaining tickets for our Heavenly weekend are available here.


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Temples ‘Sun Structures’ is Rough Trade Shops Album of The Year

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We are pleased to announce and celebrate that Temples debut album ‘Sun Structures’ is Rough Trade Shops No.1 Album of 2014.

“Sun Structures was Heavenly Recordings 100th release and what a release it is!!. It’s immaculately-crafted pyschedelic pop album that would sit perfectly next to The Byrds, T Rex and Tame Impala. It’s full of psych drenched guitars, the odd burst of the 60′s sounding organ, energetic drums and a collection of bass lines that most bands would kill for.

Bursting with ideas, each track marries a stunning chorus with singer James Bagshaw’s velveteen vocal, a slew of harmonies and kaleidoscopic melodies.”

As their no.1 record of the year, Rough Trade are offering fans a deluxe edition as well as the limited ‘Sun Restructured’ album, the re-animation of their stunning debut by Beyond The Wizard Sleeve’s Erol Alkan & Richard Norris.

‘Sun Structures’ was one of the biggest selling vinyl records of 2014, we couldn’t be more pleased.

As a debut record it received great critical acclaim:

’Sun Structures’ tapestry drifts effortlessly before the ears, presenting a sustained grandeur of Temples’ vision, lyrics and musicality”
This Is Fake DIY

A truly mesmerising debut album… James Bagshaw’s crooning vocals take you on a stroll along an LA beach, which climaxes around an English campfire, at Stonehenge, on the Summer Solstice… It’s the sound of ’60s experimentation smashed stunningly into the present day.”

Twelve shiny nuggets of pure psychedelic pop genius, stamped with the band’s own identity”
Louder Than War

Retro futurism par excellence… Temples [have] truly mastered the sonic tics of psychedelia”
Uncut 8/10

A clear reminder of how we fell in love with these guys in the first place… A brilliant debut… If all 2014 psych releases are like this one, it’s going to be one hell of a year.”
The Four Oh Five

Sun Structures is the best slice of neo-psychedelia since Tame Impala’s Lonerism… It sounds like the rainbow refraction of a prism; like Cleopatra riding a camel made of glass. It sounds like the forefront of the modern psychedelic revolution.”
Alt Sounds

We are also delighted that another two Heavenly releases reached Rough Trades 100 albums of the year list. The Wytches ‘Annabel Dream Reader’ gained the no. 35 spot and our forthcoming King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard record ‘I’m In Your Mind Fuzz’ reached no.85.




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STREAM NOW: Kid Wave’s Debut EP is available to stream via Wondering Sound


Wondering Sound are streaming Kid Wave’s debut EP. Titled ‘Gloom’ the EP features their debut single ‘All I Want’ and is released on Monday 24th November.

“British-based quartet Kid Wave feel their way through varying strains of garage rock on their upcoming EP. The title, Gloom, doesn’t exactly imply the overall mood of the record, which lands in a beach-y dreamworld at times and a reverberating, psychedelic realm at others. Twisted, driving guitars on “All I Want” are evened out by its sunny, hook-laden chorus. “Young Blood” is where the consistently disaffected vocals are at their best, riding alongside convulsing, surf-inspired riffs. Kid Wave’s serrated edges, wistful lyrics and mid-tempo melodies intertwine on Gloom for four breezy rock ‘n’ roll tracks.” Wondering Sound



We are pleased to announce that Kid Wave are also supporting The Orwells on their UK dates later this month as well as our very own King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard.

20th Electric Ballroom, London*
21st The Fleece, Bristol*
22nd The Leadmill, Sheffield*
23rd Stereo, Glasgow*
24th Manchester Academy 3, Manchester*
25th Sticky Mikes, Brighton**
26th Bodega, Nottingham**

*The Orwells

** King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard



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WATCH: Eaves perform EP track ‘Alone In My Mind,’ Filmed at The Social

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Directed by Paul Kelly of Heavenly Films, watch Eaves perform EP track ‘Alone In My Mind’ in the basement of The Social:

As premiered by Pigeons and Planes, read the exclusive Q&A with Jospeph Lyons here.

Kelly also filmed a rehearsal tape featuring EP title track ‘As Old As The Grave’:

As Old As The Grave’ is available as a limited 7″ on Monday 10th November.


You can stream the full EP via Eaves Soundcloud:


After a successful show at the Blue Flowers night at George IV, Chiswick, Eaves is due to support Nick Mulvey on his European later this month.



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The Voyeurs’ ‘Rhubarb Rhubarb’ now streaming on NME.com

The Voyeurs - Rhubarb Rhubarb

The Voyeurs second album ‘Rhubarb Rhubarb’ is now available to stream in full exclusively on NME.com.


“The East London group have ditched their frontman’s name from their moniker but on album two, The Voyeurs continue their electrifying voyage into ‘70s art-punk.”NME

“Rhubarb Rhubarb is scuzzy but smart, surging between primitive playfulness and something more malevolent. The chugging ‘Train To Minsk’ sounds like Berlin Iggy meeting The Sweet, while ‘Damp Walls’ is a wired VU-esque wig-out.”UNCUT 8/10

The album is out next week on Monday 10th November.

‘Stunners’, the first single to be taken from Rhubarb Rhubarb, is out now as a limited 7″ with the B-side Orgy #2.


Fresh from supporting Fat White Family on their UK dates, the band are due to headline their own shows in October and November before heading to Europe in early December to support The Horrors.

Check the updated list of live dates below: previously announced dates in Southampton, Bedford, Bristol, Cardiff and Leamington Spa have been postponed but are due to be re-scheduled for February 2015.

Purchase tickets for the UK shows here.

Purchase tickets for the European dates with The Horrors here.


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WATCH: Cherry Ghost ‘The World Could Turn’ video

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Shortlist Magazine have premiered the new Cherry Ghost video for ‘Herd Runners’ track ‘The World Could Turn.’


We’re delighted to be able to premiere the video for the second single taken from their third opus, Herd Runners (out now), and, once again Aldred’s big-hearted voice is on epic form. — Shortlist Magazine


“Recorded in Sheffield with long-term Richard Hawley collaborator Colin Elliot and mixed in Bath with Dan Austin, ‘Herd Runners’ is ten perfectly crafted tales of heartbreak and hope.”

It received great critical acclaim:


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