We’re pleased to announce that Heavenly Recordings has been included in the final episode of BBC4 documentary ‘Music for Misfits: The Story of Indie.’
The programme which focuses on the impact of independent record labels features interviews with Heavenly Recordings founder Jeff Barrett, Saint Etienne band member & author Bob Stanley and current Heavenly artist Gwenno.
The programme is available to watch back on BBC Iplayer, here.
We’re also delighted that the programme features our friends at Rough Trade Records, Domino & Shape Records. There are interviews with 1965 Records founder James Endeacott and regular Caught by the River contributor and author of ‘How Soon is Now’ Richard King.
An insight into the ups and downs of independent record labels, it’s a must watch for fans of music and indie labels. Mark Radcliffe navigates the three part series from the incarnation of indie labels in the 1970s to their strong continuation and links with new and alternative music in the present day.
Directed by Dougal Wilson, the video is set in the heart of the British countryside and see’s the girls take part in traditional Morris dancing.
On the video, Wilson says:
“The idea for Apparition came from the fact that the song had a mysterious, hypnotic feeling, and the fact that I’ve always found Morris dancing slightly strange and psychedelic,” says the video’s director, Dougal Wilson. “I’d also wanted to revisit Morris dancing since I made a Four Tet video in 2003, where I simply cut existing Morris footage to music. Since then, I’d always wanted to take the idea further by actually having a band learn Morris dancing themselves, and this seemed like an appropriate opportunity given the unexpected contrast of the girls’ personalities with the characters in a genuine Morris side.”
Read more about the making of the video on The Guardian website.
‘Apparition’ will be the third single from the bands critically acclaimed album ‘Not Real.’
The band recently scooped up the award for best music video at this years https://www.facebook.com/RaindanceFilmFestLondon for their video of the albums title track.
Following a series of festivals and headline shows, the trio are due to support Django Django & Maxmio Park on their UK shows this winter. Plus, the band are hosting their third unique ‘Mythopoeia III’ event at The Kazimier on November 28th.
The video was created by Lionel Williams, who explained that “‘1518’ is an augmented reality video made with Unity where one can pivot & look around a celestial environment with a phone / tablet – as well as with a computer using the arrow keys that appear on the video”.
“The footage was shot at the center of a black hole, where 360 degree realities are apparent from all angles of human ocular vestiges, achieved merely by the alchemical compounding of mercurial gauze and the potentiality of sight-based-probability. Blue gold transmuted higher dimensional knots out into single strands of animation, which illuminates the pathway of inner archaic futures, i.e. paradoxical bath time.”
Fever The Ghost go on tour across the US from the end of October, see the dates below and grab tickets here.
Oct 28: The Rebel Lounge w/ CHEATAHS — Phoenix, AZ
Oct 30: LIVE AT LUX w/ Isaiah The Mosaic & Epic Runs — Fort Worth, TX
Oct 31: The Hi-Tone w/ SPACEFACE, Isaiah The Mosaic and Fever Dream — Memphis, TN
Nov 01: Gasa Gasa w/ Shmu — New Orleans, LA
Nov 02: Aisle 5 — Atlanta, GA
Nov 03: Duke Coffeehouse — Durham, NC
Nov 04: Boot and Saddle — Philadelphia, PA
Nov 05: Strange Matter — Richmond, VA
Nov 06: Piano’s — New York, NY
Nov 07: Alphaville — Brooklyn, NY
Nov 09: Mahall’s — Lakewood, OH
Nov 10: Subterranean — Chicago, IL
Nov 11: Vega — Lincoln, NE
Nov 12: Lost Lake Lounge — Denver, CO
Nov 14: The Olympic — Boise, ID
Nov 15: Bunk Bar — Portland, OR
Nov 16: Barboza – Seattle, WA
Nov 18: Brick & Mortar — San Francisco, CA
“Opening with a guitar instrumental reminiscent of Nick Drake or Jackson C Frank, Eaves’ rich, earthy vocals are swiftly draped, hypnotically, over the top.”
The Deluxe Edition of the LP comes out on the 16th of October and will feature brand new tracks, including ‘Ceremony’ as well as ‘Jack Madness’ and two others.
Also be sure to catch Eaves on tour this month, starting with four intimate solo gigs across Scotland before being joined by a band across the rest of the UK. The tour includes a very special headline show at London’s Bush Hall.
Purchase ‘Wonderlust’ here.
We’re delighted to have Bobby Gillespie & Andrew Inns of Primal Scream playing records and Bob Stanley & Pete Wiggs from Saint Etienne will be behind the decks too. Of course, the Heavenly Jukebox will be spinning magic throughout the evening as well.
The night follows Fred Perry’s sponsorship of our black and white ‘Heavenly 25′ portrait exhibition which celebrates our current roster at 25 years. The exhibit was hosted at Rough Trade East throughout September to co-inside with Rough Trade Shops double CD ‘Heavenly 25′ compilation.
The photographs have also been placed in a pocket sized ‘Heavenly 25′ yearbook, which is available to purchase for the price of P&P here. Photographer and friend Brian David Stevens took the photographs, visit Brian’s website here.
Keep your eyes open for the special guest announcement…
…Believe In Magic.
“The cyclical, toying acoustic guitar line provides a place for the vocal to rest, gently unfurling with a rare sense of grace.”
Listen to the track here.
The Deluxe edition of ‘What Green Feels Like’ featuring four new songs (listen out for another track stream soon) will be released on October 16th and can be pre-ordered here.
Watch the video for the album’s latest single ‘As Old As The Grave’ here.
Eaves will also be going on tour this October, check out the dates below and purchase tickets here.
The track premiered on Beat Magazine, who had this to say: “The super sonic highspeed original take on the track has been given a make over by Total Control’s Mike Young, who has warped Reactor into a spaced out ska jam.”
‘Reactor’ will be released as a 7″ single, with a previously unreleased demo of album track ‘Televangelist’ on the B side, on November 6th and is available for pre-order here.
Listen to the original version of ‘Reactor’ here.
The track is taken from the band’s debut album ‘We Are Nots’, which we will be releasing on November 20th and can be pre-ordered here.
To coincide with these releases, Nots are going on a European tour in November, including playing a very special Heavenly 25 show at the Garage in London (more on that to be announced soon). Check out the dates below, and get your tickets here.
“‘Trapdoor’ is a funky one, using a syncopated groove with punctuation from flute riffs, echo-heavy violin, and lots of shaker.” –Noisey
‘Paper Mâché Dream Balloon’ is available to pre-order here.
The Noisey article also included some photos taken by the band on their recent US tour, including these:
Whilst on tour, the band stopped by KEXP to film a session, where they played “The River” from ‘Quarters’ (available here) as well as the classic quadruple whammy of “I’m In Your Mind/I’m Not In Your Mind/Cellophane/I’m In Your Mind Fuzz” from the 2014 album ‘I’m In Your Mind Fuzz’ (available here).
We’re excited that Fever The Ghost are bringing their live sorcery to the UK for a trio of UK dates next week. The LA four piece will play the following shows:
The band release their first full length LP titled ‘Zirconium Meconium’ on Friday 25th September, it features the bands single ‘1518.’ ‘1518’ also features on the Rough Trade Shops ‘Heavenly 25′ compilation alongside the bands magical cover of label mates Temples ‘Keep In The Dark.’ The bands album follows last years ‘Crab in Honey EP’ which was released on blue and red vinyl.
Ahead of the album release, Clash Magazine have premiered album track ‘Sun Moth’:
“It contains an airy, grey-flecked beauty. A spectrum of light erupting from a dusty tomb, you can peer into its heady resurrection below.”