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.
2. Healthier Folk
5. Dry Food
7. Cushioned Caging
8. Sea Konk
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’:
“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.”
‘Trapdoor’ is the first single to be lifted from King Gizzard’s new album ‘Paper Mâché Dream Balloon’ which is due out on Friday.
“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
We’re excited to announce that the band are also returning to Europe for a series of dates & festivals:
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
1st — Zurich, Mascotte
2nd — Brussels, AB Club
3rd — Paris Fleche, D’Or
4th — Zeewolde, Where The Wild Things Are
Tickets on sale Friday.
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
“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.
21/01 | IR, DUBLIN – THE GRAND SOCIAL
22/01 | UK, LEEDS – HEADROW HOUSE
23/01 | UK, GLASGOW – O2 ABC
24/01 | UK, MANCHESTER – SOUP KITCHEN
25/01 | UK, NOTTINGHAM – THE LOFTHOUSE
26/01 | UK, BRIGHTON – THE HOPE & RUIN
27/01 | UK, LONDON – OSLO
28/01 | FR, LILLE – L’AERONEF
29/01 | FR, PARIS – LA MAROQUINERIE
01/02 | FR, BORDEAUX – LE BOOTLEG
02/02 | FR, LYON – LE MARCHE GARE
03/02 | IT, BOLOGNA – FREAKOUT CLUB
04/02 | IT, BRESCIA – LATTERIA MOLOY
05/02 | CR, ZAGREB – TVORNICA
06/02 | SB, BELGRADE – KC GRAD
08/02 | AT, VIENNA – ARENA
09/02 | DE, MUNICH – BACKSTAGE CLUB
11/02 | CH, VEVEY – ROCKING CHAIR
12/02 | CH, ZURICH – ZUKUNFT
13/02 | CH, GENEVA – L’ECURIE
15/02 | DE, STUTTGART – KELLER CLUB
16/02 | DE, HAMBURG – HAFENKLANG
17/02 | DE, BERLIN – BADEHAUS SZIMPLA
18/02 | DE, DRESDE – GROOVESTATION
19/02 | DE, COLOGNE – TSUNAMI CLUB
20/02 | BE, BRUSSELS – MAGASIN 4
21/02 | NL, UTRECHT – EKKO
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.
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 ****
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.