WATCH: Eaves | As Old As The Grave | HNDGMCHT | Video Session

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At the end of last year Eaves supported Nick Mulvey on his European tour.

Whilst over in Berlin he did a session for HNDGMCHT, performing his EP title track ‘As Old As The Grave.’

Watch the session below:

Purchase his debut EP ‘As Old As The Grave’ EP.

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We are pleased to announce that in February Eaves will be supporting Philip Selway on his European tour.

FULL DATES:

FEBRUARY

03 Amsterdam Paradiso Noord
04 Berlin Club Franz
05 Hamburg Knust
06 Paris La Maroquinerie
07 Brussels Ancienne Belgique Ballroom
11 London QEH
12 Leeds Brudenell Social Club
13 Glasgow King Tuts
14 Manchester Deaf Institute

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The Deep Hum returns to The Social with a host of new acts — January Listings

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Every Wednesday it’s The Deep Hum, our weekly live music night featuring all the best new bands we’re listening to.

In association with Clockwork promotions and bunkered down in the very centre of the city, absorbed in a basement of concrete of our spiritual home, The Social, The Deep Hum At The Heart Of It All will resonate every week with the emerging sounds of some of the best new bands around.

Last year our guests included: The Wytches, The Parrots, H. Hawkline, The Voyeurs, The Young Knives, Grumbling Fur, Fever The Ghost, TIGERCUB, Thee MVPs, Lust, Love L.U.V., The Magic Gang, Blossoms, Kid Wave, FEWS, Blonde Bunny, Hooton Tennis Club, PINK FILM, Loaded, Sheena, C.A.R., Morning Smoke and to name but a few.

Full Deep Hum January Listings


Holy Thursday

7th Jan (Tonight!) – Holy Thursday + Orange Vision
14th Jan – Whyte Horses + The Circles
21st Jan – Velvet Morning + Trojanhorse + Maui
28th Jan – Cristobal and the Sea + Peluché


Cristobal and the Sea

We made a tasty playlist for January with a handful of this months bands featured:

Doors 7pm-1am — £5 entry

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Hooton Tennis Club announce their debut single Jasper / Standing Knees

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We are pleased to announce that on Monday 23rd February Hooton Tennis Club will release their debut single Jasper / Standing Knees.

The single was produced by fellow Merseysider Bill Ryder Jones and will be available to purchase as a limited 7″.

Pre-order the 7″ HERE.

DIY Magazine are premiering the 1st A-side track, ‘Jasper’ which is now available to stream:

Steeped in classical influences, ‘Jasper’ has the attitude of a last limbed, sunken soul and the spirit of a wild awakening. The Liverpool group sing about wasting time in galleries, finding strange truths in the mundane empty hours. Half deadpan and dead-ended, half sharp as a knife, at once they mimic the easeful melodies of Teleman and the emotion-wrung edge of Pavement.

The track’s produced by Bill Ryder Jones, formerly of The Coral. He even let them use the studio in his mum’s house — a lovely gesture.“
DIY Magazine

Like J Mascis, Hooton Tennis Club seem to exude an effortless narcotic charm, creating a warm fuzzy, hypnotic, meandering melancholic sense of languor.“
The VPME

“It’s a wonderfully fuzzy slice of guitar pop. No doubt in awe of Teenage Fanclub and Guided By Voices, there’s a real sense of Englishness to the songwriting – whether that’s in the downbeat melodies, or the lyrics which talk of a wet Wednesday.“
Clash Magazine

An effortless slice of languid lo-fi in the classic Teenage Fanclub, Pavement, Guided By Voices tradition, full of unhurried chord changes and heavy-lidded drumming.“
Northern Transmissons

Named after the sign at the end of their road, the inventive four piece offer a glimpse of lo-fi lethargy with a sparkle that still breaks through the eyes of the song. They’re like a Beckett play but with more drugs and sex. ‘Jasper’ only goes to reaffirm this with it’s lo-fi simplicity and delivery mirrored in it’s romanticising of the mundane.“
Far Out Magazine

So, so happy this is seeing the light of the day again. One of the best songs that surfaced from HTC last year, now juiced up and rereleased as a 7.″
Don’t Need Melody

To co-inside with the single release, the four piece are playing a handful of UK headline shows, a few support dates with our very own H Hawkline and a hometown show at The Shipping Forecast in Liverpool.

Full Dates

06 Sheffield, The Harley (w/ H Hawkline)
13 Nottingham, The Chameleon Arts Cafe (w/ H Hawkline)
15 Leeds, Brudenell Games Room (w/ H Hawkline)
16 Wakefield, Unity Works Minor Hall (w/ H Hawkline)
20 Liverpool, Shipping Forecast
24 Manchester, The Castle
25 Bristol, Louisiana
26 London, The Macbeth

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Plus, the four piece are supporting Stealing Sheep and H Hawkline at our 25th anniversary birthday weekend closing party at Hebden Bridge Trades Club on Sunday 25th January.

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WATCH: King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard live at The Shacklewell Arms

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Photo courtesy of Carolina Faruolo

In November King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard performed a fantastic sold out show at The Shacklewell Arms. It was a mind bending experience for everyone involved and now you can relive it.

The 405 have premiered a video of their belter of a track Head On/Pil:

Earning themselves some well deserved hype, it’s their live sets that will truly blow you away. Luckily for us one of their performances in London last month was captured by Soundyoucansee, as part of their ‘Live at The Shacklewell’ series.

With just one song and close to twenty minutes of mapped out madness, this clip shows just how captivating these seven Aussies are.The 405

The bands new record “I’m In Your Mind Fuzz’ reached great critical acclaim:

They’re too willfully mad to emulate Tame Impala’s success, but if you’re after freaking out, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard’s outrageous noise deserves attention.“
9/10 NME Magazine

As bonkers as their name…brilliant and thrilling“
Irishtimes, ★★★★

They’re at their most exciting when they drone, but not in the mid-paced , two-chord way of so much modern psychedelia: their drone is played at Ramones pace, with Keith Moon fills from the two drummers, and thus the opening four tracks here meld into one 13-minute sprint through the inner wardrobes of your mind.“
The Guardian, ★★★★

Throughout this album’s viscerally thrilling, and expertly motif-filled. As such, it rates amongst the best three or four post-millenial psychedelic rock records.“
MOJO , ★★★★

The band’s fourth album in two years comes with no warnings, and no regulations. I’m In Your Mind Fuzz is the full trip, complete with full on acid-soaked head-rush interspersed with momentary doses of bliss.“
The Line Of Best Fit , Album of The Week

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WATCH: The Wytches full session at Invada Studios for Crack Magazine

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Having concluded their UK tour and played a sold out show at London’s Scala, The Wycthes have done a full session at Invada Studios for Crack Magazine.

Watch the session in full below, featuring the band play tracks from their critically acclaimed debut album ‘Annabel Dream Reader:’


Filmed, edited and directed by: Bad
Recorded and mixed by: Stuart Matthews
Produced by: Billy Black and Jake Applebee

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“Impressive debut from Brighton three-piece…there’s bags of melodic nous just below the surface“
Uncut

“The band’s debut album sounds how Jack White would be if he were as goth as he looks, or like the PIXIES’ Black Francis on one of his more manic days, or, even, like how The Horrors used to, when they were at their most primal… It’s an impressive first LP
Loud and Quiet

“Spend some time with ‘Annabel Dream Reader’ and you’ll begin to feel like you’re listening to an album with your head submerged in a pool of mercury: it’s heavy; wavy; you’ll feel very high and a little sick”
Crack Magazine

Samuel Gull’s cover for ‘Annabel Dream Reader’ has also been nominated for this years Art Vinyl awards, celebrating the most creative and well-designed record covers of the last year.

You can decide the winner by casting a vote here. He also has an exhibition of his ‘Paintings & Cut Out’s’ in the upstairs bar of The Social, Little Portland Street.

For their final tour of the year, The Wytches are supporting The Amazing Snakeheads in France.

Dates & Tickets

9/12 Stereolux, Nantes
10/12 iBoat, Bordeaux
11/12 La Fleche d’or, Paris
13/12 Paloma, Nimes

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Four of our album sleeves have been nominated for Best Art Vinyl of The Year

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We are really pleased to announce that four of our 12″ LP sleeves have been nominated for this years ‘Best Art Vinyl’ Awards.

Art Vinyl celebrates the most creative and well-designed record covers of the last year. We are really delighted to have four nominations in their top 50 list, it’s been a great year for Heavenly artwork.

We would also like to congratulate all of the participating artists.

Our nominations are the sleeves for Cherry Ghost’s ‘Herd Runners’, Temples ‘Sun Structures’, The Wytches ‘Annabel Dream Reader’ and Fever The Ghost’s ‘Crab In Honey EP.’

You can decide the winner by casting a vote:

Cherry Ghost — Herd Runners


Design & Layout — Tom Caslin
Anatomical image ‘Surgical Anatomy’ — Joseph Maclise
Letterpress typeset — Martin Clark and Annelise Appleby

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Temples — Sun Structures


Design & Layout — Tom Caslin
Artwork & Photography — Abbie Stevens

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The Wytches — Annabel Dream Reader


Artwork — Samuel Gull

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Fever The Ghost — Crab In Honey EP

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The winners will be revealed in January 2015.

Best Art Vinyl is in it’s10th year as an industry recognised award for art & design within music, it’s a great celebration of a such a fantastic medium.

You can currently view the nominations as part of the East London Design Show.

Best Art Vinyl founder Andrew Heeps explains:

“While the vinyl revival has quietly gained momentum, Art Vinyl has become the home of contemporary sleeve design, achieving our mission to document the art of this amazing music format right up to the present date. I founded Art Vinyl back in 2004 as I believed that a new generation would still appreciate this format and the added artistic value from the sleeve designs…this annual celebration is most certainly both genre less and ageless.”

Visit the ‘Best Art Vinyl’ website for further information and where to vote:

www.artvinyl.com

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H Hawkline announces new single ‘Moons In My Mirror’ & new album ‘In The Pink of Condition.

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After the ‘Salt Gall Ghouls Box’ compilation dropped earlier this year, we are excited to announce that H Hawkline will be releasing a new album ‘In The Pink of Condition’ next year. The album was recorded at Seahorse Sound Studios in LA and produced by fellow émigré and musical maven Cate Le Bon.

Hawkline (aka Huw Gwynfryn) says the record is, “an album of strange pop.”

Although reluctant to cite a shopping list’s worth of influences, Huw nods to two permanent inspirations – the maverick U.S. author Richard Brautigan (the Hawkline name appropriated from Brautigan’s 1974 ‘gothic western’ The Hawkline Monster) and a just-turned-solo Paul McCartney (Huw namechecks Ram, an album coincidentally recorded when the once-and-future Beatle was also twenty-nine). From the former, a wistful ways with words — songs constructed as slices of life, surrealist observations on the everyday. From the latter — what else would one ask for other than a just smidgeon of MCCartney’s six sense for abundant, tumbling melody?

His third record following 2010’s ‘A Cup Of Salt’ and 2011’s ‘The Strange Uses Of Ox Gall,’ ‘In The Pink of Condition’ is out on Monday 2nd of February.

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Preceding the album is the new single ‘Moons In My Mirror’ which you can listen to below:

As premiered by The Quietus:

“The album gets preceded by a single ‘Moons In My Mirror’ on January 23, and Heavenly have given us a first spin of the track, a three-minute cut of immensely pleasingly wiry post-punk bearing some fine lyrical turns, “I never open my post/ I’m a moronic morose”, a natty earworm that promises much for the long-player.”

Moons In My Mirror’ will be released as a download and limited 7″ on Monday 26h January.

Following his tour supporting Cate Le Bon in the UK this year Hawkline has announced a run of UK dates for February 2015. These dates include a month long residency at Clwb Ifor Bach in Cardiff.

FULL DATES

5th Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
6th Sheffield, The Harley
7th Hay on Wye, The Globe
9th London, Servants Jazz Quarters
10th Bristol, Louisiana
12th Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
13th Nottingham, Chameleon
14th Glasgow, Nice & Sleazys
15th Leeds, Brudenell Games Room
16th Wakefield, Unity Works
17th Hull, Adelphi
18th York , Basement
19th Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
20th Chester, The Compass
21st Birmingham, Sunflower Lounge
23rd Brighton, The Hope
24th Manchester, Gullivers
26th Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach

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Plus, H Hawkline will be joining us at our 25th anniversary weekend at Hebden Bridge. He will playing the Sunday evening bill (25th January) with Stealing Sheep & Hooton Tennis Club.

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WATCH: The new video for Mark Lanegan Band’s ‘Floor of The Ocean.’

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Steve Gullick has produced this fantastically moody video for Mark Lanegan Band’s
’Floor of The Ocean.’

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Floor of The Ocean’ has been lifted from this years record ‘Phantom Radio’ which achieved great critical acclaim:

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★★★★★

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 ★★★★

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 – ★★★★

If you’re new to Lanegan, ‘Floor of the Ocean’ is the entry point here, while long-time fans will lap up ‘Tom Red Heart’ — the prettiest thing he has created since his Isobel Campbell collaborations.”
THE SUNDAY TIMES Album of The Week

Best of all is the swollen melody on ‘Waltzing Blue’ the highlight of a sullen and graceful record that brings out the very best in the gruff veteran.” NME 8/10

A beautiful set that balances Lanegan’s ongoing love of blues and folk with further explorations of the electronic terrain he explored on 2012’s Blues Funeral“
UNCUT – 8/10

A career highlight… The Superb ‘Floor Of The Ocean’ could be the Sisters Of Mercy covering Joy Division, while ‘Torn Red Heart’ might be the most beautiful love song Lanegan has ever recorded“
THE GUARDIAN ★★★★

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Mark Lanegan will be heading out on his European tour in early 2015. We are also pleased that our latest signing Duke Garwood will be joining him as main support on a selection of dates.

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Heavenly to sell records at the annual Social Christmas market

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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!

EVENT DETAILS

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.

PARTY DETAILS

See you at the bar this Christmas.

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

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5 Little Portland Street
London
W1

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New artist announcement: Duke Garwood signs to Heavenly

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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.

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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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