Make Noise Wales presents Stealing Sheep & Guests

Make Noise Wales

MAKE NOISE WALES

Following last year’s successful parties in Scotland, Make Noise returns to Wales in 2016 for dates in Carmarthen, Newport, Cardiff, Pontypridd and Aberystwyth. The tour features Heavenly Recordings very own Stealing Sheep and R.Seiliog, whilst the Cardiff date sees Make Noise join forces with Swn Festival for two very special events.

The Make Noise manifesto remains the same: programming cutting edge electronic music events and making entry 100% FREE in exchange for a piece of electrical recycling. Party goers just need to bring something to hand over at the door; a broken mobile phone, hairdryer or laptop — anything with a plug or a battery! Since it began, Make Noise has packed out venues all round the UK and recycled tonnes of electronic waste.

The first date takes place on Friday 14th October when Make Noise heads to The Parrot Music Bar in Carmarthen. Nights follow at Le Pub in Newport on Friday 21st October, Clwb Y Bont in Pontypridd on Friday 11th November and Rummers Wine Bar in Aberystwyth on Saturday 12th November. All of the above dates will see headliners Stealing Sheep and R.Seiliog take to the stage.

Proudly celebrating it’s 10th Birthday in 2016, Swn Festival has established itself as Wales best multi-venue city festival. Saturday 22nd October will see Make Noise take over Gwdihw Café Bar and see performances from Gallops, Braids, Accu and The Contact High. The party continues the following day at O’Neill’s with Stealing Sheep, Melt Yourself Down, Tender Prey, Amber Arcades, Jordan Mackampa, Rhain, Joseph J Jones, Tail Feather and Adverse Camber all on the bill.
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Stealing Sheep
Stealing Sheep

Liverpool’s Stealing Sheep are Becky Hawley, Emily Lansley and Lucy Mercer. The band met in 2010 and work together creating music and visual art. The unifying theme of the new album ‘Not Real’ is an interplay of fact and fiction; the edge of dreams and limits of reality. These visions are grounded by bright melodies and insistent beats and unified by vocal harmonies; sometimes metronomic and chant-like, sometimes choral and pop. It follows their debut, ‘Into the Diamond Sun’, released in 2012 by Heavenly Recordings. The first album morphed their individual styles to create a ‘medieval-kraut-folk’ inspired sound. They were described as an unanticipated ‘pagan pop revival’ and since its release have toured as guests of Postal Service and Alt-J, opened for St.Vincent in Paris, performed the songs of David Lynch at the Barbican and collaborated with the Radiophonic Workshop on an original soundtrack to the cult 70’s science fiction film ‘Le Planete Sauvage’.

Originating from the pine coned hills of Peniel, North Wales. R.Seiliog is the alias ofskewed musician/producer Robin Edwards. Following the warm analog psychedelia of 2012’s Shuffles EP, and 2013’s Doppler — a wide-eyed homage to Krautrock, prolific outsider Seiliog presented his debut album In Hz, an interconnected work of convoluted drone, pulses and Kosmische electronics that tap into woozy flashbacks of’90s house, minimal techno and avant-garde.
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Make Noise started in 2010, a unique partnership between European Recycling Platform (ERP) and Heavenly Recordings, the project has toured the country promoting the importance of recycling WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) to 18–25 year olds with help from the UK’s top DJs and producers. Bestival founder Rob Da Bank played the very first party alongside Jackmaster in London and since then The 2 Bears, Radio One’s Benji B, Boddika, JETS, SecondCity, Citizen, Martelo, Green-money, Kidnap Kid, DJ Die and many more have all performed at Make Noise events up and down the UK.

ERP is one of the UK’s leading e-waste, batteries and packaging recycling schemes. Producers of electronic goods and batteries work with registered recycling schemes, such as ERP, to collect and treat WEEE and waste batteries on their behalf. ERP members include Electrolux, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft and Sony.
Resource Efficiency Wales Ltd are the managing organisation that facilitates the South Wales Waste Management Group. The SWWMG is a group of twelve collaborating local authorities, nine of which are participants in a regional WEEE Producer Compliance Scheme contract. The contract is led by the local authority of Rhondda Cynon Taff, and includes Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Merthyr Tydfil, Newport and Powys.

Heavenly Recordings have been putting out records since 1991 and celebrated their 25th year as a label in 2015. Heavenly has worked with the Manic Street Preachers, Saint Etienne, Temples, Doves, The Magic Numbers, TOY and many more as well as being involved in the London night life institution, The Social.

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Event Details

Stealing Sheep

Friday 14th OctoberThe Parrot Music Bar, Carmarthen

Friday 21st OctoberLe Pub, Newport

Saturday 22nd OctoberGwdihw Café Bar, Cardiff (Swn Festival)

Sunday 23rd OctoberO’Neill’s, Cardiff (Swn Festival)

Friday 11th NovemberClwb Y Bont, Pontypridd

Saturday 12th NovemberRummers Wine Bar, Aberystwyth

EPR Recycling
Resource Efficiency Wales
Heavenly Recordings
Stealing Sheep
R.Seiliog

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New Shows: The Wytches to support Jamie T on extensive UK Tour

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We’re delighted to announce that The Wytches will be the main support for Jamie T on his extensive UK tour this Autumn. The tour begins in Dublin at the end of the month and includes three sold out Brixton Academy shows, concluding in Cambridge towards the end of October.

See the poster here for the full dates:

The Wytches support Jamie T in the UK

With many of the shows already sold out, check tickets here for availability on remaining shows here.

The bands current single ‘C-side’ has also been playlisted on BBC 6 Music, you can tune into the playlist on Spotify, Listen here.

“‘C-Side’ emerges as a natural consequence of their raw, despair-filled Annabel Dream Reader sound, adding an extra brouillage to its macabre quality.“
The 405

The track is as demonic as the band have become famous for, with a bewitching guitar line set over Kristian Bell’s howling vocal.
DIY Magazine

The new record ‘All Your Happy Life’ is out on September 30th.

While ‘Annabel Dream Reader’ flipped constantly from highs to lows, ‘All Your Happy Life’ perfects the notion of living under a black cloud throughout. Gloomy, grey but definitely not dull, The Wytches have cast another stellar spell.”
DIY Magazine ★★★★

From the building ‘Ghost House’ to the stand out lead track ‘C-side,’ this The Wytches’ most potent spell yet.”
Upset Magazine ★★★★

All Your Happy Life’ is a wonderfully fully-formed second effort from The Wytches: from start to finish the sound doesn’t compromise its jagged raw edge, while still finding room to develop.”
Dork Magazine ★★★★

You can pre-order ‘All Your Happy Life’ from several great record shops: Rough Trade | Piccadilly Records | Drift | Resident.

Following the album release, the band head out on their biggest headline UK tour to date:

The Wytches Tour Poster

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The Wytches have a new track ‘Hannover Square’ over at NME.com

The Wytches

The Wytches have a new track ‘Hannover Square,’ premiered by NME Magazine:

The song features as the B-side to ‘C-Side’, which is available as a limited 7” and is available here.‘C-Side’ previews the band’s new album ‘All Your Happy Life’, the track was made with producer Luke Olfield at his Toerag Studios in London.

LISTEN HERE:

“A tale of woozy heads, and melancholy hanging thick in the air, ‘Hannover Square’ doesn’t appear on the band’s upcoming second album, but its counterpart ‘C-Side’ does.” DIY Magazine

“Hannover Square’ is a haunting track with dark lullaby undertones, produced by vocalist Kristian Bell“
– The 405

The track is the ‘B-side’ to their single ‘C-side’ and features on a very limited 7″ which you can pre-order on the bands website here.

The band release the new album ‘All Your Happy Life’ on September 30th.

FULL ALBUM TRACK-LISTING AND PRE-ORDERS HERE.

We’re also delighted to introduce The Wytches new band member Mark Breed who joins Kristian, Gianni, and Dan making the band a quartet.

The quartet will head out on their biggest shows to date this November, including a huge show at London’s Electric Ballroom.

The Wytches Tour Poster

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TOY announce their new single ‘I’m Still Believing’ ahead of their new album.

TOY

This Autumn TOY release their third album ‘Clear Shot.’ The band have announced that the first single from the record is ‘I’m Still Believing.’ Lauren Laverne played the track on her BBC Radio 6 Music show which you can listen to here. NME Magazine premiered the track online:

“The new album was recorded with producer David Wrench in late 2015, and mixed in LA by Chris Coady – who’s worked with Beach House, Smith Westerns and Yeah Yeah Yeahs. New single ‘I’m Still Believing’ follows the reveal of new track ‘Fast Silver’ last month and premieres below. It’s an upbeat, perfectly formed breakup song, and it’s also probably one of the most straightforward things TOY have ever produced.” NME Magazine

LISTEN HERE:

“I’m Still Believing’ is the most classic, reverential TOY have ever sounded. It finds Tom Dougall and co. ditching outward-thinking, expansive rock for something cleaner and melodically sharper.”
DIY Magazine

The new album ‘Clear Shot’ is released on October 28th. FULL ALBUM TRACK-LISTING & PRE-ORDERS CAN BE FOUND HERE.

The band have also previewed the track ‘Fast Silver’ from the record, which you can listen too over on Stereogum here.

This Autumn the band are playing a series of headline UK shows, including their biggest London show to date at the Electric Brixton.

TOY Autumn Tour Dates

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Hooton Tennis Club announce their new single Katy-Anne Bellis

Hooton Tennis Club

Photograph by Rob Blackham
We love the detail in this photograph, a painted wall in Liverpool as an ode to the sunset in Moray Firth, Helmsdale where the band recorded the album.

This Autumn Hooton Tennis Club release their new album ‘Big Box of Chocolates.’ We’re excited to announce the first single from the album ‘Katy-Anne Bellis.’

It’s a brisk yet alluringly heartfelt ode to band member Ryan’s ex-flatmate, Katy-Anne, on which Ryan states: ‘She’d lived in the house for one year and three months. It’s just a mushy song about moving house and staying in touch’.

LISTEN TOKATY-ANNE BELLISHERE:

“Recorded by Edwyn Collins at his studio in the Scottish Highlands, it feels like a natural evolution from the group’s much-loved (in these parts) debut.‘Katy-Anne Bellis’ is a coy, bittersweet ode to a former flat mate, finding the profound in the most humble of circumstance.
Oh, and the guitars can still shred… tune in now.”
– Clash Magazine

The new album ‘Big Box of Chocolates’ is released on Friday October 21st.It was recorded in Helmsdale, Scotland where Edwyn Collins produced the record.
ALBUM TRACK-LISTING AND PRE-ORDERS.

We’re excited that the band will be touring the record this Autumn across Europe:

BBOC TOUR POSTER 2

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On the Road this Autumn…Heavenly Tour Dates & Tickets

Autumn Tour Dates

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Night Beats

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The Parrots

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The Wytches

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The Wytches

Hooton Tennis Club

Hooton Tennis Club

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Amber Arcades

Amber Arcades

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Hooton Tennis Club announce new album ‘Big Box of Chocolates’

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We’re delighted to announce that Hooton Tennis Club will release their second album ‘Big Box of Chocolates’ on Friday October 21st.

This records follows last years critically acclaimed debut album ‘Highest Point in Cliff Town.’ This time round the record was produced by Edwyn Collins at his Clashnarrow Studios in Helmsdale, Scotland.

Here’s a cheeky album trailer from the band:

If their debut album, Highest Point In Cliff Town, released in August last year, was the band’s sprightly statement of intent, Big Box of Chocolates may well be their coming-of-age: a record that retains all the colour and invention of their debut, while being elevated by richer instrumentation and lyrics that hint at slightly heavier themes: love and loss, nihilism and the ‘non-spaces’ of Northern England, all delivered in the band’s typically laconic, bittersweet style, like a Mersey Beat Murakami.

The dozen tracks continue the band’s knack of combining catchy off-kilter riffs with droll storytelling; album narrators – vocalists and guitarists Ryan Murphy and James Madden – seem to straddle optimism and uncertainty with their lyrics, whether singing about their internal worlds or commenting on a motley cast of characters (Bootcut Jimmy, BBC 6Music presenter Lauren Laverne, Lazers Linda…) who turn up across the album’s 41 minutes to amuse, tempt or torment them. Whether fictional (the awkward genius Jimmy ‘looking shifty in his new shoes’) or real (Ryan’s ex-housemate immortalised in first single ‘Katy-Anne Bellis’), each character shares an equal platform, all revered in Hooton’s own low-key way.

FULL ALBUM TRACKLISTING HERE
PRE-ORDER SIGNED LPS & CDS HERE
PRE-ORDER THE DIGITAL ALBUM HERE

PRE-ORDER SIGNED COPIES OF THE LP OR CD HERE.
PRE-ORDER THE DIGITAL ALBUM HERE.

The band are also going to be playing the record live with a headline European tour this Autumn:

BBOC TOUR POSTER 2

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New Video Alert | King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard | Robot Stop

King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard

The latest video for King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard’s ‘Nonagon Infinity’ edition from Jason Galea is the video for ‘Robot Stop.’

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE:

Purchase ‘Nonagon Infinity’ here.

‘Precision freak-beat brilliance, delivered at maximum velocity’
MOJO ★★★★

“After recent diversions into cool jazz and acoustica, the eighth album finally trowels on their speciality — the pulsating, Super Furry Animals-style psychedelia of 2014’s ‘Head On/Pill’, extended over a whole album…It’s seemless, silly, but seriously good.”
Q Magazine ★★★★

“The rusty screech of Robot Stop kickstarts the record, before Gamma Knife careens down a midnight motorway on a flame-streaked motorbike”
The Guardian ★★★★

“Quite possibly the heaviest they’ve ever trod, last year’s dream-pop stopgap ‘Paper Mache Dream Balloon’ feels like exactly that — a hazy, subconscious memory. ‘Nonagon Infinity,’ by contrast, relishes the darkness. Whenever the rhythmic repetition threatens déjà vu, they take a left turn, ‘Gamma Knife’ in particular a probing, exploratory box of bells , whistles and harmonics solos.”
DIY Magazine ★★★★

We’re excited that the band are back in Europe to play Greenman Festival & End of the Road before heading out on a huge headline tour with several London shows to get excited about.

After selling out the Electric Brixton and a matinée performance at the Moth Club, the band have announced an additional evening performance at the Moth Club on Monday 29th of August. That’s bank holiday Monday!

King Gizzard European Tour Poster

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TOY announce new album ‘Clear Shot’ with the launch of ‘Fast Silver’

TOY

This Autumn TOY will release their third album, titled ‘Clear Shot’ on Heavenly Recordings.

Produced by David Wrench, It’s the bands most coherent and confident album to date; lushly cinematic, shot through with their most expressive melodies thus far and coated with a ‘sheen’ courtesy of Chris Coady (Beach House, Smith Westerns, Yeah Yeah Yeahs), who mixed the album in LA with some of the reverbs and vocal processors used on Purple Rain, across the 10-tracks strands of ideas appear, sink and re-emerge in an almost modal jazz manner. Clear Shot sees TOY working both in bigger colours and more minutely crafted detail, achieving an altogether higher level of artistry than before.

The new record follows the bands self titled debut in 2012 and their second release ‘Join The Dots’ in 2013. ‘Clear Shot’ is released on Friday October 28th.

FULL TRACKLISTING & PRE-ORDERS CAN BE FOUND HERE.

Ahead of the release, Stereogum have premiered a new track ‘Fast Silver’:

“Their new album, Clear Shot — the group’s third studio LP — is out later this fall and is led by “Fast Silver,” a playful mid-tempo trip that balances brooding overcast with punchy keyboard motifs. Vocalist Tom Dougall’s moan pushes through the band’s hazy atmospherics, punctuated by meandering guitar and flickering percussion. It’s deliriously delicious grunge-tinted acid-pop, loosely performed, yet impeccably assembled.”

LISTEN TOFAST SILVERHERE:

“First single “Fast Silver” is a little different for band, eschewing their usual pummeling motoroiks for something more atmospheric and moody.”
Brooklyn Vegan

“It’s a spiky return, with those early psychedelic influences wrapped around a post-punk chassis.”
Clash Music

This Autumn the band are playing a series of headline European shows, including their biggest London show to date at the Electric Brixton.

TOY Autumn Tour Dates

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The Wytches release their new single C-side and announce new shows

The Wytches

Ahead of the release of the bands second album ‘All Your Happy Life,’ The Wytches have released their new single ‘C-side.’

LISTEN HERE:

“‘C-Side’ emerges as a natural consequence of their raw, despair-filled Annabel Dream Reader sound, adding an extra brouillage to its macabre quality.“
The 405

The track is as demonic as the band have become famous for, with a bewitching guitar line set over Kristian Bell’s howling vocal.
DIY Magazine

Aside from drawing upon their own lives for inspiration, the trio also turned to Tolstoy, Elliot Smith, and underground metal bands as well. The unique intersection between Smith and metal is best heard on lead single “C-Side,” which the band shared today. The track was recorded at Toe Rag by Luke Oldfield, and it clanks and clamors on with heavy reverb while vocalist Kristian Bell monotonously speaks of “endless love.”
Consequence of Sound

All Your Happy Life’ is released on September 30th.
PRE-ORDER THE LP OR CD HERE, Limited coloured vinyl & signed copies.
PRE-ORDER ON ITUNES

The band have also announced their biggest headline shows to date this Autumn:

The Wytches Tour Poster

FULL DATES & TICKETS

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