On Sunday July 5th we hosted an all day event with Harvest Sun Promotions at one of our favourite venues in the UK, Liverpool’s Kazimier. As part of our Heavenly 25 celebrations, the event showcased a large number of our current roster split between The Kazimier Gardens and the indoor club.
The day featured a special ‘LEGS’ performance from Stealing Sheep as well as a headline show from The Wytches and sets from King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard, The Voyeurs, Hooton Tennis Club, Gwenno, Kid Wave and Duke Garwood. Plus, The Heavenly Jukebox enjoyed playing records in the garden, whilst local legend Bernie Connor spun records in-between bands to a dancing crowd inside the club.
Following the success of our Heavenly 25 event at Hebden Bridge Trades Club in January, we couldn’t resist a summer party, a great excuse to bring you more live music from our current and ever growing roster.
Prior to the event label founder Jeff Barrett spoke to Liverpool magazine Bido Lito about 25 years of the label with illustrations from Hooton Tennis Club’s James Madden.
Read the article here.
Liverpool Echo also ran a piece on the label, featuring Barrett’s musical affiliation with the city:
“Heavenly has been in a love affair with Liverpool for a few years now. I dunno what it is exactly, but there’s a DIY spirit and a sense of camaraderie that we find endearing and well, proper.
“There’s also a lot of very lovely people around. Stealing Sheep introduced us to a lot of interesting folk but honorary mentions must go to Carl Hunter for his undying passion and sheer give-a-f***ness.
“It was Carl that turned us onto Hoon Tennis Club and we love how he’s operating at Edge Hill University. Timo and the Tea Street gang for just being. Bill Ryder-Jones for just being maverick. Tom Harvest Sun for putting on great shows and giving them boss (‘scuse me) posters and the utterly brilliant All We Are — who we truly wish we could call Heavenly artists. We did our best.”
Read the full article here.
Over all we had a fantastic time in one of our favourite cities. A special thanks to local promotor Tom at Harvest Sun, The Kazimier for being a great venue, our acts who played, Bernie Connor for playing records and everyone who came to make it a memorable occasion.
Believe In Magic.…
Join us on saturday the 11th of July for this summers Independent Label Market in the Old Spitalfields Market, where we’ll be setting up shop for the day with a limited number of signed records by Stealing Sheep, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Hooton Tennis Club, Eaves, Duke Garwood and Kid Wave, as well as various records and CDs by Temples, The Wytches, Mark Lanegan, The Voyeurs, H. Hawkline and more.
We will also have T shirts, Tote Bags and other Heavenly merchandise for sale as well.
Plus, we’ll be sharing our stall with Caught by the River, who will be selling books, records, and fanzines.
We’re excited that the Brewer’s Market will be making a return too, which will make for a fun afternoon and keep us going through the day.
Released in the UK and Europe on Heavenly Recordings on August 21st, the lead single sharing the same name will be released as a limited 7” on July 6th.
To coincide with the single release, the duo have shared a new video for ʻHermits On Holidayʼ which premiered on Pitchfork:
“Le Bon and Presley have released a lo-fi performance video for “Hermits on Holiday”, directed by themselves, in which the two stroll through towns and hills; Presley’s parents appear in the video as well, dancing in the background.” — Pitchfork
Listen to ʻHermitʼs On Holidayʼ here.
You can pre-order the album, 7” & an exclusive DRINKS t-shirt via their Bandcamp page.
We’re pleased to announce that the duo are also playing a series of UK shows and festivals, including our Heavenly 25 stage at End of The Road Festival on September 5th.
09–05 Larmer Tree Gardens, England — End Of The Road
09–06 Portmeirion, Wales — Festival No.6
09–08 Glasgow, Scotland — CCA
09–09 Manchester, England — Soup Kitchen
09–10 London, England — Lexington
09–11 Brighton, England — The Hope
09–12 London, England — On Blackheath
Following our Heavenly weekend at Hebden Bridge Trades Club earlier this year, we couldnʼt help but throw another birthday bash this summer, after all we are only 25 once, right?
We have pulled together a bill which covers a large chunk of our roster. There will be a special performance from Stealing Sheep as well as King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard, The Wytches, Gwenno, Hooton Tennis Club, Kid Wave, The Voyeurs and Duke Garwood playing across the venue and gardens.
To get you in the party spirit, we also made this tasty Spotify playlist to coincide with the
Believe In Magic…
We’re really excited to announce that this summer Forever Heavenly are doing a special re-issue of a genuine lost classic. On August 14th we will be releasing ‘My Personal Culloden’ an album of poetry by Jock Scot with musical accompaniment and production by the Nectarine No.9.
Listen to the track ʻThereʼs A Hole In Daddyʼs Armʼ here.
“The rock star who has worked with Ian Dury, The Clash, Vivian Stanshall, The Libertines and British Sea Power.
Jock is to be the subject of a biographical film, currently being completed by Robert Rubbish and to include new interviews with Shane MacGowan, Peter Doherty, Neneh Cherry, Anna Chancellor, Suggs, Baxter Dury, Keith Allen and many more. There will be a bit of a wait as the film is due to open in August 2015.” — The Ransom Note
1. Easy To Write
2. Gay Paean To Thierry
3. Above The Volcano
4. Somebodyʼs Yearning
5. Tape Your Head On
6. Just Another Fucked Up Little Druggy
7. Farewell To FERODO
8. Thereʼs a Hole In Daddyʼs Arm
9. Good God
10. Domestic Bliss
11. Thunder Over Kilburn
12. A Certain Beauty
13. Norman Vaughanʼs Blues
14. The Underdog
￼￼15. White Cars Passing By
16. All Over The World, Girls Are Dreaming
18. Going Off Someone
Jock will be reading from the album and discussing his life with the aforementioned Robert Rubbish and writer Roy Wilkinson at our ‘State of Independents’ event at the The House of St Barnabas on July 11th. This event will also feature performances from Duke Garwood, Gwenno & Stealing Sheep.
We’re pleased to announce that following Hooton Tennis Clubʼs singles ʻJasper / Standing Kneesʼ and ʻKathleen Sat on The Arm of Her Favourite Chairʼ the band will release their debut album this summer.
Full Track Listing:
Up In The Air
Iʼm Not Going Roses Again
Something Much Quicker Than Anyone But Jennifer Could Ever Imagine Jasper
Always Coming Back 2 You
Kathleen Sat On The Arm Of Her Favourite Chair
…And Then Camilla Drew Fourteen Dots On Her Knee
Fall In Luv
Ahead of the release Hooton Tennis Club are playing a number of festivals and UK shows supporting label mates King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard.
The band are also playing our Heavenly 25 celebration at The Kazimier in Liverpool on July 5th. Other performances that day will come from Stealing Sheep, The Wytches, King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard, Duke Garwood, Kid Wave, The Voyeurs and Gwenno.
Released digitally on Friday 17th July, purchase the LP here.
We’re pleased to announce that Eaves is playing at a number of UK & European festivals this summer as well as supporting Mumford and Sons on their Italian dates.
Following these shows, Eaves hits the road for an Autumn headline tour in October,
including the biggest London show to date at Bush Hall. See the poster below for dates:
14/10 Ballater, The Deeside Inn http://bit.ly/1FvNBG8
15/10 Elgin, The Drouthy Cobbler http://bit.ly/1cz7x2T
16/10 Stornoway, Woodlands Centre http://bit.ly/1KOlqsR
17/10 Ullapool, The Ceilidh Place http://bit.ly/1dgwNLR
18/10 Edinburgh, Sneaky Petes http://bit.ly/1cz7SlZ
20/10 Stockton on Tees, The Georgian Theatre http://bit.ly/1ALQC97
21/10 Hebden Bridge, Trades Club http://bit.ly/1KG2pWp
22/10 London, Bush Hall http://bit.ly/1FvMZQR
23/10 Ramsgate, Ramsgate Music Hall http://bit.ly/1FvNo62
24/10 Bristol, Start the Bus http://bit.ly/1RLDPYk
26/10 Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach http://bit.ly/1FvOcI0
27/10 Birmingham, Hare & Hounds 2 http://bit.ly/1FvMZQR
28/10 Leeds, Brudenell Social Club http://bit.ly/1FvMZQR
29/10 Manchester, Soup Kitchen http://bit.ly/1FvMZQR
We’re pleased to announce that Hooton Tennis Club have unveiled a new single titled ʻKathleen Sat on The Arm of Her Favourite Chair.ʼ Out on Monday 29th June, the 7” will feature B-side ʻNew Shoes.ʼ
To coincide with the track, the band have revealed a new video which seeʼs them frolicking in the park as well as performing at our Heavenly 25 birthday party at Hebden Bridge Trades Club, earlier this year.
Watch the video here:
This summer the band play a number of festivals, as well as supporting label mates King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard on their UK tour.
We are pleased to announce that Kid Wave have a new video for their forthcoming single ‘Wonderlust.’
“The song is emotionally gripping as Emmery’s low voice rises behind the wave of crashing guitar chords. Similar to the nostalgic nature of their glam gloom sound, the video has a dated quality to it as the camera spins around in a hazy, faded out state.” — Nylon
“It’s the kind of song — carefree with zero inhibitions — that could easily spell liftoff for this band.” DIY
“Drenched in hooky guitars and dishevelled distortion, the band mine a glittery vein of rock that recalls ‘90s legends like Hole.” The Line Of Best Fit
The band will be releasing their debut album of the same title in June. More details to follow soon.
The quartet have also announced some dates for next month, playing four shows in the capital: north, east, west and south.
05 London, Brixton Windmill
12 London, Stillery
24 London, Sebright Arms
25 Manchester, Night & Day
30 London, Rough Trade West (acoustic set)