Ahead of the release of the next Hawkline LP ‘proper’ (more to come on that soon!), there’s this:
A vinyl version of: H Hawkline — Salt Ghoul Box Ghouls, previously only available on cassette. This special version is a hand made, vinyl pressing, limited edition of 150 (only 120 in the market place).
Artwork by Huw ‘Hawkline’ Evans, 4 colour screen printed sleeve by David Chatton Barker (Folklore Tapes / Finders Keepers).
£20.00 plus postage & packing.
We are pleased to announce that H.Hawkline has been added to our Heavenly 25th anniversary celebration weekend at Hebden Bridge. Taking place at The Trades Club, between 22— 25 and featuring a good number of our current roster. Hawkline will be joining the Sunday bill with Stealing Sheep and Hooton Tennis Club.
Paul Kelly at Heavenly Films has directed the video for Eaves EP track ‘Timber,’ filmed at Baroque church St Pauli Kirche in Hamburg. Premiered by Q Magazine, the track features on Eaves recently released debut ‘As Old As The Grave’ EP.
Watch the video:
“Using just his voice and a piano, the Leeds-based singer-songwriter carves out an emotional nook in your heart with ease. — The Line of Best Fit
‘As Old As The Grave’ is available to download or purchase as a limited 7″, listen here:
Eaves is joining Nick Mulvey on selected dates of his European tour from November 19th, check the poster for dates:
Jimi Goodwin has a new video for this forthcoming single ‘Lonely At the Drop.’ The latest track to be lifted from his debut album ‘Odludek’ this single will be a digital only release on Jaunary 5th.
The release will also feature a Waves of Fury remix of album track ‘Hope’ and ‘Live Like a River’ remixed by Tea Street Band.
Watch the video:
Loaded Magazine premiered the video as well publishing an exclusive interview with the Doves frontman. Goodwin talks about going solo, his 2014 album ‘Odludek’ and what he is currently listening too. Read the full interview here.
Released earlier this year, Goodwin’s debut solo album ‘Odludek’ is available to purchase now.
Closing 2014 with a SOLD OUT show at Manchester’s Apollo supporting Ben Howard for XFM’s Winter Wonderland, Goodwin will return in 2015 with a performance at our Heavenly 25th anniversary weekend at Hebden Bridge.
Remaining tickets for our Heavenly weekend are available here.
“Sun Structures was Heavenly Recordings 100th release and what a release it is!!. It’s immaculately-crafted pyschedelic pop album that would sit perfectly next to The Byrds, T Rex and Tame Impala. It’s full of psych drenched guitars, the odd burst of the 60′s sounding organ, energetic drums and a collection of bass lines that most bands would kill for.
Bursting with ideas, each track marries a stunning chorus with singer James Bagshaw’s velveteen vocal, a slew of harmonies and kaleidoscopic melodies.”
As their no.1 record of the year, Rough Trade are offering fans a deluxe edition as well as the limited ‘Sun Restructured’ album, the re-animation of their stunning debut by Beyond The Wizard Sleeve’s Erol Alkan & Richard Norris.
‘Sun Structures’ was one of the biggest selling vinyl records of 2014, we couldn’t be more pleased.
As a debut record it received great critical acclaim:
“’Sun Structures’ tapestry drifts effortlessly before the ears, presenting a sustained grandeur of Temples’ vision, lyrics and musicality”
This Is Fake DIY
“A truly mesmerising debut album… James Bagshaw’s crooning vocals take you on a stroll along an LA beach, which climaxes around an English campfire, at Stonehenge, on the Summer Solstice… It’s the sound of ’60s experimentation smashed stunningly into the present day.”
“Twelve shiny nuggets of pure psychedelic pop genius, stamped with the band’s own identity”
Louder Than War
“Retro futurism par excellence… Temples [have] truly mastered the sonic tics of psychedelia”
“A clear reminder of how we fell in love with these guys in the first place… A brilliant debut… If all 2014 psych releases are like this one, it’s going to be one hell of a year.”
The Four Oh Five
“Sun Structures is the best slice of neo-psychedelia since Tame Impala’s Lonerism… It sounds like the rainbow refraction of a prism; like Cleopatra riding a camel made of glass. It sounds like the forefront of the modern psychedelic revolution.”
We are also delighted that another two Heavenly releases reached Rough Trades 100 albums of the year list. The Wytches ‘Annabel Dream Reader’ gained the no. 35 spot and our forthcoming King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard record ‘I’m In Your Mind Fuzz’ reached no.85.
“British-based quartet Kid Wave feel their way through varying strains of garage rock on their upcoming EP. The title, Gloom, doesn’t exactly imply the overall mood of the record, which lands in a beach-y dreamworld at times and a reverberating, psychedelic realm at others. Twisted, driving guitars on “All I Want” are evened out by its sunny, hook-laden chorus. “Young Blood” is where the consistently disaffected vocals are at their best, riding alongside convulsing, surf-inspired riffs. Kid Wave’s serrated edges, wistful lyrics and mid-tempo melodies intertwine on Gloom for four breezy rock ‘n’ roll tracks.” — Wondering Sound
20th Electric Ballroom, London*
21st The Fleece, Bristol*
22nd The Leadmill, Sheffield*
23rd Stereo, Glasgow*
24th Manchester Academy 3, Manchester*
25th Sticky Mikes, Brighton**
26th Bodega, Nottingham**
** King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Kelly also filmed a rehearsal tape featuring EP title track ‘As Old As The Grave’:
‘As Old As The Grave’ is available as a limited 7″ on Monday 10th November.
You can stream the full EP via Eaves Soundcloud:
After a successful show at the Blue Flowers night at George IV, Chiswick, Eaves is due to support Nick Mulvey on his European later this month.
“The East London group have ditched their frontman’s name from their moniker but on album two, The Voyeurs continue their electrifying voyage into ‘70s art-punk.” –NME
“Rhubarb Rhubarb is scuzzy but smart, surging between primitive playfulness and something more malevolent. The chugging ‘Train To Minsk’ sounds like Berlin Iggy meeting The Sweet, while ‘Damp Walls’ is a wired VU-esque wig-out.” — UNCUT 8/10
The album is out next week on Monday 10th November.
‘Stunners’, the first single to be taken from Rhubarb Rhubarb, is out now as a limited 7″ with the B-side Orgy #2.
Check the updated list of live dates below: previously announced dates in Southampton, Bedford, Bristol, Cardiff and Leamington Spa have been postponed but are due to be re-scheduled for February 2015.
Purchase tickets for the UK shows here.
Purchase tickets for the European dates with The Horrors here.
We’re delighted to be able to premiere the video for the second single taken from their third opus, Herd Runners (out now), and, once again Aldred’s big-hearted voice is on epic form. — Shortlist Magazine
“Recorded in Sheffield with long-term Richard Hawley collaborator Colin Elliot and mixed in Bath with Dan Austin, ‘Herd Runners’ is ten perfectly crafted tales of heartbreak and hope.”
It received great critical acclaim:
2015 is the 25th anniversary of Heavenly Recordings.
To mark the occasion we are hosting a very special event, ‘A Heavenly Weekend at Hebden Bridge’ Naming the event as HVN300 (Our 300th single release) this weekend is a celebration of Heavenly at 25 years, showcasing four days of music featuring a good number of our current roster.
Taking place at The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire between the 22nd — 25th January, this special event will not just feature live music but DJ sets from the Heavenly Jukebox and in the 150-seater theatre that sits next door to the Trades Club, the showing of two Heavenly Films, How We Used To Live and a rare screening aLawrence Of Belgravia. The film event will also feature a Q&A with film-makers Paul Kelly and Bob Stanley.
A little Heavenly History
Words: Robin Turner
In 1965, Greenwich Village four-piece the Lovin’ Spoonful released their debut. Just over two minutes long, the 45 is one of pop music’s most perfect realistations; a glorious paean to the unyielding power of great music (whatever its stripe) that posited one of life’s great questions.
Do You Believe In Magic?
Twenty-five years later a fledgling record label based in an office just to the left of central London put out their first single in the spring of 1990. The World According To Sly and Lovechild was an understated 12” a rumbling, hypnotic eastern dub that showcased the nascent production skills of Andrew Weatherall and marked the first release on Heavenly.
Heavenly was born from the endlessly optimistic sprawl that emerged at the end of acid house; a spirit that took the Spoonful’s playful query and turned it into a statement of intent. Genre-defiant from the outset, Heavenly went on to release music by Saint Etienne, Manic Street Preachers, Flowered Up and the Rockingbirds over the next eighteen months.
To those with little imagination, Heavenly’s release schedule – a confluence of futuristic Northern Soul, speedball punk, wild-eyed urban rock’n’roll and squat party country music — must have seemed too wilfully eclectic. To anyone who viewed music as an endless mixtape being compiled in real time or the soundtrack to the best house party ever crashed, it made perfect sense.
For two and a half decades, Heavenly has been an open invitation to bands, DJs, singers, songwriters, artists, writers, converts and non-believers; a melting pot of transcendent tunes and the very best ideas born over lost afternoons in the pub. For that time, it’s been an ever-growing group of friends and fellow travellers along similar pathways; it’s been records, club nights, bars, gigs, artworks, t-shirts and magazines.
And all the while it’s never lost sight of that initial question, one that’s as relevant twenty-five years into a label’s lifespan as it was fifty years ago when John Sebastian first asked it.
Heavenly. Believe in magic. Always. Do you?
The full Heavenly line-up is as follows, with tickets going on sale from 9am November 4th. (Tomorrow!)
Sunday in the theatre Heavenly Films present
Lawrence Of Belgravia
How We Used To Live
Plus Q&A with Paul Kelly & Bob Stanley
We are pleased to announce that ‘I’m In Your Mind Fuzz’, the new record from King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard is now available to download in the UK on Itunes.
The vinyl release of ‘I’m In Your Mind Fuzz’ for the UK is December 1st. You can pre-order the mind melting LP and CD today.
“‘I’m In Your Mind Fuzz!’ With weird breathy vocals, groovy basslines and batshit noises, the album sounds like they’ve got nothing else to do but cook up another batch of freaky psych songs.” — Rough Trade Records
The band are also NME Radar’s ‘Band of the Week’ in this weeks magazine:
Fresh from wowing audiences at CMJ in New York last week, we are pleased that the seven piece are bringing their hell raising live show to the UK next month.
The band have SOLD OUT their first London show at The Shacklewell Arms on November 10th, but, are returning at the end of the month to play Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen with support from our very own Hooton Tennis Club.
Full UK Dates: November
10th London, Shacklewell Arms
11th Manchester, Gullivers
12th Glasgow, Broadcast
13th Leeds, Belgrave
14th Liverpool, Arts Club
24th London, Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen