Forever Heavenly presents an Evening with Jock Scot at The Social

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On Monday 14th September at The Social, London:
Jock Scot live with Davy Henderson and in conversation with Robert Rubbish.

Jock Scot is one of my all time heroes. A Musselburgh superstar.“ Irvine Welsh

Combat poet Jock Scot has worked with artists including The Clash, Ian Dury, Vivian Stanshall, The Libertines and British Sea Power. To mark the impending feature-length documentary Jock Scot: Services To Rock ’N’ Roll and the reissue of his album My Personal Culloden, Jock will be reading his poetry live to musical accompaniment from Davy Henderson (Fire Engines, The Nectarine No.9, Sexual Objects).

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

Jock will also be in conversation with Robert Rubbish, director of Jock Scot: Services To Rock ’N’ Roll. The event will be compered by Roy Wilkinson, author of the rock/family/forestry memoir Do It For Your Mum.

Jock Scot is the only guy who can save both the written word and the Anglo-Scottish Union” John Cooper Clarke


Listen to the track, ‘There’s A Hole In Daddy’s Arm’ here

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Gwenno wins Welsh language Album of the Year Award

Gwenno picking up her award for Welsh language album of the year

Following the wide critical acclaim of her debut album ‘Y Dydd Olaf’ were pleased to announce that Gwenno was awarded Welsh language ‘Album of the Year’ at the annual Eisteddfod festival.

A celebration of all things Welsh, the special event hosted at Caffi Maes B over the weekend saw Gwenno pick up the award. On winning she says:

I think that celebrating the fact that so many Welsh albums have been released this year is important, it doesn’t really matter who the winner is because no one piece of music is better than the other. So I’d like to say a huge congratulations to all those who have managed to create an album this year, and cheers to the Eisteddfod for acknowledging
contemporary music — here’s to DIY!”

Read more about the annual event & other nominations here.

Purchase ‘Y Dydd Olaf’ here.

Gwenno wins welsh language album of the year
Gwenno picking up her award // photo by Huw Stephens

The tunes throughout are unambiguously gorgeous…Dystopia has never sounded so alluring.”
Loud & Quiet — 9/10

It might be running out, but this is a record that demands what’s left of your time”
Q Magazine – ★★★★

Awash with beguiling class and cleverly layered synth tones, it’s one you’ll rave about to your mates and listen to on repeat”
Shindig – ★★★★

Her solo debut channels Broadcast and Boards Of Canada via fragrant kosmische grooves as she sings a socialist manifesto…Seldom is the personal married to the political in such an enchanting fashion.”
Uncut – ★★★★

Wonderfully atmospheric electro-pop”
Financial Times – ★★★★

A record so effortlessly coherent, consistently engaging as to be almost perfect.”
Record Collector Magazine – ★★★★

“Mixing an ancient, bucolic language with otherworldly dance music is a genius move”
MOJO – ★★★★

Blissful, dreamy psychedelia, full of twinkling electronics and metronomic drums”
Evening Standard – ★★★★

(The Welsh language) floats beautifully over the album’s retro krautrock/space-rock soundscape”
Sunday Times

Next weekend Gwenno will be playing Greenman Fetsival as well hosting a an ‘in conversation’ with Super Furry Animals frontman Gruff Rhys.

Plus, this Autumn Gwenno heads on a co-headline ‘Heavenly 25′ tour with H.Hawkline.

Heavenly 25 co-headline tour with Gwenno & H.Hawkline


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New Video Alert | H. Hawkline | It’s A Drag


Under The Radar have just premiered the new animated lyric video for H. Hawkline’s single ‘It’s A Drag’, featuring artwork by H. Hawkline and karaoke by Casey Raymond.

Check out the video below:

The track will feature on the Rough Trade Shops Heavenly 25 compilation, celebrating our 25th birthday this year, which is available in shops from September 18th, or from Rough Trade’s stall at End Of The Road Festival (where we’ll be taking over a stage on the Saturday) a couple of weeks early.

For more information and tracklisting for the Rough Trade Shops Heavenly 25 compilation, click here.

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Heavenly Artists Autumn 2015 Tours


It’s gigging season once again and we’ve got headline tours from Hooton Tennis Club, DRINKS, Eaves, Kid Wave and a joint Gwenno & H. Hawkline tour lined up.











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The Deep Hum at the Heart of It All — August Listings

The Deep Hum at The Social

Celebrating it’s first birthday this summer:

The Deep Hum,’ our weekly night of new music with Clockwork Promotions at The Social has another month of new music lined-up for live shows in the basement of W1.

This month features performances from TRAAMS, Hot Vestry, BAS JAN and Lock amongst others.

Bunkered down in the centre of the city, absorbed in a basement of concrete, 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.


Deep Hum Listings


TRAAMS + The Whig WhamsThe Venus. Lyx



Hot Vestry

An event marking the launch of Dave Haslam’s new book Life After Dark: A History of British Nightclubs & Music Venues



BAS JAN + Dog Chocolate + JIBBA Jab.


Lock for The Deep Hum



Celluloid Jam


For all the latest Deep Hum updates & events, check out the Facebook page. Plus, for this summer The Social has an exclusive 2–4-1 offer on drinks before 9pm.

Summer Socialists 2-4-1 drinks offer

Become a member today.

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Gwenno releases debut album ‘Y Dydd Olaf’ to great critical acclaim

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On Friday 24th July Gwenno released her debut album ‘Y Dydd Olaf’ to wide critical acclaim:

It might be running out, but this is a record that demands what’s left of your time”
Q Magazine – ✭✭✭✭

“Awash with beguiling class and cleverly layered synth tones, it’s one you’ll rave about to your mates and listen to on repeat”
Shindig – ✭✭✭✭

“…wonderfully atmospheric electro-pop”
Financial Times – ✭✭✭✭

“…a record so effortlessly coherent, consistently engaging as to be almost perfect.”
Record Collector Magazine – ✭✭✭✭

“The tunes throughout are unambiguously gorgeous…Dystopia has never sounded so alluring.”
Loud and Quiet Magazine — 9/10

“Her solo debut channels Broadcast and Boards Of Canada via fragrant kosmische grooves as she sings a socialist manifesto…Seldom is the personal married to the political in such an enchanting fashion.”
Uncut Magazine – 8/10

Purchase Here.

The album also features a bonus disc with remixes from Andrew Weatherall & TOY amongst others. For full album track listing visit here.

This weekend Gwenno is playing Port Eliot festival on the Caught by the River stage alongside Stealing Sheep, Hooton Tennis Club & many other acts. For the weekend line-up visit the Caught by the River site.

This Autumn Gwenno is also heading on a Heavenly 25 co-headline tour with H.Hawkline.

Heavenly 25 Tour with H.Hawkline & Gwenno


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Mark Lanegan & Beth Orton cover Marc Almond & Nico’s ‘Your Kisses Burn’

Mark Lanegan

Mark Lanegan and Beth Orton have collaborated on ‘Your Kisses Burn’ a duet originally performed by Marc Almond and Nico in 1988. The track was actually Nico’s final recording before she passed away. Here Lanegan and Orton share the duet with Mark’s frequent collaborator Alain Johannes as producer.


Mark Lanegan Band are playing a series of UK shows this summer as well as headlining our Heavenly 25 Saturday Garden Stage at this years sold out End of the Road Festival.

Also playing our Heavenly 25 stage is Saint Etienne, H.Hawkline, Eaves, Stealing Sheep, Hooton Tennis Club and DRINKS.

UK Mark Lanegan Band Dates:


1 Sheffied, The Leadmill
3 Liverpool, O2 Academy
4 London, Electric Ballroom


2 Brighton, Concorde 2
3 Cambridge, Junction
4 Cardiff, Y Plas


Earlier this year the Mark Lanegan Band released ‘A Thousand Miles of Midnight’ a series of remixes from 2013’s ‘Phantom Radio’ record and ‘No Bells On Sunday’ EP.

Purchase ‘A Thousand Miles of Midnight’ here.
Purchase ‘Phantom Radio’ here.


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Fever The Ghost Debut New Track ‘Peace Crimes’ On Spin


Fresh from touring with the likes of Flaming Lips and Temples, Fever The Ghost are getting set for the release of their debut album, ‘Zirconium Meconium’, on September 25th. In anticipation of this they’ve shared a track from the album entitled ‘Peace Crimes’, featuring The Flaming Lips’ Stephen Drozd on guitar, via Spin:

It’s an upbeat and melodic track, but its layered vocals and looped drum pattern possess a spectral quality reminiscent of late-period Radiohead.” — SPIN

A level-headed psych track with some cool vocal studio trickery that makes it sound like the lead singer is about the size of a bug.” — Stereogum

Listen below:

Fever The Ghost’s debut album ‘Zirconium Meconium’ comes out on September 25th and is available to pre-order from Rough Trade.

It follows last year’s ‘Crab In Honey’ EP available here.

They will also be appearing live at Liverpool Psych Fest in late September.


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DRINKS Premiere new single ‘Laying Down Rock’


Following the release of their ‘Hermits On Holiday’ 7″, DRINKS have announced their new single ‘Laying Down Rock’, which has just premiered on Vogue. This anticipates their debut album, also titled ‘Hermits On Holiday’, due for release on August 21st.

For DRINKS, they sought to find similar common ground. “We let go of any formula we may have had in our own separate entities,” he adds. “If it sounded too White Fence or too Cate Le Bon, that wasn’t the point of this group. This is a new band.”


PRE-ORDER ‘Laying Down Rock/I Could Loot You’ 7″


Also, be sure to catch DRINKS on their tour:


31 August: Mechanique Ondulatoire, Paris, France
01 September: King Georg, Cologne, Germany
02 September: Subbacultcha!, Amsterdam, Netherlands
03 September: Into The Great Wild Open, Vlieland, Netherlands
04 September: End Of The Road Festival, Salisbury, UK
08 September: CCA, Glasgow, UK
09 September: Soup Kitchen, Manchester, UK
10 September: The Lexington, London, UK
11 September: The Hope & Ruin, Brighton, Uk
12 September: On Blackheath, London, UK

US & Canada:

10 October: Baby’s All Right, Brooklyn, NY
11 October: DC9 Nightclub, Washington, DC
12 October: The Underground Arts, Philadelphia, PA
18 October: 3S Artspace, Portsmouth, NH
19 October: The Middle East Upstairs, Cambridge, MA
20 October: Bar Le Ritz PDB, Montreal, QC
21 October: The Garrison, Toronto, ON
22 October: Happy Dog, Cleveland, OH
23 October: The Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
24 October: PJ’s Lager House, Detroit, MI
05 November: The Echo, Los Angeles, CA
06 November: Soda Bar, San Diego, CA
07 November: Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco, CA



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Rough Trade Shops announce a Heavenly 25th anniversary compilation

Heavenly 25 Compilation

Were pleased to announce that Rough Trade Shops are releasing a double CD compilation to celebrate our 25th anniversary.

Out on September 18th in all stores, Rough Trade Shops will be selling the compilation exclusively at End of The Road Festival — coinciding with our Heavenly 25 takeover stage on the Saturday.

Celebrating Heavenly at 25, CD1 features a track from each of our current roster with CD2 making our 2015 Record Store Releases available digitally for the first time.

Full track listing:

CD 1 — Heavenly 25
1. DRINKS — Hermits On Holiday
2. H. Hawkline — Moons In My Mirror
3. Stealing Sheep — Not Real
4. Hooton Tennis Club — P.O.W.E.R.F.U.L P.I.E.R.R.E
5. The Wytches — Digsaw
6. Mark Lanegan — Sad Lover
7. Kid Wave — Gloom
8. Gwenno — Y Dydd Olaf
9. Jimi Goodwin — Didsbury Girl
10. Fever The Ghost — 1518
11. Temples — Move With The Season (Beyond The Wizard Sleeve Re-animation)
12. King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard — The River
13. Duke Garwood — Heavy Love
14. The Voyeurs — England Sings Rhubarb Rhubarb
15. TOY — It’s Been So Long
16. Eaves — Pylons

CD2 — Record Store Day 2015
1. Pete Wiggs — We’ve Got The Moves
2. Jimi Goodwin — Didsbury Girl (Tear Down Dub — Al Breadwinner remix)
3. Caitlin Rose — Been Thinking About You All The Time
4. Kid Wave & Ben Romans-Hopcraft — Listen To Her Heart
5. Mark Lanegan — Needle of Death
6. Duke Garwood — Fresh As A Sweet Sunday Morning
7. Stealing Sheep — Murmur Earth
8. The Voyeurs — Rhubarb Rhubarb (Third Webb’s Rhubarb and Custard Mix)
9. Temples — Calico
10. Fever The Ghost — Keep In The Dark
11. The Wytches — Wastybois
12. Hooton Tennis Club — Barstool Blues
13. TOY & Jane Weaver — Fell From The Sun
14. H.Hawkline — It’s A Drag


We are delighted that End of The Road has now sold out. If you were lucky enough to get a ticket, come and say hello on the Saturday at our Heavenly 25 takeover of The Garden Stage.

We have Hooton Tennis Club, H.Hawkline, DRINKS, Eaves, Stealing Sheep & Mark Lanegan Band performing. Plus, Saint Etienne will be performing their debut album (our 1st release) ‘Fox Base Alpha’ in full.

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