New Video Alert | Laying Down Rock | DRINKS

DRINKS 'Laying Down Rock' Video Screenshot

Laying Down Rock’, the second single from DRINKS’ debut album ‘Hermits On Holiday’, now has an accompanying video which is now being premiered on Noisey.

Earlier this year, Welsh singer-songwriter Cate Le Bon paired up with psych rock extraordinaire Tim Presley of White Fence to form DRINKS. “It has one mouth, one set of lungs, one mind, and four legs,” says their press release. Trippy, right? Psychedelics are dope. And speaking of how fun psychedelics are, Noisey is premiering the group’s new video for “Laying Down Rock,” a bouncy, lo-fi track with a twisted video that matches its bizarre tone.”

Check it out below:

The single is available as a limited 7″ with the B-side ‘I Could Loot You’ here.

It follows their single ‘Hermits On Holiday’ both of which feature on the bands debut album of the same name, which can be purchased here.

The Cardiff-LA pairing might be creatively equal, but the sound they make is beautifully out of balance.“
MOJO — ★★★★

The end result is something that’s freaky and funky, as rigorously expensive as it is gleefully entertaining.“

“There are Forays into krautrock, pastoral psychedelia and trashy garage rawk, but never quite as you’d expect them…Confusion is rife on ‘Hermits on Holiday’, but it’s strangely intoxicating.”
Loud & Quiet

There’s so much to love on this album: on the press release it’s pitched by Presley and Le Bon as “a solo project, not a collaboration… one mouth, one set of lungs, one mind and four legs”
Crack Magazine

a naggingly catchy piece of psychedelic folk-pop”
The 405 — 8/10

DRINKS go on tour in the UK and Europe throughout September, check out the dates on the poster below.

DRINKS tour poster



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New Video Alert | P.O.W.E.R.F.U.L P.I.E.R.R.E | Hooton Tennis Club

P.O.W.E.R.U.L P.I.E.R.R.E Video

Following the release of their debut album ‘Highest Point In Cliff Town,’ Hooton Tennis Club have a new video for their third single ‘P.O.W.E.R.F.U.L P.I.E.R.R.E.’

An animation by Alden Volney, the video is a nod to some of the best sixties cartoons. Noisey premiered the video here:

“As we all know, whether you’ve seen one of the above shows, or you’ve seen one of their even older cartoons from the 60s, Hanna Barbera are an old-time cultural staple. Now they’ve inspired the latest video from Hooton Tennis Club for track “P.O.W.E.R.F.U.L P.I.E.R.R.E” — which is fitting, because its alphabetised chorus sounds exactly like the theme song from a cartoon you would watch while enjoying cereal on a Saturday morning on getting loaded on party rings before doing your homework.”


P.O.W.E.R.F.U.L P.I.E.R.R.E.’ is the third single from the bands debut album ‘Highest Point in Cliff Town’ it follows ‘Jasper’ and ‘Kathleen Sat on The Arm of Her Favourite Chair.’

Available as a limited 7″, purchase ‘P.O.W.E.R.F.U.L P.I.E.R.R.E.’ here.

Out now on Heavenly Recordings, purchase ‘Highest Point in Cliff Town’ here.

“Few recent debuts have felt quite so enjoyable.“
MOJO Magazine — ★★★★

“Top titles and strong hooks on this indie debut.“
Uncut Magazine

“Best of all, the songs are as good as their titles: 1990’s slacker guitar rock played with wit, charm and confidence .”
The Sunday Times Magazine

“The hit rate is impressive: the gently psychedelic Jasper is anthemic, while suburban-recluse groover P.O.W.E.R.F.U.L P.I.E.R.R.E is agreeably perverse.”
Q Magazine

“Hooton Tennis Club have produced a debut that’s utterly irresistible: a summer soundtrack that makes staring out of the train window significantly less mundane.”
DIY Magazine — ★★★★

Hooton Tennis Club will be touring the record this Autumn with a series of UK headline shows and European appearances.




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A Heavenly 25 Rough Trade Shop Exhibition, In-stores & Compilation for September

Sam Temples - Brian David Stevens

Following the announcement of Rough Trade Shops releasing a Heavenly 25 double CD compilation (read more here!) on September 18th, were taking over the Rough Trade East Store with a very special exhibition next month.

Heavenly Portraits by photographer and friend Brian David Stevens — Rough Trade East — September 2015


“Alchemy exists. For 25 years Heavenly Recordings has been home to rule-breaking musical magic-makers, each HVN release dusted with its own sonic sorcery and to celebrate the anniversary and the release of the Rough Trade Shops
HEAVENLY 25′ compilation; Heavenly Recordings is exhibiting 54 photographic portraits by acclaimed photographer Brian David Stevens.

The exhibition features every artist signed to the label in their anniversary year up until the start of the summer. Accompanying the exhibition will be a Heavenly 25 yearbook with all the portraits presented within which will be freely available from Rough Trade shops and the Heavenly web shop for the price of postage and packing.The exhibition runs from the 1–30 of September and the Heavenly 25 double cd compilation is released on Friday 28th August 2015 on the Rough Trade Shops label.

Brian David Stevens — Brian is a photographer working in London. He was born in Cambridge of Welsh parents and brought up in Yorkshire as a cruel genetic experiment. He is currently finishing his first book, Brighter Later, a portrait of Britain looking out to sea. Brian has completed and exhibited a ten year project shooting war veterans entitled They that are Left, his most recent exhibition at the Heavenly Social was Notting Hill Sound Systems. His portrait of Wilko Johnson is in the national collection.”

NME Magazine have previewed some of the snaps from Mark Lanegan to Kid Wave’s Lea Emmery, James Bagshaw from Temples, Gwenno and many more. Look here.



Heavenly 25 Double CD Compilation

Plus, to co-inside with the celebration, Rough Trade are offering fans the chance to see four of our current bands play exclusive in-stores when purchasing the compilation album.

Hooton Tennis Club - Steve Gullick Photo

On September 10th, Hooton Tennis Club, fresh from releasing their debut LP will perform as well as Eaves who will be playing a solo acoustic set.


And on September 11th, Our latest signing Britain will be opening for Stealing Sheep as they play tracks from their latest LP ‘Not Real.‘

The Rough Trade Compilation features tracks from our current roster as well as exclusive digital versions of this years Record Store Day 7niches.


James Temples - Brian David Stevens


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King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard announce new LP ‘Paper Mâché Dream Balloon’

King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard

Following ‘Quarters’ earlier this year were pleased to announce that King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard are releasing a new full length LP titled ‘Paper Mâché Dream Balloon.’

Stereogum exclusively streamed the album’s title track:

“The record’s first single and title track is charming, a pastoral psych-pop breeze laden with flutes and spiraling harmonies. If you have any affection for this kind of music, just press play and let it win you over…”Stereogum


The new LP is to be released on Friday November 13th, our release is for the UK & Europe:

Paper Mâché Dream Balloon


The band are going to be touring North America in the coming week…

King Gizzard Tour Dates


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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

Gwenno packshot square

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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