We’re delighted to have Bobby Gillespie & Andrew Inns of Primal Scream playing records and Bob Stanley & Pete Wiggs from Saint Etienne will be behind the decks too. Of course, the Heavenly Jukebox will be spinning magic throughout the evening as well.
The night follows Fred Perry’s sponsorship of our black and white ‘Heavenly 25′ portrait exhibition which celebrates our current roster at 25 years. The exhibit was hosted at Rough Trade East throughout September to co-inside with Rough Trade Shops double CD ‘Heavenly 25′ compilation.
The photographs have also been placed in a pocket sized ‘Heavenly 25′ yearbook, which is available to purchase for the price of P&P here. Photographer and friend Brian David Stevens took the photographs, visit Brian’s website here.
Keep your eyes open for the special guest announcement…
…Believe In Magic.
The track premiered on Beat Magazine, who had this to say: “The super sonic highspeed original take on the track has been given a make over by Total Control’s Mike Young, who has warped Reactor into a spaced out ska jam.”
‘Reactor’ will be released as a 7″ single, with a previously unreleased demo of album track ‘Televangelist’ on the B side, on November 6th and is available for pre-order here.
Listen to the original version of ‘Reactor’ here.
The track is taken from the band’s debut album ‘We Are Nots’, which we will be releasing on November 20th and can be pre-ordered here.
To coincide with these releases, Nots are going on a European tour in November, including playing a very special Heavenly 25 show at the Garage in London (more on that to be announced soon). Check out the dates below, and get your tickets here.
“‘Trapdoor’ is a funky one, using a syncopated groove with punctuation from flute riffs, echo-heavy violin, and lots of shaker.” –Noisey
‘Paper Mâché Dream Balloon’ is available to pre-order here.
The Noisey article also included some photos taken by the band on their recent US tour, including these:
Whilst on tour, the band stopped by KEXP to film a session, where they played “The River” from ‘Quarters’ (available here) as well as the classic quadruple whammy of “I’m In Your Mind/I’m Not In Your Mind/Cellophane/I’m In Your Mind Fuzz” from the 2014 album ‘I’m In Your Mind Fuzz’ (available here).
We’re excited that Fever The Ghost are bringing their live sorcery to the UK for a trio of UK dates next week. The LA four piece will play the following shows:
The band release their first full length LP titled ‘Zirconium Meconium’ on Friday 25th September, it features the bands single ‘1518.’ ‘1518’ also features on the Rough Trade Shops ‘Heavenly 25′ compilation alongside the bands magical cover of label mates Temples ‘Keep In The Dark.’ The bands album follows last years ‘Crab in Honey EP’ which was released on blue and red vinyl.
Ahead of the album release, Clash Magazine have premiered album track ‘Sun Moth’:
“It contains an airy, grey-flecked beauty. A spectrum of light erupting from a dusty tomb, you can peer into its heady resurrection below.”
Check out the new video for Gwenno’s ‘Patriarcaeth’, which was directed by Ian Watson and created using physical manipulation of VHS tapes and the random deletion of digital memory; the result is a near discordant clash between analogue static and digital glitches.
The video premiered on NPR, where they described it as “a bright, fragmented piece of visual art that matches “Patriarchaeth” both in technology and message. The song sounds digitized but fuzzy, like an old gaming system with dust in the console. For those that remember both dusty consoles and broken VHS tapes, these images and sounds will be immediately evocative. On top of that is Gwenno’s smooth, light voice. It seems to breeze above the rest of the music, but is actually outlining (in her native Welsh) a deconstruction greater than any glitchy music or mirror image.”
We’re pleased to announce another exciting release on our Forever Heavenly imprint. Following Jock Scot’s ‘My Personal Culloden’ re-issue this summer with musical accompaniment from The Nectarine No.9, were pleased to announce that this winter, the imprint will re-issue The Nectarine No.9 LP ‘Saint Jack.’
Among the last representatives of the “Sound Of Young Scotland”, and previously released on Postcard Records, we are pleased to be celebrating the music of The Nectarine No.9 with the LP ‘Saint Jack’ coming out on vinyl for the first time.
Mojo Magazine have previewed the title track ‘Saint Jack’ as well as speaking to Heavenly Recordings founder Jeff Barrett on what this record stands for:
“Saint Jack is an album I’ve admired since its release. It’s a rich, captivating record, a true Postcard Records release in every sense, although it’s perhaps not as well known as some of its peers,” Heavenly Recordings’ Jeff Barrett tells MOJO. “If with this reissue Heavenly can help more people discover it, then our job is done.”
Read the full Mojo article here.
‘Saint Jack’ — Tracklisting
3.Fading Memory Babe
4.Can’t Scratch Out
5.This Arshole’s Been Burned Too Many Times Before
6.It’s Not My Baby Putting Me Down
7.My Trapped Lightning
8.Just Another Fucked-Up Little Druggy On The Scene
9.Couldn’t Phone Potatoes
10.Dead Horse Arum
12.Un-loaded For You
13.Clipped Wings & Flower Strings
14.Tape Your Head On
‘Saint Jack’ will be released as an LP and CD on Friday 27th November.
PRE-ORDER ‘Saint Jack’ HERE.
After catching these Memphis girls at SXSW earlier this year, we’re hugely excited to add Nots to our current roster and bring their debut LP ‘We Are Nots’ to Europe this winter.
Launching the announcement with the bands debut single ‘Reactor,’ Noisey premiered the track with a video produced by the bands front women Natalie Hoffman.
“Memphis based band NOTS come from a good lineage. Their debut album — set for a UK release on Heavenly Records — is licensed from legendary label Goner, who were home to Jay Reatard, Ex Cult, and The Oblivians, among others. So it’s not surprising then that the record also clocks in somewhere just shy of the the 27 minute mark.
Urgent, fast, and loud — think of all the adjectives used to describe racous lo-fi punk music. Think Bikini Kill. Think the Cramps. The Fall. NOTS take elements from all of these things and repackage them in their own visceral, sometimes psychedelic sheen.”
Following the single, the bands debut LP ‘We Are Nots’ has been given a new yellow sleeve (previously pink) for the Heavenly edition as well including the ‘Virgin Mary / Shelf Life’ 7″. Due for release on November 20th, visit here for full track-listing and pre-order the LP here.
Check out Nots Facebook Page for full updates & live show announcements.
The LA four piece have premiered the first single ‘1518’ ahead of release. Hear the track over at Consequence of Sound:
“Like much of Fever the Ghost’s material, “1518” floats from one psych-fused style to the next on squeaky, squishy waves of shimmering synths and guitars. There’s Flaming Lips absurdity on every chorus that bleeds into cartoonish pop sounds and pinched background vocals.”
‘Zirconium Meconium’ is due for release on September 25th, full track listing can be found here.
As part of our 25th anniversary celebration, the track ‘1518’ is also on Rough Trade Shops double CD compilation, featuring a track from every artist currently on the roster. Plus, Fever The Ghost’s take on Temples ‘Keep In The Dark’ features on disc two of the comp, having previously been released exclusively on vinyl for this years Record Store Day.
Following their sold-out XOYO show in May and performing at Meltdown by invitation of David Byrne, Stealing Sheep have added numerous dates to their busy 2015 live schedule.
Headline shows follow in late September before the girls perform as part of the acclaimed In Dreams: David Lynch Revisted series alongside Stuart Staples, Mick Harvey and Jehnny Beth from Savages.
Upcoming UK live info below:
Friday 4 September – NORTH WALES – Festival No.6
Friday 4 September – DORSET – End Of The Road Festival
Saturday 12 September – LONDON – On Blackheath
Sunday 13 September – LONDON – Green Man Courtyard Festival
Wednesday 30 September – BIRMINGHAM – Rainbow
Thursday 1 October – CAMBRIDGE – The Portland Arms
Sunday 25 October – LIVERPOOL – IMMIX (The Bluecoat)
Wednesday 18 November — DUBLIN — National Concert Hall performing ‘In Dreams : David Lynch Revisited’
Thursday 19 November — BRISTOL — Colston Hall performing ‘In Dreams : David Lynch Revisited’
Saturday 28 November – LIVERPOOL — Mythopoeia 3 ‘LEGS’ @ Kazamier — https://www.facebook.com/events/413511998834377/
Thursday 3 December – GLASGOW – Barrowlands w/ Django Django
Saturday 5 December – LEEDS – Leeds University w/ Django Django
Sunday 6 December – MANCHESTER – Albert Hall w/ Django Django
Wednesday 9 December – LONDON – Roundhouse w/ Django Django
Tuesday 15 December – NOTTINGHAM – Rock City w/ Maximo Park
Thursday 17 December – LONDON – Roundhouse w/ Maximo Park
Friday 18 December – BIRMINGHAM – The Institute w/ Maximo Park
Saturday 19 December – MANCHESTER – Albert Hall w/ Maximo Park
“A bold and creative leap into future-folk… Over 10 mini-masterpieces the trio craft odd, brilliant and utterly English pop music… Truly, a class act.” MOJO – 4 Stars ★★★★
“A new visionary adventure… Herein are fabricated, fantastical and wildly colourful imaginings about the future and the universe.” The Guardian – 4 Stars ★★★★
“Not Real catapults the Liverpool-based trio into a shiny, silver-suited, synth-pop future.” NME – 8/10
“An accomplished set that charms and unsettles in equal mesaure, and proves the breadth of these girls’ talents.” Metro – 4 Stars ★★★★
“A new eureka moment every sixty seconds.” DIY – 4 Stars ★★★★
“Not Real moves the trio into dreamier, more intriguing territory, with more electronics and experimentation. They pull off shifts in mood and tone with routine aplomb… A triumph.”
Uncut – 7/10
“An interesting hybrid of accessible but surreal, metronomic pop, while the band’s choral vocal harmonies are sounding better than ever.” Loud & Quiet — 7/10
“They take 1960s folk, 1970s krautrock and 1980s synthpop, place them all in a musical blender and press the button marked “psychedelic”… A charming album.” Sunday Times
“Freak-folk femmes go synth-pop.” Q Magazine
“A holy alliance between The Dreaming-era Kate Bush and the psychedelic Beatles.” The Quietus
“A surprising — and, at times, genius — second album” Clash
“A properly great piece of modern psychedelic pop….evoking a very English sort of psychedelia but in a very modern, cliché-averse way.” Dummy
“Consistently intriguing and occasionally glorious, Not Real feels like a genuine step forward.” The Line Of Best Fit