A Heavenly 25 Celebration with Fred Perry Subculture

Heavenly 25 event at The Garage

We’re super excited to announce a London Heavenly 25 celebration in association with Fred Perry Subculture at The Garage, Islington on November 26th.

The Wytches will headline the party with support from Nots (their only 2015 London date), and one of our newest signings Britain. Plus, there is one more special guest TBC.

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.

Fred Perry Subculture have details on each act and the event here. Tickets are priced at £11.50 and are available to purchase here.

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.

Details of the ‘Heavenly 25′ compilation can be found here.
Purchase the compilation here.

The Wytches 'Heavenly 25' yearbook

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.

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New Track Alert | Nots | Reactor (Mikey Young Remix)

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The legendary Mikey Young (of Total Control fame) has just remixed ‘Reactor’, the new single from recent Heavenly signees Nots.

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.”

Listen here.

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.

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King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard premiere New Track ‘Trapdoor’

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As you may already know, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard have recently announced their second LP of 2015, ‘Paper Mâché Dream Balloon’, hot on the heels of May’s ‘Quarters!’.

Having already released the title track from the album, the band are now premiering a new track ‘Trapdoor’ via Noisey. Check it out below.

‘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:

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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).

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Fever The Ghost reveal new track ‘Sun Moth’ ahead of UK Tour

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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:

Fever The Ghost UK Dates

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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.

PRE-ORDER ‘Zirconium Meconium’ here.
PRE-ORDER ‘Heavenly 25 Compilation’ here.
PURCHASE ‘Crab in Honey; EP here.

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.”

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New Video Alert | Patriarchaeth | Gwenno

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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.

Watch below:

The track features on Gwenno’s debut album ‘Y Dydd Olaf’, available now from your local record shop, or online here.

Gwenno is going on a co-headline tour with label mate H. Hawkline this month, including a special night in London alongside Fever The Ghost on the 22nd. Check out all the dates below.

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Forever Heavenly to re-issue Postcard Records The Nectarine No.9 LP ‘Saint Jack.’

Jock Scot at The Social

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.

The LP also features poet Jock Scot, who recently performed tracks from ‘My Personal Culloden’ at an intimate and memorable evening at our cherished home, The Social.

Jock Scot at The Social
Photo courtesy of James Endeacott

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.

LISTEN to ‘Saint Jack’ HERE.

‘Saint Jack’ — Tracklisting

1.Saint Jack
2.Curdled Fragments
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
11.Firecrackers
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.

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New artist announcement: Heavenly sign Memphis group Nots

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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.”

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Reactor will be released as a limited 7″ on November 6th, pre-order the 7″ here.

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.

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Fever The Ghost announce new single titled ‘1518’ ahead of their debut album

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We’re excited to announce that following last years ‘Crab In Honey’ EP, Fever The Ghost are now due to release their debut LP titled ‘Zirconium Meconium’.

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.”

LISTEN HERE:

Zirconium Meconium’ is due for release on September 25th, full track listing can be found here.

Pre-order the LP 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.

Pre-order the ‘Heavenly 25′ compilation here.

Plus, Fever The Ghost are joining Gwenno and H.Hawkline at Oslo, Hackney on September 22nd as part of a special Heavenly 25 billing.

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Stealing Sheep Autumn/Winter Tour

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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.

They’ve already kicked off their festival circuit at Green Man, and this weekend they’ll be heading to End Of The Road and then performing on the Heavenly stage at On Blackheath.

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.

Stealing Sheep bring the year to a close with a succession of special guest appearances supporting both Django Django and Maximo Park.

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 – LIVERPOOLIMMIX (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

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Check out the bands latest single ‘Deadlock’ below, from the LP ‘Not Real’, available from Rough Trade along with a wristband for their in-store performance with BRITAIN.

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

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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.“
Uncut

“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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