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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