Following our announcement of their signing to Heavenly, we are very happy to reveal details of Fever The Ghost’s debut 5-track EP, ‘Crab In Honey’, which will be released on Monday 29th September as a limited edition coloured vinyl 12”. The vinyl also comes with a download code for 8-bit versions of the 5 tracks.. Watch the crazy mind melter of a video for ‘Calico’ — directed by Jesus Rivera, aka Demonbabies — here:
Produced and recorded by the band and Victor Indrizzo, then mastered by Bob Ludwig (David Bowie, Nirvana, Radiohead), the tracklisting is as follows:
3. A Parliament Of Owls Determine The Fates Of Greater Men No less Than 5 Stories Above Us In A Dream.
4. Crab In Honey
5. We’ll Never Know The Place
Initially starting out as the solo-project of lead-singer Casper Indrizzo, the band came together in 2013 and recently played alongside the Flaming Lips in the U.S. Set to play their first European dates in October, they also appear alongside J Mascis and My Morning Jacket on the track Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band on Wayne Coyne’s forthcoming Beatles tribute album With A Little Help From My Fwends.
The European dates are as follows — be sure to catch a show!
28th London, White Heat at Madam JoJos
29th London, The Social
31st Barcelona, Primavera
1st Amsterdam, London Calling
With the new EP ‘No Bells On Sunday’ released this week, we’re pleased to report that Mark Lanegan Band have today announced full details of the much anticipated forthcoming album ‘Phantom Radio’. The record is released on Heavenly Recording on 20th October, with ‘Floor Of The Ocean’ available to stream now:
Lanegan’s chief compositional tool on Phantom Radio was his phone – specifically an app called Funk Box. “I didn’t bother to hook up my 909 and 808 this time,” he says, “because the app had ’em. I’d write drum parts with it then add music with the synthesizer or the guitar.” The album grew organically from these synthetic roots, taking in Mark’s ongoing love of Krautrock and also an ’80s new wave show on Sirius satellite radio, his favoured aural companion as he drives around Los Angeles. “They have a few good shows but the ‘80s one in particular I like,” he says. “That’s the music that was happening when I started making music. And although the Trees drew on Nuggets psychedelia, 13th Floor Elevators and Love, we were actually listening to Echo And The Bunnymen, Rain Parade, the Gun Club. A lot of British post-punk. We loved that stuff. I just waited until I was in my late forties before I started ripping it off.”
Lanegan’s generous collaborative spirit sees him deliver an excellent co-write with British guitarist Duke Garwood, with whom he made last year’s dustbowl-desolate Black Pudding, and who now offers the music for I Am The Wolf, a Lanegan signature tune. Mark’s favourite song on the album, meanwhile, is Torn Red Heart, an intensely tender meditation for a broken heart that’s like The Velvet Underground’s Pale Blue Eyes orchestrated by Angelo Badalamenti. He also has a special mention for Floor Of The Ocean, which balances sheer catchiness with a deceptively bleak lyrical reflection on a life lived on the hard shoulder: “Clear eyes, can’t avoid the searchlight/Hope that they don’t find me/Find me where I’m lying.”
Phantom Radio will be released 20th October on Flooded Soil / Heavenly Recordings. UK live shows will be announced soon.
The tracklisting for Phantom Radio is as follows:
1. Harvest Home
2. Judgement Time
3. Floor Of The Ocean
4. The Killing Season
5. Seventh Day
6. I Am The Wolf
7. Torn Red Heart
8. Waltzing In Blue
9. The Wild People
10. Death Trip To Tulsa
We’re excited to announce details of Sun Restructured, a ‘re-animation’ of Temples’ much-acclaimed debut album, Sun Structures, by Beyond the Wizards Sleeve (Erol Alkan & Richard Norris) which is released on Heavenly Recordings on November 10th.
Beyond the Wizards Sleeve have created an epic 42-minute re-working of Sun Structures, using five re-interpreted tracks (Sand Dance, Shelter Song, A Question Isn’t Answered, Golden Throne & Move With The Season) from the original album to form the spine of the record.
Sun Restructured will be available as part of a deluxe CD and download re-issue package with the original album.
Describing the record, Erol Alkan said: “Being asked to re-animate a whole album’s worth of material is an honour. We (in return) wanted to create something special. A record which could be listened to in one go, from start to finish, a listening experience that is becoming increasingly rare. So as well as a host of full Beyond The Wizards Sleeve re-animations here, there are interludes, ambience, ebb and flow…each section flowing into a bigger piece. We tried many things along the way: spoken word sections, days out collecting field recordings, yet ended up letting the original songs and their beautiful arrangements and melodies guide us. There is so much happening under the surface of Sun Structures, and deep within each track, it was a pleasure to dive in and see what we could find. it inspired us to pick up our guitars, plug in our synthesisers and add some wizardry on top. Enjoy this trip. And it is a trip.”
Sun Structures was initially released in February and is one of the best selling vinyl releases of 2014 so far. The 12-track album, self-produced by the band’s James Bagshaw, has been a massive worldwide success.
Their list of UK shows is as follows:
29th Salisbury End of the Road Festival
4th Isle of Wight Bestival
Tickets for the UK headline tour are available from 9am Friday 29th August 2014 priced at £12 (Sheffield, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Glasgow & Newcastle), £12.50 (Bristol, Brighton, Norwich and Manchester) and £15 (London) via www.gigsandtours..com and www.gigsinscotland.com (Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen).
‘Rhubarb Rhubarb’ will be released on Heavenly Recordings on November 10th, with the first single ‘Stunners’, out November 3rd. To whet your appetite until then, the band have released a taster video for album track ‘England Sings Rhubarb Rhubarb’, directed by Bo Ningen collaborator Kenichi Iwasa.
Watch it here:
Recorded at the Flesh & Bone and The Premises studios in east-London with producer Oli Bayston (Boxed In), the track listing of the album is as follows:
1. Train To Minsk
2. Pete The Pugilist
4. The Smiling Loon
5. Say You Love Him (And Choke)
6. England Sings Rhubarb Rhubarb
7. Rhubarb Rhubarb
8. Damp Walls
9. May Will You Stop
10. French Fancy
Explaining the title of the album, Charlie Boyer said:
“People in playhouses have been using Rhubarb Rhubarb for centuries, it’s an old thespian trick. Actors would repeat the phrase to conjure up an angry mob. They believe that mumbling or screeching Rhubarb Rhubarb has the same confused qualities as an indistinct muttering or even a faraway outrage, it is used keenly wherever the script will allow.”
HEADLINE TOUR + SHOWS WITH FAT WHITE FAMILY
The Voyeurs head out on the road in September supporting those fine young fellows Fat Whites aka Fat White Family for a month long tear-up across Europe, before setting off on their own U.K. headline tour in November. Find all the dates below!
Fat White Family tour
Sun 14 — London, On Blackheath Festival
Fri 20 — Hamburg, Reeperbahn Festival, Germany
Fri 24 — Leicester, What Became Of Us Festival
Sat 25 — Birmingham, All Years Leaving Festival
Tue 11 — Brighton, The Hope
Wed 12 — Reading, FaceBar
Thu 13 — Sheffield, The Harley
Fri 14 — Leeds, Nation of Shopkeepers
Mon 17 — Carlisle, The Brickyard
Tue 18 — Liverpool, Shipping Forecast
Wed 19 — York, Duchess
Thu 20 — London, Red Gallery
Fri 21 — Bedford, Holy Molys (Esquires)
Sat 22 — Southampton, Lennons
Mon 24 — Bristol, Louisiana
Tue 25 — Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach (downstairs)
Wed 26 — Leamington Spa, Zephyr Lounge
Following their ace show supporting Childhood at Oslo, Kid Wave have announced a headline show of their own on October 6th at Birthdays, Dalston. Support comes from Sisters and High Safari and tickets are on sale HERE.
All upcoming Kid Wave shows:
14th: London, On Blackheath Festival
3rd: Sheffield, Leadmill (with Childhood)
4th: Manchester, Deaf Institute (with Childhood)
7th: Southampton, Joiners (with Childhood)
8th: Brighton, Audio (with Childhood)
9th: Birmingham, Hare & Hounds (with Childhood)
The Wytches have unveiled the video for their latest single, Burn Out The Bruise, taken from upcoming album Annabel Dream Reader. The single is out on September 1st on limited 7″ vinyl, and is available to pre-order from the Heavenly Emporium here.
Watch the new video here:
Their debut album is available to stream exclusively from NPR now before its release on August 25th. Listen here .
Formed in Brighton in 2011, The Wytches have released four highly acclaimed singles: Beehive Queen and Robe For Juda, both released through Hate Hate Hate Records and sold-out picking up multiple plays at radio in the process. This was followed by Gravedweller, the first single released through their new label Heavenly Recordings and their most recent single Wire Frame Mattress.
Last week, the band announced their biggest headline tour to date, including a show at London’s Scala. The tour kicks off in October in Sheffield taking them around the country before a brief stop where they head to the US for their first headline tour stateside. The band returns to the UK at the end of November to finish the tour ending in Brighton on December 4th. Here is a full list of dates:
19th Concorde 2, Brighton (with The Growlers)
21st In-store, Banquet Records, Kingston
21st New Slang, McKlusky’s, Kingston
22nd Leeds Festival
24th Reading Festival
25th Album launch show, various venues
26th In-store, Rise Records, Bristol
27th In-store, Rough Trade East
28th In-store, Resident, Brighton
30th In-store, Drift Records, Totnes
30th End Of The Road Festival, Dorset
31st Bingley Music Live, Yorkshire
7th Bestival, Isle of Wight
14th On Blackheath Festival, London
6th Harley, Sheffield
7th Think, Tank, Newcastle
9th Sound & Vision, Norwich
10th West End Centre, Aldershot
11th Kazimer, Liverpool
13th Duchess, York
14th Roadmender, Northampton
16th Joiners, Southampton
17th Exchange, Bristol
27th Brudenell, Leeds
28th Deaf Institute, Manchester
29th Stereo, Glasgow
2nd Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
3rd Scala, London
4th Venue TBA, Brighton
Pre-order ‘Annabel Dream Reader’ here.
The Wytches are: Kristian Bell (vocals / guitar / organ), Dan Rumsey (bassist) and Gianni Honey (drums).
Another day, another brilliant new Heavenly signing! We’re thrilled to introduce you to H. Hawkline whose debut Heavenly release ‘Salt Gall Box Ghouls’ is available now as a free download.
The album is a ‘best of’ compilation of H. Hawkline tracks to date, structured chronologically to include songs from previous album and E.P releases on Shape Records, Trash Aesthetic and Turnstile Records.
As well as free download, the album will also be released as a limited cassette available at Huw’s live shows and via the Heavenly Emporium (coming soon), plus as a very limited (x 150) screen printed LP.
Watch the video to ‘Black Domino Box’ here:
Although little is known about H. Hawkline at this stage, international record collector, occasional DJ partner and hirsute head Andy Votel divulges that he is “from a family lineage that comprises of 70’s radio DJ’s and Welsh Horror movie stars”.
He continues: “H. Hawkline’s own place in the limelight often cascades and intertwines with the likes of his close friends Cate Le Bon, Sweet Baboo and Gruff Rhys. As an adept multi-intrumentalist main vein Huw Evans claws his influences from a broad outernational record collection comprising of Faustian Krautrock, Welsh Damp Wave, Turk Jerk and South American pre-punk”.
Huw is set to head out on the road in September for several live dates, including a support slot on the upcoming Cate Le Bon tour. See the flyer below for venues and be sure to catch a show!
We are so excited to say that The Wytches have announced their biggest headline tour to date, which kicks off in October in Sheffield and takes them around the country before a brief stop where they head to the US for their first headline tour stateside. Check out the series of dates below on the ever zany and brilliant artwork by the band’s artist in residence, Samuel Gull:
ALBUM LAUNCH PERFORMANCES
Better still, the band have announced an evening of special live performances to celebrate the release of their debut album ‘Annabel Dream Reader’ on the evening of its release (Monday 25th August).
The band will start with an acoustic set at the Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret in London Bridge (the oldest operating theatre in Europe, no less). This will be followed by a plugged in set just a five-minute walk away at Bermondsey’s Village Hall. The night will end with the band playing a headline show at Bleach in their hometown, Brighton.
There will only be 40 — we repeat, 40! — tickets available for the theatre and village hall performances.
For a chance to buy one of these limited tickets, sign up to the band’s mailing list here and keep an eye out for their mailout on Tuesday 19th containing details
The ticket will gain you entry to all three shows and you’ll receive a limited edition ticket designed by Samuel Gull. There will be additional tickets on sale for the gig at Bleach here
*Update: the band are also confirmed to play an album release show at New Slang at McClusky’s in Kingston on Thursday 21st August (event/info here), as well as an all ages instore at Banquet Records earlier that day (event/info here).
With the release of their eagerly anticipated debut album Annabel Dream Reader fast approaching (25th August), The Wytches have announced a host of free instore gigs the week the record drops. The dates are as follows: be there if you can!
•Thurs 21st Aug: Banquet Records, Kingston INFO/EVENT
• Thurs 21st Aug: New Slang, Mccluskys, Kingston INFO/EVENT
• Tues 26th Aug: Rise, Bristol INFO/ EVENT
• Weds 27th Aug: Rough Trade East, London INFO/ EVENT
• Thurs 28th Aug: Resident, Brighton
• Sat 30th Aug: Drift Records, Totnes INFO/EVENT
Pre-order Annabel Dream Reader
“The band’s debut album sounds how Jack White would if he were as goth as he looks, or like the PIXIES’ Black Francis on one of his more manic days, or, even, like how The Horrors used to, when they were at their most primal… It’s an impressive first LP“
Loud and Quiet Magazine
“Impressive debut from Brighton three-piece…there’s bags of melodic nous just below the surface“
“Spend some time with ‘Annabel Dream Reader’ and you’ll begin to feel like you’re listening to an album with your head submerged in a pool of mercury: it’s heavy; wavy; you’ll feel very high and a little sick”
Exciting news! Temples made their US network TV debut last night, turning in a stunning performance of their single ‘Shelter Song’ live on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. You can watch back the performance below and find remaining copies of the single’s limited 12″ remix release in our shop over here.
The band are in Chicago tonight for a sold out show at Subterranean, and head to Lollapalooza tomorrow where they play the Main Stage/Bud Light Stage. Find all upcoming Temples dates here.