Tiz official, we are very proud to announce that LA’s Fever The Ghost have signed to Heavenly. The band make their debut NME Magazine appearance as this week’s buzz band and we can’t wait for you to see them live. Check out their facebook, bandcamp and twitter sites for music and visuals and keep watching this space for details of their forthcoming release. Welcome to their world!
Say this month’s Q Magazine:
“Good news for anyone who felt MGMT dropped the ball after Congratulations’ daft pyche pop – recent EP ‘Crab In Honey’ deftly volleys said ball with a set of kaleidoscopic tunes that leap from trippy fantasia to elastic synth-funk and whimsical psychedelic-folk without indulging in meandering wig-outs. The fact that one of their songs is called ‘A Parliament Of Owls Determines The Fates Of Greater Men No Less Than 6 Stories Above Us In A Dream’ is a fairly good indicator of where their heads are at.”
We’re thrilled to be returning to this year’s Independent Label Market. Here’s what goodies you can expect on our stall — come say hi!
• Brand new summer t-shirts
• A selection of books courtesy of our sister site Caught By The River
• PLUS current releases and select items from our back catalogue!
The Independent Label Market takes place on Saturday 12th July, 11am-6pm
Old Spitalfields Market
16 Horner Square
London E1 6EW
With festival season well and truly under way it comes as no surprise that we are massively excited for this year’s Glastonbury.
We are pleased to announce that The Wytches, Jimi Goodwin, Temples and TOY are playing the Worthy Farm event. To top it all off we are back at The Stonebridge Bar for some after hours fun with the Heavenly Jukebox and special guests.
We don’t want you to miss out amongst the busy green fields of Worthy Farm, so below is a time-table of events:
John Peel Tent 15.00 — 15.40
Park Stage 17.00 — 18.00
Willam’s Green 14.00 — 14.40
William’s Green 20:00
Willam’s Green 21.00 — 21.45
If that wasn’t enough to keep you busy during the daytime, The Social return to The Stonebridge Bar to keep you dancing long into the night. Things kick off here from Thursday!
Check the full line-up for this year’s Stonebridge Bar here.
Keep your eyes peeled as a few of our acts may be popping up at other areas of the festival over the weekend, keeping some of that Glastonbury magic alive!
The Wytches have shared a new song, ‘The Holy Tightrope’, taken from the B-side of their new single ‘Wire Frame Mattress’. The single is out on Heavenly Recordings on July 7th and is available on tasty limited edition 7″. Hurry while stocks last!
“‘The Holy Tightrope’ disproves the theory that new bands somehow don’t care about B-sides, with The Wytches pouring pints of venom into each line.”
The band have also announced they will support Parquet Courts on part of their UK tour, followed by dates with The Growlers, Fat White Family and various summer festival appearances. The full list of forthcoming dates is as follows. Be sure to catch a show!
23 – The Institute, Birmingham (with Parquet Courts)
25 – ULU, London (with Parquet Courts)
26 – o2 Academy 2, Oxford (with Parquet Courts)
28 – Glastonbury Festival, Somerset
2 — Y Not Festival, Derbyshire
10 — Beacons Festival, Yorkshire
16 – Oslo, London (with The Growlers)
17 – The Fleece, Bristol (with Fat White Family)
18 – Kazimier, Liverpool (with Fat White Family)
19 – Concorde 2, Brighton (with Fat White Family)
29 — End of the Road Festival, Dorset
31 — Bingley Music Live, Yorkshire
7 – Bestival, Isle of Wight
14 – On Blackheath Festival, London
The book includes over 150 images of the band, a complete discography and a full commentary from Bob, Pete and Sarah.
The beautifully put together book captures all aspects of the group’s career as well as including exclusive images from the band’s archive and Heavenly Films’ Paul Kelly.
Plenty of unseen images, annotation and a unique forward from the band’s friend Lawrence, makes this an extra special edition for your Heavenly collection!
There are limited stocks still available of the regular book, but please order quickly to avoid disappointment! As with all First Third titles, stocks are strictly limited and once sold out there won’t be anymore. They don’t do second editions.
Get there quick as the deluxe edition with the exclusive 7″ sold out in seconds!
St Etienne and here at Heavenly, we’re really pleased with the book — it feels like our own glossy, clothbound family album — and we’re sure you will be too.
You can order the book through First Third Books here.
The single is released as a limited 12″ remix on 30th June featuring remixes from Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve and Andy Votel. PLUS the digital EP package includes the album version as well as an additional tasty remix from Tokolosh.
Jimi has also announced a string of summer dates which you can find below. Be sure to catch a show!
Friday 27th — Park Stage, Glastonbury
Tuesday 15th — Eden Project support to Elbow
Friday 18th — 6Music stage Latitude
Sunday 27th — Port Eliot Festival
Friday 1st — Kendal Calling
Sunday 10th — Newquay Boardmasters
Friday 29th — Mosely Folk Festival
Saturday 6th — No 6 Festival, Portmeirion
Saturday 20th — Ramsbottom Festival, Bury
We can’t quite believe it’s been 15 years since its release, but we’re very pleased to say that Beth Orton’s 1999 album ‘Central Reservation’ is to be reissued for the first time, with Beth playing a handful of special shows where she’ll be performing the record in its entirety.
‘Central Reservation’ will be re-issued on 3 Loop Music as a 2CD expanded edition on 30th June, with a bonus disc compiled by Beth featuring b-sides, unreleased live recordings and demos.
First released on Heavenly in March of 1999, the album spent 56 weeks in the chart — selling over 500,000 copies — and received a Mercury Music Prize nomination, as well as help Beth earn a BRIT Award in 2000 for Best British Female.
Dates for the revisited tour are as below, plus enter the competition to be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets to one of the dates!
1st July – Glasgow ABC
2nd July – Manchester Cathedral
3rd July – London Barbican
Festival season is upon us, so what better time for a roundup of the fine fields you can catch our bands playing in over the coming months!
The full listing is as below (A-Z):
5th — 7th Festival No.6, Portmerion, UK
25th — 29th Glastonbury, Worthy Farm, UK
24th — 27th Port Eliot, St Germans, UK
1st — 3rd Kendal Calling, Penrith, UK
14th On Blackheath 2014, London, UK
5th International Festival of Psychedelic Music, Paris
15th Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland
17th Roma Vintage Village, Roma, Rome
18th Zanne Festival, Catania
19th Fiera Della Musica, Azzano X, Italy
25th Redfest, Redhill, UK
25th — 26th Deer Shed Festival, North Yorkshire, UK
25 –27th Tramlines, Sheffield, UK
8th — Field Day, UK
20th — 22nd Best Kept Secret Festival, Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands
28th — Glastonbury Festival, Somerset, UK
The Heavenly Jukebox
Not that we need much encouraging but it’s always nice to be asked! The Heavenly Jukebox will be packing some dynamite sounds to play out at the following festivals this summer…
With festival season nearly upon us, we are excited to announce that we are curating a stage at new food and music festival On Blackheath.
Taking place on the 13th and 14th September on London’s Blackheath Common, our Heavenly & Friends stage on the Sunday plays host to special guests Radiophonic Workshop, Steve Mason and Jagwar Ma, plus our very own TOY, Stealing Sheep, The Wytches, Charlie Boyer and The Voyeurs and Kid Wave.
If that wasn’t enough, we have DJ sets from Don Letts, Django Django’s Dave Maclean and of course the Heavenly Jukebox will spinning some tunes too.
Tickets are onsale now, we hope to see you there!
On Blackheath takes place on 13th — 14th September, with Heavenly’s stage on the Sunday.
London SE3 0UA
As week’s go, it’s not been a too bad one for our Simon Aldred. First, there was the release of Cherry Ghost’s eagerly anticipated third album ‘Herd Runners’ which has received critical acclaim for its soaring, anthemic pop perfection. Then there was the news that Sam Smith’s ‘Leave Your Lover’ (co-written by Si) has hit number one in the US iTunes chart. Double whammy!
Make sure you pick up a copy and catch Simon live on his headline UK tour dates in June, plus as support to Paul Heaton on his UK tour kicking off tomorrow in Newcastle. See a reminder of all dates below…