Another great week for Temples: their homemade video for debut single ‘Shelter Song’ has just hit over a million views on Youtube (yes a MILLION!), and now ‘Keep In The Dark’ has been chosen as the soundtrack of Strongbow Cider’s latest TV ad. The promo, created by St Luke’s debuts on ITV tonight, during Brazil’s 2014 Fifa World Cup match against Colombia, or if you can’t wait until then you can watch it below.
James Edward Bagshaw / The Saint Laurent Music Project
In other news, we’re excited to say that James is one of the main subjects of YSL creative director Hedi Slimane’s upcoming book, ‘Sonic’, published by Xavier Barral in September 2014. Keep an eye on the brand’s facebook page here for further updates.
***UPDATE: Unfortunately, the Fat White European dates have been postponed but the UK dates are going ahead
Charlie Boyer & The Voyeurs aka The Voyeurs will be heading 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. Tickets are now on sale and we strongly suggest you get in quick, as these shows will be unforgettable!
We’re excited to have a brand new Wednesday night starting next week at The Social. In association with our friends at Clockwork, we present ‘The Deep Hum at the Heart of it All’, a special three month festival of events every Wednesday between July and September – in the heart of London’s Fitzrovia.
We kick the night off next week with a fledgling Heavenly signing by the name of Kid Wave who will be burning their infectious slacker indie pop brightly in the basement. Support comes from PINK FILM.
Check out July’s listings below — we have a few surprise guests in the mix who we can announce a little closer to the time, so stay tuned!
Bunkered down in the very centre of the city, absorbed in a basement of concrete, The Deep Hum will resonate every week with the emerging sounds of some of the best psych and fuzzed up bands around. With special guest DJs spinning everything from vintage to brand new garage, rock n roll and kosmische sounds for the dance floor.
The Deep Hum takes place at The Social from 7pm-1am every Wednesday night
Free entry before 9pm / £5 afterwards
Live music between 8pm and 10pm with guest DJs until 1am
NUS and membership drinks offers all night
5 Little Portland St
London W1W 7JD
We are excited to announce that another fabulous film by Heavenly Films director Kieran Evans and Paul Kelly is hitting the road this July.
The pair — who last collaborated on the critically acclaimed Heavenly Film ‘Finisterre’ ten years ago — have documented exclusive footage of Dexy’s ‘One Day I’m Going To Soar’ live shows.
Titled ‘Nowhere is Home’, the film was shot over the final nights of Dexy’s celebrated residency at the Duke Of York’s in London last spring. Theatrical by the nature of the group, the documentary also features exclusive and revealing interviews with the band and front-man Kevin Rowland.
To add to the thrill of this one off documentation of the group, Heavenly Films are offering a limited edition 7″ single on each ticket purchase. The single features live versions of ‘Nowhere Is Home’ and ‘I Love You (Listen To This)’ from the Duke Of York shows.
Screening across 37 Vue cinemas across the UK on July 21st at 7.45pm, this one off event is a huge celebration of the band’s magnificent career.
For fans this is also a chance to get your hands on a one-off 45, the band’s first since 1986’s ‘Because of You.’
Pre-order your tickets from www.myvue.com and you can collect the 7″ at your chosen cinema.
With films being screened on July 7th at 7.45pm at all cinemas, see the full listings of venues below:
Islington, Leeds Light, Sheffield, Hull, Cheshire Oaks, Inverness, Aberdeen, Glasgow Fort, Edinburgh Omni, Dublin, Manchester Lowry, Bristol Cribbs, Birmingham, London Piccadilly, Exeter, Cambridge, Westfield White City, Leicester, Oxford, Portsmouth, Northampton, Norwich, Plymouth, Swansea, Camberley, Stratford, Thurrock, York, North Finchley, Watford, Croydon Purley, Newcastle Under Lyme, Bolton, Bury, Gateshead, Reading and Cardiff.
On working with Kieran, Paul and Heavenly Films producer Martin Kelly, Dexys Kevin Rowland said:
“It’s a really good film. I didn’t really know them previously, but as time went on, I came to understand that they had a real vision and weren’t out to compromise our show. Ultimately it’s their film about Dexys. But it captures us very well”
Producer Martin Kelly:
“When Paul, Keiran and I first saw the live shows for ‘One Day I’m Going To Soar’ we knew we were witnessing something special, something that needed to be captured for posterity.”
Co-director and BAFTA winner Kieran Evans:
“Paul and myself had seen Dexys at their Royal Festival Hall show back in 2003 whilst we were making our film ‘Finisterre’, so it was a special moment for us both to find ourselves working together again in order to capture an important moment in one of our favourite bands remarkable history.”
Co director Paul Kelly said:
“I felt we managed to capture the atmosphere of the Duke Of York’s shows really well, and as soon as the interview was over I knew we had a great film!”
DEXYS ‘NOWHERE IS HOME’ 7.45pm 21st JULY AT SELECTED VUE CINEMAS
We’re excited to announce we’ll be coming to Jersey to host a party at Branchage Festival. H Hawkline will be performing live alongside Stealing Sheep who are also set to perform a live score with none other than Dick Mills from Radiophonic Workshop!
Stealing Sheep, famed for their old school keyboards, distinctive whammy guitar sounds and a variety of unusual percussive elements, will be joining the Branchage line-up along with charismatic Welsh (by-way-of-LA) songwriter H Hawkline, with his dreamy, beat-influenced psychedelia.
Both bands will be performing at a very Heavenly party on the Friday night and Heavenly Jukebox will be playing the soundtrack, joined by a very special guest DJ.
The filmmaker and light show artist Julian Hand will be providing visuals for the night!
On the Sunday Stealing Sheep are also teaming up with Dick Mills, founding member of the legendary Radiophonic Workshop, to deliver a live score to the psychedelic and wildly imaginative 1973 Cannes ‘Special Grand Prize Winner’ sci-fi animation LA PLANÈTE SAUVAGE.
Early bird tickets are available here.
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.