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.
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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…
We are thrilled to say that The Wytches have announced details of the release of their highly anticipated debut album, ‘Annabel Dream Reader’.
Recorded at Grammy Award winner Liam Watson’s 8-track analogue Toe Rag Studios in Hackney and co-produced by the band’s Kristian Bell and Bill Ryder-Jones (ex The Coral), the record drops on Monday 25th August.
To coincide with the announcement of the album — which features the singles ‘Gravedweller’ and ‘Robe For Juda’ as well as live favourite ‘Digsaw’ — the band have shared the brand new video for ‘Wire Frame Mattress’ directed by the great Steve Gullick, who says of the shoot:
“Promo videos have never really been my thing, I did a few a decade or so ago but have steered clear ever since. When I was asked to shoot a video for The Wytches however, I jumped at the chance — this band are special and I want to be involved. At no point did the prospect seem daunting — we just did it and it was easy.”
Listen and watch below!
2. Wide at Midnight
4. Fragile Male
5. Burn Out The Bruise
6. Wire Frame Mattress
7. Beehive Queen
8. Weights and Ties
9. Part Time Model
10. Summer Again
11. Robe For Juda
12. Crying Clown
13. Track 13
Below: album art by Samuel Gull
The band recently played their debut US performance at SXSW and supported Blood Red Shoes on their European tour and are currently touring the UK with Pulled Apart By Horses. In July, they head to the US to support Cloud Nothings and METZ before taking in a number of UK festivals. See all dates below and be sure to catch a show!
Whilst Charlie Boyer and The Voyeurs are furiously working on their follow album to the critically acclaimed ‘Clarietta’, we are pleased to announce that they have re-scored the 1973 Japanese cult film Belladonna Of Sadness ahead of a performance at this year’s East End Film Festival.
The London event is taking place from June 13th — 25th, performing the score live, The Voyeurs will play at the Red Gallery in Shoreditch on June 23rd. You can preview the score below.
Last year saw TOY perform at the festival which is famed for fusing cinema and sound. More acts are yet to be announced to the music programme.
Charlie Boyer and The Voyeurs are currently working in the studio on the follow up to their debut album ‘Clarietta’.
New TOY video alert! The band have shared the kaleidoscopic new video for their next single ‘As We Turn’, directed by Julian Hand.
Taken from the band’s second second album ‘Join The Dots’, the single will be available digitally as well as on tasty coloured 12” vinyl (limited to 600 only) and includes a remix of ‘Conductor’ from The Horrors’ Tom Furse plus a brilliant live session take of ‘You Won’t Be The Same’, recorded for Part Time Punks on the band’s last visit to LA. Digital also comes with a bonus remix of ‘It’s Been So Long’ by Plank.
Watch and enjoy the video below and find links to preorder digital and vinyl. We have 100 of the 600 pressings up for grabs in our own emporium so if you miss out, keep eyes peeled for other shops selling the 12″!
Explaining some of the band’s reference points for the video, Panda says:
“The points of reference for the As We Turn video came mostly from early animations we’d seen. Mary Ellen Bute’s first colour film, Synchromy No.4 ‘Escape’ from 1938 was an influence as well as some John Whitney footage. Both use unusual early techniques but achieve something otherworldly and I think that’s what we wanted to try and do. Julian Hand brought in the idea of using chromotropes which are 19th century kaleidoscopic slide which you wind up so they turn. Henri Georges-Clouzot’s unfinished film ‘L’enfer’ was another reference. He uses different filters and lighting as well as strange vivid colours.”
Currently on tour with The Horrors in the US, the band recently played their biggest UK show to date at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire. Raising the rafters with tracks from their recent album ‘Join The Dots’ and self-titled debut.
See pictures from the gig below, courtesy of The Line of Best Fit.