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.
Following on from the success of their critically acclaimed second album ‘Join The Dots’ and their celebratory Shepheard’s Bush Empire show back in April, TOY are treating fans to an intimate performance at London’s Lexington next Friday, August 1st.
Fresh from the dark depths of their spellbinding Crows Nest slot at this year’s Glastonbury festival, the five piece will be sure to bring the magic to this one off performance.
The band will be playing tracks from recent album ‘Join The Dots’ and their sensational self-titled debut. They also promise a few surprises!
Joining them on the bill are Astral Pattern as well as unique performances from Grimm Grimm and Le Volume Courbe.
Julian Hand who recently produced the brilliantly trippy video for latest single ‘As We Turn’ will be joining Young Husband and Psych Milligan who will be spinning tunes between throughout the night.
Ticket are £10 and will be snapped up quickly, don’t miss out.
After the exciting announcement that Mark Lanegan Band has not one but, TWO releases coming soon, you can watch the band perform an exclusive live session for KEXP below.
The session features a new song ‘I Am The Wolf’ taken from his forthcoming LP ‘Phantom Radio.’
There will be more news on how to pre-order the album soon. Due out in the Autumn, you can read about the records formation here.
If you can’t wait that long, get your hands on a copy of the new EP, titled ‘No Bells On Sunday.’ The EP features the killer new single ‘Sad Lover.’ It will be released on limited vinyl on August 25th, with pre-orders already available, be quick!
Fresh from our news last month of new LA signing Fever The Ghost, we’re thrilled to bring you details of another brilliant new band to Heavenly, going by the name of Kid Wave, whose infectious slacker indie pop has been in heavy rotation on the Heavenly speakers these last few months (and yours soon, we hope!)
The band release their Rory Atwell produced debut single ‘All I Want’ on Monday 8th September, which also features the B-side ‘Young Blood’. The track is accompanied by a dreamy, summery video directed by Steve Glashier which you can watch below, and features the band playing a skate bowl in Brighton.
“Backed by ollies and enough dungarees to merit this whole thing one grand tribute to denim, this first clip is a lock-flowing, head-banging and irresistibly easeful introduction. ” DIY
“London’s newest exponents of youthful, sun-drenched guitar lilts… the sound of their new track ‘All I Want’ is like falling in love on the first day of your summer holiday when the possibilities seem endless.” Noisey
13th: London, Oslo (with Childhood)
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)
Countdown to The Wytches debut album keeping you restless? Here’s something to satisfy that craving for now — the band have unveiled their new single, the darkly hypnotic ‘Burn Out The Bruise’, out on 1st September on limited 7″ vinyl (keep eyes peeled for preorder details).
Time to crank up the volume…
2 — Y Not Festival, Derbyshire
10 — Beacons Festival, Yorkshire
16 – Oslo, London (with The Growlers)
17 – The Fleece, Bristol (with The Growlers)
18 – Kazimier, Liverpool (with The Growlers)
19 – Concorde 2, Brighton (with The Growlers)
22 – Leeds Festival
24 – Reading Festival
27 – Rough Trade East In-Store
29 — End of the Road Festival, Dorset
31 — Bingley Music Live, Yorkshire
7 – Bestival, Isle of Wight
14 – On Blackheath Festival, London
“They’re equal parts sordid, spiteful and slightly damaged” (NME)
“The Wytches inject their misery with a little “Miserlou” and ride an ocean wave awash with oil spills and blackened birds.” (Pitchfork)
“’Annabel Dream Reader’ is heavy, wavy; you’ll feel very high and a little sick.” (Crack Magazine)
The Wytches have announced details of their new single. ‘Burn Out The Bruise’ will be released through Heavenly Recordings on 1st September.
Available on limited 7” and download, it also features the b-side ‘Darker’. The new single was recorded at Toe Rag studios and co-produced by Kristian Bell and Bill Ryder-Jones.
‘Burn Out The Bruise’ is taken from their forthcoming debut album ‘Annabel Dream Reader’ which will be released on 25th August.
Listen to ‘Burn Out The Bruise’ here –
Following The Wytches debut US performance at SXSW in March, the band have made their return to the US this month to support both METZ and Cloud Nothings on an extensive tour. The band return to the UK in August for a string of dates with The Growlers and various festivals including Beacons, Reading and Leeds and End Of The Road.
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.
The Wytches are: Kristian Bell (vocals / guitar / organ), Dan Rumsey (bassist) and Gianni Honey (drums).
For further information please contact:
Natalie Quesnel (print and online)
Carl Delahunty (regional)
Big Mouth Publicity 020 3189 4606
We are very excited to bring you news of not one, but TWO new Mark Lanegan Band releases. First up is five track EP ‘No Bells On Sunday’, available on limited vinyl on 25th August. That’s followed up by a full studio album, ‘Phantom Radio’, out on Heavenly in the Autumn.
The first track to be released from the EP is killer tune ‘Sad Lover’, the video of which was made by Steve Gullick and can be viewed below:
As he approaches his 50th birthday Mark Lanegan has assembled one of the most extraordinary bodies of work in modern music. Phantom Radio will be the ninth bearing his own name and third with his band, but combine it with the collaborative albums he’s made, be it with Isobel Campbell, or Duke Garwood, or as 50 per cent of the Gutter Twins, or his legendary first band the Screaming Trees, then the total is nearer 20. Then there’s his guest spots with Queens Of The Stone Age and his many collaborations as the singer on records by the varied likes of UNKLE, Martina-Topley Bird, Moby, Soulsavers and Melissa Auf der Maur. In total, Mark Lanegan has made close to 50 records.
Lanegan’s solo debut was ‘The Winding Sheet’ in 1990 but it would be the masterful follow-up, ‘Whiskey For The Holy Ghost’ that confirmed his credentials as a truly unique artist. ‘Bubblegum’ in 2004 saw Lanegan emerge from the wreckage of the Screaming Trees to create a new version of the blues: part-acoustic, part-electro-rooted contexts mostly produced by Alain Johannes, with a floating cast of helpers, some illustrious (Josh Homme; PJ Harvey) others not. Seven years of collaboration followed before Mark Lanegan Band delivered the towering ‘Blues Funeral’, its Krautrock curlicues adding new textures to his molasses-thick doom canvas.
And now ‘Phantom Radio’ builds on the same foundations: produced by Alain Johannes, and that voice intoning deep truths hewn from the bleakest realm. “I saw the feet of pilgrims bleeding,” Mark sings on Judgement Time. “I saw whole cities drowning, I saw whole armies dying.” You believe every word; no other living singer’s voice feels so charged with Biblical portent.
Which is all part of the craft, because Mark Lanegan is not as black as he’s been painted. His 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.”
‘Phantom Radio’ 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.”
The album title stems from a lyric in Smokestack Magic, which features on the EP, No Bells On Sunday, that will precede the album’s release – five songs written during the same period but which were, in Mark’s judgment “too goofy” to fit with the rest. “I’m less apt to throw away a song that might be a little weird nowadays. I can make it work with whatever I’ve got going.”
Phantom Radio will be released in the Autumn on Flooded Soil / Heavenly Recordings. The album artwork, tracklisting and more information on the record will be revealed in a few weeks. Following the vinyl-only release of No Bells On Sunday on 25th August the EP will become available digitally and on CD as part of a Deluxe edition on album release date.
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.