Temples chosen for VEVO’s Ones To Watch in 2014: watch them live in session

Temples live in session for VEVO

We’re very pleased to say that Temples have been chosen as one of VEVO’s Ones To Watch 2014. To celebrate, the band recently played an exclusive live session for VEVO, performing a gorgeous stripped down version of ‘Keep In The Dark’ which we’re a bit addicted to. Watch below and check out James and Adam in conversation…

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Temples announce eagerly anticipated debut album ‘Sun Structures’ out Feb 2014

HVNLP100 Temples 'Sun Structures'

You may have noticed for the past couple of weeks that we’ve been counting down the 100 days until our 100th ever album release, and we’re pleased to reveal that HVNLP100 is none other than the debut album from Temples!

Featuring 12 out-of-this-world tracks including the singles ‘Shelter Song’, ‘Colours To Life’ and ‘Keep In The Dark’, the album is released on Heavenly Recordings on Monday 10th February 2014, with new single ‘Mesmerise’ out on January 13th.



1. Shelter Song
2. Sun Structures
3. The Golden Throne
4. Keep In The Dark
5. Mesmerise
6. Move With The Season
7. Colours To Life
8. A Question Isn’t Answered
9. The Guesser
10. Test Of Time
11. Sand Dance
12. Fragment’s Light

The band have also announced a string of UK shows for the new year, with tickets going on-sale here at 9am on Friday. Find the full list of dates below and listen to the cosmic anthem that is ‘Mesmerise’!



24th Glasgow Oran Mor
25th Hull Fruit
27th Nottingham Rescue Rooms
28th Leeds Stylus


1st Manchester Academy 2
3rd Oxford Academy 2
4th Birmingham Institute Library
6th Cardiff Globe
7th Bournemouth Old Fire Station
8th London Shepherd’s Bush Empire

*Plus look out for other exclusives from other independent retailers

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Heavenly & Rough Trade acts to play free gigs at The Social’s Christmas Market


News just in from our sister venue The Social:

The Social’s famous Christmas Saturdays return to Little Portland Street in December. This year there will be more booze, food and space to socialise, and much more music too with free shows in the basement from acts on Rough Trade (14th) and Heavenly (21st).

The market, as ever, will happen in the upstairs bar at The Social and stalling out for your delight each week will be the essential nature and culture website Caught By The River and their spectacular shop filled with books, maps, badges, records, limited edition screen prints from, amongst others, Stanley Donwood and David Chatton Barker, as well as exclusives from their cupboard. They’ll be joined by a couple of guest stalls each week and this year we’ll be leaving a booth or two free for people to come and sit down down and enjoy our food and drink.

The doors will be open between 12pm and 5.30pm, entry is free and with a fully stocked bar including a selection of ales, our homemade mulled wine, hot cider, Bloody Marys, hearty food, impromptu DJ sets and outbreaks of festivity – we invite you to come down our chimney where a very warm welcome is once again guaranteed.

Guest stalls this year will include Faber Social, Andrews and the Empress of Arcadia, Clay Pipe, Heavenly Recordings and more.


Email carl@thesocial.com for more info, press enquiries, and to enquire about booking one of the booths for you and your friends to eat and drink.

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A Heavenly track a day in the 100 day countdown to our 100th album release

Heavenly 100 day countdown

We’re super excited to be reaching a big milestone next year, with the release of our 100th (yes, HUNDREDTH!) album on Heavenly. With today officially being 100 days until the release of HVNLP100 (top secret for now, more details to follow), we’re digging through the archives and counting down with a track a day. Bookmark our soundcloud set here for a tasty song a day and tweet us your suggestions using the #Heavenly100 hashtag.

Forever Heavenly!

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Charlie Boyer and The Voyeurs premiere video for new single ‘Evil Mothers’


Announcing the new single from Charlie Boyer and The Voyeurs, out on iTunes NOW and on limited 7″ on Monday 16th December.

The band have shared the accompanying video shot by Douglas Hart which you can watch below. The 7″ comes backed with a brilliant cover of the Kinks’ ‘Wicked Annabella’ on the B-side plus the full download package (out 16th December) includes a live cover of The Velvet Underground’s Sister Ray, previously released as a one-sided limited edition 12”.



Next show

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Doves’ Jimi Goodwin to support Elbow on 2014 UK arena tour


Have we got some brilliant news this morning… We’re very pleased to report that Jimi Goodwin of Doves has announced he is to support Elbow on their UK arena tour next April.

Head over to the all-new www.jimigoodwin.com for more info and to sign up for forthcoming announcements. You can also now follow Jimi on twitter, tumblr and instagram, and find the official facebook page here.

Stay tuned…


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TOY reveal animated artwork video to album title track ‘Join The Dots’


TOY’s ‘Join The Dots’ now has an accompanying animation video and it’s completely and utterly brilliant and mindbending.

Go watch below and immerse yourself…

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TOY announce second record ‘Join The Dots’ out 9th December 2013


We’re thrilled to finally be able to let the cat out of the bag and announce that TOY will be releasing the follow up to their critically acclaimed eponymous debut before the year is over. ‘Join The Dots’ will be released on Heavenly on Monday 9th December 2013 and we promise you, it’s a corker.

To celebrate the announcement, the band are previewing the title track from the album which you can listen to via their website here. An edit of the track has also been cut to fit on a super limited 7″ (300 copies only) backed with an instrumental, which will be available from selected independent record stores from Monday 21st October. Keep an eye out on the TOY facebook page for details on that.


Available on LP/CD/MP3, all vinyl copies of the album include a free CD and fold-out double sided poster. PLUS order from the Heavenly emporium and receive a free digital download of the album on the day of release, plus exclusive tote bag featuring album artwork!


If you can’t wait to hear more of the record, TOY will be debuting tracks at upcoming shows around the UK including London’s The Garage tomorrow, Tuesday 15th October, as part of the Q Awards shows (last remaining tickets here), at Manchester’s The Ritz on 25th October and on their European tour supporting Placebo.

PLUS in more good news, we’re pleased to announce that the band are set to play their biggest show to date on April 26th next year at Shepherd’s Bush Empire. Tickets go onsale here on Wednesday from 9am.

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The Social opens ‘Social Works’ daytime workspace and cafe — grab a booth!


Everyone knows The Social is the best bar in London (not biased at all) and now it’s the best office space in London with the newly launched Social Works in the upstairs of the venue.

Every weekday between 9am and 5pm, you can pop in with your laptop, get yourself comfy at a booth (with plenty of power points) and make use of free wifi, full tech support from Sussed IT, fresh juices and snacks, plus The Charlatans’ Tim Burgess’ very own brand of coffee, Tim Peaks.

Booth reservation for larger groups is also possible.

Spread the word!

The Social Works
Upstairs at The Social
5 Little Portland Street

For more information please contact carl@thesocial.com

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A night for Jon Brookes at the Royal Albert Hall with The Charlatans and friends

A Night For Jon Brookes

The Charlatans will return to the Royal Albert Hall on 18 October 2013 for a very special night in memory and celebration of Jon Brookes, the band’s drummer and founding member who died recently after being diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2010. Proceeds from the night will go to The Brain Tumour Charity.

Featuring performances from The Charlatans, James Dean Bradfield, Liam Gallagher and friends, members of The Vaccines and New Order, The Chemical Brothers (djing between bands), Dumb.

Tickets available from ticketmaster.co.uk

In a statement, the Charlatans said: “Following the loss of our much missed friend and drummer, Jon Brookes, we, together with some friends, are putting on a show at the Royal Albert Hall on Friday 18 October 2013. The show will benefit the Brain Tumour Charity, which Jon was involved with during his illness. It’s our way of raising money for research into and awareness of a cancer that will unfortunately affect many lives as it has ours. We look forward to seeing you at the RAH and making it a night to remember.”

The Brain Tumour Charity

Over 9,000 people are diagnosed with a brain tumour each year and brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of children and adults under 40, yet less than 2% of cancer research funding goes on brain tumours in the UK.

The Brain Tumour Charity is committed to changing this and this year alone will invest £2.5million in world-class, pioneering research across the UK this year, making it significantly the largest dedicated funder of research into brain tumours in the UK. The Charity is accredited and commended by The Association of Medical Research Charities for ensuring that all the research it funds is selected through stringent, independent peer review, the only charity in its field to do so.

The Charity also offers a comprehensive service to enable everyone with a brain tumour, their families and carers to receive the best support and information and achieve the highest quality of life possible, as well as raising awareness of brain tumours to improve life chances and reduce diagnosis times.

The money raised by the tribute concert to Jon Brookes will be invested into research which seeks to find better treatments and ultimately a cure, so that in future other families will not have to experience this devastation and loss.

Learn more at thebraintumourcharity.org

photo by Tom Sheehan

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