We’re excited to announce details of Sun Restructured, a ‘re-animation’ of Temples’ much-acclaimed debut album, Sun Structures, by Beyond the Wizards Sleeve (Erol Alkan & Richard Norris) which is released on Heavenly Recordings on November 10th.
Beyond the Wizards Sleeve have created an epic 42-minute re-working of Sun Structures, using five re-interpreted tracks (Sand Dance, Shelter Song, A Question Isn’t Answered, Golden Throne & Move With The Season) from the original album to form the spine of the record.
Sun Restructured will be available as part of a deluxe CD and download re-issue package with the original album.
Describing the record, Erol Alkan said: “Being asked to re-animate a whole album’s worth of material is an honour. We (in return) wanted to create something special. A record which could be listened to in one go, from start to finish, a listening experience that is becoming increasingly rare. So as well as a host of full Beyond The Wizards Sleeve re-animations here, there are interludes, ambience, ebb and flow…each section flowing into a bigger piece. We tried many things along the way: spoken word sections, days out collecting field recordings, yet ended up letting the original songs and their beautiful arrangements and melodies guide us. There is so much happening under the surface of Sun Structures, and deep within each track, it was a pleasure to dive in and see what we could find. it inspired us to pick up our guitars, plug in our synthesisers and add some wizardry on top. Enjoy this trip. And it is a trip.”
Sun Structures was initially released in February and is one of the best selling vinyl releases of 2014 so far. The 12-track album, self-produced by the band’s James Bagshaw, has been a massive worldwide success.
Their list of UK shows is as follows:
29th Salisbury End of the Road Festival
4th Isle of Wight Bestival
Tickets for the UK headline tour are available from 9am Friday 29th August 2014 priced at £12 (Sheffield, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Glasgow & Newcastle), £12.50 (Bristol, Brighton, Norwich and Manchester) and £15 (London) via www.gigsandtours..com and www.gigsinscotland.com (Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen).
‘Rhubarb Rhubarb’ will be released on Heavenly Recordings on November 10th, with the first single ‘Stunners’, out November 3rd. To whet your appetite until then, the band have released a taster video for album track ‘England Sings Rhubarb Rhubarb’, directed by Bo Ningen collaborator Kenichi Iwasa.
Watch it here:
Recorded at the Flesh & Bone and The Premises studios in east-London with producer Oli Bayston (Boxed In), the track listing of the album is as follows:
1. Train To Minsk
2. Pete The Pugilist
4. The Smiling Loon
5. Say You Love Him (And Choke)
6. England Sings Rhubarb Rhubarb
7. Rhubarb Rhubarb
8. Damp Walls
9. May Will You Stop
10. French Fancy
Explaining the title of the album, Charlie Boyer said:
“People in playhouses have been using Rhubarb Rhubarb for centuries, it’s an old thespian trick. Actors would repeat the phrase to conjure up an angry mob. They believe that mumbling or screeching Rhubarb Rhubarb has the same confused qualities as an indistinct muttering or even a faraway outrage, it is used keenly wherever the script will allow.”
HEADLINE TOUR + SHOWS WITH FAT WHITE FAMILY
The Voyeurs head 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, before setting off on their own U.K. headline tour in November. Find all the dates below!
Fat White Family tour
Sun 14 — London, On Blackheath Festival
Fri 20 — Hamburg, Reeperbahn Festival, Germany
Fri 24 — Leicester, What Became Of Us Festival
Sat 25 — Birmingham, All Years Leaving Festival
Tue 11 — Brighton, The Hope
Wed 12 — Reading, FaceBar
Thu 13 — Sheffield, The Harley
Fri 14 — Leeds, Nation of Shopkeepers
Mon 17 — Carlisle, The Brickyard
Tue 18 — Liverpool, Shipping Forecast
Wed 19 — York, Duchess
Thu 20 — London, Red Gallery
Fri 21 — Bedford, Holy Molys (Esquires)
Sat 22 — Southampton, Lennons
Mon 24 — Bristol, Louisiana
Tue 25 — Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach (downstairs)
Wed 26 — Leamington Spa, Zephyr Lounge
Following their ace show supporting Childhood at Oslo, Kid Wave have announced a headline show of their own on October 6th at Birthdays, Dalston. Support comes from Sisters and High Safari and tickets are on sale HERE.
All upcoming Kid Wave shows:
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)
The Wytches have unveiled the video for their latest single, Burn Out The Bruise, taken from upcoming album Annabel Dream Reader. The single is out on September 1st on limited 7″ vinyl, and is available to pre-order from the Heavenly Emporium here.
Watch the new video here:
Their debut album is available to stream exclusively from NPR now before its release on August 25th. Listen here .
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.
Last week, the band announced their biggest headline tour to date, including a show at London’s Scala. The tour kicks off in October in Sheffield taking them around the country before a brief stop where they head to the US for their first headline tour stateside. The band returns to the UK at the end of November to finish the tour ending in Brighton on December 4th. Here is a full list of dates:
19th Concorde 2, Brighton (with The Growlers)
21st In-store, Banquet Records, Kingston
21st New Slang, McKlusky’s, Kingston
22nd Leeds Festival
24th Reading Festival
25th Album launch show, various venues
26th In-store, Rise Records, Bristol
27th In-store, Rough Trade East
28th In-store, Resident, Brighton
30th In-store, Drift Records, Totnes
30th End Of The Road Festival, Dorset
31st Bingley Music Live, Yorkshire
7th Bestival, Isle of Wight
14th On Blackheath Festival, London
6th Harley, Sheffield
7th Think, Tank, Newcastle
9th Sound & Vision, Norwich
10th West End Centre, Aldershot
11th Kazimer, Liverpool
13th Duchess, York
14th Roadmender, Northampton
16th Joiners, Southampton
17th Exchange, Bristol
27th Brudenell, Leeds
28th Deaf Institute, Manchester
29th Stereo, Glasgow
2nd Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
3rd Scala, London
4th Venue TBA, Brighton
Pre-order ‘Annabel Dream Reader’ here.
The Wytches are: Kristian Bell (vocals / guitar / organ), Dan Rumsey (bassist) and Gianni Honey (drums).
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!