A double dose of Temples live footage here for you. The Kettering four piece have brought the magic of ‘Sun Structures’ across the seas on their current tour of the US.
To celebrate the release of his debut solo record ‘Odludek’, Jimi Goodwin has recorded two exclusive live sessions for The Line Of Best Fit and the Guardian. Watch and enjoy below!
After completing their first UK headline tour, The Wytches are off to Europe to support friends Blood Red Shoes and then on to London’s Heaven to support the elemental force that is Bo Ningen. Find dates and ticket links below!
Some back-to-back The Wytches for you here in these brilliant juxtaposing live takes from SXSW. Watch ‘Digsaw’ in all its loud, snarly, guitar shredding glory courtesy of SPIN and check out Kristian’s stripped back, acoustic session for NPR. There’s two sides to this band and we love em both!
Of the top 40 things we saw at SXSW 2014, British psych-rock trio the Wytches were number nine. There’s just something about a group of young kids with a reckless abandon for short-hair conventions and a love for shredding guitars that does it for us every time. In a showcase for Sailor Jerry rum last week in Austin, the band tore through a number of tracks from their forthcoming debut, out this May on Partisan. Here they play “Digsaw,” a dark and raw track that finds lead guitarist Kristian Bell screaming about being selfish in a manner that would surely make Frank Black proud. We’ve previously been gifted with a stream of the Sabbath-surf crusher “Wire Frame Mattress” and a creepy video for the sludgy “Gravedweller.”
The Wytches’ furious, hair-flinging psych-rock isn’t the stuff of back-porch acoustic sessions. But don’t tell that to singer-guitarist Kristian Bell, recorded here in Austin, Texas.
Last month we brought news of the third LP from Cherry Ghost, and we’re now pleased to share with you the brand new single taken from the record, as premiered by Marc Riley on BBC 6 music. It’s such a beautiful track and is available to download on iTunes now over here.
We’re really excited to say that Stealing Sheep have announced a special London date in June, playing the world premiere of a new live homage to the songs and music from David Lynch’s films. Find all the info below plus ticket link…
‘In Dreams: David Lynch Revisited’ is a project led by musical director David Coulter, the man also behind Beck’s Song Reader show at the same venue last year. The event, taking place on 20 June, will see the performance of select music from Blue Velvet, Wild At Heart, Lost Highway and cult TV surrealist drama Twin Peaks.
The likes of Villagers‘ Conor O’Brien, Jehnny Beth from Savages, Stealing Sheep, long-term Nick Cave collaborator Mick Harvey and more are among those performing live.
This stellar cast of singers will be reinterpreting classic songs from Lynch’s songbook. With the original versions performed by Roy Orbison, Elvis Presley and David Bowie amongst others, In Dreams focuses on the beauty of reinterpretation from newer acts.
‘Sound is almost a drug. It’s so pure that when it goes in your ears, it instantly does something to you’ — David Lynch
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We’re really excited to announce that we’re putting out three excellent 12″ releases for this year’s Record Store Day (19th April).
On 12″ picture discs we have a remix swap between Temples (James’s first ever remix!) and our friends Jagwar Ma, plus a track from Australia’s King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard which is just genius and previously only available on their sold-out 2013 album ‘Float Along — Fill Your Lungs’. We’re releasing it because we love it. Plus on 12″ we have TOY’s ‘Join The Dubs’, previously only released as a limited bonus CD. Find more details on each release below, plus scroll right to the bottom to stream the full soundcloud set!
HVN282 Temples / Jagwar Ma ‘Shelter Song/ Man I Need’ — 12” picture disc (1000 pressings)
Following on from last year’s Heavenly remix trade between TOY and The Horrors for Record Store Day, this year Heavenly releases another dream remix swap: Jagwar Ma’s Jono Ma reworks Temples’ debut single ‘Shelter Song’ and Temples’ James Bagshaw takes on Jagwar Ma single ‘Man I Need’ for his first ever remix. Picture disc artwork by Oliver Hibert.
HVN281 King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard ‘Head On/Pill’ — 12″ picture disc (300 pressings)
A. Head On / Pill
Hailing from Australia, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard are a seven strong collective who, by their own admission are ‘absolutely fried theremin wielding psychopaths’. ‘Head On/Pill’ is lifted from the band’s third album ‘Float Along – Fill Your Lungs’ out on Flightless records in Australia, but such is the thrilling slacker genius of this 16 minute epic we had to ask if we could put it out as a Heavenly Release for Record Store Day. Picture disc artwork by Oliver Hibert.
HVN273 TOY ‘Join The Dubs’ — 12″ vinyl (1000 pressings)
1. You Won’t Be The Same (dub)
2. Left To Wander (dub)
3. Conductor (dub)
Previously only released as a limited bonus CD, ‘Join The Dubs’ presents five tracks from TOY’s second album ‘Join The Dots’ that have been playfully and knowingly re-worked by Dan Carey, exploring the darker and dubbier depths of his desk. Dan has also produced both of TOY’s albums to date.
Record Store Day 2014 takes place on 19th April. All Heavenly releases will be available from participating UK stores. See here for details
The wait is over! Jimi Goodwin’s debut solo album ‘Odludek’ has officially dropped and is available to buy today from all good music retailers, as well as our own Heavenly emporium HERE. Plus there are limited signed CD copies available from Recordstore.co.uk.
To celebrate the release, Jimi plays a free instore at London’s Rough Trade East on the 1st April, before setting off to support Elbow on their UK arena tour.
Following these shows, Jimi will be taking ‘Odludek’ on the road with a string of headline dates around the UK in May. Beginning at Sheffield’s Leadmill, the tour will conclude with a celebratory hometown show at Manchester’s Gorilla. Tickets are selling fast so book now to avoid disappointment!
‘ODLUDEK’ CRITICAL ACCLAIM
“Ideas spring from every corner” — Mail On Sunday ★★★★
“Eclectic, eccentric, engaging” — The Times and The Sunday Times
“Full of urgent, abrasive songs on which Goodwin sounds creatively invigorated” — The Observer
“An album that is startling as it is likeable” — Uncut Magazine 8/10
Above: James and Tom Temples play an acoustic rendition of ‘Keep In The Dark’ in the back of a Mazda!
“Temples, from England, had crisp British Invasion riffs amid their guitar swirl. The Wytches, from England, added punky aggression amid the fuzztone” New York Times