3D glasses at the ready, folks! After announcing their signing to Heavenly, we’re pleased to share the new video from Aussie “fried theremin wielding psychopaths” (their words) King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, as premiered by Pitchfork.
‘Cellophane’ is the first single taken from forthcoming album ‘I’m In Your Mind Fuzz’ and naturally it comes with a mind-meltingly trippy 3D video courtesy of Jason Galea, who said of the concept: “Stu gets taken into the 3rd dimension wearing cellophane glasses and becomes too big for the world so he gets spat out.”
The band’s Stu Mackenzie adds: “We originally nicknamed cellophane “math” because the song is based around three dynamic sections (tight — heavy — loose — repeat) over four lyrical sections (verse — cellophane — doo — instrumental — repeat). We thought we were clever at the time but you can’t really tell anymore. We recorded it at Daptone in Brooklyn but it didn’t turn out soul either. We made the clip in 3D because we thought it would be funny. If you can’t find any 3D glasses you can just pretend.”
Watch the video here and read on for forthcoming UK dates. Don’t miss out!
10 — London, The Shacklewell Arms
11 — Manchester, Gullivers
12 — Glasgow, Broadcast
13 — Leeds, Belgrave
14 — Liverpool, EVAC
24 — London, Hoxton Bar and Kitchen
26 — Nottingham, Bodega
The Wytches have shared ‘Darker’, the B-side to ‘Burn Out The Bruise’. Tracked at Toerag studios during the recording of Annabel Dream Reader, it’s streaming over at Crack Magazine now, who call it ‘a heady mix of psychedelia and stoner metal that’s littered with groans and screeches’ — head on over now to give it a listen and crank up the volume!
You can pre-order the single from Itunes:
Also you can pre-order the 7“vinyl now:
It gives us immense pleasure to say that Heavenly have signed up Hooton Tennis Club, a band who have been making a bit of noise in the north west of late, and were brought to our attention by the enthusiasms of Carl Hunter (The Farm).
Stay tuned for news of their first release and in the meantime, take a look at their video for ‘Kathleen Sat On The Arm Of Her Favourite Chair’ and check out their upcoming dates!
“Named after the sign at the end of their road, the Liverool four-piece deal in gloriously slack-sounding lo-fi, recalling Parquet Courts at their most sleepy” NME
Hooton Tennis Club are Ryan Murphy, Callum McFadden, Harry Chalmers and James Madden
Some exciting news just in! Temples have been nominated for Best New Act at this year’s Q Awards.
US release for Mesmerise Live EP
In other news, ahead of their five week tour of the US and Canada, Temples will be releasing a new EP ‘Mesmerise Live’ on their US label, Fat Possum Records. The EP is out digitally on the 16th September and you can check out ‘Mesmerise’ live in the studio below!
After putting out their 16 minute epic ‘Head On/Pill’ for Record Store Day, we are very excited to reveal that Heavenly will release King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard’s new record ‘I’m In Your Mind Fuzz’.
Hailing from Australia, the band are a seven strong collective who, by their own admission are “absolutely fried theremin wielding psychopaths”. Sounds good, right? Listen to the taster track via Stereogum below, who call it “a whimsically spazzy fantastic voyage in miniature”:
‘I’m In Your Mind Fuzz’ is released on Heavenly in the UK and Europe on 31st October (digital) and 1st December (vinyl/CD).
The record gets a US release on 11th November via Castle Face Records and an Australian release on Flightless on 31st October (CD & Digital) and 5th December (vinyl).
Following our announcement of their signing to Heavenly, we are very happy to reveal details of Fever The Ghost’s debut 5-track EP, ‘Crab In Honey’, which will be released on Monday 6th October as a limited edition coloured vinyl 12”. The vinyl also comes with a download code for 8-bit versions of the 5 tracks.. Watch the crazy mind melter of a video for ‘Calico’ — directed by Jesus Rivera, aka Demonbabies — here:
Produced and recorded by the band and Victor Indrizzo, then mastered by Bob Ludwig (David Bowie, Nirvana, Radiohead), the tracklisting is as follows:
3. A Parliament Of Owls Determine The Fates Of Greater Men No less Than 5 Stories Above Us In A Dream.
4. Crab In Honey
5. We’ll Never Know The Place
Initially starting out as the solo-project of lead-singer Casper Indrizzo, the band came together in 2013 and recently played alongside the Flaming Lips in the U.S. Set to play their first European dates in October (plus a run of support dates with Temples in the US!), they also appear alongside J Mascis and My Morning Jacket on the track Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band on Wayne Coyne’s forthcoming Beatles tribute album ‘With A Little Help From My Fwends’. The dates are as follows — be sure to catch a show!
US Tour Dates w/ Temples
23rd Catalyst Club Santa Cruz, CA
24th The Fillmore San Francisco, CA
25th The Fonda Los Angeles, CA
26th The Glass House Pomona, CA
27th Belly Up Tavern Solana Beach, CA
29th Crescent Ballroom Phoenix, AZ
10th Fox Theater Boulder, CO
28th London, White Heat at Madam JoJos
29th London, The Social
30th Brighton, Bleach
31st Barcelona, Primavera
1st Amsterdam, London Calling
With the new EP ‘No Bells On Sunday’ released this week, we’re pleased to report that Mark Lanegan Band have today announced full details of the much anticipated forthcoming album ‘Phantom Radio’. The record is released on Heavenly Recording on 20th October, with ‘Floor Of The Ocean’ available to stream now:
Lanegan’s 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.” The album 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.”
Lanegan’s generous collaborative spirit sees him deliver an excellent co-write with British guitarist Duke Garwood, with whom he made last year’s dustbowl-desolate Black Pudding, and who now offers the music for I Am The Wolf, a Lanegan signature tune. Mark’s favourite song on the album, meanwhile, is Torn Red Heart, an intensely tender meditation for a broken heart that’s like The Velvet Underground’s Pale Blue Eyes orchestrated by Angelo Badalamenti. He also has a special mention for Floor Of The Ocean, which balances sheer catchiness with a deceptively bleak lyrical reflection on a life lived on the hard shoulder: “Clear eyes, can’t avoid the searchlight/Hope that they don’t find me/Find me where I’m lying.”
Phantom Radio will be released 20th October on Flooded Soil / Heavenly Recordings. UK live shows will be announced soon.
The tracklisting for Phantom Radio is as follows:
1. Harvest Home
2. Judgement Time
3. Floor Of The Ocean
4. The Killing Season
5. Seventh Day
6. I Am The Wolf
7. Torn Red Heart
8. Waltzing In Blue
9. The Wild People
10. Death Trip To Tulsa
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)