New Heavenly clubnight alert: ‘The Deep Hum At The Heart Of It All’

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We’re excited to have a brand new Wednesday night starting next week at The Social. In association with our friends at Clockwork, we present ‘The Deep Hum at the Heart of it All, a special three month festival of events every Wednesday between July and September – in the heart of London’s Fitzrovia.

We kick the night off next week with a fledgling Heavenly signing by the name of Kid Wave who will be burning their infectious slacker indie pop brightly in the basement. Support comes from PINK FILM.


Check out July’s listings below — we have a few surprise guests in the mix who we can announce a little closer to the time, so stay tuned!

Bunkered down in the very centre of the city, absorbed in a basement of concrete, The Deep Hum will resonate every week with the emerging sounds of some of the best psych and fuzzed up bands around. With special guest DJs spinning everything from vintage to brand new garage, rock n roll and kosmische sounds for the dance floor.

The Deep Hum takes place at The Social from 7pm-1am every Wednesday night
Free entry before 9pm / £5 afterwards
Live music between 8pm and 10pm with guest DJs until 1am
NUS and membership drinks offers all night

The Social
5 Little Portland St
London W1W 7JD

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Heavenly Films team up with Dexys to take ‘Nowhere is Home’ to the Big Screen


We are excited to announce that another fabulous film by Heavenly Films director Kieran Evans and Paul Kelly is hitting the road this July.

The pair — who last collaborated on the critically acclaimed Heavenly Film ‘Finisterre’ ten years ago — have documented exclusive footage of Dexy’s ‘One Day I’m Going To Soar’ live shows.

Titled ‘Nowhere is Home’, the film was shot over the final nights of Dexy’s celebrated residency at the Duke Of York’s in London last spring. Theatrical by the nature of the group, the documentary also features exclusive and revealing interviews with the band and front-man Kevin Rowland.

To add to the thrill of this one off documentation of the group, Heavenly Films are offering a limited edition 7″ single on each ticket purchase. The single features live versions of ‘Nowhere Is Home’ and ‘I Love You (Listen To This)’ from the Duke Of York shows.

Screening across 37 Vue cinemas across the UK on July 21st at 7.45pm, this one off event is a huge celebration of the band’s magnificent career.

For fans this is also a chance to get your hands on a one-off 45, the band’s first since 1986’s ‘Because of You.’

Pre-order your tickets from and you can collect the 7″ at your chosen cinema.

With films being screened on July 7th at 7.45pm at all cinemas, see the full listings of venues below:

Islington, Leeds Light, Sheffield, Hull, Cheshire Oaks, Inverness, Aberdeen, Glasgow Fort, Edinburgh Omni, Dublin, Manchester Lowry, Bristol Cribbs, Birmingham, London Piccadilly, Exeter, Cambridge, Westfield White City, Leicester, Oxford, Portsmouth, Northampton, Norwich, Plymouth, Swansea, Camberley, Stratford, Thurrock, York, North Finchley, Watford, Croydon Purley, Newcastle Under Lyme, Bolton, Bury, Gateshead, Reading and Cardiff.

On working with Kieran, Paul and Heavenly Films producer Martin Kelly, Dexys Kevin Rowland said:
“It’s a really good film. I didn’t really know them previously, but as time went on, I came to understand that they had a real vision and weren’t out to compromise our show. Ultimately it’s their film about Dexys. But it captures us very well”

Producer Martin Kelly:

“When Paul, Keiran and I first saw the live shows for ‘One Day I’m Going To Soar’ we knew we were witnessing something special, something that needed to be captured for posterity.”

Co-director and BAFTA winner Kieran Evans:

“Paul and myself had seen Dexys at their Royal Festival Hall show back in 2003 whilst we were making our film ‘Finisterre’, so it was a special moment for us both to find ourselves working together again in order to capture an important moment in one of our favourite bands remarkable history.”

Co director Paul Kelly said:

“I felt we managed to capture the atmosphere of the Duke Of York’s shows really well, and as soon as the interview was over I knew we had a great film!”


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Heavenly takeover at Branchage Festival: Stealing Sheep + H. Hawkline live


We’re excited to announce we’ll be coming to Jersey to host a party at Branchage Festival. H Hawkline will be performing live alongside Stealing Sheep who are also set to perform a live score with none other than Dick Mills from Radiophonic Workshop!

Stealing Sheep, famed for their old school keyboards, distinctive whammy guitar sounds and a variety of unusual percussive elements, will be joining the Branchage line-up along with charismatic Welsh (by-way-of-LA) songwriter H Hawkline, with his dreamy, beat-influenced psychedelia.

Both bands will be performing at a very Heavenly party on the Friday night and Heavenly Jukebox will be playing the soundtrack, joined by a very special guest DJ.

The filmmaker and light show artist Julian Hand will be providing visuals for the night!

On the Sunday Stealing Sheep are also teaming up with Dick Mills, founding member of the legendary Radiophonic Workshop, to deliver a live score to the psychedelic and wildly imaginative 1973 Cannes ‘Special Grand Prize Winner’ sci-fi animation LA PLANÈTE SAUVAGE.

Early bird tickets are available here.

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Announcing our new signings, Fever The Ghost! Welcome to their world…

Fever The Ghost

Tiz official, we are very proud to announce that LA’s Fever The Ghost have signed to Heavenly. The band make their debut NME Magazine appearance as this week’s buzz band and we can’t wait for you to see them live. Check out their facebook, bandcamp and twitter sites for music and visuals and keep watching this space for details of their forthcoming release. Welcome to their world!

Say this month’s Q Magazine:

“Good news for anyone who felt MGMT dropped the ball after Congratulations’ daft pyche pop – recent EP ‘Crab In Honey’ deftly volleys said ball with a set of kaleidoscopic tunes that leap from trippy fantasia to elastic synth-funk and whimsical psychedelic-folk without indulging in meandering wig-outs. The fact that one of their songs is called ‘A Parliament Of Owls Determines The Fates Of Greater Men No Less Than 6 Stories Above Us In A Dream’ is a fairly good indicator of where their heads are at.”

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Heavenly stall at Independent Label Market: rarities, collectors items + more!

Independent Label Market

We’re thrilled to be returning to this year’s Independent Label Market. Here’s what goodies you can expect on our stall — come say hi!

• Rarities and collectors items from Temples, TOY, The Wytches, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard and Fever The Ghost (more on them soon!)

• Brand new summer t-shirts

• A selection of books courtesy of our sister site Caught By The River

PLUS current releases and select items from our back catalogue!


Above: Heavenly at the Independent Label Market 2013

The Independent Label Market takes place on Saturday 12th July, 11am-6pm
Old Spitalfields Market
16 Horner Square
London E1 6EW

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Heavenly bands + 15 years of The Social celebration at Glastonbury Festival

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With festival season well and truly under way it comes as no surprise that we are massively excited for this year’s Glastonbury.

We are pleased to announce that The Wytches, Jimi Goodwin, Temples and TOY are playing the Worthy Farm event. To top it all off we are back at The Stonebridge Bar for some after hours fun with the Heavenly Jukebox and special guests.

We don’t want you to miss out amongst the busy green fields of Worthy Farm, so below is a time-table of events:


John Peel Tent 15.00 — 15.40

Park Stage 17.00 — 18.00


Willam’s Green 14.00 — 14.40

William’s Green 20:00

Willam’s Green 21.00 — 21.45

If that wasn’t enough to keep you busy during the daytime, The Social return to The Stonebridge Bar to keep you dancing long into the night. Things kick off here from Thursday!

Check the full line-up for this year’s Stonebridge Bar here.

Keep your eyes peeled as a few of our acts may be popping up at other areas of the festival over the weekend, keeping some of that Glastonbury magic alive!

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The Wytches new track + support dates with Parquet Courts, The Growlers & Fat White Family

The Wytches announce debut album

The Wytches have shared a new song, ‘The Holy Tightrope’, taken from the B-side of their new single ‘Wire Frame Mattress’. The single is out on Heavenly Recordings on July 7th and is available on tasty limited edition 7″. Hurry while stocks last!


‘The Holy Tightrope’ disproves the theory that new bands somehow don’t care about B-sides, with The Wytches pouring pints of venom into each line.

The band have also announced they will support Parquet Courts on part of their UK tour, followed by dates with The Growlers, Fat White Family and various summer festival appearances. The full list of forthcoming dates is as follows. Be sure to catch a show!


23 – The Institute, Birmingham (with Parquet Courts)
25 – ULU, London (with Parquet Courts)
26 – o2 Academy 2, Oxford (with Parquet Courts)
28 – Glastonbury Festival, Somerset


2 — Y Not Festival, Derbyshire
10 — Beacons Festival, Yorkshire
16 – Oslo, London (with The Growlers)
17 – The Fleece, Bristol (with Fat White Family)
18 – Kazimier, Liverpool (with Fat White Family)
19 – Concorde 2, Brighton (with Fat White Family)
29 — End of the Road Festival, Dorset
31 — Bingley Music Live, Yorkshire


7 – Bestival, Isle of Wight
14 – On Blackheath Festival, London

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Celebrate Saint Etienne’s 25 year career as it gets revisited in a new photo book


We are pleased to announce that St Etienne have collaborated with First Third Books to produce a wonderful photographic monograph of their career.

The book includes over 150 images of the band, a complete discography and a full commentary from Bob, Pete and Sarah.

The beautifully put together book captures all aspects of the group’s career as well as including exclusive images from the band’s archive and Heavenly Films’ Paul Kelly.

Plenty of unseen images, annotation and a unique forward from the band’s friend Lawrence, makes this an extra special edition for your Heavenly collection!

There are limited stocks still available of the regular book, but please order quickly to avoid disappointment! As with all First Third titles, stocks are strictly limited and once sold out there won’t be anymore. They don’t do second editions.

Get there quick as the deluxe edition with the exclusive 7″ sold out in seconds!

St Etienne and here at Heavenly, we’re really pleased with the book — it feels like our own glossy, clothbound family album — and we’re sure you will be too.

You can order the book through First Third Books here.

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VIDEO: Watch the new Jimi Goodwin video for ‘Live Like A River’, out on limited 12″

Jimi Goodwin - Live Like A River

Jimi Goodwin has unveiled the David Chatton Barker directed video to ‘Live Like A River’, the second single to be taken from his debut solo LP, ‘Odludek’.

The single is released as a limited 12″ remix on 30th June featuring remixes from Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve and Andy Votel. PLUS the digital EP package includes the album version as well as an additional tasty remix from Tokolosh.

Preorder from the Heavenly emporium here and receive a free digital download

Buy on iTunes

Jimi has also announced a string of summer dates which you can find below. Be sure to catch a show!

Friday 27th — Park Stage, Glastonbury

Tuesday 15th — Eden Project support to Elbow
Friday 18th — 6Music stage Latitude
Sunday 27th — Port Eliot Festival

Friday 1st — Kendal Calling
Sunday 10th — Newquay Boardmasters
Friday 29th — Mosely Folk Festival

Saturday 6th — No 6 Festival, Portmeirion
Saturday 20th — Ramsbottom Festival, Bury

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Beth Orton announces reissue of her 1999 Heavenly album ‘Central Reservation’

Beth Orton - Central Reservation

We can’t quite believe it’s been 15 years since its release, but we’re very pleased to say that Beth Orton’s 1999 album ‘Central Reservation’ is to be reissued for the first time, with Beth playing a handful of special shows where she’ll be performing the record in its entirety.

Central Reservation’ will be re-issued on 3 Loop Music as a 2CD expanded edition on 30th June, with a bonus disc compiled by Beth featuring b-sides, unreleased live recordings and demos.

First released on Heavenly in March of 1999, the album spent 56 weeks in the chart — selling over 500,000 copies — and received a Mercury Music Prize nomination, as well as help Beth earn a BRIT Award in 2000 for Best British Female.


Dates for the revisited tour are as below, plus enter the competition to be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets to one of the dates!

1st July – Glasgow ABC
2nd July – Manchester Cathedral
3rd July – London Barbican


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