Saint Etienne film ‘How We Used To Live’ to premiere at BFI London Film Festival


We’re thrilled to report that ‘How We Used To Live’, Saint Etienne’s latest film collaboration with Paul Kelly (aka former East Village) has been selected for premiere at this year’s BFI London Film Festival.

Made up of footage shot between the fifties and eighties and taken from the BFI national archive (much of it unseen for decades), the film is soundtracked by Saint Etienne’s Pete, with Sarah providing “some gorgeous Swingle-y harmonies”.

Described as a prequel of sorts to ‘Finisterre’ (“it does sometimes look as if Paul had got into a time machine with a 16mm camera”), the film premieres on Saturday October 12th at the Renoir in London’s Brunswick Centre with a second festival screening at the BFI Southbank’s NFT3 cinema on Monday October 14th.


Tickets are onsale now to BFI members HERE and are available for general sale on the 19th September HERE. In the meantime, whet your appetite with the brilliant accompanying trailer below. We can’t wait!

“…alluringly impressionistic, poetic and political, this is the most joyful and entertaining offering yet from a unique filmmaking collective.” Stuart Brown, NFT

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TOY nominated for Best New Act at Q Awards + new dates announced

TOY Q awards

The shortlist for this year’s Q Awards has been announced, and we’re thrilled to say TOY have been nominated for Best New Act.


After a summer of festival appearances, the band have also announced two new UK Autumn dates including a headline show at The Garage as part of the awards shows, plus a date in Manchester for JD Roots Picks of 2013. Find all the details below, plus stay tuned for further announcements…


15th: Q Awards show — Garage, London TICKETS
25th: JD Roots Picks of 2013 — The Ritz, Manchester TICKETS

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Temples announce third single ‘Keep In The Dark’ and premiere video

Temples 'Keep In The Dark'

Temples have announced details of their fabulous new single ‘Keep In The Dark’ which is gets its release on Heavenly Recordings on Monday 7th October.

Following in what is now becoming band tradition, the track was self-recorded in lead singer James Bagshaw’s very own Pyramid Studio in Kettering. The single is backed with the B-side ‘Jewel Of Mine Eye’ and will be available digitally and on limited 7″ (comes with free download code).


Watch the video — directed by Abbie Stephens — below and read on for the full list of upcoming dates on the band’s extensive UK autumn tour…



23rd-25th: Reading / Leeds, Reading / Leeds Festival


13th: Portmeirion, Festival No.6


3rd: Guildford, Boileroom
4th: Norwich, Arts Centre
5th: Leicester, Academy 2
8th: Sheffield, Queens Social Club
9th: Glasgow, Kings Tuts
10th: Edinburgh, Electric Circus
11th: Carlisle, The Brickyard
12th: Newcastle, Northumbria University
14th: Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
15th: Liverpool, Zazimier
16th: Nottingham, Bodega Social Club
17th: York, The Duchess
19th: Oxford, Gathering Festival
20th: Cardiff, SWN Fest
21st: Brighton, Komedia
22nd: Exeter, Phoenix
23rd: Bristol, Thekla


14th: Manchester, Gorilla
15th: London, Electric Ballroom

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Charlie Boyer + The Voyeurs announce Autumn tour including Splashh dates


Did you miss them? We’re pleased to report Charlie Boyer & The Voyeurs have announced details of a UK tour in the autumn, which includes their own headline shows alongside dates with Splashh.


The full list of upcoming shows is as follows:


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Out Cold debut album details PLUS watch the video for second single ‘Sorrow’


We’re very pleased to announce details of ‘Invasion of Love’, the debut album from Out Cold which will be released on Heavenly Recordings on 16th September.

The album includes the second single ‘Sorrow’ which is released as a 12″ remix EP on the same day as the album, and the video of which you can watch below:

Album tracklisting:

1. All I Want
2. Murder Black Corvette
3. Fingers Through The Glass DOWNLOAD FREE HERE
4. Shoulder To Shoulder
5. Sorrow
6. Progress
7. Synchronised
8. Invasion Of Love
9. Lovin’ Arms
10. My Cruel Heart
11. In And Out


‘Sorrow’ 12″ EP tracklisting (digital includes album version):

1/ Sorrow (Invisible remix)
2/ All I Want (Ewan Pearson vocal mix)

Synchronised (Craig Bratley remix)


Reviews in so far…

“An 11-track work of electronic wonder…opener All I Want recalls Marvin Gaye’s swansong ’82 album Midnight Love” — Q ****

With influences ranging from Motown to ‘80s synth-pop and contemporary chillwave, Aldred lays bare his emotions in a trembling falsetto over a clutch of caramel-sweet melodies” — MOJO ****

A glistening series of electro-pop songs that borrow from house, Philly soul and beyond. The mood is celebratory, basking in the warmth of bubbling synths, fizzy rhythms and dance beats.” — UNCUT 7/10

Blue-eyed soul with a lush analogue electronics in the production and great melodies & songs…It’s a lovely album without an ounce of cynicism in its 59 minutes.” Ewan Pearson

*12″ format available from 16th September

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Cherry Ghost announce UK festival dates and Spring 2014 album

Cherry Ghost

We’re very happy to report that after a year’s break from touring, Simon Aldred has announced three Cherry Ghost festival appearances in the UK this Autumn.

In further exciting news, the band have revealed they will be previewing new songs ahead of going in to record their third LP in October. The album – expected for release in Spring next year – will follow 2010’s critically acclaimed ‘Beneath This Burning Shoreline’ and their debut ‘Thirst for Romance’ which peaked at number seven in the Official UK Albums Chart and was certified gold.

The dates are as follows:

7th — Cornwall, Liskeard Live Festival TICKETS
15th — Portmerion, Festival No 6 TICKETS

13th — Nantwich, Words And Music Festival TICKETS

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Mark Lanegan adds second London show to acoustic UK tour due to demand



We’re happy to report that due to an overwhelming demand for Mark Lanegan’s UK all-seated November tour, a second London show has been added which will take place at the Islington Assembly Hall, just down the road from his earlier Union Chapel appearance. The updated list of UK and Irish dates is as follows:


1st – BRIGHTON, St George’s Church
2nd – BIRMINGHAM, Institute
3rd – LEEDS, College Of Music
4th – EDINBURGH, Queen’s Hall
5th – DUBLIN, Sugar Club
7th – MANCHESTER, Royal Northern College of Music
8th – LONDON, Union Chapel
29th – LONDON, Islington Assembly Hall


Imitations is released on 16th September via Heavenly Recordings.

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We’re very pleased to report that Mark Lanegan will be playing a string of UK dates later this year as part of an acoustic tour across Europe, and not only that but he’ll be joined by special guest Duke Garwood.

The two of course last paired up on ‘Black Pudding’, their acclaimed collaborative album released on Heavenly back in May this year.

The tour will follow the release of Lanegan’s forthcoming covers album ‘Imitations’, out on Heavenly Recordings on 16th September.


Taking place in seated venues, the shows reach the UK and Ireland for the below November dates and are set to be very special indeed.


1st – BRIGHTON, St George’s Church
2nd – BIRMINGHAM, Institute
3rd – LEEDS, College Of Music
4th – EDINBURGH, Queen’s Hall
5th – DUBLIN, Sugar Club
7th – MANCHESTER, Royal Northern College of Music
8th – LONDON, Union Chapel

TICKETS (Dublin tickets here)

Below: Listen to Mark’s take on John Cale’s “I’m Not The Loving Kind” from forthcoming album ‘Imitations’

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Announcing special re-release of East Village’s 1992 sole album ‘Drop Out’


East Village captured a point and place in time. Now, 20 years after their debut and subsequent split, Heavenly Recordings are pleased to announce a special re-release of the band’s sole record, ‘Drop Out’ as well as a limited pressing of their 1991 single ‘Circles’ on 7″ for the first time.

Formed by Martin Kelly (Saint Etienne manager who set up Heavenly Recordings with Jeff Barrett and now runs Heavenly Films), and his now-film-maker brother Paul Kelly, they were joined by Spencer Smith and Johnny Wood. As East Village, the four piece found a spot of their own, a neglected spot on the map between the scratchiness of eighties indie and the rise of house.

A jewel from Heavenly’s past, this is a release not to missed. The record is available on limited 12″ vinyl and comes with a free download code. You can pre-order below and also find copies on our stall at the Independent Label Market.




1. Silvertrain
2. Shipwrecked
3. Here It Comes
4. Freeze Out
5. Circles
6. When I Wake Tomorrow
7. Way Back Home
8. What Kind of Friend Is This
9. Black Autumn
10. Everybody Knows

“East Village were perfectly named, reminiscent of both New York’s sixties boho scene and somewhere secluded, somewhere down a b-road in Bucks. Twenty years ago they released their sole album, Drop Out, a nest of chest-high guitars and chiming melancholia. By the time it came out, the four-piece had broken up and moved on. Listening to it now, it feels like an elegy for a particular brand of eighties guitar music, sweet minor chords and Dylanesque lyrics, the kind practised by the Go Betweens, the Weather Prophets, the kind that was caught between stools then and is much missed now.”

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Heavenly at the Independent Label Market: re-releases, live pressings & more

Independent Label Market

We’re delighted to be returning to the Independent Label Market for the fourth time and are pleased to announce details of some special releases we’ll be bringing along for you to get your hands on, as well as a fine selection of books from Heavenly’s sister site Caught By The River plus Heavenly tote bags and embroidered iron-on patches.


The market takes place at east London’s Spitalfield’s on Saturday 13th July, followed by brand new festival East End Live where you can catch performances from our very own TOY and Charlie Boyer & The Voyeurs. Read on for full details and we’ll see you there!


In the Forever Heavenly corner: East Village and Beth Orton re-releases

East Village – ‘Dropout LP’ reissue on vinyl (with download code) + ‘Circles’ for the first time on 7”

East Village captured a point and place in time. Now, 20 years after their debut record and subsequent split, we are pleased to announce a re-release of the band’s sole album “Drop Out” as well as their last single ‘Circles’ available on 7” for the first time.

“Listening to it now, it [Dropout] feels like an elegy for a particular brand of eighties guitar music, sweet minor chords and Dylanesque lyrics, the kind practised by the Go Betweens, the Weather Prophets” Bob Stanley

Beth Orton — ‘Carmella’ (Four Tet remix) 12″

Not available on vinyl since its release in 2002, ILM have pressed 50 copies of Four Tet’s ‘Carmella’ remix on 12″, taken from Beth Orton’s critically acclaimed – and BRIT award nominated – third album ‘Daybreaker’. We’ll have just 15 copies on our stall, so get there early to snap one up! All proceeds are to go to Oxfam.

From the current roster: Charlie Boyer & The Voyeurs, Temples, Stealing Sheep, TOY and Mark Lanegan

Charlie Boyer and The Voyeurs – ‘Sister Ray’ (live in London) 12”

Special limited pressing of Charlie Boyer and The Voyeurs dazzling tribute to The Velvet Underground, performing ‘Sister Ray’ live in London.

The one-sided 12” comes in at 10 minutes 33 seconds and is limited to 150 hand-stamped, white label pressings; 50 of which will be onsale at the Independent Label Market.

“The benchmark, the blueprint [of the Voyeurs sound] is the album version of Sister Ray. That’s the feeling I want from every song we do; that ecstatic, relentless sound.” Charlie Boyer, 2013

Temples — ‘Colours To Life’ handful of 10“s

We’ve got a very small handful of the band’s sold out 10″ single ‘Colours To Life’. First come, first served!

Record Store Day Collection feat Stealing Sheep, Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood, and TOY/ The Horrors

Heavenly’s trio of releases for Record Store Day back in April flew out immediately, but for a secret stash of 25 copies of each that we’ve unearthed and will be selling at ILM in their sets. Read more about each release here.

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Mark Lanegan announces release of covers album ‘Imitations’ on Heavenly

Mark Lanegan 'Imitations'

We’re incredibly pleased to say that Mark Lanegan is to release a second album on Heavenly, following May’s critically acclaimed ‘Black Pudding’.

Titled ‘Imitations’, the covers album is released on 16th September 2013 with the single ‘I’m Not The Loving Kind’ now available to stream below. Speaking about the record — which sees him take on tracks from Nancy Sinatra to Nick Cave in his own inimitable way — Lanegan said:

“When I was a kid in the late sixties and early seventies, my parents and their friends would play the records of Andy Williams, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Perry Como, music with string arrangements and men singing songs that sounded sad whether they were or not.

At home my folks were also listening to country music — Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, George Jones and Vern Gosdin were some of our favourites.

For a long time I’ve wanted to make a record that gave me the same feeling those old records did, using some of the same tunes I loved as a kid and some that I’ve loved as I have gotten older. This record is it. Imitations.”


1. Flatlands
2. She’s Gone
3. Deepest Shade
4. You Only Live Twice
5. Pretty Colors
6. Brompton Oratory
7. Solitaire
8. Mack The Knife
9. I’m Not The Loving Kind
10. Lonely Street
11. Elégie Funèbre
12. Autumn Leaves

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