TOY have announced details of their next single which will be released through Heavenly Recordings on Monday 17th December 2012.
‘Make it Mine’ — the third single proper taken from their debut album — will be released as part of a limited edition EP which features a Richard Fearless remix of ‘Drifting Deeper’, a Velvet Underground cover recorded live in session for BBC6 Music (‘What Goes On’) plus a 9 minute live electronics track that Delia Derbyshire herself would be proud of.
There will be 600 pressings in total of the limited 12″. 300 copies on black vinyl and 300 on clear vinyl (Rough Trade exclusive) so be quick if you want to get your hands on what is guaranteed to become a very collectible item…
1. Make it Mine
2. Live Electronics
3. What Goes On (BBC6 Music session track)
4. Drifting Deeper (Richard Fearless remix)
The limited 12″s will be 300 pressings on clear vinyl (Rough Trade exclusive) and another 300 pressings on black vinyl.
After a storming set of shows on their UK tour, the band are also gearing up for their first European tour, beginning in France and travelling through Holland, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Switzerland, Italy, and finally Spain.
Before the year is out, TOY are also to play a special UK Christmas show at the request of Mr John Kennedy who has invited them to headline the Barfly for XFM X-Posure. Tickets are on sale over here, with support once again from Charlie Boyer and The Voyeurs.
You could say we’re on a roll here at Heavenly… after a brilliant year releasing debut albums by Stealing Sheep and TOY, earlier this month we introduced you to Charlie Boyer and The Voyeurs and their debut single ‘I Watch You’.
The former two received critical acclaim across the board, while the latter is currently causing a stir both with fans and in the press (NME: “They make rip-roaring proto-punk like it’s 1973”).
However we’re not taking a back seat just yet because we’ve still got more tricks up our proverbial sleeve… Before the year is out, we’ve got one more new group for you and we are hoping that you’ll be up for giving them the support you’ve given to the rest of our artists.
Yes, it is our absolute pleasure to reveal the debut single from the hotly-tipped Temples whose self-described “neo-psych” has been a firm fixture on the Heavenly Jukebox for the past couple of months.
‘Shelter Song’ will be released by Heavenly Recordings on Monday 12th November 2012, backed with ‘Prisms’.
Both tracks were recorded in early September and produced by Temples in Pyramid Studios, their home studio in Kettering.
The single will be available on 7” and download, with artwork courtesy of Thomas Caslin (thanks Tom!) We’ve got the first look at the video below, go see!
The 7” is available to pre-order now from the Heavenly emporium, as well as selected independent retailers at the links below:
You can catch the band live as support on the forthcoming Mystery Jets tour, as well as London shows with Charlie Boyer and The Voyeurs and Tribes plus an appearance at London Calling festival in Amsterdam.
The dates are as follows:
2nd Amsterdam London Calling
3rd Lincoln Engine Shed*
4th Oxford Academy*
5th Cambridge Junction*
7th Brighton Concorde 2*
8th Bournemouth Old Fire Station*
9th Norwich Waterfront*
10th Leicester 02 Academy 2*
12th London Old Blue Last
15th London Barfly
29th London Royal Festival Hall*
* with Mystery Jets
Temples are: James Bagshaw (vocals & guitar), Thomas Warmsley (bass & backing vocals), Sam Toms (drums) & Adam Smith (keys).
TOY supported by Charlie Boyer and The Voyeurs — TICKETS
Fri 19 Oct: Sheffield, Plug
Sat 20 Oct: Birmingham, HMV Temple
Sun 21 Oct: Cardiff, Sŵn Festival (TOY only)
Tues 23 Oct: Norwich, Waterfront Studio
Wed 24 Oct: London, Heaven
Thurs 25 Oct: Southampton, Talking Heads
Sat 27 Oct: Brighton, Coalition
Sun 28 Oct: Manchester, Ruby Lounge
Mon 29 Oct: Newcastle, Cluny
Tues 30 Oct: Glasgow, Sleazy’s
Stealing Sheep — TICKETS
Sat 27th Oct: Manchester, Royal Northern College Of Music (supporting Alt-J ∆)
Sun 28th Oct: Leeds, The Cockpit (supporting Alt-J ∆)
Mon 29th Oct: Glasgow, Oran Mor (supporting Alt-J ∆)
Tue 30th Oct: Norwich, Waterfront (supporting Alt-J ∆)
Wed 31st Oct: Birmingham, O2 Academy (supporting Alt-J ∆)
Fri 2nd Nov: Oxford, O2 Academy (w/ Alt-J ∆)
Sat 3rd Nov: Bristol, Trinity Centre (w/ Alt-J ∆)
Sun 4th Nov: Brighton, Concord (w/ Alt-J ∆)
Mon 5th Nov: London, Electric Ballroom (w/ Alt-J ∆)
Tue 6th Nov: Newcastle, Cumberland Arms
Thur 8th Nov: Bristol, The Fleece
Fri 9th Nov: Nottingham, Chameleon
Sun 11th Nov: Colchester, Colchester Arts Centre
Mon 12th Nov: Coventry, Kasbah
Tue 13th Nov: Sheffield. The Harley
Wed 5th Dec: Brighton, Green Door Store
Thur 6th Dec: Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
Fri 7th Dec: Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
Sat 8th Dec: Manchester, Deaf Institute
Mon 10th Dec: London, Bush Hall
Fri 14th Dec: Liverpool, The Kazimier (Homecoming Christmas Party)
Sea Of Bees — TICKETS
Tue 6th Nov: The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Wed 7th Nov: The Shakespeare, Sheffield
Thu 8th Nov: The Dutchess, York
Fri 9th Nov: Night & Day Cafe, Manchester
Sat 10th Nov: Erics, Liverpool
Sun 11th Nov: Hare & Hound, Birmingham
Mon 12th Nov: Bodega, Nottingham
Tue 13th Nov: Cornerhouse, Cambridge
Wed 14th Nov: The Blind Tiger, Brighton
Thu 15th Nov: Roadmender, Northhampton
Fri 16th Nov: The Railway, Winchester
Sat 17th Nov: Jericho Tavern, Oxford
Sun 18th Nov: Louisiana, Bristol
Mon 19th: Union Chapel, London
“Charlie Boyer and The Voyeurs came to our attention supporting TOY earlier this year. Perfectly channeling mid-70s NYC art punk in the back room of a scuzzed up East End pub, Charlie took the sounds of one blank generation and blasted them out to another. Only took a minute before we were sold.” HEAVENLY RECORDINGS, summer 2012
We are very excited to finally be able to reveal to you all details of the debut single from our newest signings, Charlie Boyer and The Voyeurs.
‘I Watch You’ will be released on Heavenly Recordings on Monday 15th October 2012, backed with the B-side ‘Be Nice’. Available on 7” and download, both tracks were recorded in early September and produced by Edwyn Collins and Seb Lewsley at their West Heath Yard studio.
The single will be available to stream shortly but if you can’t possibly wait to hear it, a little birdie tells us it might just be getting a spin on Marc Riley’s 6music show this evening. Listen in here from 7pm.
In other Charlie Boyer and The Voyeurs news, alongside their own London headline shows the band have been confirmed as main support on the forthcoming TOY tour. See below for the full list of dates and we’ll see you at a show!
FRI 5TH — Sebright Arms, London
FRI 19TH — Plug, Sheffield (w/ TOY)
SAT 20th — HMV Institute, Birmingham (w/ TOY)
TUE 23rd — Waterfront, Norwich (w/ TOY)
WED 24th — Heaven, London (w/ TOY)
THU 25th — Talking Heads, Southampton (w/ TOY)
SAT 27th — Coalition, Brighton (w/ TOY)
SUN 28th — The Ruby Lounge, Manchester (w/ TOY)
MON 29th — The Cluny, Newcastle Upon Tyne (w/ TOY)
TUE 30th — Nice N Sleazy,Glasgow (w/ TOY)
SAT 10th — Paint It Black @ The Old Blue Last, London
“Devastating” – CD of the Week, Sunday Times Culture
“4 stars – if she doesn’t become the sensation she deserves to be it’ll be a crime” — Independent
We are very pleased to announce that Julie Ann Baenziger, better known as Sea of Bees, will be making a return to our shores this November for a headline UK tour. The tour coincedes with the release of the Sacramento native’s next single ‘Gone’ taken from her critically lauded sophomore album ‘Orangefarben’.
‘Gone’ will be released on Heavenly Recordings on November 5th, and, as is coming to be typical of Sea of Bees, is a gorgeous slice of offbeat, emotive guitar pop; as instantly infectious as it is deeply affecting.
The tour — with support from Barbarossa - kicks off in Leeds on November 6th and ends at the breathtaking Union Chapel in London on the 19th.
This will be Sea of Bees’ biggest UK headline tour yet, so don’t miss out!
Sea of Bees UK tour dates
Tue 6th Nov – The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Wed 7th Nov – The Shakespeare, Sheffield
Thu 8th Nov – The Dutchess, York
Fri 9th Nov – Night & Day Cafe, Manchester
Sat 10th Nov – Erics, Liverpool
Sun 11th Nov – Hare & Hound, Birmingham
Mon 12th Nov – Bodega, Nottingham
Tue 13th Nov – Cornerhouse, Cambridge
Wed 14th Nov – The Blind Tiger, Brighton
Thu 15th Nov – Roadmender, Northhampton
Fri 16th Nov – The Railway, Winchester
Sat 17th Nov – Jericho Tavern, Oxford
Sun 18th Nov – Louisiana, Bristol
Mon 19th – Union Chapel, London
“Make Noise shows how recycling electronics can be as fun as using them” — Coolhunting.com
Those of you who keep a beady eye on our facebook page may well be aware that we have recently joined forces with Radio 1’s Benji B and the people from the European Recycling Platform (ERP) to begin work on a brand new and very exciting project, Make Noise.
A club tour with a difference, Make Noise will not only showcase some of this country’s finest electronic artists for FREE (in exchange for one of your old hand-held electronics – more on that later) but will also raise awareness of the importance of recycling e-waste, thus helping to reduce the amount of potentially toxic waste sent to landfill/ illegally exported overseas each year.
Spread across five dates, the free club tour kicks off in November and features a DJ set from Benji B at each event, alongside this line-up of brilliant talent:
• Martelo (Santigold tour DJ and legendary London-based party starter)
• Greenmoney (West London’s Leo Greenslade and Alex Phountzi)
• Ossie (producer and Hyperdub wonder kid)
• DJ Die (founder of Full Cycle Recordings and original member of Reprazent)
• Nic Tasker (Boiler Room / Phonica)
• Kodiak (exciting new duo signed to Numbers)
• Kidnap kid (Black Butter’s rising star)
• Conquering Animal Sound (much-hyped Scottish live duo)
Instead of paying entry to any of the tour dates, Make Noise ask you to bring along an unwanted electrical item and use that as your currency. This could be a broken hairdryer, a drowned phone, busted iPod or even a couple of old batteries – anything that’s electrical. Bring it to the club, and you will get access.
Better still, for each electronic item handed in at the door, ERP will donate £5 to local recording studios to go towards the cost of buying new audio equipment. In addition, there will also be a “virtual recycling bin”, where budding musicians can access and use loops, basslines, samples and vocals that have been donated by some of electronic music’s top talent.
Details of the Recycled Versions “virtual recycle bin” project will be announced shortly, but for now, make sure you ‘like’ the Make Noise facebook page, follow on twitter and spread the word!
Following rave reviews for their debut album ‘Into The Diamond Sun’, Stealing Sheep have announced a huge Autumn tour running from October through to December.
The first half of the tour sees the girls’ joining Mercury Prize nominated Alt-J (∆) as special guests, before they venture out alone for an even more extensive set of headline dates.
To mark the announcement, the trio have gifted us a special acoustic rendition of album track ‘Tangled Up In Stars’, filmed deep in the woods of Liverpool’s historic Sefton Park. You can watch that very performance below, plus find all of the UK dates. Be sure to catch one (or more!) of the shows…
Sat 27th: MANCHESTER — Royal Northern College Of Music (w/ Alt-J ∆)
Sun 28th: LEEDS — The Cockpit (w/ Alt-J ∆)
Mon 29th: GLASGOW – Oran Mor (w/ Alt-J ∆)
Tue 30th October: NORWICH — Waterfront (w/ Alt-J ∆)
Wed 31st Oct: BIRMINGHAM — O2 Academy (w/ Alt-J ∆)
Fri 2nd: OXFORD — O2 Academy (w/ Alt-J ∆)
Sat 3rd: BRISTOL — Trinity Centre (w/ Alt-J ∆)
Sun 4th: BRIGHTON – Concord (w/ Alt-J ∆)
Mon 5th: LONDON – Electric Ballroom (w/ Alt-J ∆)
Tue 6th: Newcastle, Cumberland Arms
Thur 8th: BRISTOL — The Fleece
Fri 9th: NOTTINGHAM – Chameleon
Sun 11th: COLCHESTER — Colchester Arts Centre
Mon 12th: COVENTRY – Kasbah
Tue 13th: SHEFFIELD — The Harley
Wed 5th: BRIGHTON — Green Door Store
Thur 6th: BIRMINGHAM — Hare & Hounds
Fri 7th: LEEDS — Brudenell Social Club
Sat 8th: MANCHESTER — Deaf Institute
Mon 10th: LONDON — Bush Hall
Fri 14th: LIVERPOOL — The Kazimier – Homecoming Christmas Party
“The debut album from Stealing Sheep strips the style of all Wicker Man cheese and stuffs it full of modern relevance – Warpaint vocals, Kills garage licks, Doors-y psychedelia and Animal Collective apocalypto-tribalism.”
NME – 8/10
“A delightful bag of pick’n’mix.. For all Stealing Sheep’s maverick influences, it’s the small details that stand out on this beguiling debut.”
The Guardian – 4 Stars ****
“in one giant leap they’ve announced themselves as great prospects… Stealing Sheep will be unstoppable.”
“Into The Diamond Sun takes a standard set of pop music tools and fashions them into something unique. This is a complete record with no duds and no failed experiments. Stealing Sheep are so far ahead of the game that the follow-up record is already one of the most eagerly awaited in memory.”
Loud and Quiet – 7/10
It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for… TOY’s eponymous debut album — heralded by Mojo as ‘British Alt Rock’s finest debut of 2012′ — is officially out today and to celebrate, the band are playing a special instore at Rough Trade East this evening.
To guarantee your place, simply buy the album from Rough Trade today (comes with free bonus 6 track ‘TOY — Live at the BBC’ CD including non-album tracks) and you will receive your free wristband promising tasty free entry to the gig.
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We’ll see you down the front!
“This debut is all creepy, crawly kinds of fun, and we already want more…. It’s a record to obsess over from the off.” BBC
“Their self-titled debut album is psychedelia luridly reimagined for the 2010’s, complete with Krautrock’s hypnotic “motoric” beats, duelling FX’d guitars and the outlandish outpourings of a vintage Korg synthesizer… Once you’ve penetrated the noisy exterior, there lurks within a full hour’s worth of mind-altering, soul-searching, feedback-drenched wondrousness.” Q Magazine
“‘TOY’ is a stunning album … Most bands struggle to reach this level throughout their entire careers let alone on album number one.” The Fly
“Toy is easily a contender for the debut album of the year.” The Four Oh Five
“It took The Horrors two albums to get this good” NME
Below: new single ‘Lose My Way’, the second single taken from the album (buy the 7″ here):