Fresh from our news last month of new LA signing Fever The Ghost, we’re thrilled to bring you details of another brilliant new band to Heavenly, going by the name of Kid Wave, whose infectious slacker indie pop has been in heavy rotation on the Heavenly speakers these last few months (and yours soon, we hope!)
The band release their Rory Atwell produced debut single ‘All I Want’ on Monday 8th September, which also features the B-side ‘Young Blood’. The track is accompanied by a dreamy, summery video directed by Steve Glashier which you can watch below, and features the band playing a skate bowl in Brighton.
“Backed by ollies and enough dungarees to merit this whole thing one grand tribute to denim, this first clip is a lock-flowing, head-banging and irresistibly easeful introduction. ” DIY
“London’s newest exponents of youthful, sun-drenched guitar lilts… the sound of their new track ‘All I Want’ is like falling in love on the first day of your summer holiday when the possibilities seem endless.” Noisey
13th: London, Oslo (with Childhood)
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)
Countdown to The Wytches debut album keeping you restless? Here’s something to satisfy that craving for now — the band have unveiled their new single, the darkly hypnotic ‘Burn Out The Bruise’, out on 1st September on limited 7″ vinyl (keep eyes peeled for preorder details).
Time to crank up the volume…
2 — Y Not Festival, Derbyshire
10 — Beacons Festival, Yorkshire
16 – Oslo, London (with The Growlers)
17 – The Fleece, Bristol (with The Growlers)
18 – Kazimier, Liverpool (with The Growlers)
19 – Concorde 2, Brighton (with The Growlers)
22 – Leeds Festival
24 – Reading Festival
27 – Rough Trade East In-Store
29 — End of the Road Festival, Dorset
31 — Bingley Music Live, Yorkshire
7 – Bestival, Isle of Wight
14 – On Blackheath Festival, London
“They’re equal parts sordid, spiteful and slightly damaged” (NME)
“The Wytches inject their misery with a little “Miserlou” and ride an ocean wave awash with oil spills and blackened birds.” (Pitchfork)
“’Annabel Dream Reader’ is heavy, wavy; you’ll feel very high and a little sick.” (Crack Magazine)
The Wytches have announced details of their new single. ‘Burn Out The Bruise’ will be released through Heavenly Recordings on 1st September.
Available on limited 7” and download, it also features the b-side ‘Darker’. The new single was recorded at Toe Rag studios and co-produced by Kristian Bell and Bill Ryder-Jones.
‘Burn Out The Bruise’ is taken from their forthcoming debut album ‘Annabel Dream Reader’ which will be released on 25th August.
Listen to ‘Burn Out The Bruise’ here –
Following The Wytches debut US performance at SXSW in March, the band have made their return to the US this month to support both METZ and Cloud Nothings on an extensive tour. The band return to the UK in August for a string of dates with The Growlers and various festivals including Beacons, Reading and Leeds and End Of The Road.
Formed in Brighton in 2011, The Wytches have released four highly acclaimed singles: Beehive Queen and Robe For Juda, both released through Hate Hate Hate Records and sold-out picking up multiple plays at radio in the process. This was followed by Gravedweller, the first single released through their new label Heavenly Recordings and their most recent single Wire Frame Mattress.
The Wytches are: Kristian Bell (vocals / guitar / organ), Dan Rumsey (bassist) and Gianni Honey (drums).
For further information please contact:
Natalie Quesnel (print and online)
Carl Delahunty (regional)
Big Mouth Publicity 020 3189 4606
We are very excited to bring you news of not one, but TWO new Mark Lanegan Band releases. First up is five track EP ‘No Bells On Sunday’, available on limited vinyl on 25th August. That’s followed up by a full studio album, ‘Phantom Radio’, out on Heavenly in the Autumn.
The first track to be released from the EP is killer tune ‘Sad Lover’, the video of which was made by Steve Gullick and can be viewed below:
As he approaches his 50th birthday Mark Lanegan has assembled one of the most extraordinary bodies of work in modern music. Phantom Radio will be the ninth bearing his own name and third with his band, but combine it with the collaborative albums he’s made, be it with Isobel Campbell, or Duke Garwood, or as 50 per cent of the Gutter Twins, or his legendary first band the Screaming Trees, then the total is nearer 20. Then there’s his guest spots with Queens Of The Stone Age and his many collaborations as the singer on records by the varied likes of UNKLE, Martina-Topley Bird, Moby, Soulsavers and Melissa Auf der Maur. In total, Mark Lanegan has made close to 50 records.
Lanegan’s solo debut was ‘The Winding Sheet’ in 1990 but it would be the masterful follow-up, ‘Whiskey For The Holy Ghost’ that confirmed his credentials as a truly unique artist. ‘Bubblegum’ in 2004 saw Lanegan emerge from the wreckage of the Screaming Trees to create a new version of the blues: part-acoustic, part-electro-rooted contexts mostly produced by Alain Johannes, with a floating cast of helpers, some illustrious (Josh Homme; PJ Harvey) others not. Seven years of collaboration followed before Mark Lanegan Band delivered the towering ‘Blues Funeral’, its Krautrock curlicues adding new textures to his molasses-thick doom canvas.
And now ‘Phantom Radio’ builds on the same foundations: produced by Alain Johannes, and that voice intoning deep truths hewn from the bleakest realm. “I saw the feet of pilgrims bleeding,” Mark sings on Judgement Time. “I saw whole cities drowning, I saw whole armies dying.” You believe every word; no other living singer’s voice feels so charged with Biblical portent.
Which is all part of the craft, because Mark Lanegan is not as black as he’s been painted. His 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.”
‘Phantom Radio’ 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.”
The album title stems from a lyric in Smokestack Magic, which features on the EP, No Bells On Sunday, that will precede the album’s release – five songs written during the same period but which were, in Mark’s judgment “too goofy” to fit with the rest. “I’m less apt to throw away a song that might be a little weird nowadays. I can make it work with whatever I’ve got going.”
Phantom Radio will be released in the Autumn on Flooded Soil / Heavenly Recordings. The album artwork, tracklisting and more information on the record will be revealed in a few weeks. Following the vinyl-only release of No Bells On Sunday on 25th August the EP will become available digitally and on CD as part of a Deluxe edition on album release date.
Another great week for Temples: their homemade video for debut single ‘Shelter Song’ has just hit over a million views on Youtube (yes a MILLION!), and now ‘Keep In The Dark’ has been chosen as the soundtrack of Strongbow Cider’s latest TV ad. The promo, created by St Luke’s debuts on ITV tonight, during Brazil’s 2014 Fifa World Cup match against Colombia, or if you can’t wait until then you can watch it below.
James Edward Bagshaw / The Saint Laurent Music Project
In other news, we’re excited to say that James is one of the main subjects of YSL creative director Hedi Slimane’s upcoming book, ‘Sonic’, published by Xavier Barral in September 2014. Keep an eye on the brand’s facebook page here for further updates.
***UPDATE: Unfortunately, the Fat White European dates have been postponed but the UK dates are going ahead
Charlie Boyer & The Voyeurs aka The Voyeurs will be heading 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. Tickets are now on sale and we strongly suggest you get in quick, as these shows will be unforgettable!
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
5 Little Portland St
London W1W 7JD
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 www.myvue.com 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!”
DEXYS ‘NOWHERE IS HOME’ 7.45pm 21st JULY AT SELECTED VUE CINEMAS
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.
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.”
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!
• 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!
The Independent Label Market takes place on Saturday 12th July, 11am-6pm
Old Spitalfields Market
16 Horner Square
London E1 6EW