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King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Nonagon Infinity

Not only is Nonagon Infinity a berserk, psychedelic piece of prog-metal, but it is the fourth album this Australian band have released in a year and a half. This vinyl LP or CD from King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard borrows the sound of 70s hard-rock but connects it with their distinctive improvisational sound.

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Paper Mâché Dream Balloon

For their new record, titled Paper Maché Dream, King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard have cast aside the electricity that previously drove their massive psych-rock tracks. Instead, they present a suite of acoustic numbers, still thoroughly psychedelic but this time more reminiscent of a 70’s children’s TV show theme than a blasted jam. A nice change, on Heavenly.

Pip Blom
Boat

Pip Blom are an indie band from Amsterdam. They are fronted by 20-year old Pip Blom.  Boat is their debut album following a successful year of EPs and singles that have enjoyed airtime on BBC 6 Music. Their influences seem to come from bands such as The Breeders, which is no bad thing. It looks like Pip’s star is on the rise.

The Claypool Lennon Delirium
South Of Reality

The psychedelics-fuelled California duo of Sean Lennon and Primus bassist Les Claypool is back after 2016’s Monolith of Phobos with newun South of Reality. Check out that magnificent 1970s sci-fi novel-esque cover art. Self-recorded and self-produced, the songs are sumptuous, lyrical and proggy compositions that go beyond the usual psych reliance on big stoner haze.
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Mattiel
Satis Factory

Second album proper from Mattiel, following hot on the heels of the word-of-mouth success of last year’s self-titled debut. Although the working relationship between Mattiel Brown and her producer / creative partner Jonah Swilley remains unaltered, as does the distinctive lo-fi sound, Satis Factory is a notable musical expansion. 

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Quarters

King Gizzard return hot off the heels of their very overtly, if exceedingly awkwardly titled record I'm In Your Mind Fuzz. Quarters offers more of the same listless, meandering psych rock from the masters of the much travelled genre, with four songs that hit ten minutes and ten seconds apiece. Ah, to make psych rock and love symmetry. What a life.

CHAI
PINK

London’s Heavenly Recordings reissue a long overdue j-pop classic by four-piece kawaii-overloaders CHAI. PINK was first released as long ago as February 2018 by Burger Records, so it’s great to see it available once again, uh, on this side of the pond. The band’s brief, energetic songs explore pop culture at its most excessive and materialistic, and of course it’s strangely compelling.

Hatchie
Keepsake

Hatchie is the stage name of Brisbane songwriter Harriette Pilbeam so you can sort of see why she's not using her birth name for this project. This is her debut album after an earlier well received EP. She uses a varied sonic palette with synthpop, ethereal guitars, industrial textures and new wave all featuring leading to a powerful sound that is already gaining her lots of plaudits.   

audiobooks
Friends In The Bubble Bath Remixes

Everyone is a fan of audiobooks except us at Norman Records. And maybe that's not fair on the others who work here  - it probably just comes down to me not liking them. I tell you who does like them though, Welsh songstress Gwenno, and the guy from Factory Floor both of which are really happy to provide remixes. (David) Wrench does a mix too but he's already in the band so doesn't count.      

CHAI
PUNK

After PINK we have PUNK. The sophomore LP from the much-hyped Japanese group Chai finds them once more wringing musical gold from their ‘neo-Kawaii’ aesthetic. That means that here we have a selection of whip-smart, ebullient funk-punk jams which challenge conventions of beauty and cuteness. Think Liquid Liquid, Gang Gang Dance and Le Tigre all getting together and having a bloody great time. Really good.

Saint Etienne
Home Counties

Finally not an album about London from the veteran pop charmers as they pay tribute to the Home Counties where they grew up. This is a song suite about that area of the UK that spawned Depeche Mode, the Prodigy and Sutton United. Constantly finding new ways of keeping their electro-pop fresh, Saint Etienne are a true British institution. We are lucky to have them.    

Saint Etienne
Tiger Bay (Deluxe Edition)

Saint Etienne, the legendary Britpop frontrunners, are re-releasing their 1994 LP 'Tiger Bay'. It's a heady mix of pastoral folk and heavy dance music like techno and dub. There are all sorts of nice shiny things like a 'Hug my Soul' sticker, a 24x12” glossy poster, and a a 12-track vinyl compilation of rarities and demos. Tuck in. 
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Stealing Sheep
Big Wows

Stealing Sheep’s first foot on the ladder was a mini tour with Field Music. Since then they’ve gone from strength to strength with their music becoming more fleshed out with every album. Their latest, Big Wows, is no exception. Bright bold pop is infused with dance floor rhythms and ethereal qualities. A bunch of different producers shaped their sound from their experiences behind the desk for the likes of Metronomy, Christine and The Queens and Years & Years. LP and CD on Heavenly.

Mark Lanegan Band
Somebody's Knocking

Somebody’s Knocking is the eleventh solo album by ex-Screaming Trees frontman, Mark Lanegan. Lanegan says that Joy Division, The Stooges, Love and, perhaps surprisingly, New Order have all influenced this album. Despite having always been a fan of electronic music, the sounds are now making their way into his otherwise fags-and-whiskey-drenched gruff rock sound as it’s what he listens to most these days.  
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Unloved
Heartbreak Instrumentals

Unloved released their second album earlier in the year to much acclaim. Now it's time for a further project from the trio, an LP of instrumental versions of tracks culled from the album. Should you be a fan of televisions Killing Eve programme then you'll know this music from the soundtrack. Hear it is all its glory  - no vocals or dialogue over the top.   
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Unloved
Heartbreak

Heartbreak is the new album from the David Holmes-led project, Unloved, that also features DJ and producer Keefus Ciancia (known for his work on the True Detective soundtrack) and singer/songwriter Jade Vincent. Creative sparks flew when the trio realised they shared a love for film noir soundtracks, ‘60s girl groups, Shuggie Otis, Lee Hazlewood, Jack Nitzsche and French pop. LP and CD on Heavenly.
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Night Beats
Myth Of A Man

Night Beats with their fourth studio LP here (and the second they’ve put out via Heavenly). The press release for Myth Of A Man claims that this is a record that can already go toe-to-toe with the classics. It might be a bit early to be making such proclamations, but this is certainly a well-heeled collection of Lee Hazlewood-esque psych-country.

audiobooks
Now (in a minute)!

21-year old artist Evangeline Ling and long running singular producer David Wrench team together for the unlikely and hard-to-Google duo audiobooks. Now (in a Minute)! is their debut album, and consists of Ling’s short stories and dreamy vocals, set to Wrench’s strange beats and soundscapes.

Baxter Dury, Étienne de Crécy, Delilah Holliday
B.E.D

Three-way pile-up collaboration between Dury-the-younger Baxter Dury, Delilah Holiday of the scratchy punk group Skinny Girl Diet, and Etienne De Crecy, a French dance music maker. How do these three overlap you might wonder? Well, debut release B.E.D will show you: with direct and emotional power. Released by Heavenly.

Amber Arcades
European Heartbreak

Dutch native Annelotte de Graaf (aka Amber Arcades) is a bastion of dreamy psych-pop, her sweet vocals floating peacefully over '60s-inspired twanging guitars, driving beats and jazzy horns ('Simple Song'). It's as contemplative as it is exciting, with light-footed synths peppering a deeply cinematic record. 

Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood
With Animals

Mark Lanegan - former Screaming Tree, part-time Queen of the Stone Age - teams up with his old chum Duke Garwood for their second LP in a half-decade (though they’ve worked on some stuff together in between). Lanegan’s vocal performance on With Animals is rote at this point - if you’ve liked his rich baritone in the past (and most people have) then you’ll like it here too - but the music is some of the most interesting he’s been involved with in a while. Full of smoky organs and gently pattering electronic drums, this record is reminiscent of when Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds did a stylistic 180 on Push The Sky Away.

Gwenno
Y Dydd Olaf

Welsh groove-pop from Gwenno on Peski. Y Dydd Olaf is an ode to story telling, the preservation of language and the modern sounds of the Welsh underground. The undeniable influence of krautrock giants Neu! and the psychedelic rock sounds of the 60's, are mixed with contemporary poppy grooves and production akin to bands like Yo La Tengo and Wooden Shjips. It's infectious as hell. Out on vinyl LP.

77:78
Jellies

In a bid to outdo their previous moniker the Bees and make it something even more inconsequential this Isle of Wight collective have now renamed themselves 77:78. Remember it if you dare. The Bees were always great and this promises to be too with influences ranging from 'Smiley Smile' era Beach Boys to King Tubby to Syd Barrett. 

Boy Azooga
1, 2, Kung Fu!

Hotly-tipped Cardiff four-piece Boy Azooga drop their debut LP via Heavenly. As its title suggests, 1, 2, Kung Fu! is a fun listen, full of youthful abandon and some smart songwriting choices. Tracks like ‘Loner Boogie’ are fuzzy romps ala early Tame Impala, while ‘Face Behind Her Cigarette’ has a sort of Dutch Uncles-meet-William Onyeabor vibe.
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Halo Maud
Je Suis Une Île

French singer-songwriter Maud Nadal releases the debut LP from her Helo Maud project via Heavenly. Nadal's time as a touring member of Melody’s Echo Chamber and Moodoid have clearly had some influence on the Paris-based artist. Tracks like ‘Tu Sais Comme Je Suis’ and ‘Baptism’ are lovely, dreamy psych-pop takes that balance retro compositional sensibilities with modern production chops.

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Gumboot Soup

Clogging up pressing plants everywhere once again are King Gizzard. Their last one came on so many formats that we almost had a nervous breakdown so we are pleased that this comes on just two. Orange vinyl or CD. Simples. Expect more enthusiastically diverse psych rock from the band who never know when to stop. 

Mattiel
Mattiel

The hard grafters at Burger Records have dug up another rough diamond here. Mattiel’s sound is a heady brew of influences from the grittier end of American garage rock. The White Stripes, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, it’s all in there across the dozen tracks of Mattiel's eponymous LP. ‘Whites of Their Eyes’ will probably end up soundtracking a scene in the next Tarantino film.

Confidence Man
Confident Music For Confident People

Debut LP from enigmatic four-piece Confidence Man. Hailing from Brisbane, Australia, the group have made a name for themselves with outlandish performances and a small collection of irresistibly catchy releases with pleasingly cynical lyrics. For disillusioned youths who still like to get down. On Heavenly.

Gwenno
Le Kov

Gwenno Saunders’s award-winning 2015 debut Y Dydd Olaf was comprised of songs in Welsh, with one in Cornish. This follow-up is exclusively dedicated to the latter language, which is spoken fluently by the artist. The lyrics are partly based on local legends of sunken cities, which have particular metaphorical weight when considering the implications of a dying language, set to suitably melancholy, sub-aquatic piano and synth arrangements. . There’s also a cover of local hero Aphex Twin’s Hy a Scullyas Lyf a Dhagrow, and a guest rap from Super Furry Animal Gruff Rhys. 

The Orielles
Silver Dollar Moment

The Orielles are a three-piece made up of a Post Office Christmas temp, and English Lit. student and an A-Level student. Despite their tender years, the trio have made a very enjoyable indie-pop record in Silver Dollar Moment. It is reminiscent of many bands you loved in the ‘80s and ‘90s, whilst maintaining a certain freshness. LP and CD on Heavenly

Anna Burch
Quit The Curse

Detroit’s Anna Birch writes beautifully crafted, melodic songs with glorious harmonies then adds lyrics that cover the plethora of dark subject matter synonymous with rock ‘n’ roll. Failed relationships and drug abuse. The songs on Quit The Curse come via a childhood love of Carole King and Disney, filtered through a later fascination with Bright Eyes and Fiona Apple. An assured debut, for sure. LP and CD on Heavenly.

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Flying Microtonal Banana

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard have already pretty much mastered that pulsing garage rocky sound, but they are still aiming to release five (yep, five) albums in 2017. With that in mind, it makes sense to try something a little new right? Flying Microtonal Banana finds them playing around with modified microtonal instruments for a slightly tweaked-out sound. Released by Heavenly.

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
I'm In Your Mind Fuzz

The psych rock well is running dry at this point so there's only a limited amount of names albums in the genre can have: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard have opted to just add the word "fuzz" to the end of any sentence -- their newest effort, I'm In Your Mind Fuzz', might cause a squiggly green line in Microsoft Word, but is actually another joyous excursion into distortion and cosmic envelopments, made out of wah pedals, obscured vocals and trusty riffs that circle back through songs proudly. King Gizzard continue to make extra worlds to step into. Fuzz.

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Polygondwanaland

The exclusive coloured vinyl version is now sold out - sorry. Too slow! They're at it again. The Melbourne-based seven piece have released five records this year...a work rate that makes Robert Pollard look like Kevin Shields. Lots of music, then, but is it any good? Of course it is. An album of jazz and groove laden gems to finish off perfectly a very busy year for this increasingly popular band.

Saint Etienne
Continental

Continental is Saint Etienne’s rarities collection, released in Japan in 1997 and featuring material from the preceding five years, much of it not previously available (though it does also feature that lovely hit song ‘He’s On The Phone’. Now Continental is receiving its first ever vinyl reissue, on the Heavenly label.

Saint Etienne
Good Humor

1998 saw Saint Etienne release their fourth album Good Humor, which was recorded in Sweden and marks a movement away from the band’s dancier origins. As well as more of a balance between acoustic instruments and synths, the album has quite a loungey soft vibe, almost like a flipside to what Stereolab were doing at a similar time. Reissued on Heavenly.

Baxter Dury
Prince of Tears

His first release on Heavenly Recordings, Baxter Dury continues his lo-fi pop forays with Prince of Tears. Dury’s fifth album is brimming with his usual downbeat musings on relationships and excess but this time includes an orchestral score which melds with Dury’s usual synth instrumentation to create a sublime album brimming with hints of Serge Gainsbourg but with a very English charm.  

Lomond Campbell
Black River Promise

Lomond Campbell put together his debut album Black River Promise in the manner of several lonely-eyed young men before him: by decamping to somewhere remote (in this case, an abandoned school in the Scottish Highlands) to be alone with his thoughts and his music. The pop-folk results are deep and remarkable, augmented with a ten-piece string ensemble. Clear LP on Triassic Tusk.

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard With Mild High Club
Sketches Of Brunswick East

What is it now???? Leave us alone. Yet another album from King Gizzard but this time with a twist. This one is a collaboration with Stones Throw hipster troupe Mild High Club in which the two bands jam out an exploratory album which is influenced by Ethiopian music, Miles Davis and Tropicalia. Never sit still this lot so when you don't like one album, you can be reassured that there'll be another one along in a minute. 

H. Hawkline
I Romanticize

Making the sort of wandering oddball pop music that could be filed alongside fellow Welsh people Super Furry Animals and Cate Le Bon, Huw Evans (aka H. Hawkline) gets closer to greatness here helped by Ms Le Bon as well as Warpaint’s Stella Mozgawa. He says the album came together "like a cat onto the floor" which makes sense considering the spayed and spindly nature of his compositions.  

Amber Arcades
Cannonball

The new EP from Amber Arcades was recorded over the course of two days in New York. Cannonball features a lovely cover of Nick Drake’s ‘Which Will’ and a track with guest vocals from Bill Ryder-Jones, plus three more original Arcades numbers. Quality psychedelic pop, released as a 12” on Heavenly.

Mark Lanegan Band
Gargoyle

The gravel-voiced ex-Screaming Trees frontfella Mark Lanegan created this new album with substantial help from ex-Exit Calm man Rob Marshall, who donated ten pieces for Lanegan to add to. The resulting Gargoyle album is a gothically moody epic of alternative rock, anchored by Lanegan’s rich vocals and some fierce guitars. On Heavenly.

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Murder Of The Universe

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard have already pretty much mastered that pulsing garage rocky sound, but they are still aiming to release five (yep, five) albums in 2017. Murder Of The Universe is the second, and it seems to be aiming to summon up the spirits of the 70’s hard rock gods, even going so far as to divide the record into three so-called ‘chapters’. Epic. Out on Heavenly. The sticker smells like vomit.

The Wytches
Burn Out The Bruise

Psych-infused garage rockers the Wytches deliver a nice 7" release for "Burn Out The Bruise", the third single fresh from their debut, 'Annabel Dream Reader'. On the flip, the band complement the rough, blustery tune track with 'Darker', an all original Wytches cut that didn't make the record. 

Temples
Volcano

Here's a new one from curly mopped psych pop fans Temples. Their previous record 'Sun Structures' was the type of psych record you could take home to meet your mum so we are expecting more radio-friendly vaguely '60s tunes to hum when you put the bins out of a night. Lead track 'Certainty' sounds like MGMT gone sensible so this could be a winner.   

The Parrots
No Me Gustas, Te Quiero

Ease yourself into the world of the The Parrots with this single, issued as a preview for their forthcoming debut album Los Niños Sin Miedo. There’s a real-fine swagger to No Me Gustas, Te Quiero and its B-side ‘Let’s Do It Again’: jangling garage rock with a strongly Spanish touch. 7” single on Heavenly.

Duke Garwood
Garden of Ashes

Duke Garwood operates out of South London, but comes fully-equipped with all the accoutrements of the heavy, god-fearing blues. Garden Of Ashes has a simmering sound to it that feels like it could erupt (though it tends not to), with darkly gorgeous imagery of apocalypse and love. It is released on CD and LP by Heavenly.

TOY
Clear Shot

They are a strange lot Toy, they never completely blow you away but they are very pleasant to listen to. This is their third album and they recorded it themselves then sent it over to the states for a bit of gloss. It carries on the moody krauty template from previous albums and lead track 'Fast Silver' has some rather moody atmospheres which certainly bode well.   

Hooton Tennis Club
Big Box of Chocolates

Although it may not sound like it from the title, Big Box Of Chocolates sees Wirral indie band Hooton Tennis Club come of age, exploring themes of love and loss. The band recruited the legendary Edwyn Collins to produce the album. It is their second album and follows on from their vivacious debut Highest Point In Cliff Town.

The Wytches
All Your Happy Life

Second album from The Wytches, the darkly psychedelic English rock and roll band. All Your Happy Life manages to sound groovy and guitar-gnarly even while the band seem lashed with despair. All Your Happy Life was recorded and mixed by a Grinderman (in the form of Jim Sclavunos, also a Bad Seed), so it has that dark rock power nailed down. Out on Heavenly.

Saint Etienne
Foxbase Alpha

Perfect synthesis of bric-a-brac pop and post-rave beat-making, featuring era touchstone ‘Only Love Can Break Your Heart’, a sublime take on the Neil Young track. Heavenly celebrated the 25th anniversary of Saint Etienne’s 1991 classic ‘Foxbase Alpha’ with an extensive set of reissues. Three versions are available for purchase; a double CD (with 14 extra tracks and a 28-page booklet), a standard LP version, and a triple LP box set (featuring a bonus one-sided 7”, a 32-page booklet, and assorted inserts).     

Nots
We Are Nots

Nots are Natalie Hoffmann (guitar) Charlotte Watson (drums), Madison Farmer (bass) and Alexandra Eastburn (synthesiser). This grrl band are reminiscent of L7 and Bikini Kill, full throttle, loud and punk, with Eastburns synths bringing something a little different to the table. The Memphis girls are angry, aggressive and ready to shout at you about it.

Night Beats
Power Child

Psychedelic Indie-rock band Night Beats have recently released their third album, Who Sold My Generation through Heavenly Recordings after impressive UK shows. Power Child is taken from that album whilst the b-side Wolf is exclusive to this 7”. The band, who started life as a duo are originally from Texas, but moved to Seattle where they were initially picked up by Chicago label Trouble In Mind.

Nots
Cosmetic

Nots are almost a straight-forward noisy indie-punk band: indeed, they play that role with tremendous success. But they also have prominent daubs of synthesiser all over their sound, sometimes supporting the tune, sometimes adding fizzing texture-blasts. Plus a little riot grrrrl bite: all very good. Cosmetic is out on Heavenly.
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M. Craft
Blood Moon

M. Craft plans his music in a lonely desert cabin: his sound is very much a personal response to this beloved isolation. Bloodmoon began as several hours of piano improvisations, which were then cut down and pressed into the format of proper songs, with Craft’s vocals, percussion from Seb Rochford and some sweeping orchestral arrangements completing the picture. On Heavenly.

The Parrots
Los Ninos Sin Miedo

The Parrots are a Madrid band of psychedelic garage-men, and Los Ninos Sin Miedo is their debut album. That chunky orange 70’s-style lettering on the old-school sleeve art is pretty indicative of the band’s sound, where a thick low-end groove drives along big, cool-guy lashings of guitar. Out on Heavenly.

Amber Arcades
Fading Lines

Heavenly records release Fading Lines, the dreamy debut from Amber Arcades. Beach House’s slow melancholy is an obvious reference for the group, but they add enough unique instrumental touches and electronic textures to stand out. This inventive indie-pop is perfect to drift asleep too. Available on CD and vinyl LP.

Night Beats
Who Sold My Generation

Night Beats are a trio who have apparently been hibernating in some kind of hemp cupboard since 1969, which is to say that they sound precisely like the psychedelic rock overlords of that era. Nothing wrong with that of course, especially when the music is dispatched with such verve. Third album Who Sold My Generation is out on Heavenly Recordings

Palehound
Dry Food

The kids are coming up from behind… Ellen Kempner is a very skilled 21-year old, which means she combines the ability to sound just as you want your punkish-indie singer-songwriters to sound with the electric energy of youth. Dry Food is her debut full-length under the Palehound moniker, out on Heavenly.

Palehound
Molly

Palehound, which is basically just songwriter and guitarist Ellen Kempner, release Molly on vinyl 7” through Heavenly records. Although the stand-out feature is Kempner’s jagged and wired guitar playing, this miniature indie classic is also powered by tight repetitive bass, groovy drumming and distinctive vocals.
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DRINKS
Hermits On Holiday

Drinks appears to be the bizarro-side-project of Cate Le Bon and Tim Presley, in which they cast aside their usual singer-songwriter / hardcore punk focuses and get unusual. Hermits On Holiday has odd spoken word over the top of nervously bouncy instrumentals, and forms a satisfying, and unexpected experience. On Heavenly.

DRINKS
Laying Down Rock

Drinks is a collaboration between Welsh singer/songwriter Cate Le Bon and White Fence main man and American, Tim Presley. Their sound could be described as Arthur Lee-meets-Nico on the verge of self-destruction. Laying Down Rock is taken from their 2015 album Hermits On Holiday and features the non-LP B-side, Nice.
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Fever The Ghost
Zirconium Meconium

Zirconium Meconium showcases the sound of Fever The Ghost, a weirdo-pop four-piece. A psychedelic core certainly runs through the ideology of the group, but the sounds they work with marshal synths, drums, guitars and heavily-reverbed, lightly-unhinged vocals. Comes out sounding quite nice. On Heavenly.

Hooton Tennis Club
Kathleen Sat On The Arm Of Her Favourite Chair

Hooton Tennis Club have their full-length debut lying just around the corner, but for now here is another single to whet appetites. Kathleen Sat On The Arm Of Her Favourite Chair is a friendly slice of indie pop, with some mega-twee lyrics about going for a walk in the park / going swimming. Sweet. 7” on Heavenly.

Hooton Tennis Club
Highest Point In Cliff Town

Wirral based, indie rock four piece Hooton Tennis Club gained attention with debut single ‘Jasper’ on Heavenly Recordings, having signed to the label after being spotted only three gigs into their careers by Carl Hunter (The Farm). ‘Highest Point in Cliff Town’ is their debut album release on the label and if the taster single ‘Kathleen Sat on the Arm of Her Favourite Chair’ is anything to go by, expect chirpy, 60’s pop inspired guitars and catchy vocals that won’t leave you alone.

DRINKS
Hermits On Holiday / Eighteen Teenage Revenge Fair

Drinks appears to be the bizarro-side-project of Cate Le Bon and Tim Presley, in which they cast aside their usual singer-songwriter / hardcore punk focuses and get unusual. Hermits On Holiday is the initial example of their unexpected sound, out in advance of the full album of the same name. Enjoyably odd 7”, on Heavenly.

Kid Wave
Gloom

Beach pop forever, right? It's kind of weird that this record is called 'Gloom', considering Kid Wave's emotive guitar tones, slick bass and wide-eyed melodies. These songs have the feel of despondent garage rock, but remind of acts like Best Coast and Beach House, giving off waves of that summery, nostalgic sound that used to rule our lives back in 2009. Ah, to go back to then, when we were all remembering being young.

Charlie Boyer & The Voyeurs
Evil Mothers


Eaves
What Green Feels Like

Fingerpicky downbeat folk from Leeds-based Eaves. What Green Feels Like is the 20-something’s debut album following last year’s As Old As The Grave EP and continues to showcase his natural abilities as a young songwriter. The production is sparse but lush enough to embrace strings to emotive effect. A British folk hopeful with a knack for melody. Out on CD and vinyl LP from Heavenly.
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Stealing Sheep
Not Real

Stealing Sheep’s second album, Not Real, comes packaged within enticingly curious cover art: you know that these are legs, but how many, whose, and in what configuration? The music may prompt some of the same questions, as Stealing Sheep’s sound is a surreal and colourful form of pop music.

Duke Garwood
Heavy Love

Duke Garwood is known for his collaborative works with everyone from The Orb to Mark Lanegan. he’s once again given up on teamwork for this new album on Heavenly, his first solo work since 2011. I hate teamwork too. It’s why I do this instead of an office job. Well played, Duke. Smoke voiced and eloquent blues. On vinyl and CD.

Mark Lanegan
Phantom Radio

Nice to know old gravel larynx Mark Lanegan is releasing an album he composed largely on his phone. Apparently this is his krautrock/post-punk inspired album. Nice to know the singer from The Screaming Trees was soaking up lots of British and German music in his youth rather than digging Alice Cooper and Blue Cheer. He explains, kindly, that he's waited until impending old-man status looms large over his life before he begins pastiching the music he loved when he wore plaid shirts and had long hair. It cannot be any more cringeworthy or mawkish than that crooner-style mess he forced on us a while back.

H Hawkline
In The Pink Of Condition

Inspired by the early solo work of Paul Mccartney and taking his name from American author Richard Brautigan’s The Hawkline Monster, this stunning album from H Hawkline is his first full LP on Heavenly Recordings, and the third album from Huw Gwynfryn Evans. Clever wordplay and sharp smart guitars. Surreal, clever, melodic, weird pop music. On vinyl and CD.

The Voyeurs
Rhubarb Rhubarb

This lot used to be called Charlie Boyer and the Voyeurs but have now mysteriously changed their name to the Voyeurs. Their music has changed ever so slightly and instead of evoking Television's 1970's New York guitar stylings, they now evoke Lou Reed's 1970's New York guitar stylings. The track I'm listening to sounds like an absolute mess so will wait and see how this goes down.  

Eaves
As Old As The Grave

Leeds local Eaves is a singer-songwriter with a knack for supreme sparsity and modesty. His newest EP, 'As Old As The Grave', depicts him as a masterful pianist and understated guitarist, using both to create dramatic songs with a bare minimum of supplementing. These songs are simple but grandiose, with lyrics about getting stuck in bitter cycles.
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Out Cold
Sorrow


Charlie Boyer & The Voyeurs
Clarietta


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The Magic Numbers
Forever Lost


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