Posts Tagged ‘Heavenly Records’

Exclusive: Pip Blom Share Eerie, Seaside "Ruby" Video

Dutch indie rocker Pip Blom and her band are preparing to release their debut album Boat, out on May 31 via Heavenly Recordings / PIAS. After a searing showing at SXSW last month (their first set of U.S. dates), the band have shared the video for “Ruby,” premiering exclusively at Paste.

After 2018’s solid Paycheck EP and recent single “Daddy Issues,” the 22 year-old singer/songwriter’s new song “Ruby” is another rapturous gem of post-punk adjacent indie rock. With clamoring guitars and vocals that range from sassy to melancholic to euphoric, “Ruby” embodies the ephemeral rush of joy you get from a gentle beachside breeze.

Set on the seaside, the music video captures Blom visiting a UFO hypnotherapist after catching a glimpse of something eerie. The video’s director Raymond van Mil said of the cryptic clip, “We made a few jumps in our imagination, and we were explicitly not trying to explain or illustrate the lyrics. We started with flamingos. Apparently there are two distinct families standing some 20 meters apart on one exact place in Zeeland/the Netherlands. We went there and were in amazement, it looked so alien in the Dutch landscape. From there the UFO story unfolded and was fun. Was it a dream? A memory? A documentary? Only Pip knows.”

Ruby, Video by Raymond Van Mill. Shot on analog film, Super 8 – Kodak Ektachrome / Kodak TriX

‘Ruby’ taken from ‘Boat’ LP out 31st May on Heavenly Records.

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Britain, is the duo of Joey Cobb and Katie Drew that I recently stumbled had heard avout via another blog, with Cocteau Twins comparisons their demo for track, “Day by Day”:  there are the glistening guitar cascades, crisp drum machine patter, even an ending that sounds as though the song’s been suddenly unplugged.

Much of this is down to Drew’s vocal performance, which matches not only the wispy end of Elizabeth Fraser’s delivery but, more importantly, its soulfulness.  So, yes, it does sound like the Cocteaus – but “Day by Day” is no  pastiche.  The light and dark in the track’s woozy melody gives a feel like the reveal of sun through a slowly lifting fog.  It’s also incredibly fully-formed for a ‘demo’ so hopefully, if included on their forthcoming debut, it won’t be messed with.  A second track, “Tried to Call”, can be heard by watching their “Stay Fresh” session over at theskinny.  Britain are currently working on their debut, which will be released on excellent Heavenly Records label.  Catch them out on tour with Jane Weaver very soon at the Bodega Social .



Ninetees slacker indie rock is still an influence and few are doing it was well as Liverpool’s Hooton Tennis Club. Their debut album which was produced by former Coral member Bill Ryder-Jones, falls somewhere between Pavement and The Pastels and has all the earmarks of peak college radio: charmingly shambolic, wonderfully wordy, and jam-packed with hooks . The Merseyside music’s 2015 fairytale success story was completed the moment Hooton Tennis Club inked their deal with Jeff Barrett‘s Heavenly Recordings – yet few could have seen how four Wirral lads’ shiny-sloppy intentions could translate into one of UK music’s finest debut albums in recent years. In under 40 minutes, Highest Point In Cliff Town represents 12 sure-fire near-instant winners which simply radiates with effervescent punch-the-air charm. Crammed with singles, it’s almost impossible to highlight the peaks, yet in live set closer, Always Coming Back 2 You, they penned the sound of this year’s summer festivals.


This folk grunge,singer songwriter from Leeds will have his debut album available on Heavenly Records, 27th April  Using just his voice and a piano, the Leeds-based singer-songwriter carves out an emotional nook in your heart with ease.  His first release As Old As The Grave’ is available to download or purchase as a limited 7″,


Eaves the Folk/Grunge/Singer-songwriter from Leeds is hitting the road with Philip Selway tomorrow, here’s a duet with Nick Mulvey who he has been supporting on a European tour this was filmed in at Machinenhaus, Berlin. Nick Mulvey is another singer songwriter features this song in his own set. Eaves is signed to Heavenly Recordings


Hooton Tennis Club are four good friends from Liverpool who release their debut single for Heavenly Recordings,  titled “Jasper ” on Monday February 23rd 2015. The band began catching attention at the tail end of 2014. Signing with Heavenly Recordings, the group hooked up with Bill Ryder-Jones to focus on fresh material.

It’s a wonderfully fuzzy slice of guitar pop. No doubt in awe of Teenage Fanclub and Guided By Voices, there’s a real sense of Englishness to the songwriting – whether that’s in the downbeat melodies, or the lyrics which talk of a wet Wednesday.

Here is Eaves performing As Old As The Grave for HNDGMCHT in Berlin, The Leeds-based artist has crafted something of a dedicated following over the past year or so, thanks mainly to two simple but effective ingredients: a run of impressive, carefully-considered demos and plenty of word-of-mouth praise. With that base already solidified, he’s taken the next stride forward and signed to the much-heralded Heavenly Records for the release his debut EP (out November 10).

Arriving as something of an introduction to this new chapter comes brand new track “As Old As The Grave” and, as the title eludes to, it acts as a weighty and earnest preface. Despite the sentimental nature of the track, it retains a guarded sense of restraint, never really breaking loose but truly captivating in the way it threatens to throughout


this trio from Peterborough but now Brighton based on the Heavenly Record label, The impact of Kristian Bell’s cauterizing yowl of a voice isn’t fully appreciated until you hear The Wytches thrash their way through a live set. The Brighton trio might channel Nirvana or Soundgarden in their vigorous head tossing and thicket of brutish guitar, but their sound is as wild and eerily gothic as the hound of the Baskervilles galloping over the moors. You just hope that Bell is taking care of his voice.

Previously Charlie Boyer and  the Voyeurs, now with a reduced name to the Voyeurs, This is the first song to be released as a single from the new album on Heavenly records “Rhubarb Rhubarb”. The band will be at the Cameleon Cafe Bar on the 1st November in Nottingham.



The Wytches debut album out on Heavenly Records on the 25th August, titled “ANNABEL DREAM READER”. the band have become one of the bands of the summer the Brighton band have stinging guitars with a  darker side of  psychedelia sound which the band describe as “Surf Doom”.