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INHEAVEN – ” Sweet Dreams Baby “

Posted: January 11, 2018 in MUSIC
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INHEAVEN snuck under the radar a little last year but with an collection of great songs. Their debut LP came out in September and was a little slept on. The album is full of stadium-sized indie rock, tinged with melancholy and realism, the LP is a shining example of the band’s potential especially as a live act.

The brand new track ‘Sweet Dreams Baby’ is a hint of what’s to come from INHEAVEN. A big hit waiting to happen the track feels like all the good bits of those bands that went a little pop (please see Arcade Fire, The Killers, Blaenavon etc).

The new track comes alongside a huge announcement that the band will tour the US in March and April with fellow indie darlings Pale Waves. But before all that they will conduct their own tour in UK which looks fairly substantial in itself.

INHEAVEN kick-start 2018 by playing the following headline dates. Tickets are available from https://www.inheaven.co/

JANUARY 31st – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth FEBRUARY 1st – Portland Arms, Cambridge 2nd – Esquires, Bedford 3rd – Moles, Bath 5th – The Boileroom, Guildford 6th – The Face Bar, Reading 7th – The Forum, Tunbridge Wells 9th – Arts Centre, Norwich 10th – Mining Institute, Newcastle 12th – Deaf Institute, Manchester 13th – Arts Centre, Wolverhampton

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INHEAVEN by Steve Gullick

Unlike the political snark of some groups, or the activist message of others, INHEAVEN creates music out of a love of, well, just music.  “All those bands you grew up loving, especially those that changed your life ,owning that t-shirt and buying that record, looking at fanzines – you kind of owe it to them to carry it on. You want to do what all your favourite icons did,” explains singer and guitarist James Taylor. “Nirvana were a massive influence for me growing up, and the Clash for their ideology. Sonic Youth, the Cure…”Lyrically they just go with what comes naturally, rather than trying to be topical or on some sort of message. “I just write how I feel really,” says Taylor.

Chloe Little, on bass and vocals, laughs: “I’ve tried to be clever before and ‘say something’ with lyrics, but it just came our awful. We’re better just going with how we feel.”

With a sound echoing some of the ’90s shoegaze and grunge they explored in their teens, INHEAVEN understand that semi-obsessive streak that fans experience. “Bands are so emotional,” says Little. “I used to grab hold of everything I could and just cling onto it, pour over it.”

Having released just four songs into the world, their own fans are already responding with excitement

INHEAVEN – ” Stupid Things “

Posted: October 6, 2017 in MUSIC
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As they kick off their current tour tonight in Sheffield, Inheaven share the new video to ‘Stupid Things’, a track from their self-titled debut album released last month.

Comprised of footage from various teen movies such as Pretty in Pink and Badlands, the nostalgia tinged clip fits with “soundtracking our own coming-of-age film,”  explain the band, “so the only way that felt really natural was to collect lots of cinematic moments that express the sentiment of the song and put them together to make our own smorgasbord of emotion. We wanted the song and video to make you feel in love and heartbroken at the same time. As we said before, ‘Stupid Things’ is a song for daydreamers, and should feel like a school crush that will last forever. We hope John Hughes would approve.”

Inheaven have already unveiled latest offering in the form of ‘Treats’, now they go on a different tack with the stripped back B-side, ‘Wasted My Life on Rock N Roll’.

After Chloe Little took centre stage on ‘Treats’, here James Taylor holds court on the reflective track.

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Inheaven With a record deal from Sony, Julian Casablancas among their list of fans and a tour of England on the horizon, things are looking pretty good for Inheaven. This year they’ve played a huge amount of gigs, alongside Blossoms, Jamie T and Sundara Karma which has gained them important exposure. Citing Pixies and Smashing Pumpkins as influences, I reckon 2017 will be a big one for them and wouldn’t be at all surprised if they enjoyed similar success to Blossoms and Wolf Alice when their debut album lands.

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INHEAVEN – ” World On Fire “

Posted: August 10, 2017 in MUSIC
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With a recent amazing set at Glastonbury, Inheaven is taking the summer by storm. If you have not seen the four piece out of Brighton the you need too soon, they began this project in hopes of becoming more than just a band. They wanted to keep their creativity in sync and decided to make videos along with the music, adding a visual component to their sound. These videos caught the eye of a Strokes member, Julian Casablancas, who ended up producing their first single via his label Cult Records.

Inheaven began in 2017 by trickling out tracks from their upcoming self-titled debut. Their latest release, “World on Fire,” is the punk rock rally for women’s rights with its own anti-Trump themes. The name alone lets you know this is going to be a call to stand up for what you believe in. As Chloe Little (Vocals/Bass) sings, “My body’s mine, you have no say on any choice I make today.”

Inheaven’s summer continues with various festival dates including the NME / BBC Radio 1 Stage at the Reading and Leeds Festivals in August. They’ll follow up the summer with a full UK tour in support of their album which includes their biggest London headline show to date at the Scala. Something tells me this is a live show you won’t want to miss.

 

INHEAVEN are back with a scorcher in the form of “Vultures”

Their latest single is all over-driven guitars and impassioned vocals, with ’70s punk riffs and cantering drums. Simple, catchy melodies soar over the top of the rough and ready instrumentals, drawing attention to the candid lyrics: “It tastes like freedom but it feels like death,” croons Chloe Little over explosive guitars and a thumping bass line.

This follows the South London band’s release of the fiery “Treats” last year, and comes with an accompanying political video. Shots of burning money and flags are paired the blistering track, cementing the songs lyrics.

“Vultures” comes from the band Inheaven and their upcoming debut album, which they’re set to preview at The Great Escape in Brighton next month. They’ve also filled their summer with other festival appearances, so you’ll be able to catch them at Truck and Reading & Leeds, amongst others.

INHEAVEN – ” Treats “

Posted: November 11, 2016 in MUSIC
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In a interview last year, Inheaven spoke about their mission statement in frank detail. “We felt frustrated that there wasn’t a band we could grab on to. Let’s make that band up – the one we’re waiting for, the one we want.” Since then, they’ve gone several steps further in mimicking the look, sound and purpose of a previously-imaginary band they once dreamt up. At its best, new single ‘Treats’ could be a fictional repurposing of Inheavens rock heroes, nodding to Pixies, Nirvana and The Smashing Pumpkins in a fuzz-emblazoned headrush. Instead, it’s the latest chapter in their increasingly exciting story, where pipe dreams are becoming a reality.

The song’s led by an enraged and enlivened Chloe Little, who spits about why “we’re suffocating,” how she doesn’t want the world “left like this”. Lyrics roll over each other like limbs tangled together, lamenting on climate change, fear and paranoia. Politically-minded but instantly universal, it’s the sound of Inheaven finding their spark after opening a new box of matches. ‘Treats’ is the most grandscoped and purpose-filled they’ve ever sounded before.

INHEAVEN bassist Chloe Little takes on lead vocals for the band’s new scuzzy, grunge pop track ‘Treats’, premiered by Annie Mac on her BBC Radio 1 show last week.

Fuzz-pop merchants INHEAVEN have lifted the lid on their euphoric new number “Drift”.

This blistering new cut arrives in the wake of album “All There Is” – earlier this month the band’s Chloe Little wrote us an in-depth behind-the-scenes guide about that single’s accompanying video. The characters written about in the guide return in the visuals for “Drift”.

“Drift” is a stonewashed piece of glory, full of mid-’90s nods and a warm nostalgia throughout. Joyful guitars and shimmering drums form a solid bedrock for INHEAVEN’s duelling harmonies – this is uplifting and wholly captivating. INHEAVEN are one of our Ones To Watch for 2016.

Have a look at “Drift” below.

Meet INHEAVEN, the South London four-piece with a DIY ethic who are reinventing shoegaze and grunge for the 21st century.

Inheaven’s sound, equal parts grunge, Britpop and shimmering 80’s indebted dark pop, has already stirred up a buzz and caught the ears of The Strokes’ frontman Julian Casablancas. The smattering of singles they’ve released so far are exhilarating although 2015’s ‘Regeneration’ is the cream of the crop: garage grit, a thunderous chorus and Jesus and Mary Chain gloom.

“All those bands you grew up loving, the bands that changed your life – owning that t-shirt and buying that record, looking at the fanzines – you kind of owe it to them to carry it on. You want to do what all your favourite icons did,” explains singer and guitarist James Taylor. “Nirvana were a massive influence for me growing up, and the Clash for their ideology. Sonic Youth, the Cure.

Chloe Little, on bass and vocals, laughs: “I’ve tried to be clever before and ‘say something’ with lyrics, but it just came our awful. We’re better just going with how we feel.”

With a sound echoing some of the ’90s shoegaze and grunge they explored in their teens, INHEAVEN understand that semi-obsessive streak that fans experience. “Bands are so emotional,” says Little. “I used to grab hold of everything I could and just cling onto it, pour over it.”

Having released just four songs into the world, their own fans are already responding with excitement and INHEAVEN have just finished a tour with The Big Moon and VANT.

INHEAVEN – ” All There Is “

Posted: July 28, 2016 in MUSIC
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INHEAVEN have released new single “All There Is” to celebrate some hu-u-ge and hugely exciting tour news.

“All There Is” is a fuzzy, fist-pumping ode with mind-melting guitars and a tantalising mesh of frothy indie and earworm pop. This summer has already been a busy one for the quartet, who are booked to play pretty much every major UK festival over the next couple of months and with this fresh announcement of an extended Autumn run, there’s unlikely to be any rest for the wicked any time soon.

INHEAVEN are one of our five best bands To Watch for this year – find out why.

Tickets for the band’s biggest UK tour to date will be available from 9am 29th July.