Flowered Up – A Weekender’s Tale

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A book documenting the one-of-a-kind Flowered Up, one of the first bands signed to Heavenly, is currently being crowd funded on Kickstarter.

Set to be a high quality 120-page book limited to 250 copies worldwide, including interviews with the likes of Suggs (Madness), Clive Langer (producer of Weekender) and Paolo Hewitt (biographer of Oasis), we can’t wait to get our hands on one.

Pledgers of £25 or more will also receive one of these amazing T shirts modelled of an original design from the early 90s.

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The book is dedicated to the late Liam and Joe Maher, and their mother, and produced in cooperation with their family.

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Sunny D with KJP

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Katy J Pearson has created a Spotify playlist titled Sunny D with KJP.

It’s a great mix going from classics by the likes of The Lovin’ Spoonful and Buffalo Springfield through to 2019 bangers from Working Men’s Club, Cate Le Bon and more.

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And if you haven’t already, have a watch of the video for Katy’s single ‘Tonight’ below:

Independent Label Market: Winter 2019

73333349_2928138250546850_1449291084302647296_n.png❄️ Independent Label Market returns to Coal Drops Yard at the end of the month ❄️

We’ll have all this year’s releases on vinyl and CD + all sorts of rarities, merch and more for your Christmas present buying needs.

As usual we’ll be surrounded by great labels like Bella UnionMute RecordsMoshi Moshi Records and more. The London Brewers’ Market will be keeping the booze flowing, and various DJs will be supplying tunes throughout the day.

The Orielles Remix PINS

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Manchester punks PINS have given the world a first look at their upcoming album with a remix by The Orielles!

PINS said “‘Ponytail’ is a firm favourite from our new record and we wanted to hear it reimagined. We had been toying with the idea of working with The Orielles for some time, they have a really great sound and we just had to find the right song we could all get our heads into.

“We’re thrilled with how it turned out, I want to hear it rumbling from basement clubs all over Manchester.”

The Orielles said they “were honoured to have been asked to remix such a great single and immediately had a vision for how we wanted it to sound. We focused on a few of the lead vocal hooks, as well as creating a drone on a Jen Synthesiser as the basis for the remix.

“We had fun adding our own flair to the remix with percussion and by messing around with our favourite gadget in Eve Studios, the Publison Stereo multi-effects Processor! This one’s for all you late nighters out there!”

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Inside: Come Down On Jupiter

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The Orielles have created a playlist of influences behind their new single ‘Come Down On Jupiter’.

Featuring the likes of The Soft Machine, Alice Coltrane, Stereolab and Gerry & The Holograms, the playlist takes you on a trip across the band’s universe.

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Watch the video for ‘Come Down On Jupiter’ below.

The Orielles’ second album Disco Volador is released on February 28 2020. More info here.

Caught by the River Avon

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Caught by the River are heading to the banks of The Avon in Bristol for their next event in December.

Taking place in BS1’s chocolate-factory-turned-arts-space Centrespace, CBTR have teamed up with The Letterpress Collective and Friendly Records for another lovely line-up of readings and music.

The line-up includes:

– a reading from up-and-coming Northern Irish nature writer and essayist Kerri ní Dochartaigh, whose debut book will be published by Canongate in 2021;

– Richard King discussing his latest book The Lark Ascending – a radical history of Britain’s natural landscapes and the musical movements they have inspired, published earlier this year – with Max Porter;

– Emma Warren and Rob Gallagher discussing the intersections of their respective books Make some Space and The Dance Floors of England, both of which examine the importance of dancefloors and arts spaces as community hubs;

– Max Porter, author of Grief is the Thing With Feathers and Lanny, reading from new work, and appearing in conversation with Kerri ní Dochartaigh;

– MC Emma Warren;

– Tunes from Stephen “Spoonful” Parker.

Advance tickets cost £15, nab one over the counter at Friendly or via this link.

Modern Nature remix Hannah Peel & Will Burns

Will and HP.jpgOur friends at The Quietus have shared a brand new Modern Nature remix of ‘Moth Book’ by Will Burns and Hannah Peel.

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The original version of ‘Moth Book’ has just been released by Rivertones as one side of the duo’s new 7″ Pale Tussock, which you can find out more about here.

Modern Nature are a trio formed of Ultimate Painting’s Jack Cooper, Will Young of Beak>,and Aaron Neveu of Woods. Their Bella Union released debut album How To Live has been a thorough Heavenly office favourite since its release earlier in the year.

Burns and Peel will be performing live at The Barbican’s Milton Hall this Saturday, and then at The Civic in Barnsley on November 1st. They’ll be joined on both dates by field recording hero Chris Watson.

Tickets for Barbican are available here, and for The Civic here.