Caught by the Rivers ‘Rivertones’ audio imprint is now on Bandcamp


Were delighted that Caught by the Rivers audio imprint now features on Heavenly Bandcamp’s page.

Featuring three releases:

Under Dubwood - Rivertones

Rivertones 1 – ‘Under Dubwood / River Theme’ 7″

The Sea Road - Rivertones

Rivertones 2The Sea Road

At Hawthorn Time - Rivertones

Rivertones 3At Hawkthorn Time

For all the latest information on Rivertones, check out the Caught by the River website here.  

Gwenno Wins The Welsh Language Album Of The Year Award

Gwenno WAOTY

Following the wide spread critical acclaim of her debut album ‘Y Dydd Olaf’ we’re pleased to announce that Gwenno was awarded Welsh language ‘Album of the Year’ at the annual Eisteddfod festival.

A celebration of all things Welsh, the special event hosted at Caffi Maes B over the weekend saw Gwenno pick up the award. On winning she says:

I think that celebrating the fact that so many Welsh albums have been released this year is important, it doesn’t really matter who the winner is because no one piece of music is better than the other. So I’d like to say a huge congratulations to all those who have managed to create an album this year, and cheers to the Eisteddfod for acknowledging contemporary music — here’s to DIY!”

Read more about the annual event & other nominations here.

Purchase ‘Y Dydd Olaf’ here.


Gwenno picking up her award // photo by Huw Stephens

Next weekend Gwenno will be playing Greenman Fetsival as well hosting a an ‘in conversation’ with Super Furry Animals frontman Gruff Rhys.

Plus, this Autumn Gwenno heads on a co-headline ‘Heavenly 25′ tour with H.Hawkline.



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Caught by the River at Port Eliot 2015

Port Eliot 1

Some lovely photos from the Caught by the River area at this year’s Port Eliot festival in St Germans, Cornwall. Taken by Wendy Barrett.


Sunday’s schedule


The Drift tent


Check out the rest of the photos here, on Caught by the River.

Faber Social & The Quietus Present: ‘Whisky And Cigarettes’

Whisky & Cigarettes

On the 17th of August at The Social in Soho, Faber Social & The Quietus will be teaming up for an evening of discussion, readings and musical performances titled ‘Whisky & Cigarettes’.

The Line-up includes author John Doran who will be reading from his latest book ‘Jolly Lad’ which was recently reviewed by Roy Wilkinson on Caught By The River. The book is available to purchase here.

Also reading are John Niven, author of ‘Kill Your Friends’, Man Booker Prize-winner DBC Pierre and journalist Wyndham Wallace. There will also be a live performance from Keeley Forsyth.



Hooton Tennis Club Album Listening Party & Kazimier gig in Liverpool


On Monday the 10th of August, hear Hooton Tennis Club‘s debut LP ‘Highest Point In Cliff Town‘ before anyone else (2 and a half weeks before release) at the second Vinyl Station listening party organised by Bido Lito! and Metal in Liverpool.

Vinyl Station seeks to “act as a meeting point for Liverpool’s music community, coming together to share in the communal experience of listening to a vinyl LP in its entirety, within the best audio conditions. The project is about celebrating, discussing and exploring new music – and the vinyl LP format’s role within it – in 2015.”. More details about Vinyl Station can be found here.

The event will be hosted by the excellent Bernie Connor, who you may remember from behind the decks at our recent Heavenly 25 celebration at the Kazimier. Check out his Soundcloud.

Tickets for the event are free and available here.

Further information

Hooton will be returning to headline The Kazimier on December 8th for a homecoming show promoted by Harvest Sun before the venue sadly closes its doors at the end of the month.


Pre-order the debut album from Hooton Tennis Club

hooton kaz

Gearing Up For Green Man 2015

Green Man

We’re all really looking forward to the ever approaching Green Man Festival in the gorgeous Brecon Beacons, which has been a summer highlight for us the past few years on the trot.

We’ve got lots of Heavenly bands playing, including Temples, Stealing Sheep, Hooton Tennis ClubH. Hawkline and Gwenno, who will also be in conversation with Gruff Rhys of Super Furry Animals fame.

To get you as excited as we are, Green Man have put together a Spotify playlist spanning the entirety of the festival line-up, check it out here.

Chris Watson National Gallery Film

Chris Watson - Soundscapes

Regular contributor , Caught by the River favourite, sound recordist Chris Watson on how he created his soundscape for Akseli Gallen-Kallela’s Lake Keitele for the National Gallery’s exhibition:

“His latest work is as one of six artists asked by the National Gallery to produce a response in sound to one of their paintings for their Soundscapes exhibition, with the other contributors including Nico Muhly, Susan Philipsz, Jamie xx, Gabriel Yared and Cardiff and Miller.”

Head over to The Quietus for more info here.

This weekend Chris Watson is performing on Caught by the River’s stage at Port Eliot Festival.