New Stuff in the Shop

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Feast your eyes on our new Heavenly t-shirts, jumpers & tote bags.

We also have the debut records from Amber Arcades & M Craft up for pre-order where both LP’s & CD’s will be signed by the artists.

Plus, we have our 2015 releases in their too & plenty more of back catalogue to be added soon.

SHOP TODAY

A Tribute to Jock Scot by Roy Wilkinson

Last Sunday saw the funeral of Jock Scot – rock poet, inspiration and graceful consumer of the backstage rider bounty. Jock appeared at Caught by the River events – notably at Port Eliot in 2011, equipped with kilt and sporran-full of fun. In 2015 Heavenly Recordings reissued Jock’s great album My Personal Culloden, on which he was backed reading his poetry by Davy Henderson’s The Nectarine No.9. As Irvine Welsh told us when My Personal Culloden was reissued, “Jock Scot is, along with Iggy Pop and Paddy Stanton, one of my all-time heroes. A Musselburgh superstar.” 

It was an honour and pleasure for your correspondent to attend Jock’s farewell – laying a modest floral tribute on behalf of Jock’s sometime backing band British Sea Power (BSP had joined a long list of musicians who served in conjunction with Jock, stretching from The Clash, Ian Dury and The Pop Group’s Gareth Sager to Belle & Sebastian and The Libertines). Jock had finally succumbed to cancer, though having long outlived the three months medical science predicted.

The cast at St Marylebone Crematorium was rich and varied – Peter Blake, Shane MacGowan, Anna Chancellor, Gareth Sager, The Nectarine No.9, Will Self, Pam Hogg and Mick Jones to name just a few. Mick was accompanied by old pal Robin Banks – aka Robin Crocker and historic actual robber of banks, as alluded to in The Clash’s Stay Free. The service was moving and uplifting – superbly MC’d by the actor Tam Dean Burn, brother of The Fire Engines’ Russell Burn. Then it was all aboard a pair of Routemaster buses, with Clash live tracks playing loudly on board – off for reminiscence and dancing at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, a lovely affair overseen by Jock’s two eldest daughters, Poppy and Tara. Jock’s youngest daughter, the primary-school-age Iris, was also there, dancing up a storm, accompanied by her mum Helen, Jock’s widow. 

Sail on Jock. We’re truly unlikely to see – or hear – another like you.

Roy Wilkinson

LISTEN TO ‘MY PERSONAL CULLLODEN’ HERE

Fluffer Pit Party with The Wytches

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Having sold out Saturday night, The Wytches are headlining another great bill for Fluffer Records pit party this coming Friday.

Taking place at a secret London warehouse location, the band will bring the noise with support from Virgin KidsPhobophobes & The Hungry Ghosts.

Tickets are available via DICE FM with no booking fee.

BOOK TICKETS HERE.

Take a trip to Second Earth Records Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

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Our dear friend, the man behind The Social listings and one arm of the Heavenly Jukebox Carl Gosling discovered a new record shop in Aylesbury over the weekend.

It’s always a nice surprise to see a great new record shop pop up.

Here’s what the guys at Second Earth Records have to say:

“We specialise in new and used vinyl and CDs, spanning a range of genres but with a focus on new, alternative and underground music. Browse our stock online, or find even more at our weekly pop up shop on Aylesbury Market Square.”

Visit their website here for more details

Plus, follow @thesociallondon on Instagram for regular good updates at The Social and beyond.

Follow Here. 

The Heavenly Jukebox heads down south

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Next month The Heavenly Jukebox is on the road with two event down south to kick off the summertime.

First up Bizarre Rituals present ‘Fist Pump’ with the Heavenly Jukebox, Megatronman & BR Residents.

EVENT DETAILS HERE.

Later on in the month on the weekend of the 20th – 22nd May the Jukebox boys are joined by their friends Pete Wiggs, Raf Daddy & Pete Fowler at the Masked Ball in Cornwall.

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EVENT DETAILS & TICKETS.

Kate Tempest in Conversation with Lauren Laverne

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We’re just about to start reading Kate Tempest’s debut novel ‘The Bricks that built the Houses.’

This summer Kate will be chatting about the novel with Miranda Sawyer at the Caught by the River Thames festival on Saturday 6th August.

For the full line-up & tickets visit the Caught by the River Thames website here.

Listen to Kate in conversation with Lauren Laverne on BBC 6 Music here.

Purchase ‘The Bricks Built in the Houses’ via Bloomsbury. 

“Everything Kate tempest does comes from the same gnawing desire to tell stories and change the world … The book covers come-ups, comedowns, gender identity, parents torn apart by activism and the brutal, beautiful face of survival against the odds … Blistering ****” –  NME

“Explosive … Fresh and vivid visions of a familiar world … It recalls two other great, recent, experimental novels about being young: Jon McGregor’s If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things and Eimear McBride’s A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing. There’s the same sense of daring and linguistic inventiveness, the same feeling of language pushed to its limits … It fairly flies off the page” –  Observer

“A story of accidental adventure and loss in what feels like London’s boiling crucible of race, class and sexuality … This novel requires giving oneself over to its linguistic world … It seems not just to describe a contemporary world but chart the migratory and class movements that has led it to its current state” –  Andrew McMillan, Independent

“Angst-ridden lyricism captures the energy and loneliness of London life in this dizzying, genre-busting debut … A remarkable piece of writing, filled with verbal echoes and half-rhymes … [One reads] for the pinpoint evocation of a milieu, its texture and contours, all delivered with an intensely gathered and focused energy … Transformative” –  Guardian

“Tempest is a worthy champion for a generation of disillusioned youth … Her lyrical talent comes through” –  Sunday Times

 

The Parrots launch The Great Escape PIAS party

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The Parrots are launching the Brighton Great Escape PIAS party at 12pm on Thursday May 19th.

The PIAS Nites party takes place at Horatio’s Bar at the end of Brighton pier.

We’re delighted to have Amber Arcades, Night Beats & Nots all playing the festival over the weekend.

Remaining tickets for the festival can be found here: http://greatescapefestival.com/