2018 saw our good friends open a brand new record shop, ‘Stranger Than Paradise.’
It’s become our go to place to discover new sounds, the hottest wax in town & a new Friday party spot when they host late night events for our dancing needs!
Having only opened in April, the fabulous team at STP decided it was premature to celebrate 2018 with a whole list of records. (Although, we’re promised a few staff picks soon!)
Instead, they settled on one solid record that evokes their fondest memories of their shop opening it’s fine doors…
Soundway Records ‘Gumba Fire – Bubblegum Soul & Synth-Boogie In 1980s South Africa’
READ ALL ABOUT IT & PURCHASE IT HERE
IT’S A BANGER!!
🍷RAISE A GLASS WITH ROUGH TRADE BOOKS THIS CHRISTMAS…THERE THIRD SERIES CHRISTMAS LINE-UP HAS JUST GOT BIGGER & BETTER…🍷
“Join us at the best bar in Central London to celebrate the birth of the third batch of Rough Trade Editions at our Christmas Party—we’ll have Charlotte Newman discussing how OCD exerts influence on all aspects of life with Emma Warren, Martha Sprackland reading her strange and transformative new poems, Luke Wright lifting the bonnet on a nation in desperate need of a service, Mathew Clayton on the infinite possibilities and connections of bell-ringing and Marcel Therouxreading his wonderful Christmas stories… plus we might have some very special guests joining us that we can now announce and they are…
David Keenan reading Autonomic Tarot upstairs in the bar (bookings essential!)
James Endeacott playing an exquisite set of choice records to get us in the christmas spirit.
Jarvis Cocker soundtracks a reading of his pamphlet with a special set of EURO records
so I suggest you just get yourself a ticket ASAP as we wouldn’t want you missing out or anything.
Obviously, a night not to be missed!”
Our favourite Bristol record shop has opened a brand spanking new bar & it looks ace! Friendly Records Bar is now open & their Christmas bookings!!
“LOOKING FOR SOMEWHERE TO HAVE YOUR CHRISTMAS PARTY, BIRTHDAY PARTY… IN FACT ANY KIND OF PARTY?!
THEN LOOK NO FURTHER! WE CAN ACCOMMODATE GROUPS OF ALL SIZES AND PROVIDE FOOD!”
EMAIL – email@example.com for more information.
Friendly also have a new website. Get shopping.
Our friends at Caught by the River have got a heck of a line-up prepared for The Trades Club in Hebden Bridge on the 30th March 2019!
They’ll be splitting the day into two events – with daytime talks, readings and conversations from the likes of Luke Turner, Tim Dee & Amy Liptrot – and an evening focusing on music and field recordings, with performances from Erland Cooper and Hannah Peel & Will Burns (debuting their new collaborative project) + Heavenly Jukebox DJs.
Tickets are available individually for the daytime and the evening, and there are also some limited combined tickets for both events.
Read all about it here, we hope you join us there!
Posters by Caio Wheelhouse.
Heavenly’s very own Jeff has compiled a Spotify Playlist of his most loved, most listened to and most DJ’d tracks released in 2018 (with a couple of exceptional allowances!*)
It’s an eclectic mix of Turkish Jazz, Disco, Country Pop and more from the likes of Sudan Archives, Peggy Gou and Kacey Musgraves among others.
* “The Boss gave me strict orders to stick to tracks that were released for the first time in 2018. I cheated, twice, and here’s my excuse: both the Karminsky’s track and that brilliantly nuts Bermuda Seytan were released on 7″ for the first time in 2018. Fair Enough Right?”
Listen to Jeff’s picks here.
We’ll have plenty more perspectives on 2018 from the rest of the Heavenly team in the coming weeks, in the form of more playlists, so keep an eye and an ear out here for those!
BRAND NEW Spotify PLAYLIST!
‘a Heavenly Recording…’ is a complete collection of Heavenly essentials
Follow for bangerz