ONE TO WATCH: ‘Rudeboy’ – The Story Of Trojan Records


Last night as part of ‘Doc’ N Roll‘ film festival, Pulse Films ‘Rudeboy’ was shown at the RIO cinema.

It’s Nice That‘ have the latest on the film that documents 50 years of Trojan Records:

Produced by BMG and Pulse Films, the film follows the inception of one of the most iconic record labels in history, Trojan Records. The label is instrumental in introducing reggae and other Jamaican-inspired music genres to mainstream culture. Securing a number of major UK chart hits including music by Tony Tribe, Desmond Dekker and The Maytals, Trojan Records helped define a monumental movement in British culture; re-shaping the cultural landscape into the multicultural society that we still live in today.

Trojan Records’ wider impact on society is as relevant today as it was 50 years ago. Jamaican influences continue to be a predominant influence on British subculture directly seen in music, dance and fashion. Rudeboy provides a key insight into how important Jamaican music has been on the current youth experience in the UK.

Trojan Records is named after the flatbed truck that revered producer Duke Reid used to transport his soundsystem around Jamaica. Launched in 1968 by Jamaican expat Lee Gopthal, the film follows how reggae, ska and rocksteady rapidly took off in 1960’s London. Jamaican music grew in popularity alongside the subculture of working class skinhead’s who adopted the music into their own cult movement, leading to its gradual increase in popularity throughout the 70s.

Effortlessly directed by Nicolas Jack Davies, the film includes fascinating archive footage alongside beautifully lit cinematography. The film’s release coincides at an apt time for the Jamaican and West Indian communities, following the heartbreaking Windrush deportation scandals. Rudeboy celebrates the immense contribution these communities have input into British culture. Director Nick adds that the film “is the other side of the swinging, hippy London most people think of when they imagine the cultural revolution of the sixties. This story though, is far more real and continues to have a lasting effect on the generations that have followed”.


Due to popular demand ‘Doc’ N Roll’ have secured a further two viewings at the following venues:

10/11/18 – 15:00 – The Castle Cinema – SOLD OUT

15/11/18 – 20:45 – Ritzy Brixton – Tickets

The film also has a brilliant ‘Trojan Records’ soundtrack collecting 24 of the most influential and the iconic recordings that feature in the film production.

Stranger Than Paradise have copies of the record here.


ON THE STEREO: John Savage Playlist

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Our friends at Rough Trade Books are now on Spotify!!!

To celebrate John Savage has made a 100% punk rock playlist to accompany his Rough Trade pamphlet, ‘Uninhabited London.’


‘Uninhabited London’ is part of the first series of pamphlets. You can purchase a limited signed copy here.

Check out Rough Trade Books series 1 & 2 pamphelt’s here.



Calling all record shoppers!
Our friends at Stranger Than Paradise Records have launched their website – and it’s a thing of beauty.

New releases, pre-orders, merch and events are now available for you to browse online.

Go forth, shop and fill yer boots HERE

Find out ‘What’s new in Paradise’ on the shop’s very own blog – Stranger Than Paradise Blog


Autosave-File vom d-lab2/3 der AgfaPhoto GmbHDRINKS – Heavenly alumni ‘the king and queen of janky weirdo pop*’ have returned with a new album and have set off on tour. They play Oslo in Hackney tomorrow night (Tues 6 Nov).


This weekend at ‘Le Guess Who’ festival Cate Le Bon, Tim Presley & H. Hawkline present  – (The) Night Flight – a brand new art collective.

In this exhibition they will display art works of various mediums, described by Presley as “very free-spirited, but with a technical side as well”. If you find yourself in Utrecht, make sure to check it out.

*Read Diva Harris’ (Caught by the River) excellent review of  ‘Hippo LiteHERE

The Orielles and Boy Azooga in Paris


The Orielles and Boy Azooga are due to perform for the 6th edition of the French Winter Camp Festival, Thursday 13th December. 

The Paris based Winter Camp Festival is set for 18 concerts, 2 Parisian theatre shows, 3 days of festivities and a night of clubbing.

   Tickets available here >




So Young Halloween at The Social

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So Young Magazine are bringing their cutting edge, finger on the pulse curation to The Social this Halloween for a spooky special triple bill!

The Clapton Cowboys will be riding into ghost town to begin with, as Creatures open up the night’s rituals. Next up hotly tipped newcomers Ugly hop on the ouija board to take over the séance, and finally awaken the spirit of our insectoid overlords for the evening, Lady Bird.

Tickets are free and available on DICE.

On The Stereo This Week: TVAM’S ‘Psychic Data’


🍎 This week we have had TVAM’S new record ‘Psychic Data’ on heavy rotation at Heavenly HQ. 🍎

It’s a great record to wig out to & today it’s also the BBC 6 Music ‘Album of the Day.’