✽ MUSICA! A brand new exhibition coming to The Social ✽



The first solo exhibition by Raissa Pardini

When design listens.

After producing graphics and design for music’s leading independent artists, labels and clubs around the world (via Milan, Berlin, London and Glasgow), MUSICA! MUSICA! MUSICA! focuses on Raissa Pardini’s contribution to music and design through old-school typography, retro patterns and colourful detail.

Positive & fresh, Raissa’s works (IDLES, Squid, The Orielles, Snapped Ankles + more) will be on the walls of the legendary music venue The Social,London from the 4th October, 2019.

Launch: Friday 4th October 2019 – 6pm onwards
Where: The Social, Great portland St.
Free entry to the exhibition
Tickets available for late performances downstairs.

Bands and DJs that have collaborated with Raissa will be performing all evening:

With very special live guests to be announced very soon, plus DJs including The OriellesHot Singles ClubMexican Summer, El Rancho Records, Girl Ray and 52girls. Don’t miss it!

Get your tickets now!


September at The Social


With the Save The Social campaign fully funded and finished, our favourite bar and venue in London is back in full swing this month with a cracking programme of gigs, club nights and more.

🍺 Here are some highlights 🍺

TONIGHT – Dayjob:

The Social have invited some of their soho neighbours to get behind the decks and takeover for the best after work drinks in town. DJs include Will Lister (Oi Polloi), Davi & James (End/Carhartt) and Mike Smaczylo (Phonica).

MONDAY 9th – OCD Soundsystem

The final instalment of our pal Harvey Brook’s esoteric music quiz, set to test even the nerdiest music brains amongst you to the absolute limit. Trust us, it’s HARD. But also lots of fun! 🎁 Plenty of prizes up for grabs 🎁

TUESDAY 10th – Huw Stephens Presents…

The BBC Radio 1 / 6 Music DJ invites some of his favourite new bands to the basement once again, this time being Orchards and Joey Maxwell.

FRIDAY 13th – STITCHED with USHIO (Bo Ningen)

This months edition of Stitched invites members of Bo Ningen’s USHIO project to perform live, with DJ sets from Hiro (Teleman) and Jordan Cook (Telegram)

So Young Presents: Sad Club Records

So Young Magazine teams up with DIY tape label Sad Club Records to present three of their artists, L.A. Peach, John Myrtle and Bugs 🐜🐞

The Quietus Social: Alexander Tucker live

The Grumbling Fur member performs music from his excellent new LP Guild Of The Asbestos Weaver, with support from Gentle Stranger, Karl D’Silva + Paper Dollhouse DJs. The night will also open with a full playback of David Bowie’s classic Low album, as selected by Mr Tucker.

See you down the basement!

Rough Trade Books ❋ Series 5


This Autumn our friends at Rough Trade Books return with their fifth series of pamphlets featuring a tale of squalor and excess, a revealing art form on the the farce of modern day politics in Britain, relatable anecdotes of working behind a bar,  and, how proud class consciousness ended up splashed across a brand new sports brand.

Once again series 5 features a high calibre raft of writers, artists, thinkers, doers and dreamers who make up the suitably titled ‘Naughy Series.’ What a treat for Autumn!


Rough Trade Books 31 ◆ ‘Sweating Tears with Fat White Family‘ ◆ Adelle Stripe and Lisa Cradduck

Rough Trade Books 32 ◆ ‘McFadden’s Cold War‘ ◆ Cold War Steve

Rough Trade Books 33 ◆ ‘Without Seeming to Care at All‘ ◆ Max Sydney Smith

Rough Trade Books 33 ◆ ‘Diary of a Bootlegger‘ ◆ Jonny Banger


Keep your open for news on an event launch soon!


Our Jeff on Soho Radio


Our Jeff did a classic Heavenly Jukebox show on Soho Radio. Two hours of great music, and he even took the time to write down the track-listing:

Brinsley Schwarz – What’s So Funny ‘Bout Peace, Love and Understanding
The Chi Lites – Too Good To Be Forgotten
Wilco – Far Far Away
Tony Molina – Nothing I Can Say
Golden Smog – Looking Forward To Seeing You
The Necessaries – Detroit Tonight
Kikagaku Moyo – Dripping Sun
Mildlife – The Magnificent Moon
Mike Fabulous – Wang East (instrumental)
Working Week – Venceremos, We Will Win (7” boss nova version)
Baden Powell & Vinicius de Moraes – Canto de Ossanha
Eddie Harris – Live Right Now
Joe Hicks – Don’t It Make You Feel Funky
Bobby Jameson – Viet Nam
MadMadMad – Gwarn
Al Lover – Mark E. Moon
Working Men’s Club – Teeth (extended mix)
Barbatuques – Baiana (Wolf Muller’s Drum Drop)
Ernest Ranglin – Soft Touch
The Fantastic Johnny C – Waitin’ For The Rain (Tom Moulton mix)
Tammi Terrell – Come on and See Me
Marvin Gaye – Keep On Trying’ Till I Win Your Love
Jimmy Ruffin – Everybody Needs Love
The Sapphires – Gotta Have Your Love
Cake – Baby That’s Me
Dion – Only You Know
Pete Molinari – Sweet Louise
Mattiel – Keep The Change

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Lost Map at The Social

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This Friday Scotland’s Lost Map record label takeover the Little Portland Street basement.

As part of The Social’s summer Prison Tan free gig series, the night will feature live performances from Callum Easter, Molly Linen, Fell and label boss Pictish Trail, plus Lost Map DJs all night!

Come and join us for another night of great live music and a pint of brand new Camden Social lager.

More info here.

Heavenly on Bandcamp


We’ve set up a Bandcamp page, selling our “disco singles” 12″s alongside other limited goodies.

All the tracks are also available digitally for you to stream and download if so desired.

We’ll be updating it with all sorts of new one-off pressings and rarities unearthed in the office, so keep an eye out.

Check it out here:


The F Word with Stealing Sheep at The Roundhouse


On the 23rd of October Stealing Sheep will play at the Roundhouse in Camden with Eva-Lina & IORA for The F Word, a female collective promoting gender parity and equality in music.



Stealing Sheep’s latest album Big Wows is available here.

“Big Wows is shot through with glittery bounce and buzzing synth lines… Three albums in they’ve attained a mastery of their craft that’s a joy to behold.” – The Skinny – ⭐⭐⭐⭐

“Stealing Sheep are responsible for some of the most progressive pop songs of the past decade.” – London In Stereo