‘Herbman On Holiday’ mix – Heavenly Jukebox Summer #1

Danny & Carl - The Heavenly Jukebox

The Ransom Note are premiering a Heavenly Jukebox mix in time for festival season.

Plus, they speak to the man behind the mix: one part of the Heavenly Jukebox, Carl Gosling.


Read the interview. 

Full track listing:

Jock Scot – All Over The World Girls Are Dreaming
Pastor TL Barrett – Like A Ship
Sister Nancy – Bang Belly
Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band – Gyae Su
Joy Orbison and Boddika – TMTT
Aphex Twin – 8 Utopia
Dr Alimantado – Gimmie Mi Gun
Drinks – Hermits On Holiday
Fake Glasses and Noddleman – Dancehall
Sugar Minott – Herbman Hustling
L Double and Younghead – New Style
Chaka Demus and Pliers – Tease Me
M Beat feat General Levy – Incredible
Stealing Sheep – Deadlock (M.Ruthers remix)

The Heavenly Jukebox are on tour at several festivals this summer, they kick off proceedings at Field Day this Sunday.

Stay tuned for more mixes from behind the decks.


Jukebox go to Wembley, everyones a winner!

Once in a lifetime. . . The stuff dreams are made of. . . Every Schoolboys desire.  We were asked to play football at Wembley. On the pitch, the actualy full size Wembley pitch, with the full size Wembley goals.  Anyone who has ever shown even the slightest interest in football will know that this just doesn’t happen.

An early one the night before then you might think.  A good meal for strength and book in bed to rest up to prepare for this, the most momentous of days.  Well not exactly.  We went to a wine tasting and ended up trying somewhere in the region of 40 very nice wines and one very large cognac ending in zero memory of getting home.  oops.

So upon waking on what might be one of the most significant days of a young man’s life, the day on which I get to play at Wembley, at the home of football, on the hallowed turf – I have THE worst hangover of the year.  Nice one.

It was very kind of Umbro to invite myself and Danny down to play football, not sure they would have done had they known our collective hours (or minutes) spent on a football pitch of any size since our teens.  Or had they known about our combined medical history which has had one or the other of us laid up at some point over the last few years with a slipped disc or totally busted knee.  In short two very unfit, permanently injured and very hung over not so young chaps limbered up in the dressing room (a real Wembley dressing room!) with some much younger, taller, fitter more professional looking footballers. oh and the boys from Reverend and the Makers, that guy off Soccer AM and the lanky one from Football Focus

Me and Danny were drawn on different teams, had it been the school yard we would have been reluctantly picked last by the team captains, thankfully someone had picked the starting 11s before hand and as requested i returned to my favoured position of goalkeeper.  When i was kid i used to play every week for a team in my town and the school.  I was pretty useful between the posts, not the tallest, but committed.  Danny found himself on right midfield.   There was every chance that me and Mitchell would come face to face at some stage.  We lined up in the tunnel (!!!) side by side and trotted out for teams photos and then we were off.

In all honesty i imagine a blow by blow account of how the game went would be less than fascinating.  Despite appearances nearly everyone was pretty average.  As legs got tired there were plenty of goal mouth opportunities, i was kept especially busy of the two goalkeepers making quite a few saves including a top corner effort from a free kick, but alas, i did let 5 in.  Danny held it down on the right, covering two positions at times and making a couple of incisive through balls.  Our good friend Ted Kessler stole the show with an over head kick off the line (thanks Ted).   We did 90 minutes at Wembley.  Danny and his mates the Reverend and Makers won 5-3 although i think its only fair to note here that we had a goal disallowed for nothing and they scored a goal so far offside it wasn’t funny.  We were kind of robbed.

Anyway, more importantly we both survived (although i did need help out of the bath this morning) with no major injuries and absolutely loved it.  So much so that we’re gonna arrange another fixture for some time early next year.   We’re going to be putting together a Social 11 for a few games against some other shitters, so any takers for a runout or indeed a game against us please drop us a line.  I will ask about Wembley’s availability of course but we’ve got a scrap of dog shit grass and broken glass on hold at Regents Park failing that.


Time for T’s!

JBX-T-flat* * * HVN JBX T SHRT * * *

Here’s our T shirt collaboration which we’ve just finished for our friends Millionhands based in Berlin.  6 months it took us!  We might have missed the boat on festival season but I think the months of deep conceptual thought, the hours of studied pen craft (when was the last time you had to draw something almost properly?), the minutes of computer wizardry might have actually paid off.  This iceberg of a creation can now be yours if you so wish to own one – they’ve been designed to look bloody ace on everyone & there’s only 50 in the whole wide world! Hope you dig x

Check out the excellent Millionhands blog & shop

& this is part of a Q&A we did for em . . .

Tell us how HJ began: Born out of the Heavenly Recordings label 20 years ago, The Heavenly Jukebox allowed a group of different selectors to mix and match musical styles in the same night; a broad selection of tunes – crucial, essential. Pop music. And it’s the capers we’ve been up to ever since.

What new projects are in the pipeline? A HVN JBX Christmas party at the Glinlik, a monthly residency at The Social next year, some Jukebox parties in Brighton and Hackney… and our clothing range ‘Heavenly Casuals.’

Your favourite records: Here I come by Barrington Levy, Stop that Girl by Vic Goddard and Love Action (I Believe in Love) by League Unlimited Orchestra.

What tune are you most playing? Answer to Yourself by Soft Pack.

What’s on your radar? Caught by the River, Le Gun Magazine, Billy Childish, Absolute Beginners, Kruger, Grace Collins, Paul Laffoley, Country Bizarre, T.C Lethbridge, Last Exit to Brooklyn, Peter Ackroyd, No.1 Village Bakery, Soul Power, New Judas, Autodisco, Edwyn Collins, Time & Space Machine and Fox Base Beta.

Describe your look: Red with purple flashes.

. . . You can read the rest of the Q&A by going here to the:

Millionhands blog

check out the rest of their T’s & collaborations here:

Million hands shop

& pick yourself up one of these ltd edition T’s from here:

Millionhands v Heavenly Jukebox – T shirt

Heavenly Jukebox T shirt




Sun, what have you done . . . Heavenly heads out for Summer festivals

Main Stage at the Port Elliot literary festival

As we hurriedly finish everything off that needs doing before we loon ourselves in a field for 4 days our bands are mostly 1 step ahead of us & are already down at Glastonbury languishing in the green carpet of field that is Worthy Farm for the most part of the year, hopefully the 169,995 people that will have arrived before us & the – is it, will it, wont it, yes it will – blah blah rain wont have churned the site into a battlefield before we’ve even started.

Here’s where our bands will be playing in the UK this Summer;

DOVES – ‘Doves lift us up where we belong’:
26th June – Friday headline – John Peel Stage  @ Glastonbury
5th July – Hop Farm Festival, Kent
11th July – Oxygen festival, 02 stage, co Kildare, Ireland
12th July – T in the Park, radio 1/NME stage, Scotland

18th July – Latitude festival , Suffolk

19th July – Lovebox, London

LOOSE SALUTE – Hopefully the lovely Lisa will still be sporting her  MOR US highway 78 era fringe & ting:

26th June – Friday 16.50 on the Q snug stage – Glastonbury

25th July – Saturday Port Elliot – 4.30 – Caught by the River Tent

MAGIC NUMBERS – will be sneaking in some new tracks off their forthcoming 3rd album:
27th June – Hyde Park Calling
28th June – Secret show @ Glastonbury, Sunday evening
25th July –  Port Elliot Festival

PETE GREENWOOD – Perfick way to start the weekend – in a field on a thursday :
26th June – Thursday @ Glasto, 4pm Snug stage beside Q stage

SAINT ETIENNE – Get the London look! they’ve been performing the whole of Fox Base Alpha recently, keep an eye out for a girl with a placard, she knows where its at :

July 4th – Wireless
July 19th – Sunday @ Latitude, Suffolk
August 15th – Summer Sundae, Leicester
August 29th – Beachdown festival, Brighton
August 4th – Mosely Folk Festival

June 28th – Sunday 3pm Park Stage – Glastonbury

SOFT PACK – Plug in, Tune out & drop in – ESSENTIAL!:
June 28th – 4.45pm – John Peel Stage – Glastonbury
August 29th – Leeds festival
August 30th – Reading festival


27th June – Glastonbury -11pm – 2am in the Q tent

28th June – Glastonbury – 11am – 1pm in the Guardian tent

17th July – Latitude – all day in between bands on the BBC Introducing stage

18th July –  2 – 4pm in the Rizla Arena – Lovebox

6-9th August – Rizla Arena – Big Chill

11 – 13th September – Rizla Areana -Bestival

Here’s the PADDED CELL disco noir reworking of DOVES ‘COMPULSION’ to download:





Heavenly Jukebox Bank Holiday alldayerCosmic on the inside, Rough pub on the outside – The Heavenly Jukebox will be playing records from 5pm, that’s in 2.5 hrs time (if time was important here) down at the London Fields pub on Mare St with Richard Norris 1 half of ‘Beyond The Wizards Sleeve’ & the 2 halfs of ‘The Time & Space Machine’.  So a late & loose shout out to anyone in the East End today who fancies train wrecking their bank holiday Saturday by spending the evening with us . . . that’s Robin, Carl, Danny & Norris.  & its Free as a bird to get in!


SEVENLY a celebration of the 45!

It will be 60 years to the day that Eddy Arnold’s ‘Texarkana Baby’ was released by RCA, pressed in translucent green vinyl it was the first ever 45 record released, so never shy of a celebrating anything worth celebrating we’re throwing a birthday party at The Social for the beloved 7″ record.

Djing on the night will be some of our friends who we deemed wholly holy qualified to come down and play you some of their favourite 7’s from the last 60 years.

Digging through their crates to unearth you some gems and provide back to back 3min slices of Sevenly music will be ;

EDWYN COLLINS (7″ label champion!)
EMMY THE GREAT (music sounds better with her)

YOUNG & LOST CLUB (Great label, great 7’s)


(keep your ears posted on here for a Superb &  exclusive 7″ mix that Andy’s done for us, coming v. soon!)

HEAVENLY JUKEBOX ( 7evenly music)
ROUGH TRADE (They sell 7’s, they play 7’s!)

& BOB STANLEY (Vinyl guru, is it you?)


There will also be a mini Rough Trade stall selling 7’s on which you will be able find some exclusively signed  for the early birds and in between sets there will be some Heavenly freebies to give away.

Come celebrate with us & hear some of the finest music ever cut to 7″ of vinyl, doors 7pm & its well free to get in! @ THE SOCIAL, 5 Little Portland St, W1w 7JD

Both Bob and myself managed to pick up a copy of ‘TEXARKANA BABY’ on Gemm for under $10 within minutes of finding out about the track.  I love the fact the first 45 came on translucent green vinyl which was designed to colour

reference musical genres, ahh the innocence of product marketing back in the day . . .  literally!

Until we get set up in the new office and wire up the vinyl/,p3 thing you can make do with a youtube version of Eddy Arnolds 45, which sounds better than my copy in any case.