The man who made British indie music Heavenly again….

Jeff Barrett

Ahead of Port Eliot festival at the end of this month, The Cornish Guardian have interviewed Caught by the River and Heavenly founder Jeff Barrett.

With anecdotes about his time at a local Plymouth record shop, putting on shows with the likes of The Jesus &  Mary Chain and Primal Scream and the excitement building up to this years Port Eliot festival; it’s a great read.

Head over the The Cornish Guardian’s website and read here.

This year at Port Eliot, Caught by the River have a broad range of artists, speakers & guests gracing their stage including Heavenly bands Stealing Sheep, Gwenno & Hooton Tennis Club. 

For the full line-up and tickets visit the Caught by the River website. 



Bad Breeding to play The Social for ‘The Deep Hum at The Heart of It All’

Were pleased to announce that our weekly night of new music, ‘The Deep Hum’ has the wicked Bad Breeding down to play on July 1st.


Bad Breeding at The Social

In association with Heavenly Recordings and Clockwork promotions, this weekly night celebrates it’s 1 year anniversary in July.

Previous acts have included H.Hawkline, The Parrots, Hooton Tennis Club, The Magic Gang,  Secret Fix, Big Sister, Playlounge, Best Friends, FEWS, Gwenno, Ex’s, Big Sister, Kid Wave, a one month Bohica’s residency + many more.

Check out our ‘Deep Hum’ FB page for updates & events. 


‘The Deep Hum’ – May Listings

The Bohicas

We have had a fantastic month hosting The Bohicas residency at The Social for the ‘Deep Hum’ in the last month.

Wednesday is the final night of the residency with Hyena in support. The previous three nights have SOLD OUT so we highly recommend grabbing a ticket to see them.


A big thanks to Domino Records for being brilliant DJ’s in the basement as well as Crushed Beaks, Saint Agnes & Eugene Mcguinness for their opening slots.

Were back in April with a whole host of new artists to get excited about. We have our latest Heavenly signing Gwenno plus Tender Prey, Big Sister, Rosa Brooks & Truism.

Next week ‘The Deep Hum’ is teaming up with the Sound of Music presenting The Floorman live with DJ’s Bernie Connor and Richard Norris on the decks.


Check out the ‘The Deep Hum’ Facebook page for all updates here.

We also made a tasty playlist featuring a roundup of 2015 acts including Best Friends, Secret Fix, Ex’s, Blueprint Blue and many more.


Bunkered down in the very centre of the city, absorbed in a basement of concrete, The Deep Hum At The Heart Of It All will resonate every week with the emerging sounds of some of the best new bands around.


Spring Indie Label Market

On March 28th, the Indie Label Market is hosting it’s first spring event at the Old Spitalfield’s market.

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We are excited to be setting up our emporium where we will be selling records and limited 25th anniversary stock.

Next week we will giving a sneaky peak of new sweatshirts, stickers and t-shirts that will be on sale.

We will also be selling limited signed stock from some of our most recent releases:

x4: 7″ Hooton Tennis Club ‘Jasper / Standing Knees’


“Lauren Lavern’s favourite track of 2015 thus far..”

x4 H.Hawkline ‘In The Pink of Condition’ vinyl

x1 H.Hawkline ‘In The Pink of Condition’ vinyl


“Heavenly signing Huw Evans has a rarefied quality of inherent otherness that makes his music timeless” **** – The Guardian

x5 Duke Garwood ‘Heavy Love’ CD’s.


“Career-defining album from grizzled country-blues Brit vagabond” – **** Mojo Magazine.

x5 7″ Kid Wave ‘Gloom’


“Escapist to the extreme…” DIY Magazine. 

We will also be selling highlights from 2014, including Rough Trades Album of the year Temples ‘Sun Structures’ and the critically acclaimed debut ‘Annabel Dream Reader’ from The Wytches. (these are not signed.)

Join us on March 28th, Event details here.

There are loads of other fantastic labels that are joining us too.


7 And 7 Is….a series of split 7”s to mark this year’s Record Store Day – Tracklisting




A. We’ve Got The Moves – Pete Wiggs

Taken from the soundtrack of ‘How We used To Live’, a film by Paul Kelly & Saint Etienne.

AA. Didsbury Girl (Tear Down Dub –Al Breadwinner remix) – Jimi Goodwin

Original version appears on the album ‘Odludek’.


A. Been Thinking About You All The Time – Caitlin Rose

A previously unreleased track, and although not a Heavenly act, Caitlin is a big favourite at the label.

AA. Listen To Her Heart – Kid Wave & Ben Romans-Hopcraft (Childhood)

Tom Petty cover by Kid Wave featuring their Childhood friend.


A. Needle of Death – Mark Lanegan

AA. Fresh As A Sweet Sunday Morning – Duke Garwood

Mark and Duke originally worked together on ‘Black Pudding’ in 2013. When Mark took on production work on Duke’s incredible and critically acclaimed LP ‘Heavy Love’ for RSD they both decided to cover tracks from Bert Jansch’s ‘L.A. Turnaround’ released in 1974.


A. Murmur earth – Stealing Sheep

An exclusive track from the ‘Not Real’ sessions, left off the album after much painful deliberation.

AA. Rhubarb Rhubarb (Third Webb’s Rhubarb and Custard Mix) – The Voyeurs

The title track of the Voyeurs second album, remixed by Rhys ‘Horrors’ Webb.


A. Calico –  Temples

AA. Keep In The Dark – Fever The Ghost

Having recently toured the US together, the bands cover each other’s tracks.


A. Wytches – Wastybois

Brand new exclusive four-track home recording.

AA. Barstool Blues – Hooton Tennis Club

A Neil Young cover produced by HTC and Bill Ryder-Jones.


A. Fell From The Sun – TOY & Jane Weaver

Heavenly’s TOY and Jane Weaver of Finders Keepers Records collaborate on a song written and recorded by Kendra Smith (Dream Syndicate) with David Roback in 1983 under the name Clay Allison. As someone so rightly said  “Did dreampop begin here? This is the seed of the long slow dazzle. Mazzy was and is mellow, but Clay Allison was the pure vision.”

AA. It’s A Drag – H. Hawkline

Brand new and exclusive version, recorded following his recent critically acclaimed album ‘In The Pink of Condition.’

Record Store Day takes place on the 18th of April. By these 7″ individually (300) or in a limited edition numbered box. (200)


The Deep Hum and Domino Records present The Bohicas residency

Next month our weekly night of new live music ‘The Deep Hum at The Heart of It All’ has announced a special residency with Domino Records.

The Bohicas Residency at The Social

The Bohica’s will be playing live at The Social on four consecutive Wednesdays throughout April, with shows on the 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th, alongside special guests and Domino DJs.

Check out our ‘Deep Hum’ FB page for news and updates here. 

Listen to The Bohica’s here. 

Bunkered down in the very centre of the city, absorbed in a basement of concrete, The Deep Hum At The Heart Of It All will resonate every week with the emerging sounds of some of the best new bands around.


Treat of The Week – Wild Honey Records

A lovely and pleasant surprise to receive a fanzine from ‘Wild Honey Records’ this morning.

wild honey records

I can’t say that we have visited yet, but, judging by the name being from one of our favourite Beach Boys records, we hope to make the trip to Knoxville Tennessee some day.

“You meet the nicest people at record stores.” – Wild Honey Records

Check out their wicked website here:


Magic Numbers, Magic Number competition . . .

The Magic Numbers set out on their tour of smaller venues last
weekend and I was lucky enough to see them at The Band on the Wall in
Manchester on Sunday. We were treated to eight songs off of the new
record – out in April – and a whole heap of old favourites.

If you managed to get a ticket for any of the dates make sure and
check the merchandise stall for two exclusives. Firstly a tour 7″,
which features the recently downloadable ‘Hurt so Good‘  b/w a great
dub mix. This is a limited edition of 1000 and comes signed by all
four members of the band.

There’s also a tour screen print, again it’s a  limited and numbered

We got a couple of each to give up as competition prizes. Just write
in and tell us what your magic number is & why. The entries that we like the
best will be declared the winners. Comp closes on Sunday 29th  at 6pm. E-mail your magic number to


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




Al Murphy’s Murphyism’s

Halloween Creatures by Al MurphyMany full moon’s ago we ligged a party on the promise of free vodka & a performance by a talented Murphy Kid.  We came away from the show with a bottle of vodka in one pocket & a new friend Al Murphy in’t other & a screenprint of his work with no pocket to fit in which subsequently got lost to  the night.

Al’s since designed the iconic ISM house bag sleeve for us (Sesame Street meets Disraeli gears), a series of flyers for The Social, some T-shirts, painted the Heavenly mural that span 2 floors of our old office (back in the day when record labels could afford 2 floors) & been the only artist unfortunate to have a pice of his work stolen from his exhibition at The Social (YO THIEF FOOL IF YOUR READING THIS THERE IS AN AMNESTY CLAUSE ON THAT PIECE IF RETURNED)

You will no doubt recognize some of his handywork if you go to his website & there’s a cheeky piece in the Guardian’s G2 section today.

Excellent stuff Murph! Happy Halloween x