Believe in Magic: 30 Years of Heavenly Recordings, 12 November 2020, from £10 - Book now
To celebrate the launch of their new book, Heavenly Recordings are hosting a socially-distanced event at YES, featuring head honcho Jeff Barrett and author Robin Turner in conversation with Stuart Maconie, plus a live set from Katy J Pearson.
Believe in Magic: 30 Years of Heavenly Recordings is a fully illustrated history of one of the most colourful and exciting independent British record labels; a label responsible for creating satellite communities of fans around the country, built on a defiant spirit of inclusiveness.
The book chronicles not only St Etienne’s Foxbase Alpha, Working Men’s Club’s self-titled debut and 28 of the releases in between that got the label to where it is today, but also the haircuts, nights down the pub, pencil-eraser-carvings, cheese toasties, acid houses, Sunday Socials and lost Weekenders that are as much a part of its story.
The talk between Jeff Barrett, Robin Turner and Stuart Maconie will tread a similar path, offering unique insights into the label’s journey so far, while looking to its future.
After the talk, we’ll hear a live set from Katy J Pearson, a Heavenly-signed artist on the cusp of her debut solo album. Katy makes softly psychedelic music that’s influenced by the rich musical history of America’s Southern States. The songs on her album, which is to be released on 13th November, evolved in a live setting — including in support of Olden Yolk and Cass McCombs on their respective UK and European tours — before being taken to the studio of producer Ali Chant (PJ Harvey, M. Ward, Perfume Genius, Gruff Rhys), where they were captured in their final form.
The result is a jewel in the dirt by the side of the highway; ten songs which slide effortlessly between lovelorn country, lo-fi folk and glistening pop.
Believe in Magic: 30 Years of Heavenly Recordings