Since its launch in 1990, Heavenly Records has put out releases by everyone from Manic Street Preachers to Edwyn Collins, but it’s in the last few years that the label has had a real resurgence, becoming one of the leading figures in the current psych revival. As Heavenly turns 25, check out these shots of its current roster from photographer Brian David Stevens ahead of his exhibition at London’s Rough Trade East, running from September 1 to 30.
Cardiff-born, LA-based songwriter H Hawkline, who signed to the label in 2014 and released his Heavenly debut ‘In The Pink Of Condition’ (produced by partner Cate Le Bon) earlier this year.
Stealing Sheep‘s singing drummer Lucy Mercer. The psychedelic trio hail from Liverpool and have been on the label since their debut LP ‘Into The Diamond Sun’ in 2012.
Screaming Trees legend Mark Lanegan, who teamed up with Duke Garwood for 2013 collaboration ‘Black Pudding’ and has since released this year’s ‘A Thousand Miles Of Midnight’ with his own band.
Temples frontman James Bagshaw. The Kettering quartet’s 2013 debut ‘Sun Structures’ was one of the label’s biggest recent successes, with a remix album ‘Sun Restructured’ released shortly after.
Alejandra Diez of east London quintet Toy. Signing to Heavenly soon after their formation, the band have since released two LPs and sit at the forefront of the label’s psych revival.
Duke Garwood, who went on to release his own solo Heavenly record after working with Mark Lanegan: this year’s ‘Heavy Love’.
Last year’s winner Gwenno.
Kristian Bell of stoner grunge trio The Wytches, who released their debut, ‘Annabel Dream Reader’, last year.
One of the label’s more recent signings – Lea Emmery of blissed-out Londoners Kid Wave. Their debut, ‘Wonderlust’, was released in June.
Finally, here’s Toy frontman Tom Dougall, making full use of the eyeliner from the make-up trolley.