The bright new guitar hopes from Manchester enlist the services of a local hero...

Former SMITHS guitarist JOHNNY MARR is currently locked in his CLEAR STUDIOS in MANCHESTER with local bright hopes HAVEN producing their debut album.

Speaking to NME.COM, Marr revealed that things were moving ahead at a pace.

“It’s going to be a great record,” he said. “We’ve waited until the time was right to work together and now’s the time. It’s only going to take four weeks to record and we’ve already done seven tracks.”


The first fruits of their labour can be heard on July 2 when Haven release their first single proper ‘Beautiful Thing’ through Radiate.

The album is as yet untitled.

Haven head out on a UK tour later this month:

Cardiff Barfly (June 29)

Glasgow King Tuts (July 1)

Falmouth Pirate (July 3)


Nottingham Rock City (5)

Leeds Cockpit (9)

Wolverhampton Varsity (11)

Liverpool Lomax (12)

Sheffield Leadmill (14)

Leicester Princess Charlotte (15)

Southampton Joiners (16)

Bristol Fleece & Firkin (18)

London Dingwalls (19)

Northampton Roadmenders (20)

Manchester Night & Day (21)

To buy tickets, call NME’s 24-Hour Ticketline on 0870 1 663 663. All calls are charged at the national standard rate.