With pre-social distancing days a near distant memory, we're deeply missing our Stranger Fridays events (when the shop's been sardine-tin packed with all you lovely lot), none more so than last month's Heavenly Recordings special.
The label is in its 30th year of existence and very much at the top of their game. It goes without saying that the label has been a key part of independent British music for those last three decades, but this anniversary isn't all about looking to an illustrious past. With the vinyl chart-topping Orielles LP Disco Volador just recently released, the critically acclaimed new Baxter Dury album out yesterday, and inbound asteroid hits from Working Men's Club, Mark Lanegan, Anna Burch and more, there's plenty to be excited about in the present and for the future.
Heavenly have sadly had to cancel many of their planned celebrations for the summer, so we are thankful to have had the chance for a knees up with them before all of this madness. Jeff, Danny, Daisy and Diva from the label put big grins on our faces with each and every needle drop and everyone got creative with their dance moves in a cramped space; the night was a victim of it's own popularity, with the shop too full of bodies to browse the records. D'oh!
We've put together a little playlist of our favourite tracks released by the label this year thus far to remind us of the fun we had that night. Plenty of room in the shop for dancing today, Noreen's gonna practice her headspins. Listen to it here and have a browse of our Heavenly catalogue, all available for click 'n' collect or mail order.
As per government guidelines Mare Street Market (in which we are situated) has closed. We are still operating however, disinfecting thoroughly, fulfilling online orders and letting a couple of people at a time into the shop to have a browse and pick up their click 'n' collect goodies!
Stay safe and see you all soon x