TUNE Babeheaven - Heaven
Babeheaven announce debut single, 'Heaven'
Released April 8th via Handsome Dad / B3SCI
Live: Loyle Carner & Cigarettes After Sex tours, Single Launch (April 7th)
West-London five-piece Babeheaven have premiered beautiful debut single ‘Heaven’, which will be released through Handsome Dad / B3SCI on April 8th. Currently on tour with BBC Sound Poll nominee Loyle Carner, the band have already opened for Liss, supported Formation around the UK and kicked off the year playing DIY’s ‘Hello 2016’ shows at The Old Blue Last.
Babeheaven were born out of a long-standing friendship between singer Nancy and guitarist Jamie, who started spending time together in earnest whilst working on the same street in Ladbroke Grove (she in her grandmother’s antique shop, and he in a soul-destroying stint at an organic farm store). Musically, Babeheaven’s tastes were similarly neighbouring: bonding over a love of trip-hop, soul and ethereal electronics (everything from Portishead and James Blake to Stevie Wonder), a typical evening spent hanging out turned into an attempt to write a song together. Their tribute to Domino’s Pizza may never see the light of day, but in finding drummer Harry, keyboard/guitarist Milo and bassist Hugo, the foundations of Babeheaven were formed instead.
Debut single ‘Heaven’ is a gentle but insistent introduction, blending hazy guitars, atmospheric synths and flashes of local colour (from the steel pans to nu-soul vocal) into broader emotional resonance. Lyrically, the track was at first inspired by Nancy’s Mum – who passed away when she was young - and the different meanings heaven has for different people: it’s since evolved, say the band, into something “about the front you put up and break down in front of people, and how things might’ve been different with someone else around.”
‘Heaven’ will be backed by a new recording of breakout track ‘Friday Sky’ and be followed by slots at the likes of Great Escape, Outlines, Live at Leeds and further live plans to be confirmed.
Tues. 9th Feb, Birmingham, Hare & Hounds w/ Loyle Carner
Weds. 10th Feb, Manchester, Deaf Institute w/ Loyle Carner
Thursday 11th Feb, Liverpool, Kitchen Street w/ Loyle Carner
Friday 12th Feb, Nottingham, Stealth w/ Loyle Carner
Saturday 13th Feb, Brighton, The Haunt w/ Loyle Carner
Monday 15th Feb, Bristol, The Exchange w/ Loyle Carner
Tuesday 16th Feb, London, Village Underground w/ Loyle Carner
Saturday 27th Feb, Outlines Festival, Sheffield Academy 2
Sunday 6th March, Brighton, Bleach w/ Cigarettes After Sex
Monday 7th March, London, Lexington w/ Cigarettes After Sex
Tuesday 8th March, Manchester, Fallow Café w/ Cigarettes After Sex
Thursday 7th April, London, Single Release Show at Sporting Club de Londres