WATCH: Babeheaven premiere debut ‘Heaven’ video, tour dates + festivals

WATCH: Babeheaven premiere debut ‘Heaven’ video, tour dates + festivals

Babeheaven premiere ‘Heaven’ video

Released April 8th via Handsome Dad / B3SCI

Live: Beach Baby tour, single launch (Corsica Studios, April 7th) + festivals confirmed

“Warm, fuzzy-hearted alt-pop about the kind of intimate subjects whispered between best friends” Fader
“Cohesive in a way that eludes other bands who try to meld multiple sensibilities…an excellent forray into things to come” Stereogum
“Instantly hooking…a first taste of a band who may just own the season” DIY
“Gorgeous…a totally assured first look” Line of Best Fit

West-London five-piece Babeheaven have premiered beautiful debut video ‘Heaven’, which will be released through Handsome Dad / B3SCI on April 8th. With support across Radio 1, 6Music, Radio X and Beats 1, the band have already opened for Loyle Carner, Liss, supported Formation around the UK and have confirmed a headline show at Corsica Studios on April 7th (with additional dates supporting Beach Baby and Blaenavon).
Babe heaven 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.”
Babeheaven tour dates:
APR. 7             LONDON, UK               CORSICA STUDIOS (Single Release Show)
APR. 25           OXFORD, UK               THE BULLINGDON^
APR. 26           NORWICH, UK             NORWICH ARTS CENTRE^
APR. 27           LONDON, UK               LEXINGTON^
APR. 29           SOUTHAMPTON, UK  JOINERS^
APR. 30           LEEDS, UK                  LIVE AT LEEDS
MAY 1             NOTTINGHAM, UK      BODEGA^
MAY 2             GUILDFORD, UK          BOILEROOM^
MAY 26           LONDON, UK               DINGWALLS%
MAY 27           MANCHESTER, UK     DOT TO DOT FESTIVAL
MAY 28           BRISTOL, UK               DOT TO DOT FESTIVAL
MAY 29           NOTTINGHAM, UK      DOT TO DOT FESTIVAL
^ supporting Beach Baby
% supporting Blaenavon

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