Babeheaven’s acclaimed debut, ‘Heaven’, saw them sell out London’s Corsica Studios, pick up across-the-board support at KCRW-FM, Radio 1, 6Music, Radio X, Beats 1 and Spotify, and open for the likes of Liss, Loyle Carner, Formation and Beach Baby. Fresh from a packed-out summer of festivals – including Latitude, Secret Garden Party, and Visions – Babeheaven have also confirmed details of their first UK headline tour (featuring London’s Bush Hall on October 11th). The band release ‘Moving On’ – and b-side ‘Ode To Dom’ digitally and on limited edition CD (featuring ‘Heaven’ and ‘Friday Sky’) via B3SCI on October 7th.
Emotive and quietly epic, ‘Moving On’ unfolds gently from just mellow keys and singer Nancy Andersen’s soulful vocals into a rush of symphonic synths and driving, 90s-inspired beats. Lyrically, it’s no less intimate: ‘Moving On’ soundtracks the evolving and revolving ideas of a relationship, with each verse chronicling a different phase (from the initial meeting to losing your sense of self in someone else, and asking whether it’s too late to get that back). ‘Moving On’ is ultimately – say the band – about feeling that “just when you’ve got a grasp on everything, it comes back and smacks you in the face.”
Babheaven are a unique West London five-piece with the long-standing friendship between singer Nancy and guitarist Jamie at the heart of it. They first started spending time together in earnest whilst working on the same street in Ladbroke Grove: Nancy in her grandmother’s antique shop, and Jamie in a soul-destroying stint at an organic farm store. Musically, Babeheaven’s tastes turned out to be similarly neighboring: they bonded over a love of trip-hop, soul and ethereal, shimmering 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, before ‘Heaven’ won significant early plaudits and quickly saw the band develop a strong early live following. With ‘Moving On’, Babeheaven are taking you with them further still.
1. Moving On
3. Ode To Dom
4. Friday Sky