Heavenly – Heavenly vs. Satan

From the ashes of indie twee Talulah Gosh, indie twee Heavenly was spawned. To the average listener there was not much difference between Talulah Gosh and Heavenly, to the indie expert that has the knowledge to rival the late John Peel there was not much difference between Talulah Gosh and Heavenly. It had all the redeeming factors of its precursor; twee, amateur and very shambolic. This is their first album released on Sarah Records, who were looking for a replacement for the label stalwarts The Field Mice. Its amazing to think that Talulah Gosh were not signed to the Sarah label, they could of been invented for each other.

Heavenly Vs. Satan is the first album from Heavenly.  It has the cute girly vocals from Amelia Fletcher. Which still sound raw and unpolished compared to future Heavenly albums. The lyrical content is very sixth form romance based, such as Cool Guitar Boy. There are only 8 tracks but it is packed with enough sugar to rot your teeth.

I realise that I am probably painting a negative picture of Heavenly. But you can safely say that if you like other Sarah bands like The Field Mice, Talulah Gosh, St Christopher and 14 Iced Bears, you will like Heavenly.

Heavenly : Heavenly vs. Satan

Cool Guitar Boy
Boyfriend Stays The Same
Lemonhead Boy
Shallow
Wish Me Gone
Don’t Be Fooled
It’s You
Stop Before You Say It
I Fell In Love Last Night
Over And Over
Our Love Is Heavenly
Wrap My Arms Around Him
She Says
Escort Crash On Marston Street

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One thought on “Heavenly – Heavenly vs. Satan

  1. I unfortunately discovered the Sarah Records roster late in the 90s, when everything was pretty much over. The Field Mice were my gateway, and they’re still my favorite, but Heavenly is a close second. Love this album.

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