heka is giving no truce to 2018. Adding to her live gig happening on March 7th, she's also doing a little appearance on the Get In Her Ears radio show, presented by the lovely Tash & Mari, who have been nothing but supportive of her music (listen here their late 2017 episode where they introduce heka's music around the 1h 23m mark).
The show promotes A LOT of new music with female presence so we're really excited to have one of our artists showcase her talent in such a meaningful environment.
Catch it next week Thursday 1st of March 8-10pm at Hoxton Radio.
Heka likes to keep things intimate. So for her first live performance in 2018 we asked the folks at the always welcoming Rye Wax in Peckham if they'd let us do something different.
Bringing the songs compiled on her Singles Collection - which we released last December - into a live setting for the first time means this is a rare opportunity to witness raw artistic process and experimentation, watching each track blossom into a new version of itself.
Supporting her will be John Haycock, a very talented multi instrumentalist who delivers meticulously crafted songs through means of live looping and his home-made kora (21 string African harp).
RE.ZX will do a DJ set to warm things up with an hour of music carefully curated for the event.
Join us for this special moment and fall in love with two mesmerising artists. It's free entry.
The year that just ended marked seven years of Juicy. When started, the plan was just to follow a passion and put out little artefacts, pieces of time really, that I believed in, while collaborating with old friends and making new ones along the way.
Even though I've striven to be professional and serious from day one, I've been shit at some areas of running a label. One of them was financial control and overall accounting.
Juicy has been a "money pit" since its inception, a financial black hole acknowledged from early on. That was until 2017.
The goals of achieving balance in our cash flow and finishing the year "on green" - without monetary loss - were established last January and I'm happy to announce we have delivered. It's a tiny achievement but it feels like a huge step forward. A step out of darkness and not knowing if we could ever afford to work on another project.
This is not a self-indulged pat on the back, it's a thank you note.
THANK YOU to everyone who has been part of the journey so far: every artist we have worked and are currently working with, zine collaborator, release partner, distributor, every single friend and absolute stranger who by any shape or form has supported what we do. Means the world.
Let's try to do better this year. On to the new challenges of 2018.
It's about time we announce this one. Following a series of songs published in all major digital and streaming platforms, it's with a warm feeling in our hearts that we release our last physical record of 2017: the Singles Collection by the wonderful Heka.
As the last instalment of the release, the single When the Feeling's Over / Rewind, Not is Heka's final dive into lo-fi folk and experimental shenanigans. Check out the video above and keep watching for some hula-hoop action.
The Singles Collection consists of four A6 postcards in a string & washer envelope, each postcard showcases the cover artwork for each single and customised lyrics on the back side. The envelope itself has been hand-stamped with Heka's logo - all designed by the artist herself. Four singles, four postcards, eight songs, all for £5+VAT. Download code included for the full release. The press is limited to 100.
Zines are on the rise. With the general public getting switched on what fanzines represent and the alternative perspectives they bring to the publishing world, the demand has risen, and more and more bookstores are now accepting to stock indie and DIY publications.
This is great. But we don't really care about any of that. We opt for stockists who have been supporting the zine community for a long time and which curation we really admire from the moment we walk into their stores. That being said, we're super proud to announce that the fifth issue of our The Juice Fanzine is now available for purchase on the following locations:
London, UK Housmans - www.housmans.com/ - Peace House, 5 Caledonian Road, Kings Cross, London N1 9DX
ICA Bookshop - www.ica.art/shop - Institute of Contemporary Arts, 12 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH