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Shoegaze in a New Decade: Northern Star Records

Scott Causer is the co-founder of Northern Star Records, an independent record label that is dedicated to unearthing the best sounds that the underground psychedelic and shoegaze scene has to offer. Home to the critically acclaimed Psychedelica series of compilation albums, the label has launched a multitude of bands and simultaneously featured some of the […]

1993: The Year Britpop Began

It was twenty years ago today that Suede released their electrifying debut album. Suede opened at number one on the UK album chart and broke records for the fastest-selling debut (beating out Frankie Goes To Hollywood!) in the UK. The band, epitomized by their animalistic, arse-slapping performance of ‘Animal Nitrate’ in front of a room […]

Britpop Bookshelf: Mozipedia

‘There’s more to life than books you know, but not much more,’ Morrissey’s sinuous voice once teased. Well, it’s possible for Morrissey to be wrong once in his life because he never cracked open Simon Goddard’s Mozipedia: The Encyclopedia of Morrissey and the Smiths (Plume Books, 2010). The Mozipedia is a special kind of reference […]