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The Cult of Free Love return with debut album Love Revolution

The Cult of Free Love return with debut album Love Revolution

Following on from the release of their debut sell-out 10″ single ‘Love Is All There Is’ last summer, the mysterious North Wales band The Cult of Free Love are back with their debut album, Love Revolution. Featuring collaborations with artists known to the Northern Star Records collective of musicians, Love Revolution is one of 2016’s most […]

The Bluetones are playing Star Shaped Festival this September

The Bluetones have just been announced as a headline act at Star Shaped Festival in London this September. The festival promises it “won’t just be any performance”, with The Bluestones set to play an ultra rare, completely exclusive acoustic set. Back in March we announced that London’s Star Shaped Club, a monthly Britpop night, had expanded their […]

Star Shaped Club have announced a Britpop festival for September and the line up is glorious

They’ve been putting on monthly Britpop club nights for only a year, but London’s Star Shaped Club have just stepped things up with the announcement of their inaugural Star Shaped Festival. Oh yeah, and the line up? It’s, as Ian Brown might say, glorious. To headline, Shed Seven’s vocalist Rick Witter and guitarist Paul Banks […]

Elly McCabe releases beautiful debut EP ‘Wake’

After a five-year incubation period, Bristol-based singer-songwriter and harpist Elly McCabe last month released her debut EP, Wake. The daughter of musician Nick McCabe, who is most famous for playing guitar with The Verve, Elly has clearly inherited her father’s musical genes. Her 12-minute nautically themed EP is a beautiful collection of four delicate, intimate […]

LIVE EVENT: Northern Star Records to celebrate 10 Years Of Psychedelica

Celebrating a decade of incredible music, Northern Star Records will be toasting their existence with a massive live event, 10 Years Of Psychedelica, on Saturday, May 14 at The Windmill in Brixton, London.  Since launching in March 2006, Northern Star Records has become home to the best bands in psych, shoegaze and indie. With the release of their […]

Shoegaze in a New Decade: Sunstack Jones release dreamy new single Lighthouse

Isn’t it nice when you hear something new that is refreshingly different and blissfully familiar all at once? Not content to simply dip their toe into psychedelia, Sunstack Jones have dived into the pool head-first, immerse themselves in the gentle ripples and surging undercurrents of inspired pysch. Perhaps most importantly, though, is what they’ve not done […]

Republica’s Saffron is Star Shaped Club’s special guest this December!

London, Star Shaped have done it again. Britain’s best Britpop club has churned out another incredible lineup, right in time for Christmas. Their December event will feature none other than Saffron from Republica. Happy holidays indeed. Saffron will play a Britpop set at around midnight on the December 5th event, held as usual at The […]

Star Shaped Club to feature My Life Story’s Jake Shillingford in his only London date

Well, it’s hardly surprising. The UK’s biggest Britpop night has outgrown its first venue. Known for selling out their events and doing it with trademark style, Star Shaped have gone from strength to strength since launching in February. In light of their surging popularity, Star Shaped have moved from The Garage’s upstairs room to its main room […]

Star Shaped Club are holding a summer special with Menswe@r’s Johnny Dean

Right in the middle of festival season, it’s time for something daringly different. Forget frozen drinks and barbecues in the sun  – check out what our friends at Star Shaped Club have cooked up. Headlining a bumper August 1 event,  Menswe@r main man Johnny Dean will play a special DJ set. Dean is the founding […]

Shoegaze in a New Decade: Juleah releases third LP Melt Inside The Sun

 Over two years ago, I discovered a treasure-trove on YouTube. A collection of painstakingly recorded covers: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Kasabian, Oasis, the Brian Jonestown Massacre. A musician calling herself “Juleah” evidentally had very similar music taste to me, and her covers were incredible. Her music was bluesy and dark but carried itself with an […]

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