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The Bluetones are playing Star Shaped Festival this September

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 […]

Jarvis Cocker Remembers David Bowie

This week’s BBC Radio 6 Show, Jarvis Cocker’s Sunday Service, has the Pulp star paying tribute to David Bowie. The two hour celebration of the life of David Bowie, who passed away the prior Sunday, features a treasure trove of demo takes, live performances, and alternate versions of such classics as ‘Starman,’ ‘John, I’m Only […]

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 […]

Britpop Thriller, Kill Your Friends, Hits Cinemas Friday

Yes, it really really really could happen.. Based on John Niven’s acclaimed 2008 debut novel, Kill Your Friends (opening Friday, November 6) stars Nicholas Hoult (About a Boy, Skins) as Steven Stelfox, an A&R man trying to maintain his position at the top of the hard-partying British music industry at the height of ‘Cool Britannia.’ […]

When Life Gives You Lemon, You Speculate ‘The Stone Roses 2016’

I wish I was in Manchester. Unfortunately I am not. Here somewhere around South East Asia, only speculation can be made, without seeing myself how does mysterious appearance of lemon posters around Manchester look like. Some tried to connect the dots, even claimed secret hint from unnamed Etihad Stadium official that said there will be […]