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Shoegaze in a New Decade: Northern Star Records Releases Live Compilation Album

There’s good news for fans of psych and shoegaze. Northern Star Records, the UK’s best indie label specialising in all things hazy and underground, is back with an exciting new release. After five Psychedelica releases, having seemingly perfected the art of putting together a killer compilation album, Northern Star have taken things to the next […]

Shoegaze in a New Decade: Interview with The Electric Mainline

Originally forming in 2004 and consisting of countless line-ups since then, English psych act The Electric Mainline are a band with experience and versatility. Now a London-based quartet, The Electric Mainline are embracing a new era of stability and the concept of tackling aspirations “one step at a time”. Scott, Rob and Adam spoke to […]

Shoegaze in a New Decade: Don’t You Know The Electric Mainline?

“Dirty, gritty rock and roll is needed,” Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s Peter Hayes once said. And The Electric Mainline have delivered: with, quite appropriately, a song about lust. Coming from a band steeped in shoegaze, psych and noise rock, Don’t You Know is suitably fuzzy and built atop a cornerstone of crunchy guitars. Written five […]

Shoegaze in a New Decade: Experience The Rapture With Exit Calm

If you haven’t yet discovered them, Exit Calm are a band you need to hear – if you haven’t heard them without realising already (more on this later). Having resurrected with vigor the killer combination of psychedelic guitars and powerhouse vocals, it’s no wonder this four-piece from Barnsley have toured with The Music and regularly […]

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Shoegaze in a New Decade: Psychedelica 5 Album Review

It’s the music of your best nightmares. An album of heart-pounding, intoxicating chaos representing every offbeat night you’ve ever had, mellow jams that soundtrack the interludes, and coloured sonic beacons that shine on everything in between. Indeed, the fifth installment in Northern Star Records’ critically acclaimed Psychedelica series is what label co-founder Scott Causer describes as “the […]

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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 […]

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Shoegaze in a New Decade: The Northern Star Weekender

Not many musicians can say they’ve sold out venues. Then again, not many musicians can say they’ve co-founded a record label that’s achieved cult status and was the cultural springboard for a world-renowned psych festival (Austin, anyone?). Scott Causer, however, can tick Box C, “All of the above”. A musician and co-founder of Northern Star […]