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

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 […]

Shoegaze in a New Decade: Sunstack Jones release brilliant new single ‘Good This Time’

Shoegazers and psych lovers, have I got a treat for you. Sunstack Jones, yet another great band from England’s North, have unveiled their latest offering to the world. ‘Good This Time’ is a shimmering gem of a single. Introduced to me by a friend as “reminiscent of the kind of dreamy ballads [Richard] Ashcroft used […]

Shoegaze in a New Decade: Pale Fires interview – London psych rock act release their second EP ‘Mammoth’

Not six months after the release of their debut EP Louring Skies, London-based psych rock act Pale Fires have released their second EP, Mammoth. While Louring Skies was the laborious result of an effort to record, Mammoth is a much more organic release. With the majority of the recording done straight to tape with minimal […]

Shoegaze in a New Decade: The Carousels release debut album ‘Love Changes Like the Seasons’

The Carousels are organic. Read that to mean what you will, and it’s probably right. A psychedelic folk/country band from Keith, Scotland, The Carousels’ music carries an air of innocence and earnestness, combining country soul and pop sensibilities. Having already found success with self-released songs like Marianne and Call Along the Coast, The Carousels are […]

Shoegaze in a New Decade: Interview with Jsun Adams of Daydream Machine on the release of their debut album ‘Twin Idols’

Daydream Machine’s music is the perfect mix between spaced-out guitar-led droning and the guitar-jangling fun of an all-in percussive approach to rock. Authentic, inventive and an organised cacophony of musical, literary and cultural influence, Daydream Machine is reminiscent of a dozen different genres. Referencing none too strongly and not taking themselves too seriously, it sounds […]

Shoegaze in a New Decade: Deep Cut release star-studded remix album ‘Versions’

Genre-hopping, name-dropping London band Deep Cut have returned as remix giants with their third album Versions. The self-released LP is an album of rehashed hits from the bedrock of alternative music. A triumph of cohesive reworks, Versions is a 40-minute vinyl mini-album featuring Tim Burgess (The Charlatans), Spotlight Kid, The Electric Mainline, Exit Calm, Daniel […]

Shoegaze in a New Decade: Youngteam release second album – Fading Into Night

Three years ago, Swedish band Youngteam released their critically acclaimed debut album Daydreamer, and now they’re back with an album that both falls back to and rises from what they left to the world last time. Forming in their native Stockholm, Youngteam began as a musical collective with two full-time members and a rotating cast […]

Shoegaze in a New Decade: The Northern Star Weekender 2014 and free album download

After the hugely successful Northern Star Weekender of 2013, the three-day festival is returning this March. Housed at The Windmill in Brixton, London, and running from the 28th until the 30th of March, this year’s Weekender is promising punters the same friendly atmosphere of last year, with more bands, more variety and a reputation to […]

Shoegaze in a New Decade: Northern Star Records Release Split 7″ Single

Northern Star regulars The Electric Mainline and Soundwire have teamed up to release a split 7″ single featuring the tracks All Too Much and A Little Death. The Electric Mainline’s Scott Causer (who also co-founded Northern Star Records), says the split single is a natural fit for both bands and the songs on the single. […]

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 […]

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