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Shoegaze in a New Decade: Pale Fires Interview – Debut EP Louring Skies Released as Free Download

Pale Fires are a four-piece psych act from North London who combine spiralling shoegaze with rock sensibilities. Formed in 2010, the band only recently released their debut EP. Louring Skies draws on Pale Fires’ extensive experience on the live circuit, and was released as a free download on BandCamp on April 18. “Our main focus […]

Shoegaze in a New Decade: Juleah does Spacemen 3, reinvents Carter Family classic

A couple of days ago, independent artist and all-’round amazing musician, Juleah, posted a photo on Twitter with a cryptic tease that she was working on a new cover – a song by Spacemen 3. Let your imaginations run wild for a moment. And now know that her choice is brilliant, if perhaps unexpected. Today […]

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 […]

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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