Welcome to Northern Star Records

Northern Star is a record label dedicated to independent and underground sounds. The label launched back in March 2006 with the first volume of the now legendary Psychedelica series which featured an eclectic selection of the very best in contemporary psychedelia from across the world. The label has since refined its sound and its ethos via way of the Revolution In Sound compilations.

Northern Star has been consistently growing over the last 8 years, a catalyst for true independence, teaming up with labels and bands from across the world, building up an evergrowing network of like minded souls. Coming from a lineage of labels such as Creation, 4AD, Rough Trade and Factory, Northern Star compilations have placed well known cult acts alongside a host of unknowns and have been a launchpad for many.

The response to Northern Star has been phenomenal - one of massive public support and great critical acclaim garnering rave reviews from across the world. Northern Star has become a truly worldwide phenomenon. Independent bands from all over the planet have united under the Northern Star umbrella. Northern Star - we're starting a revolution and we want you to be a part of it!

New in the shop

Live Revolution

LIVE REVOLUTION is a strictly limited edition vinyl only record featuring highlights of the Northern Star Weekender, recorded over the 22nd-24th March 2013 at the Windmill, Brixton, London.

This is your chance to own a unique Northern Star rarity never to be repeated again on aquamarine coloured vinyl.

The Cult of Free Love

DD39 THE CULT OF FREE LOVE / THE WRESTLER split / double A side 10” single (Pressing of 500 vinyl only)

Next up on Deep Distance following same day sell outs of the label’s other releases so far this year comes a total killer 10”. Already tearing it up online via bandcamp and bloggers and attaining huge local radio interest, the mighty “love is all there is” by THE CULT OF FREE LOVE. A mighty sitar / synth / drone collision which acts perfectly as their debut outing on wax right here. A killer piece (and of particular interest to fans of the great Okko “Sitar and Electronics” LP on BASF from 1971).

Little is known about this mysterious, musical collective other than their “mystical landscape of North Wales” background. It is understood that although this isn’t their first venture into the murky, shallow waters of the music industry, it represents a first time outing as TCOFL, and who knows, where some talk of them actually being a living, breathing cult it may prove foolish to doubt them….

The reverse sees another debut outing, this time in the shape of THE WRESTLER’s fabulous “European Orange” . Written and recorded -as equally enigmatically as the flip; as background info goes- by Christine Leeds in a long discarded “self built studio deep in rural Sussex, for a cancelled European business expo and long shelved”. However with the keen Deep Distance ear for the delicious motorik kraut groove and it’s love of all things repetition we decided we couldn’t sit by and let this nugget just fester. Another killer track which although different in feel to the reverse side- works just perfect round these parts…

Released as 500 pressing 10” single in beautiful psych sleeve. Destined to sell out quick. Released 7th August 2015.

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