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!

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Having released two acclaimed albums to date with US label Drifting Falling, this third offering sees Kontakte take the helm and self-release via their own imprint The Collapse Of Everything. Their unique brand of sprawling post rock reaches a new level with this record with it's infusion of electronics and machine-rhythms being pushed not just to the fore, but also to the edge!

Limited Edition CD - Hand numbered, hand stamped, 24 page artwork booklet housed in a bespoke, eco-friendly card sleeve

Expected early September 2014.

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 Carousels are a psychedelic folk/country band from the town of Keith in Scotland. ‘Love Changes Like The Seasons’ is their first official album release. The album contains 7 brand new recordings alongside selected highlights of the previous self-released CDRs ‘Sweet Northern Light’ and ‘Call Along The Coast.’

The Carousels take influence from Gene Clark, The Byrds and Gram Parsons and have been compared to fellow Scots Teenage Fanclub, Whiteout and the Cosmic Rough Riders. They have received multiple plays and Song of The Day on KEXP Radio for Marianne and have received airplay by Steve Lamacq on BBC6 Music.

The Carousels have appeared on Northern Star’s legendary Psychedelica series alongside the Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Black Angels, The Hiss, The High Dials and many others. Having supported the Telescopes at the 2013 Northern Star Weekender, the band were asked back for 2014 after a rousing performance which led to an appearance on ‘Live Revolution’ the vinyl only release featuring live highlights from the Weekender. The band have also played the Cavern Club in Liverpool 3 years on the run as part of the International Pop Overthrow Festival alongside The Junipers and bands featuring ex-members of The La’s.

The Carousels will be undertaking a UK tour to promote ‘Love Changes Like The Seasons’ throughout September and October including a London date at the Brixton Windmill with The High Dials on Saturday 11th October 2014.

FOR PRE-ORDER ONLY. ALL PRE-ORDERS RECEIVE A FREE MP3 OF THE CAROUSELS PERFORMING 'MAYFLOWER' LIVE AT THE 2013 NORTHERN STAR WEEKENDER. ONLY AVAILABLE WHEN YOU PRE-ORDER.

LIMITED EDITION 'NORTHERN STAR LIVE REVOLUTION' DESIGN ON WHITE T-SHIRT.

PLEASE STATE SIZE WHEN ORDERING.

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