Premiere: Versari exclusively unveil for us their new EP Brûle: an epic filled with glorious edits and remixes casting a whole new light on the originals

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Meet: The Coral’s James Skelly takes us through the inspirations for the new album ‘Coral Island’, the magic of memories, and how The Coral are the Robbie Fowler of the music industry.

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Album Review: The Raft releases the shimmering and dreamy album ‘Summerheads and Winter Beds’

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The new single from Canadian band The Besnard Lakes is nothing short of magnificent. It has all the euphoria and pulse-racing joy you find in the works of bands like Sigur Ros, with Beach Boys/The Mamas and the Papas harmonies and a dream-like psychedelic shimmer reminiscent of The Verve or The Cocteau Twins. According to …

It’s remarkable enough to release six singles over the space of as many months, but to deliver such quality both in terms of music and visuals is astounding. Sweden’s Eskobar have done just that. Their distinctive form of retro rock, gathering in all that was good in the nineties Madchester era and creating a sparkling, …

It seems to me that Sydney’s Flight To Dubai walk that fine line between utter genius and compete madness. There is a hint of approaching chaos – an apprehension that everything is going to completely collapse into a swamp of anarchy – a sense of anticipation that adds to the heady journey that is their …

Spanning their entire thirty career, the new collection of remixes from the legendary Underground Lovers is utterly sublime. It goes without saying that the flesh of a remix is only as good as the bones it is built on, and with the Underground Lovers you are assured that the foundations are phenominal. Many of the …

Racing out of the starting bocks with a thumping glam stomp, the new single ‘Hot Money’ by Manchester-based Children of the State is a glorious blast of fresh air and attitude. There is a dark tone throughout the reverb-soaked track, highlighted by the heavy insistent thunder of the rhythm section and the themes of greed …

Shiva and the Hazards garnered a lot of attention following their support slot with Ride across Australia recently – performances that were good enough to result in their new single ‘Revolution Son’ being produced and mixed by Ride front man Mark Gardener. It’s clear to see what the fuss is about – both live and …

As a final teaser before the release of their new album ‘Foothills’ on 13 November 2020 through Flying Nun Records, The Bats have released a final single with a video for the track ‘Gone To Ground’. And, in their usual fashion, it is the most delightful, gentle and immersive track: guitars jangle, harmonies flow like …

It is with great delight we premiere the amazing new video for artist Jo Meares‘s spectacular new single ‘Reasons’. There is such a haunting quality to both the song and the perfectly matched video that seems to capture the cyclical nature of life – natural processes that are disturbing, intimidating yet so breathtakingly beautiful. Meares …

Rough Church‘s new release ‘Emergency Breakthrough’ is an album – and sound – that is really difficult to categorise. What is certain is it is a thoroughly enjoyable serving of unbridled, unhinged indie rock with a siding of humour and compassion. There is a wild Pixies element with an unhinged, explosive and unpredictable side (‘That’s …

Sydney group The Finalists follow up their earlier single ‘Ignore All The Hate (On Your Telephone)’, premiered here on Backseat Mafia, with a bright jangly sixties-infused track ‘Learn to Live Without You’. And to add to the excitement, they have also announced the date for the release of their new album ‘First’ on 6 November …