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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Sydney trio Middle Kids are a band in the ascendant – their debut album ‘Lost Friends’ released in 2018 received universal praise, leading to some notable supports and US tv appearances – check out a stunning live performance of the album here. Ultimately the band moved to Los Angeles where they have worked on their …

The sun shines that little brighter and warmer this morning – even here at the southern edge of the world – with news of a new album from New Zealand legends The Chills. Due out on 14 May 2021, ‘Scatterbrain’ is the band’s seventh studio album and will be highly anticipated by those enamoured of …

Having played in one of Austria’s most successful indie bands Zeronic (with supports for New Order and The Kills), Tanzos is forging his own path, releasing a solo album back in 2017 and now with a new single, ‘Nevermind’ to be released on 29 January 2021 – which Backseat Mafia is honoured to premiere today. …

Sydney duo, Barley Passable, have released a veritable slice of summer with their new slinky, sensuous single ‘Turnaround’. It is as if they have bottled the essence of Sydney’s northern beaches – the bleach white beaches, the cloudless blue skies and the driving searing heat, hooning around in panel vans and board shorts eating Chiko …

The deeply satisfying gothic rock tones of Astari Nite provide a thoroughly cathartic and celestial sonic power, with singer Mychael’s deeply mellifluous deep and sombre tones providing a fitting icing to the cake. After the success of their album ‘Here Lies’, Astari Nite have returned to the fray with a new single, ‘All Else Is …

With an impressive CV behind him, Scottish musician Charlie Clark has struck out on his own with the most brilliant, chiming single ‘Don’t Have A Cow, Man!’. This is a pulse quickening bell that rings out with jangling guitars, lush choruses and a sense of strength and rebirth. With mastering from Ride’s Mark Gardener and …

There is a huge and vast distance between the Australian bushfires of early 2019 and the icy mountain tops of Austria, but Ro Bergman has produced the most elegant link in the themes of his new song ‘Animal’ and in the aching beauty of the accompanying video. The lyrics were inspired by the undeniable linkage …

Hailing from that creative hotspot of Melbourne, Brigitte Bardini has released an enormously impressive dreamy single, ‘Wild Ride’, created almost entirely by herself in the confines of her home studio. Another byproduct of the explosion of creativity inspired by the travails of last year, perhaps, but nonetheless a wholly impressive track filled with sparkle and …

I was highly impressed by Bryan Estepa‘s recent single ‘Trick of the Light’ – a track that blossoms with every listen – and he has followed this up with a very visually arresting and poignant video. The video, directed by Nicholas Banicevic, perfectly captures the dreamy nostalgic elements of the track with hazy colours and …

Leeds five-piece Apollo Junction may be new on the horizon (to me at least) but their new single ‘On The Ropes’ has all the hallmarks of a seasoned and experienced indie band with attitude and poise. The single slams along at a heady pace with a glam stomp, electronic-spined throb and sky-high choruses – really …