The Brackets are continuing to become one of the brightest new bands to come out of Yorkshire in years. Having released an EP with an older line-up a couple of years ago, the band have rebranded slightly and listeners have been gifted with a couple of standalone singles from the northern outfit.  Latest release Flotsam …

BM: My name is Erin. I’m from Backseat Mafia. Could you just introduce yourself and then what you do in the band? PRF: I’m Peej. I’m the singer and rhythm guitarist and I’m Kob and I play drums. BM: Lovely. I just watched your set, we don’t talk about technical difficulties because by the end …

Glorious weather, pop punk bands… no we’re not talking about Warped Tour in the US but Slam Dunk in Leeds! After a successful few years in their new home, Slam Dunk are back in 2022 at Temple Newsam to bring a day of alternative music for those of us who like the heavier side of …

On a quiet Sunday evening in Leeds, hundreds of adoring Miles Kane fans fled to the O2 Academy to watch him finally return to the stage after having to postpone this tour from February. Kicking off proceedings tonight is female singer-songwriter Brooke Combe, her unique brand of indie rhythms crossed with a true soulful voice …

Having graced the shores of the UK at the start of spring, Texan pop punk legends Bowling For Soup (well, two of them) were back to play a run of intimate dates to their hardcore fans. Obviously here at Backseat Mafia we couldn’t do this review without mentioning the fact that the band couldn’t fully …

Picture this; it’s Summer 2010, Strongbow Dark Fruits hasn’t been invented yet, everyone is wearing boat shoes, chinos and that Rhianna shirt and Darwin Deez are the soundtrack to your summer. The debut album by DD took the entire UK scene by storm and you couldn’t go to an indie clubnight without hearing Radar Detector. …

Here at Backseat Mafia, we’d love to introduce The Brackets as Yorkshire’s finest but with a front man with the strongest Blackburn accent around, we’ll settle for calling them The North’s finest. Black Eyes is a stand alone single from the lads who after a few years of establishing their sound and members, seem to …

Halflives, now a solo project by Linda Battilani, are back with a fiery new track called Dynamite. The track has ethereal vocals crossed with the classic pop/rock/synth vibe that we are used to from Halflives. This is the first tease of new music we’ve seen from Halflives since Battilani went solo, speaking about her new …

Do you like riffs? Do you like high energy classic rock with a modern edge? Then you might’ve just found yourselves a new favourite band. US rockers LoveSick Radio are blessing everyone’s ears with their new track I Need A Little. Opening with one of the catchiest riffs in a while, the track has a …

Having a career that spans over three decades is a feat for any band, especially in 2022 but Welsh kings of pop rock Stereophonics are still going strong 25 years after their debut album. Leeds Arena is a funny old venue, it obviously hosts around 10,000 fans but, because of the crescent shaping of the …