Julia Daigle is having a busy year. Not only did Paupière, her project with Pierre-Luc Bégin, release their new album Sade Sati just last month, but the Montréalaise also striking out on her own for a solo venture, and we at Backseat Mafia are rather excited to bring you an exclusive reveal of what Daigle …

Relatively speaking, it hasn’t been too long since we last heard from Brighton band ME REX, the solo-project-turned-full-band spearheaded by Myles McCabe and filled out by Kathryn Woods, Phoebe Cross and Rich Mandel – all current or former members of Fresh, Cheerbleederz and Happy Accidents (seriously, those three are in so many bands) – as …

London-based duo lilo may only now be getting started in earnest, but the creative partnership between Christie Gardner and Helen Dixon stretches back a decade. You may even have heard some of their music – the lilo’s singles club EP arrived in February, collecting the batch of songs the pair released last year on a …

Album six; phase two, stage two. If it seemed curious that Manchester Orchestra trailed the impending announcement of The Million Masks of God at a performance that simultaneously capped off its predecessor’s campaign back in February, it was unwarranted. Having pushed themselves in a hard and heavy direction for 2014’s COPE, the Atlanta, Georgia quartet …

We’re now less than four weeks away from Philadelphians Mannequin Pussy‘s next move: the trio’s first collection of new material in nearly two years called Patience. The 5-song EP features lead single ‘Control’, released last month, and four other new songs, among which is its fiery title track. The knowingly ostentatious video is below, directed …

It’s been a month since Dubliner David Balfe’s remarkable debut album as For Those I Love was unleashed upon the world to critical acclaim. We absolutely loved it and are happy to see that Balfe is taking the self-titled record on a UK tour; at the start of October, he plays his first gig ever …

In February, the Long Island Emo show promoters collective released The AMH Comp, seeking to raise funds for the Amityville Music Hall, which remains closed due to its intimate capacity of just 75 people, making a permitted reopening unfeasible at the moment. The 26-track compilation featured new music and covers from Long Island scene staples …

Great news from Birmingham-born Londoner John Myrtle today, from whom we last heard a couple of months ago with the sprightly teaser track from his upcoming debut album, “Get Her Off My Mind”. That was his first new music in more than 18 months, following the mid-2019 release of the Here’s John Myrtle EP. He’s …

Glaswegian five-piece wojtek the bear make their return today, more than a year after releasing most recent EP old names for new shapes, and they’ve certainly been busy. They announced their forthcoming second album a little while back, and you can now listen to its opening track and lead single ‘ferme la bouche’, which, per …

Opening a new chapter in their 12-year career, Detroit hardcore collective The Armed – who signed to Sargent House in 2019 – make their return today with revelations aplenty. In addition to unveiling their new lineup, there’s also new music, tour dates & news on their label debut and overall fourth album, ‘ULTRAPOP’, which arrives …