Relationships are tricky, whether interpersonal or romantic. You don’t need us to tell you that. They say all’s fair in love and war, but when head and heart are at war over love, which side wins? Would you rather be alone? On her imminent debut EP, Ashlynn Malia—who has been active in the music industry …

You may be familiar with Los Angeles-based Matan KG if you’ve been keeping your ear to the ground over the past few months. You may even have heard ‘Seen This All Before’, the brilliant current single from his imminent new EP – it landed last month, but you definitely haven’t seen this before, because Backseat …

New James Leonard Hewitson songs are like buses – you wait a year for them and then two come along almost at once. The second he’s shared in three weeks, ‘Waiting For A Call’ tackles the anxiety surrounding exactly that; the feeling of holding out for something that may never come. It’s out tomorrow, lifted …

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 …

Last August, Alexis Marshall, leader of noise rock merchants Daughters, released a surprise solo track called ‘Nature in Three Movements‘. That song served as his debut solo single – it’s nowhere to be found on the track listing for his debut solo album, however; it consists of brand-new material and is called House of Lull …

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 …