Premiere: Michael Scott Dawson releases new visuals for the beautiful ambient soundscape of Campestral

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Hotline TNT’s latest video for ‘Stump’ is a whimsical journey into a retro TV cartoon world, perfectly encapsulating the laid-back vibe of their shoegaze sound. Animated by Matt Carignan and complemented by Emil Bognar-Nasdor’s sound design, the video seamlessly blends footage of the band performing with pastoral scenes on a farm, creating a charming visual …

Martha Rose’s latest single, “Heart Still Beats 4 U,” exudes the vibrant energy of summertime while delicately tugging at the heartstrings with its nostalgic undertones. As a Berlin-based English instrumentalist, Martha infuses her music with a unique blend of cultural influences, and this track is no exception. It’s is the second single from Martha’s upcoming …

We sat down with Ari and Liam from Hidden Mothers for Backseat Mafia’s interview series to discuss their background, finding each other and on the new album that is almost wrapped up. Please do subscribe, watch share and like to our YouTube channel so we can continue to bring you the best in interviews, sessions …

Words: Jim F / Pictures: Huw WilliamsIt’s been a while. Last time I saw A Certain Ratio -Manchester indie-punk/funk royalty was at a hometown gig at the G-Mex on a Factory Records night, with New Order and fresh faced Happy Mondays. 15,000 tickets sold in 45 minutes, at least according to the greatest pop impresario …

A gathering of mods can never be a bad thing, and the chance to see a couple of the original mod revival protagonists still at it in Sheffield’s iconic Leadmill certainly drew them out. And, after witnessing the evening, no wonder. Although Squire never got the success the headliners did, they certainly knew how to …

We’ve long been admirers of Micko and the Mellotronics, and ahead of their second album La Vice Anglais, out on 17th November, we’re absolutely delighted to be able to premiere the bands new visuals and single, Autosexual right here on Backseat Mafia. Off the track, which features The Specials Horace Panter, Micko told us exclusively …

First up, apologies to local band Skint Knees – also on the bill on an October Sunday at Sheffields Sidney and Matilda, who I missed due to a combination of middle age problems, yknow children and work and those sort of things. Next time. Luckily I didn’t miss the other two bands on show tonight, …

Hailing from Pōneke, New Zealand five piece Milk Tooth have released a new single, Voyager as they head out on a tour of the North Island. In complete constraint to the wonky soul of their previous record Liquid which was built on this gorgeous wonky vibe, Voyager is more muscular and ambitious. Built on these …

Sometimes things drop into your lap that you’re basically eternally grateful for. This, I think, was one of those occasions. I free Friday night and a peruse of the Sheffield gig guides drew me to Yellow Arch Studios for two Welsh bands who had – to that point, been on my radar, but only just. …

If an indie pop record with a DIY aesthetic is the sort of affair that floats your boat, then you need to jump on the debut record from Melbourne based Soft Covers, out right now via Hidden Bay and Little Lunch cassette and vinyl respectively. After homing skills in bands such as Dumb Things, People …