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

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Ahead of the release of his new album The Forecast, out on March 17th via the ever brilliant Tapete label, Downpilot – ostensibly the project of singer-songwriter, musician and recording engineer Paul Hiraga, has released a new video for the track Black Eye, and we’re extremely pleased to be able to premiere it right here …

News from camp BMX Bandits is that the legendary Scottish indie band, beloved of Kurt Cobain and so many others before ansince, is that their new album, The Dreaded Light, is out now via Tapete Records (was there ever a label and a ban more suited to eachother?). It’s a first for Duglas and the …

I’ve got to be careful here. As I gathered with the worshippers at the brilliant Social Club in the Sheffield suburb of Crookes, I’m well aware that although I’ve loved Michael Head records over the years I’m not at the level of a good proportion of the gathered throng who know every word, every chord …

Taken from the Mediaeval Baebes recent eleventh studio album MydWynter, we’re delighted to be able to premiere the new video for the beautiful ‘Carol Of The Bells’ right here today on Backseat Mafia. The album itself is a darker reminder of the pre-Christian original of the Winter Festival, all the tracks are produced and arranged …

On the back of the release of his latest album ‘The Work’, out now via the always brilliant City Slang label, Darwin Dicker aka Gold Panda has revealed a new Skee Mask remix of his recent single Plastic Future. Speaking about the collaboration, Derwin said: “The first time I heard Skee Mask was on a rainy …

Was it only last week Duran Duran announced their Future Past tour with shows set to take place at Manchester’s AO Arena on April 29th, marking the band’s first-ever performance at the venue, followed by London’s The O2 Arena, Leeds’ First Direct Arena, Birmingham’s Utilita Arena, and the 3 Arena in Dublin. Due to (predictably) …

Taken from her new album The Dog Don’t Hunt, out now on Itza Records, Addie Brik has revealed new visuals for one of the stand out moments of the album, Retromingent. Featuring dancers, animals wandering through, animations by Martin Obando and metal sculptures by Ross Spencer, its bubbles with the same creativity that infects the …

Glasgow based Canadian singer-songwriter L.T. Leif is gearing up for the release of her debut album ’Come Back To Me, But Lightly’, out vis the ever brilliant Lost Map imprint in association with OK Pal Records on January 27th, 2023. Ahead of its release, there’s a single ’No Birds’, available as part of Lost Maps …

Broken Forest is the project of Luise London, who blends folk with elements of pop and trip-hop. We’re delighted to bring you the premiere of the track Spirit of The Meadows right here on Backseat Mafia this morning, taken from her Wild At Heart EP, due out on the 29th July. Of the song Luise …

New outfit Night Crickets may have gone undermyour radar, but they boast a couple of famous faces in former Bauhaus and Love and Rockets man David J, alongside Victor DeLorenzo (Violent Femmes) and multi-instrumentalist Darwin Meiners. Their debut album A Free Society came out earlier in the year via Omnivore Recordings, and now they’ve released a new …