So here’s what we already knew. Firstly, that Tracey Thorn is the queen of cool. In the nineties when her band Everything But The Girl started hanging out with the likes of Massive Attack, Deep Dish and got the remix treatment by Todd Terry, they developed their own brand of laid back electronic pop. Both …

Last Month former EBTG front woman Tracey Thorn revealed details of her her album and the disco-infused lead single ‘Queen.’ With the release of ‘Record’ just around the corner, the second single ‘Sister’ has just dropped. Whilst it has a more laid back sound that the first single, it keeps the electronic vibe that we …

We music writers are a strange bunch. Whenever we get new music to listen to and review, we always try to fit it into a certain box, letting the world know what genre the listener can expect from an album. So it’s bands like The Go! Team that really throw us into disarray. Why? Because …

It hardly seems seven years since Tracey Thorn’s last album, her festive collection of songs ‘Tinsel & Lights’. But that’s probably because I dig it out every year, each time a different track becoming my new favourite. In the time between we have seen her collaborate with the likes of Jens Lekman and John Grant, …

It’s been a few years since Joywave’s ‘How Do You Feel Now?’ fell on to my doormat. Their brand of spacey and ridiculously catchy electro rock has given the band their signature sound. Since their debut, the Rochester boys have been working tirelessly, putting their latest album ‘Content’ out last year, and announcing a whole …

The BBC have been pioneering new music for many years (just like we like we do here at Backseat Mafia towers). Their annual poll artists and bands we can expect to see more of over the next twelve months has always created quite a buzz amongst the music industry and listeners alike. Previous winners have …

When I was a teenager I was obsessed with the Twin Peaks TV series. Who killed Laura Palmer was the question that was on everyone’s lips. Who was the mysterious Bob, The Giant and The One Armed Man? Back then I professed to know what was going on and that I understood every last scene. But …

Singer-songwriter and bow-tie aficionado Jordan Rabjohn has been a busy boy of late. Since his debut album JR came out last year, he’s put out numerous videos for songs on his YouTube channel, as well as taking his track Numbers to the Vodafone future breakers finals. JR2 (I don’t know how he comes up with …

The evolution of Scottish DJ/producer Calvin Harris has been quite an epic one. Rewind to his emergence on to the scene, when he was a geeky looking guy singing about how amazing the eighties were. It’s always been his production skills that have trumped his limited vocal abilities, and he capitalised on this on his …

We Dan Black’s fans are a patient bunch. Just a mere eight years after his debut solo album ‘UN’ and the king of wonky pop drops the follow up ‘Do Not Revenge’ this week. So full disclosure, ‘UN’ is one of my all time favourite albums. So many I’m not really the best person to …