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Meet: The Coral’s James Skelly takes us through the inspirations for the new album ‘Coral Island’, the magic of memories, and how The Coral are the Robbie Fowler of the music industry.

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Feature: 2019 Favourites

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Feature: Shelved albums – a celebration.

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The artists discuss their new album and share it with Backseat Mafia. Virginia rapper Hernon and Toronto-based producer Frowns met the way many artists meet each other today, on social media. After exchanging some direct messages on Instagram, they began to collaborate on a project together, their new album, Masterplan. While the process of creating …

It opened in 1995 and was originally planned as part of a bid to land the 2000 Olympic Games. With a maximum capacity of 21,000 spectators it is the largest indoor arena in the country, and in Europe, and for several years in the noughties it was the busiest in the world by ticket sales, …

Chimezie, the rapper, first discovered hip hop when he was around eleven years old. The artist, who is also a prolific reviewer of rap albums on YouTube, grew up in a religious family. He heard gospel music around him, both in church and at home. He attended a Baptist church when he was a child, …

Key Out are a phenomenal Sydney band – I recently rated their brilliant album ‘Anthropomorphia‘ a well deserved nine out of ten. Backseat Mafia is therefore utterly delighted to premiere Key Out’s new double sided single consisting of the opening track from the album, ‘Buildings’ as well as a remix of earlier single ‘Chorus’. ‘Buildings’ …

This is a new section of Backseat Mafia that provides a quick rundown of recent releases from the shores of Australia and New Zealand. Kylie Minogue, the Australian national icon, assumed a mantle of coolness when she collaborated with Manic Street Preachers and Nick Cave and associated with Michael Hutchence from INXS, and it cannot …

A personal selection from Backseat Mafia contributors Richard Farnell and Briandroid TO CHOOSE just ten tracks from Cardiacs’ impressive body of work is a near-impossible task. You might think they didn’t do that many albums compared to some, but they often crammed an album’s worth of ideas into just one song. Had circumstances been different …

THE WOLFHOUNDS formed in Romford, Essex in 1984, plying their trade in the local Rezz Club before playing gigs further afield, notably at The Clarendon in West London. Debut single “Cut The Cake” arrived in February 1986, gaining single of the week status in all three of the main music papers. Sadly, early critical success …

In an exclusive look at the 90s’ indie scene, Backseat Mafia interviewed Ashley Horner of Leeds’ The Edsel Auctioneer. Ashley proved warm, voluble and candid about life in a nearly famous British noisepop band in the 90s. It’s a cracking interview. Read on …

We’ve been incredibly excited by experimental metal band Asian Death Crustacean here on Backseat Mafia, with the London quartet bringing elements of Jazz, post-rock and Ambient / Electronic music into the mix, surrounding it with gritty, muscular music that hits you like a punch to the head. Their new album Baikal, out today, has to …

London-based producer and beatmaker Kamau Kuru has today released his new album Oxydental – a project he described to us as ’a fusion of back-catalogue samples from 70s-era India, Turkey, and Persia, with gritty lo-fi hip-hop beats, with the overall narrative driven by British colonial-era newsreel snippets.‘ How could we not be intrigued with that …