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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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With Phil back with us on drums but still with Tom the stand in at that point, we headed into the studio. Chris our new bassist hadn’t been with us too long at this point but hit the ground running learning some of our older tracks and all the new album tracks while making the …

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With every release our goal as songwriters stays consistent- we want to invigorate listeners while showcasing our diversity. We push ourselves to find new sounds while keeping our roots intact and focus on tapping into current experiences. At the time of the Mavericks production we were in such a weird place, having signed to an …

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Grauzone Festival’s 10th anniversary took place last weekend in the heart of The Hague, Netherlands. Grauzone aims to present a diverse and cutting-edge programme where music, film and art complement each other. It features young talent as well as established names rooted in or influenced by the underground music scene from new wave, electronic to …

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The Church – a veritable and venerated music institution – are about to release their new and much anticipated album ‘The Hypnogogue’. The band celebrated its 40 years as an entity in 2020. I caught up with singer, songwriter, bass player and spiritual leader Steve Kilbey on the eve of the album’s release and on …

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Producer, songwriter, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist MAX RAD shares his stunning debut album Joy Wonder. A collection of 9 swelling, musically rich, overtly experimental and always bright an melodic electronic soundscapes which move between IDM instrumentals and others which feature his own silky vocal tones, MAX demonstrates his unwavering musicality and an ability to craft entrancing, …

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Hip-Hop creative Muenster shares his brilliant new album Muenstervision Presents:Ian. A sprawling, hypnotic and thought provoking collection tracks melding elements of jazz, Hip-Hop and atmospheric electronics, the album sonically covered a lot of ground whilst capturing an essence of classic 90s Hip-Hop. Muenster’s ever tight flow and honest, at times emotive and always intense and …

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In many end of year best albums of 2022 put together by outlets such as The Guardian and NME, there has been a distinct absence of antipodean bands – an astounding omission given the depth of quality exhibited by Australian and New Zealand artists in 2022. For the past few years, to counterbalance this annual …

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North East’s Bigfatbig are making some big waves with their powerful punk pop tracks and energetic live shows. Their debut EP has finally been released to the world (read our review here). Backseat Mafia has the pleasure of having the band give us a run through of the tracks on their raw, honest and utterly …

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As with any music scene, there is always artists and bands that become synonymous with the local circuit. Having gigged and been to shows in Bury St Edmunds (pretty little town in the Suffolk, UK) there’s a number of great bands that are often on the line-up and have become local hero’s such as Gaffa …

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The Pinx describe themselves as Southern-tempered psychedelic rock n’ roll and are bringing honest guitar heavy rock n’ roll to your eardrums. The band’s frontman, Adam McIntyre gives us the low down on their self titled fourth album. If you want to picture it, it’s Cayce (pronounced “K. C.”) on drums at the far end …

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