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Interview: John Robb Chats About His New Book Covering The Entire History Of Goth

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News: Charged GBH – Grievous Battery Harm – Lords Of The Flies

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Meet: John Roy from ska/reggae supergroup Smoke and Mirrors Sound System

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The Jesus and Mary Chain are about to embark on a tour of Australia as part of their 40th anniversary celebrations, and I caught up via Zoom with singer Jim Reid. The question I have always pondered was how the iconic album ‘Psycho Candy’ came into existence with its bizarre marriage of sonic chaos and …

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Potted History of the Band “We’ve been together as a band for three months, but our musical journey began long before that. All of us attended school together, and after fifteen years, we decided to form a band.”  David (lead guitarist/vocalist) and Josh (drummer/vocalist) have been best mates since the age of 12, with Chris …

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Their debut album has been out for a week now (read our review here). What an album it is. However, death proggers Voidgazer are set for bigger and better things with work on the second album ongoing with promises of some diabolical tracks. Backseat Mafia got a chance to learn a little more about how …

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As a songwriter, Fin Greenall has worked side-by-side with artists like Amy Winehouse and John Legend, been kept waiting for a week in a New York hotel room by D’Angelo and collaborated with Bonobo and Nitin Sawhney. He has contributed tracks to the 12 Years A Slave soundtrack and worked alongside award-winning US filmmaker Ava DuVernay on her screen debut Middle of Nowhere and the Oscar-winning Selma. Add …

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With their recent signing to Nice Swan Records (English Teacher, Sprints,Opus Kink), and the release of their new single ‘Bull on a Chain’, Jagged Baptist Club are set for a great year ahead. We managed to get some questions with the band to find out where they come from and who inspired them. Give us …

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Two singles in, Manchester’s must-see punk band is causing quite a stir. It was time we got in and found out what all the fuss is about, as these guys look set to have a very bright future. Give us a potted history of the band We formed in South Manchester in Autumn of 2022- …

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The 23-year-old made an instant impact online with the release of her debut single ‘And We’ll Leave It There…’, a collaboration with legendary Icelandic neo-classical composer Ólafur Arnalds. After releasing her second single and before getting too big for this little website, we got her to answer some questions and allow us to say we …

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Musicians, producers and DJs Andy Lewis and Hugh Brooker started collaborating together last year andissued ‘You Can’t Live Without Love’ an upbeat, danceable vocal version of Willis Jackson’s classic Nuther’N Like Thuther’N. Backseat Mafia caught up with the duo to learn more about the collaboration and their future. Give us a potted history of the …

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As longtime admirers of BMX Bandits – stretching back to the bands earliest releases right up to seeing them at the end of last year with The Soup Dragons, we (well, I) recently had the opportunity to catch up with Duglas T. Stewart, the driving force behind this legendary Scottish indie pop band. With their …

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Mick Harvey, founding member of seminal and legendary bands, The Birthday Party and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, has made a profound and lasting contribution to indie music. His ability to write and co-write some of the classic songs of these bands have only been matched by his cool and collective demeanour – a …

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