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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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Meet: Trivium’s Alex Bent interview – What the Dead men say

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Interview: Matthew J Tow from The Lovetones plus album review Myriad

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As part of our irregular series on the important and often silent figures behind the music scenes – the record labels, promoters and managers – we are today having a chat with venerable Brisbane figure Remy Boccalatte of the shining star that is False Peak Records. We here at Backseat Mafia have covered many bands …

Rituals are an exciting new band on the metal scene who have just released their EP ‘Awake’. We caught up with the band to find out who they are and how that EP came to fruition. First off. How are you guys doing now that we are hopefully seeing the end of the current situation? …

4000 Records in Brisbane is celebrating its second birthday today – an innovative boutique agency that has on its roster some of the most exciting and diverse talent in Brisbane. And that is quite a feat considering Brisbane is an absolute hotbed of artistic talent at the moment. Backseat Mafia has enthusiastically reviewed output from …

Enforced unleashed their brutal EP Kill Grid earlier this year. We caught up with Knox Colby and Will Wagstaff of the band to find out how it all came together and signing to Century Media. First of all, how are you? How are you coping with the pandemic? Any message for your fans? Knox:​ Doing …

After releasing the grungy gothic brilliance that was their EP ‘Fun’ back in March, Backseat Mafia put some questions to Esme from the band. First of all, how are you? How are you coping with the pandemic? Any message for your fans?  2020 was a flaming wheelie bin of steaming shit and 2021 has not …

Once we heard ‘When I Fall’, the recent single from Berlin based Robert Laupert, a small signal of hope written in a difficult period in his life, and wrapped up in this country folk exterior, we knew we needed to take notice of what he had to say, and find a little more out about …

Australia’s sparkling pop duo Holy Holy’s forthcoming album ‘Hello My Beautiful World’ is due out on Friday, 20 August 2021 through Wonderlick Recording Company. Recorded in Victoria and Tasmania, Tim Carroll, part of the duo with Oscar Dawson, says of the album: We were given all the freedom in the world to do whatever we wanted, …

Mr Williamz, real name Micah Williams, was born in London and moved to Jamaica as a small boy with his Dad. It is in Jamaica where he first picked up a microphone on sound system at the age of 8 years old and in doing so won a clash contest against another young deejay. Moving back to …

With the band having just released their finest album to date with Heavy shoes, (read our review here). We managed to get a little time with guitarist and singer Chris Tapp, to find out how they have coped with the pandemic, life as a duo and how a track develops within the band. First off. …

Purveyor of sensitively insightful indie, Melbourne’s Merpire has just released her long-awaited debut album Simulation Ride via Warner’s ADA. The record is a heartening and satisfying culmination of the artist’s favourite songs, taken from the ‘video store of her mind’ and written over the course of the past few years. Merpire also co-produced with partner …