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News: Joni Mitchell celebrates the 50th anniversary of ‘Blue’ with a remastered set of her four Reprise albums

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See: The monochrome video for Trevor Sensor’s ‘Chiron, Galactus’: an instant classic of mourning, cathartic Americana

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Album Review: DMA’s – The Glow plus tour news

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If you’re a long term reader of Backseat Mafia, you’ll be well aware of Wet Nuns. The hell raising Sheffield duo were favourites of ours pretty much throughout their existence, and we bowed before their gritty, occasionally gruelling link blues and worshipped. Sadly, first e band snarled and growled to a halt, leaving behind only …

Rosie Lowe is the latest what seems like an never ending production line of talented English singer/songwriters and on a wave of massive media hype she releases her debut album Control on February 19. The Devon-born musician co-produced the album with Dave Okumu, and her smart songwriting shows exactly why artists like Little Simz, The Invisible, Kwabs, Ady …

Cadillac 3 UK Tour Dates

There’s a new wave of country music coming, harking back to bands like Alabama, ZZ Top and Skynyrd.  A southern fried rock sound, based on monster riffs, catchy songs and loud live performances.  Described as “The house band at a beer-soaked monster truck rally.” by Rolling Stone, as well as having their track White Lightning …

Bullet For My Valentine are coming back to the UK! What will be little over a year after their last UK tour, they will be tearing it up again across November and December- kicking things off in Newport. On their last tour, in support of their fifth album Venom which was released last summer, Bullet …

February see’s The Cult, one of Britain’s most influential rock bands, return with their 10th studio album “Hidden City” and a nationwide 10 date tour. Originally starting out as The Southern Death Cult in 1981, Ian Astbury and co. were at the forefront of a new scene and helped pave a way for gothic rock to …

Billed by Kerrang! Magazine as “a band heading for the stratosphere”, Sleeping With Sirens are set to have one of their biggest years yet. The band are to release new single ‘Go Go Go’ on March 18th. The single is taken from the hugely successful album ‘Madness’ which came out March 2015. It was produced …

Something memorable happened on January 20th 1986 at the intimate Alice in Winderland club in London. I don’t know how many people were there to witness it, but so began the career of legendary goth rockers The Mission. Now, 30 years on, the band have just announced their most extensive and ambitious tour since their …

Journeys seems to be the thing that has inspired PJ Harvey to write her new album, The Hope Six Demolition Project, which comes out April 15th through Island Records. Recording for her ninth album took place at Somerset House, where, during her resisdency there, members of the public could view what was going on through …

Three more bands have been announced for the UK’s biggest metal festival, Bloodstock. First band announced today are the Metal Allegiance. The line-up for this band is never fully known, but confirmed to show up on the day are Testament’s Alex Skolnick, Death Angel’s Mark Osegueda, Anthrax’s Scott Ian & Charlie Benante, Gary Holt from …

Slam Dunk Festival is set to be the biggest yet with even more bands added to the 2016 line up. The festival which is in its 10th year has just announced 8 new bands to the already impressive bill. Announced today: Mallory Knox, The Story So Far, Set Your Goals, The Starting Line, Zebrahead, Capdown, …