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Premiere: Michael Scott Dawson releases new visuals for the beautiful ambient soundscape of Campestral

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Premiere: Versari exclusively unveil for us their new EP Brûle: an epic filled with glorious edits and remixes casting a whole new light on the originals

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Exclusive: Lucy Kruger records ‘A Stranger’s Chest’ live in session for Backseat Mafia

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With a makeup from some of Sydney’s coolest bands (and an indelible part of the emerging Marrickville Sound), The Shrugs blast into our consciousness with their pop fuzz onslaught of ‘Shoebox’, which we are proud to premiere today ahead of its release tomorrow. Members of bands such as Imperial Broads, Belles Will Ring, Sister Jane, …

Working on their second album as you read this, New Yorkers Damn Jackals are intent on making up for lost time. They had a big 2020 ahead of them in terms of giving their 2018 debut Crooked Castle, Volume 1 a victory lap, but the world, well, it had other plans. So they were put …

Eliza and the Delusionals

Eliza and the Delusionals emerge from the Covid pandemic with an album that draws on the best of the 90s and early 2000s and delivers a rocking punch that leaves you reeling with delight.

If the single artwork, above, seems gaudy, then that’s entirely the point: the New Orleans-via-Portland producer and songwriter Tatum Gale is asking you not to judge the book (or in this case, the song) by its cover. About two years since his Both EP, he returned last month with ‘Botanical Babe’, and is quickly following …

Christopher Kalil went to hell last year. Or maybe everything went to hell for him. He’s not sure exactly how, but the Los Angeles-based former leader of Arms Akimbo is still hanging on. He now operates as Saint Christopher, a project that, with the best will in the world, was launched at the worst time: …

Taken from their imminent EP Everything Is, Singapore alt-indie trio Coming Up Roses hsve just revealed a new single and video called ’Would You Ever’ and were delighted to be able to premiere it right here on Backseat Mafia today. Of the new single, the band say, “‘Would You Ever’ is about leaving the life …

Leeds’ indie-rock trio The Marble Arches share the high octane new single ‘Johnny Galecki’ and we’re excited to be running the premiere! Opening with an infectious uptempo beat and driving, distorted bass line, the track instantly conveys a sense of excitable energy right from the off. Joined by subtle synth drones and a tight, fuzzy …

There is a raw organic groove to the new single ‘Morning Comes’ from nipaluna/Hobart born wunderkind Abe Parsons, performing under the name Caelo, that is energising and radiant. We feel very honoured to premiere this buoyant track ahead of its general release tomorrow. The acoustic crunch and ambulatory forward movement may remind one of the …

Boston psychedelic rockers The Big Sway have announced a new single, Gun Fun In Rifle City, taken from their second full length We Made This For You, out later in the year. We’re delighted to be premiering the accompanying video right here on Backseat Mafia today. On the track, bassist and visual artist Joe MacFadzen …

It’s been a minute since we’ve heard from New York-based band The Velvicks. They’ve been suspiciously quiet aside from the release of a couple of singles last year, and now we know why: they’ve been working on their debut album! That’s very exciting indeed for a band who displayed plenty of promise on 2020’s debut …