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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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Premiere: Cloud Tangle – Romance Me

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MICRODISNEY fractured so long ago now, but their end birthed two great talents to the world, so not all was lost; Sean O’Hagan gave us the baroque brilliance of The High Llamas, and Cathal Coughlan – who we’re concerned with here today – led us on a pied piped and merry dance to weirder, more …

On the day his other band The Aerial Maps releases its majestic ‘Intimate Hinterland’ album (reviewed by me here), Maps’ sticksman and brother of singer Adam Gibson, Simon Robert Gibson today unveils for us his new single ‘Laying Low’. Low key and low-fi, Gibson shares his brother’s ear for capturing snapshots of life in a …

In the run up to his forthcoming debut solo album ‘Always Everlong’, out on October 29th, former Apollo 440 and Grim Northern Social frontman Ewan MacFarlane has recorded three tracks exclusively for us here at Backseat Mafia in session. Taking inspiration from the likes of Bowie, Tom Petty and Bruce Springsteen, MacFarlane has channeled epic …

You never know where interest can come from when you put your music out there. The Nashville-based Ryan Kaiser knows a thing or two about that; ‘YKWIM?’ was originally found on his Bipolar EP – released in 2019 under the Yot Club moniker – but the song found a new life on TikTok earlier this …

Taken from neo-classical Cellist Gasper Claus’ debut solo album Tancade, an ode to a particular beach where he and his friends would visit every year to celebrate life, make music and dance, is a new video for the track Ô Sélénites, and we’re delighted to be able to premiere it right here on Backseat Mafia …

Rural France, aka Tom Brown and Rob Fawkes, began life in 2017 shortly after both left London for the greener climes of Wiltshire. They released their first album ‘Two Drink Maximum’ a year later, and followed it with an EP, Damp Spirit. A new album ‘RF’ is out on October 29th via Meritorio Records, and …

We are honoured to premiere the buoyant hyperkinetic new single from Sydney’s Mako Bron. Cantering along at a chemically engineered trot, this is perfect slice of indie pop: filled with indelible melodies and a celestial anthemic chorus. I can’t help but think of the pop perfection of The Lightning Seeds with that delicious mix of …

Last July we  premiered Anatomy Class‘s single ‘Reflector Shield’ – a classical indie pop anthem replete with undulating waves of sparkling guitars, a thundering percussion and passionate vocals burnished with some gorgeous harmonies. This is a band that perfects a royal wielding of jangling guitars and celestial melodies that superglue their way into the head. …

“YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND SHIT!” Well hi there Full Bush, how have you been? Busy, by the sounds of things; the opening 15 seconds of the lead single from the Philadelphia quartet’s first collection of new material in going on three-and-a-half years provides the sort of catharsis they (and no doubt their listeners) have been looking …

We are very honoured to premiere the first video off the surprise new album ‘Intimate Hinterland’ to be announced tomorrow by the Sydney indie supergroup The Aerial Maps and set for release on Friday. The members of The Aerial Maps reads like a who’s who of the Sydney indie scene. Originally formed with the late …