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Premiere: august at night Shares Beautiful, Moody New Single ‘Skinny Dipping’

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Premiere: Matt Ó Shares Look At Upcoming Debut EP On ‘Sonny’

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

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Gritty St. Helens trio Spectral Chorus, aka Fran Baxter (Vocals Guitar), Martin Baxter (Vocals, Bass) & Ewan Johnson (Vocals, Guitar) have announced their debut EP, out on Monday June 1st via James Skelly’s (The Coral) Skeleton Key Records. Baxter and Johnson met after being sacked from their jobs, and the band ended up living together, …

Still in the glow of the new year and the full flow of obligatory resolutions, its sort of gratifying that pretty much everything about The Safe Distance and their new (sort of) video “Sandpits” has more than a whiff of DIY about it, that old favourite of those new year promises that last not long …

Think back to the first time you heard your favourite band. You could probably tell in a few heartbeats that you were going to like them, and before the first song had ended, you were in love and wanted more. Well get ready, because if you haven’t yet, you’re about to meet your next favourite …

Today, here at Backseat Mafia, we bring you the premiere of ‘The Archivist’, the opening track from The Black Lamps self titled debut long player, out on January 12th via Of National Importance Records. The band, Greg Firth (bass), Dean Ormston (drums), Lyndon Scarfe (guitars and keyboards) and Liam Stewart (vocals and guitars) have previously …

Out on November 21st is ‘Black Sheep’, the new EP from Yorkshire alt-rockers A Joker’s Rage. At once alternating between sweet and sour, powerpop to pure aggression, the band have been earning fans (including us here at Backseat Mafia) for their outlandish live shows, so when we had the change to premiere ‘Temptress’ from the …

Backseat Mafia is proud to present the video exclusive of ‘Sometimes’ by Rich Stephenson. Beautiful is an understatement when it comes to this song, presenting an intricate construction of guitar parts and vocal harmonies. More importantly, it feels honest. It’s this honesty that gives it such a great feel and makes it a rewarding listen. What …

We’ve already fell for Michigan indie-rockers Frontier Ruckus on more than one occasion, and so we couldn’t pass up the chance to premiere ‘Crabapples in the Century’s Storm’, taken from their forthcoming album Sitcom Afterlife, which drops on Quite Scientific on November 11th. It’s music for an autumn day, hints of the summer that give …

Oh, this is good. This is really good. Portland Oregon duo Kool Stuff Katie, aka Shane Blem and Saren Oliver, make this kind of primal garage punk/blues that infects your ears and almost bursts out through your chest, its that exciting. Amazing really then that it was their first attempt at collaborative songwriting. Taken from …

The first time I heard Death Rattle was just over 3 years ago in rural France when Chris (one half  of the duo) played me and my band “something new me and Helen have been working on…” ‘The Dig’ turned out to be Death Rattle’s first single and a portent of things to come, a …

Swedish quartet Nervous Nellie have a dream. Several actually, and a few nightmares thrown in as well. The two sets of brothers have documented them, as best they can, in a new album, When The Nightmare Gets In, which drops in December. The album, which is divided into three chapters based on the bands nightmares …