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We were delighted to have Glenn Donaldson from The Reds, Pinks and Purples join us for a Backseat Mafia Session with this acoustic performance of Don’t Come Home Too Soon. The San Francisco-based performer gives Don’t Come Home Too Soon a new unique atmosphere when stripped back to just guitar and vocals. It’s taken from …

Indie/alt-folk singer-songwriter Mara Simpson released her beautiful album In This Place back in September, which saw her add elements of neo-classicism as well as a good slab of analogue synths to her story-telling, which came out on the Downfield Records, a non-profit label set up by Mara herself. The exceptionally talented alt-folk artist Mara Simpson …

UK alt-rock five-piece Salvation Jayne teamed up with Ashton Rapturous to cover Arlo Park’s Black Dog for our latest Backseat Mafia Session. Their performance really brings a new life to the song with Rapturous’ feature displaying how collaboration can be a very creative tool. Check out their recent single ‘A Mouthful Of Magnificent Spite, which …

Canadian-born Laura Reznek joined us for our Backseat Mafia Sessions with a performance of Important taken from her brand new album Agrimony. The simple, stripped back combination of vocals and guitar compliments the lament resulting in an intimate listen you will lean in closer to capture. Now living and working out of London, the album …

London-based Stone Jets are the latest to join us for our Backseat Mafia Sessions with this fantastic performance of their recent single I Will Rise Again! The track came out back in April on the Platoon label (owned by Apple Inc, none the less. Of the track, the band say it was ‘written pre-covid, recorded …

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 …

Following on from their recent sophomore single ‘Alara’, Longlight have recorded a stunning version of The Who classic Baba O’Riley for Backseat Mafia. Rising up into must keep a close eye on territory, the duo are on the cusp of releasing their debut ep, and have – through jamming, and writing and and recording together, …

London based Brazilian musician and producer Murillo Sguillaro is better known as Muca, is back with a slice of summery bossa with his new single ‘Until We Meet Again’. It’s a collaboration with Alice SK, with whom he worked with on her debut EP, and felt her vocal would perfectly suit his new music. The …

Ahead of the release their new EP, Mercury Retrograde, Norway-based Divest joined us for a session with a stripped back, acoustic rendition of By My Side. A cocktail of complementary vocal harmonies and a reminiscence of 60s pop music, Divest’s At Home Session will leave you wanting nostalgia. Their EP is out on June 11th …

Singer-songwriter Scott Matthews is the latest to join us for our At Home Sessions with this acoustic performance of Wait In The Car. Matthews shows off his impressive vocal range in this stripped back rendition perfectly accented by the guitar playing. The Ivor Novello award-winning songwriter released his seventh studio album New Skin back in …