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Track: New Duo ‘ Wanderland ‘ debut the heavenly ‘Soon’

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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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Meet: The Coral’s James Skelly takes us through the inspirations for the new album ‘Coral Island’, the magic of memories, and how The Coral are the Robbie Fowler of the music industry.

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The Professionals, featuring Paul Cook from Sex Pistols, are heading out on tour across the UK for several weeks throughout October 2021. The dates follow the emancipation of their new record SNAFU, which was released on October 8. The release and tour see the beloved punk band, consisting of Paul Cook, Tom Spencer and Toshi …

At the very heart of rock’n’roll must lurk the innate desire for the smell of the greasepaint and the glare of the floodlights: theatrics must surely form the very DNA of a good band. Wolf & Chain are proving themselves to be the most entertaining and adept purveyors of a whomping style of glam excess, …

Brisbane’s Terra Pines take no prisoners in their brutal aural assault of a track, ‘Downbeat’. This is a thunderous insistent fuzzy rumble that rolls forward with intensity and purpose. And yet underneath the fuzz and the rumble, the melodies are sweet and yearning, a delicious amalgam of shoegaze and dream pop that captivates while clearing …

Bambara‘s album ‘Stray’, released before the before the world went mad early last year was described by me as being an epic release – deeply satisfying, cathartic to audiences who can embed themselves in the wild stories being told – a stark evocation of a time and place – wrapped in twanging guitars and rumbling …

Like some glorious love child of Velvet Underground and The Jesus and Mary Chain, and best buddies with Courtney Barnett, Clarke and the Himself‘s debut single ‘Weighted Down’ has a fuzzy deceptively simple sweet drone attack: sibilant cymbals, grunge guitars and the sweetest repeated melody backed by a plonking piano. All the remarkable for the …

New Jersey’s Save Face have shared the video for new track Sharpen Your Teeth taken from their forthcoming album ‘Another Kill For The Highlight Reel’ due 29 October via Epitaph. A chaotic filled 2 mins and 47 seconds that really takes off on the chorus. The track is full of theatric embellishments, with intense singing …

Northern singer-songwriter Joe Ramsey has shared the lead single and first release from his upcoming EP ‘Making Notes’, supported by Help Musicians’ Do it Differently Fund. Talking about the new release, Joe Ramsey shares: “’Another Day’ is about enjoying the simple things in life that I once took for granted. Through lockdown, I was given …

I really shouldn’t dwell on the past so much but Barrie‘s single ‘Tal Uno’, reviewed by me here back in 2018 remains one of the most outstanding and perfect slices of pure pop heaven I’ve heard over my years of writing for Backseat Mafia. Subsequent releases displayed the same acute ear for melody, laden with …

Revolution Above Disorder is the work of Dubliner Stephen Nicholas White (The Orange Kyte, House of Dolls, The Subterranean Satellite Band, Magic Shoppe), who is currently based in Vancouver. His new single ‘Illuminate’ is a delicious slice of dark, foreboding shoegaze with a Jesus and Mary Chain sneery disdain and a My Bloody Valentine chainsaw …

Glaswegian band The Kundalini Genie‘s new single ‘Half In, Half Out’, title track off their forthcoming album out via Little Cloud Records (US) and Space Ranch Records (Europe) , is an explosive dose of shoegaze trippy excess: utterly satisfying and thoroughly cathartic. Ride’s Mark Gardener mastering the mix through his OX4 Studio provides a gold …