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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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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 …

We are honoured to premiere the new single ‘Psycho City’ from Blue Mountains resident Lewis Goldmark, the first single from his forthcoming debut album due early in 2022 via Broken Stone Records/Remote Control Records. The first thing to observe is that Lewis Goldmark is in fact Liam Judson from Belles Will Ring (and Magnetic Heads) …

For aficionados of shoegaze and dream pop and indeed any serious lover of music, Robin Guthrie needs no introduction. Driving force behind the iconic Cocteau Twins of course, Guthrie has continued to make a significant contribution to the industry, having formed Violet Indiana with Siobhan de Maré (formerly of Mono) and has since focused on …

Earlier this year Perth dream pop duo The Money War caught my attention with their gorgeous single ‘Miles Away’, and members Carmen and Dylan Ollivierre have just announced the release of a new EP entitled ‘Blood’, due to be set free on 5 November 2021. To whet our appetites, the title track has just been …

To coincide with World Mental Health day Ferocious Dog share the video for ‘The Hope’, the title track taken from their forthcoming new album due 15th October via Graphite Records. The band comments: “The Hope is exactly what it says on the tin. It’s a song that shows you when things are at their very darkest, there’s always …

Hailing from the Central Coast in New South Wales, Deadshowws have just unveiled a blistering piece of punky poppy rock artistry in their new single ‘Baltimore’. Displaying an acute sense of melody filtering through a robust and aggressive delivery, this is an outburst that is considered and controlled and manages to avoid cliched quiet/loud patterns. …

We are extremely pleased to be able to premiere the first new single from Sydney band Golden Fang since the release of their album last year ‘Here. Now Here’ (reviewed by me here). I summed this album up as being the epitome of the inner west of Sydney – the Marrickville Sound – raw, visceral …

Norfolk sludge, noise metal duo Kulk are set to release their second album ‘We Spare Nothing’ due 29th October via Hominid Sounds. The band have shared single Shuck in preparation. The track bursts out of pulsing electronic noise in the unique way of Kulk. Harsh and heavy, the guitars clash and the drums crash on this sludge filled …