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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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See: The monochrome video for Trevor Sensor’s ‘Chiron, Galactus’: an instant classic of mourning, cathartic Americana

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Album review: New Bums – ‘Last Time I Saw Grace’: Ben and Donovan reveal an unexpected treat

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Can we apologise? This has been out a while, and yet we’ve only just got to it, as good as it is. Its by Boston Massachusetts duo Dirty Dishes, aka Jenny Tuite (guitar/vocals) and Alex Molini (synth/bass) who went through that classic boy meets girl at party, boy vomits on girls shoes, boy rings girl …

Hot on the heels of Simple Love which we loved here on Backseat Mafia, comes a new track, Rythm of Auld, from Bristol house (yes, house) producer Julio Bashmore. It comes ahead of his debut album, which is due to drop next February on his own Boardwalk label. Close your eyes and be transported back …

Following on from his critically recieved 14th album, Revelation, Anton Alfred Newcombe (to use his full name) is back in his guise of Brian Jonestown Massacre with a new EP, + – EP, released on his own a recordings label on November 10th. It features three band new (and unavailable elsewhere) tracks, recorded by Newcombe …

Sometimes age isn’t kind. Judgement becomes cloudy, and previously unsullied back catalogues become minefields. So there’s always a bit of baited breath when artists such as Bryan Ferry (69 as it happens) decide to bring out a new album. Avonmore, out on November 17th, follows on from “The Jazz Age” and his more that passing …

Taking Mark Hollis as inspiration is one thing, producing an album of the quality of No Deal is quite another, wearing its jazz influences proudly on its sleeve, stripped back and semi-improvised with its brooding piano trio-like backing, and De Biasio’s rich alto able to get under the skin of the song. It’s been recieved …

The first time I saw Pjaro was when they were supporting Joie De Vivre about 3 years ago. At this point they were just two abnormally mature looking teenagers playing an off-kilter muscular version of math-rock which people their age had no right being able to do. It was weird, slightly depressing (if they were …

What is it with Denmark at the moment. Everything it touches, musically at least, seems to turn to gold. Communions – comprised of brothers Martin and Mads Rehof, Jacob van Deurs Formann and Frederik Lind Köppen, are another one off the production line, using the same rehearsal space that houses those other Danish bright young …

Out on 10th November via the Houndstooth label comes the debut album from 18+, aka Boy and Sis. It follows on from the track Crow, who’s dribbling RnB/electronica caused many to sit up and notice up its release in the Summer. They’ve shared a track from the album, All the Time. Built on Sis’s sample …

It coming to the end of an era, for Norwegian duo Röyksopp, aka Torbjørn Brundtland and Svein Berge.Their forthcoming fifth album, the appropriately titled The Inevitable End drops on November 10th via Dog Triumph, and the band state it will be the last, although not the end of the pair musically speaking.  “We feel like …

It would be fair to say that Kendrick Lamar’s new single ‘i’ has been controversial, with many seeing it as Kendrick’s play for the radio. That the Kendrick featuring ‘Never Catch Me’, off of Flying Lotus’ new album ‘You’re Dead!’, came out just a week or so beforehand probably didn’t help matters. Whilst both tracks …