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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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Philadelphia based thrash-metal band Honey have signed with Trenton’s fast growing Hellminded Records and will be releasing their new album ‘Forever Fire’ on May 28th. They have shared the first track taken from that album – ‘Dancing With Death’ A scorching track of high energy palm muted guitar and a big slice of drums filled with some sonic pushing lead …

Rebecca Taylor formerly of indie band Slow Club, now goes under the title of Self Esteem as an unapologetic pop star. She has announced a new single and a UK tour for 2021. Self Esteem comments “All my upcoming work is exploring how complicated it is to just be a human. I’m wonderful and i’m …

Australian extreme metallers Beleth, are set to release their debut album titled Silent Genesis, on Friday June 25th, via Narcoleptica Productions and Scorched Earth Records. The band have shared the lyric video for track Thirteenth Spirit. An atmospheric pounding to the skull thats fast and frantic and down right evil. The vocals sound like a …

The first thing you hear on the track ‘Saints and Liars’ is a thumping 808 bass, setting the scene for this dark intrusive track, exploring themes such as tyranny, and human hypocrisy, the contrast is seen in the beautiful gleaming synths and the deep cutting industrial style bass and synths. The lyrical content speaks of …

IF YOU’RE at all a follower of the Chicago music scene that erupted in so many directions back at the turn of the century, then the rhythmic adepts Chad Taylor and Joshua Abrams will probably need no introduction; given how, they were so deeply woven into intelligent, seminal albums by the Chicago Underground Trio and all its various …

WITH his delicious Earth EP (read our review here) just passing its six-month anniversary, the time is more than ripe for another sonic missive from Max Cooper; and the excellent news is that today he’s announced the release of a new EP, Maps, which will be out on Mesh come midsummer. He’s also shared a …

Dublin based trio Phraktal have just released their second album, Nightwalk legendary house label Limbo Records – emerging from Glasgow record shop 23rd Precinct Music in 1992. Treading a fine line between deep house and techno, Phraktal have had some success in recent years, not least with their cover of Orbital’s Chime, which secured them …

PHILADELPHIA indie outfit The Ricos, whose Spirit State EP we adored last year in the heights of lockdown summer, have put together a video for their cracking single, “What Comes Next?” which we’re premiering here on Backseat Mafia today. It’s a lovely autumnal swirl of the sweetest six-string indie noise-pop that reminds us – with …

WITH a first solo album in nigh on six years just cusping the horizon – it’s called Reason to Live, it’ll be out at the end of the month on Joyful Noise Recordings, and you can find out where to snag yourself a copy down at the end there – and following the chiming, heartfelt loveliness of “Over …

The Chemical Brothers have released their first new music in two years – single The Darkness That You Fear – along with exciting news that they’ve been confirmed as 2021 festival headliners. The new song is their first since the No Geography track Eve of Destruction was released to coincide with a massive 2019 tour. …