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EP: The delicately beautiful ‘Creatures of Habit’ from Brisbane artist Aren’t is an exquisite triumph. Plus news of launch date.

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We are very honoured to exclusively unveil the new single ‘Meet The Sun (feat. Shêm Allen)’ from Brisbane’s enigmatic duo Shugorei as well the exciting immersive video. I first saw Shugorei at the brilliant 4000 Records second anniversary gig in Brisbane back in September 2021, and my impression at the time was of ethereally beautiful …

Floating on a bed of capital letter free cotton wool and air, the single ‘love you’ from Meanjin/Brisbane artist fhae is an ambient waft of rosy delight: atmospheric and enigmatic, subtle and mysterious. Built on guitars and a range of sounds and noises, this has the dreamy fugue of something by Sigur Ros. fhae is …

We have long admired the inherent joie de vivre and creativity of Brisbane’s The Double Happiness and are overjoyed to be able to bring you an exclusive early listen to their new album ‘Roadhouse’, along with brief, sometimes cryptic, sometimes hilarious, comments by the band on each track. The release is unavoidably imbued with an …

Brisbane’s The Double Happiness have provided an endless source of brilliant shimmering sounds like no other band over the past few years, carving out a distinct sun-kissed brand of jangle that resonates and captures the sea salt encrusted radiant shores of coastal Queensland. We are ever so honoured to premiere their new single, ‘Smoking Gun’: …

DARLING. is the bedroom project of Caitlin Finn (ex-Dorothy and Dog) and Joel Glazebrook (Edith Thomas Furey – a long time favourite here at Backseat Mafia), and features music that has a dark post-punk edge. They have just released a double single that showcases their brooding enigmatic sound: an edgy and goth-tinged sonic beast that …

We are very honoured to premiere the new single ‘Bookcase’ from Meanjin/Brisbane’s dreamy dream pop superstars, SGO (through 4000 Records). SGO are the artists formerly known as Syrup Go On who we have lauded over the years for their gorgeous, breathtakingly beautiful music, and the new track shows that while the label on the outside …

Ever the promoter of sonic innovation and taste maker extraordinaire, 4000 Records, has rounded up two of Brisbane’s most exciting artists (and perennial favorites here at the antipodean headquarters of Backseat Mafia), Cloud Tangle and Fingerless, for a limited edition split single. The inspiration for this momentous occasion couldn’t be cooler: the release of the …

Noir et Blanc is the new vehicle for Brisbane’s prodigious dream pop wonder Amber Ramsay from the ethereal Cloud Tangle. And ethereal is an adjective that’s going to get quite a run in this review. Where Noir et Blanc departs from Ramsay’s other work is that the music is solely instrumental – a sort of …

We are infinitely pleased to premiere the new single from those chameleons of indie rock, Brisbane band Fingerless. This band continues to defy definition and, in their new single ‘You Are Going To Die’, even gravity, in their fascinating output. Following on from their last single – the magnificent ‘Leaf of Stone’ (see my review …

On aesthetics alone, the artwork for Aren’t‘s new EP ‘Creatures Of Habit’ (illustrated by Grace Taylor) is extraordinarily beautiful. Fittingly, the illustrations have a joyous emotional warmth and fragility that is a palimpsest for the shimmering songs within, reflecting the stunning music within. Aren’t is Fionn Richards – last seen in Brisbane band Requin which burned brightly …