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TOM JOSHUA is a young singer-songwriter from Stockton-on-Tees, who’s set a course to seduce us with sweet and emotive, well-sculpted guitar and piano-led songs such as the autumnal fragility of “Meteor Showers”. He’s just released the Undergrowth EP (watch the video for the title track, here), and not content with just that, has made a …

ALT-POPPERS Firestations return with their new single “Small Island”, the first instalment of a new multi-EP project entitled Automatic Tendencies; and their first new music on Lost Map since their 2018 album The Year Dot. Over the last two years, Firestations have refined their brand of conceptual alt-pop, and their new songs are concerned with …

LMNL, aka Oxford’s Simon Batten, has released a new single ‘Outliar’ taken from his upcoming debut eponymous EP, out today via Upcycled Sounds, and we’re delighted to premiere it right here on Backseat Mafia. Of the song, Batten explains: “It’s not really a spoiler to say that this song speaks about social anxiety, and how …

BRIGHTON’S small but perfectedly formed indie label Austerity Records, the brainchild of industry gentlemen and label co-owners Garry Saunders and Jamie Windless, has gone all chromium oxide on us with the launch of its C60 Club. A  reel-to-reel move across from the singles club, Austerity launches its new venture thus: “A lot of us grew …

LONDON-based darkpop songstress Tally Spear has released the video for her third single, “Already Gone”, the footage for which was entirely self-shot and edited during the current lockdown.  None-more 2020 pristine alt.pop with a sprinkling of goth imagery, the video is drenched in Tally’s signature colours of blood red and piercing black. It journeys through …

Californian sisters HAIM are gearing up for the release of their forthcoming album ‘Woman In Music Pt.III’, out on June 26th via Polydor Records. From it the band have released a new single ‘I know alone’. “’I Know Alone’ was always going to be the next song we released, but it feels eerily appropriate given …

Chicago art-pop artist NIIKA has shared a new video for her single The Cage, at the time news is out that her album ‘Close But Not Too Close’ has been put back until May 15th. It’s a kick back and relax sort of a tune, the hypnotising accompaniments in the verses constasting with NIIKA’s intoxicating …

Out right now is Joyride, the new single form Cambridgeshire Indie / Electronic / Alt-Pop band Deep City. Written in their home studio and self-produced by the bands Alex – they say of it “We wanted to go for a clean, choppy sound that was Prince-esqe.. Joyride is a more guitar driven track, and astep …

Ahead of her album Consumation, out via Full Time Hobby on May 22nd, Katie Von Scheicher has released a new single, Nowhere following on from previous insight in the album ‘Caged Sleep’. Katie herself says of the track “‘Nowhere’ is about the close and tight feeling of being alone. It can be a hard spell …

‘Hide from the world’ by Oslo based Icelandic alt-pop act Gunnar the Fifth, aka world famous tattooist Gunnar Valdimarsson. Taken from the debut EP, out later in the spring, Gunnar says of the track, “[it was] Originally written about wanting to hide from the world due to a break up and other personal issues. Now ever …