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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: Chad VanGaalen – ‘The World’s Most Stressed Out Gardener’: an excellent, multifaceted curio of psych and fun

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ALBUM REVIEW: M. Ward – ‘Think Of You’: Portland guitar wonder seduces with Billie Holiday set

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We are very pleased to provide an exclusive early listen to the new album ‘Wanderer’ from Queensland’s Darcy Kate. With a voice of smoky velvet and a slow burning sparkle to the sound, Kate is a prodigious talent: her songwriting is melodic and tinted with a touch of melancholia and her voice glides and floats …

I’m not sure what Dr Mann‘s health and safety credentials are, but in their latest paean to yearning and desire, ‘Ciggies’, they manage to engender the unhealthiest of cravings in just under three minutes. As anyone who has been enslaved to addiction (particularly of the tobacco kind), this sonic pill captures the feelings of abject, …

Taken from his forthcoming six track EP, Have Fun Idiot, out on August 6th is a new track from Andrew Reinhart, and featuring the ever brilliant Will Oldham, aka Bonnie ’Prince’ Billy. Its a cover of the Grateful Dead’s ’Friend of the Devil’, and it’s a pulsating slice of Americana, that takes the original and …

Following the release of her highly praised debut record ‘Pohorylle’ — released last year — MARGO CILKER is returning to the road for a string of UK & Irish dates this May.  The Easter Oregon songwriter, who NPR dubbed one of “11 Oregon Artists to Watch in 2021”, has split her time between the road …

Following cancellations in both 2020 and 2021 due to Covid-19 and the devastating floods in Northern New South Wales in March 2022, Bluesfest came back in its’ 33rd iteration, bigger and better than ever. A large contingent of Australian artists were named in the initial artist announcements, with Bluesfest committing to getting the music industry …

In wake wake of the release of his new album ’Younger at most everything’, Queens based singer-songwriter has released a liver version of one of the stand out tracks from the album, Deer in the pines for us her at Backseat Mafia. Taking his usual stripped down acoustic Americana – with a little bit of …

We are honoured to premiere the new single ‘Arise’ from Sydney group Winter Starlings. ‘Arise’ has a warm veracity with raw and visceral guitars that jangle into the stratosphere, replete with yearning vocals and delicate harmonies. There is a subtle folk/americana in the delivery, a Byrdsian jingle jangle with a Teenage Fanclub pop spine. However, …

New signings to Black Keys’ frontman Dan Auerbach’s fledgeling Easy Eye Sound label Ceramic Animal release their new album, ‘Sweet Unknown’, on March 4th. Hailing from Doylestown, Pennsylvania, Ceramic Animal’s previous three albums have all been ruggedly self-released DIY efforts, with this, their fourth, being their first foray into outside label-dom. Also produced by Auerbach, …

A trip to a fantastic venue on Friday. Holmfirth Picturedrome is located in the middle of this countryside town, its a popular spot right next to the river and not your usual type of live concert setting. The room is acoustically excellent and the floor is set on a slope so wherever you stand you …

Peterborough based folk singer Mark Stevens is on the verge of releasing his first ever EP, Rodeo, out on Laundry Rooms on January 21st, and from it we’re delighted to premiere the song Santa Fe right here on Backseat Mafia today. We spoke to Mark about the track and he told us “In terms of …