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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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LOUIEN we touched base with just a matter of days back, in an ensemble sense, when she lined up alongside Siv Jakobsen and The Northern Belle for the Nordicana loveliness of “No Rush”, bringing three-part harmonies to a chiming beauty of a tune reminding us to take care of each other. Now Miranda Solberg (for …

BRISBANE folkie Jordan Merrick has capturing hearts a while now; and it’s a dead cert he’ll capture a few more with the warming campfire Americana of “This Rainy Day”, which is just a bit of a tune, actuellement, and which you can hear below. His After releasing his debut album Night Music in 2019, Jordan released a clutch …

WE’RE just a fortnight, a little more, away from the release of Renée Reed’s self-titled debut album, one on which she reveals a mysterious, perfumed songwriting aesthetic, steeped in the Cajun culture she grew up within. And today’s she’s dropped a third single from that album, “Neboj”; it’s a languid thrill, as you can hear …

FOLLOWING last year’s rather lovely album for Dear Life, Alrightnik, Nashville’s guitar essayist Josh Halper has decided to reprise the closing track visually. He’s released a brilliantly conceived and funny short film to accompany that tune, “Honest Feeling” – you can watch it below. By way of introduction and self-summation he says, an eyebrow arched: …

Cedars is quite a record – two records really; the first more orange and various other colours of the sun’s framing of the beginning and the ending of the day, alive with a heartfelt yearning and cosmic sonic thrill. The second is far more verdant, deep green, homespun, and focuses in very much in on the wonder of the simple; the moments we all return to, perhaps, at least us rural dwellers. If you’re at all conceptually familiar with the work of William Blake, his Songs Of Innocence And Experience, you’ll see; the twining and correspondences. Climb into Cedars, join the two worlds for yourself; the album is long on thought and also on beauty.

COMIN’ atcha from the state that likes to think of itself as The Native America, Oklahoma, Anne Reburn grew up singing, dancing and playing the piano from a young age. Her music is filled with the verve and excitement that comes from such an early joy, never lost. Her latest single drop, “Everywhere And Nowhere” …

THE NORTHERN BELLE, the Norwegian alt.country collective led by Stine Andreassen who cites a love for Phoebe Bridgers, Khruangbin, Gillian Welch and Waxahatchee, amongst others, and who self-style as ‘Nordicana’, are back with a new song which focuses on taking care of each other, such a subject for these times; and Stine has enlisted the …

Feature image of H.B. Nielsen leaning against a wall in a baseball cap.

Swedish singer-songwriter, rambler and travelling tattoo artist, H.B. Nielsen, follows up 2020’s debut album “Grand Opening” with his new EP, “It’s Today Again” which is out today. It’s a delicious slice of Scandinavian-infused indie folk Americana and a great addition to the phenomenal ‘Nordicana’ scene that includes the likes of First Aid Kit, The Tallest …

British-Chilean singer-songwriter Naomi In Blue is gearing up for the release of her debut EP, An Experiment, this coming Sunday (28th February) via Walking Blacksmith Records, and we’re delighted to be able to premiere it right here on Backseat Mafia today. Mixing up the more experimental (but no less melodic) side of Americana, Naomi wrote …