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4000 Records in Brisbane is celebrating its second birthday today – an innovative boutique agency that has on its roster some of the most exciting and diverse talent in Brisbane. And that is quite a feat considering Brisbane is an absolute hotbed of artistic talent at the moment. Backseat Mafia has enthusiastically reviewed output from …

Sydney artist Roderick Smith works under the project North Arm and we are honoured here at Backseat Mafia to premiere his new single and video ‘Bring The Daylight’. Soft as a Sydney breeze skipping across the waters of Sydney Harbour, and with a dappled sunshine light, this is an absolutely gorgeous, reflective track bursting with …

We are delighted to premiere the new EP ‘Tears While We Sleep’ from artist Naytee: a collection of deeply personal songs from the Melbourne-based singer/songwriter. After a period overseas, Naytee returned to Australia and began solo work in 2019 with his debut EP ‘Broken Record Store’ and multiple singles – including a cover of The …

Bruised and bloodied by the rude interruption of COVID just as they were releasing their album ‘Pink Elephant’ last year, the Sydney quartet WAWAWOW have just announced a tour to launch the album. Amusingly referencing the bilious past 18 months, the tour is entitled ‘Quaranteen Spirit’: an acknowledgment of the true spirit of endurance collectively …

Backseat Mafia premiered the fabulous single ‘Island of the Dogs’ for the brilliant Backbirds FC earlier this year, and the band has followed up with an absolute rich and immersive video for the track. Filmed in an atmospheric monochrome, the video switches from flying high over open expansive landscapes to close up shots of the …

We are delighted to premiere the new track by Brisbane (or to be precise, Naarm/Meanjin) band loulou entitled ‘Depend On Me’. This is a scuzzy, shambling treasure of a song with its genetic origins traceable to a diverse range of very acceptable source codes – a Brisbane sound with a little of The Go-Betweens, The …

Gordi, the name of Melbourne musician Sophie Payten’s solo work, is a living icon in the Australian music scene: her last album ‘Our Two Skins’ released in the middle of the COVID lockdown last year was a graceful and epic release, thrown into release by Payton’s extraordinary work as a doctor, assisting with understaffed local …

Melbourne duo Holy Holy have an infinite capacity to deliver sweeping melodic tunes that are layered, nuanced and euphoric (see our review of their 2017 album ‘Pain’). Their new single ‘How You Been’ does just that: it is an immersive piece that is a delightful sonic construction that combines a euphoric tone with just a …