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Former Scotsman turned Melburnian indie soul/blues-rocker Millar Jukes, is teaming up with his band The Muscle to release ‘Gittinit’, their first track from their upcoming EP, ‘Git It’ and we are proud to premiere the video here at Backseat Mafia. A powerhouse of classic blues-rock, Gittinit proves a nice turn of direction for Millar Jukes, …

We are very pleased to premiere the new single ‘Comin’ Back For You’ from meanjin/Brisbane outfit Hillsborough, and it’s just the right medicine to blow those mid-winter shivers away (for our antipodean readers) or to celebrate the blinding sun (for northerners). There is a satisfying swagger, a sort of alt country bluesy pace with a …

Every now and then, a full-length LP/CD comes along that stops you dead in your tracks.  Snowcap Menace is unmistakably one such album. The brainchild of Australian folk-rock husband & wife duo, Jeff Lang and Alison Ferrier, Snowcap Menace is a virtual cornucopia of the pair’s musical influences and varying styles, ranging from blues, ethno-folk …

What do you get when you cross post-war blues with experimental rock and electronica before bringing in one-time Captain Beefheart member Gary Lucas on guitar and composition duties? Hell if we know (pun very much intended) but it’d probably sound something similar to John Beckmann’s new gig, the Mortal Prophets. It’s both a band (of …

Melbourne’s Southern soul and groove band The Meltdown have released their mesmerizing new single River via Hopestreet Recordings. The song is the very first to be taken from their sophomore LP It’s A Long Road, which is due out this summer. The energy of the track is driven by a gritty authenticity, from the twangy …

Independent music collective Love Police have announced that old mates, Ian Ball and Ben Ottewell from Gomez, will be on Australian shores later this month to play a set of intimate live shows, making their downunder debut as a duo. With music spanning the last 20 years at least, fans will enjoy anything and everything …

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 …

Thanks to the good folk at Love Police Touring, Cedric Burnside returned to Australia for his fourth tour.  The three-times Grammy-nominated artist brought his Gospel of Mississippi Hill Country blues to the Apple Isle, with shows in Launceston, Hobart and Port Cygnet. This year’s visit Down Under was a welcome relief to those who were …

It is with the greatest pleasure that Backseat Mafia exclusively brings you the second solo single this year from the singer/guitarist Alannah Russack, an icon of the indie music scene with her role on the legendary The Hummingbirds and more recently The Aerial Maps. ‘Tend Your Fire’ is a languid, slow burning fuse of a song …