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SOME things change and some stay the same. Whereas before, with debut album Shouting Quietly, there was a car journey home from nearby Loughborough, Left-Legged Pineapple bag strewn on the floor, I pored over the lyrics typed onto the inside sleeve, studied who played what, did what, wrote what and where; anticipation building, found the …

Rather than the global recognition they so richly deserved, 90s indie band Bradford were relegated to corners of second hand record shops, names on old gig listings and, sadly, a footnote. But it didn’t end. They were always that little gem on a mix cassette, a ‘do you remember?’ Or ‘did you ever hear’ in …

In amongst the misery of 2020, some bright shoots of hope were provided for us here at Backseat Mafia by the reformation Of criminally overlooked 80s/90s indie band Bradford. Ahead of their comeback album next year ‘Bright Hours’, they’ve released a new single, Down-Faced Doll. Now consisting of ordinal members Ian H and Ewan Butler …

We (well, I..) here at Backseat Mafia have loved Bradford for a long time. So the excitement generated by the bands first new material in over three decades here at our offices (my kitchen) has generated a palpable sense of excitement. Numbering original members Ian H. (vocals) and Ewan Butler (guitar) joined by the producer …

Bradford’s resident psychedelic rockers FLING share their latest unique offering ‘Extra Special’ which is jammed full with irresistible melodies, funky guitar lines whilst oozing charisma. Known for their wildly eccentric live shows, the burgeoning quintet have already built up quite the following, with their playful personalities seeing them well-received on the festival circuit so far …

GRDNS have today released ‘Night Dance’, taken from their forthcoming debut EP Dance To The Radio. The Bradford quartet take their influence from Tame Impala and Arctic Monkeys, blending to create their take on neo-psychedelia. Frontman Jacob Lyons describes their sound as a “tantric tale of a quiet night in with a supernatural poetic cosmic …

Ah, Bradford. If you’ve followed Backseat Mafia through the years, you’ll be well aware of our devotion to Blackburns skinhead indie soulboys Bradford. A light that shines so brightly it caught Morrisseys attention, who covered the fantastic Skin Storm, and was blown away by bad luck – namely the collapse of Rough Trade distribution and …

I suppose you’d say they were nearly men, Bradford. And just writing that makes me feel a little sad. The Blackburn five piece, Ian H. (Ian Michael Hodgson, vocals), Ewan Butler (guitar), John Baulcombe (Keyboards),Jos Murphy (bass guitar), and Mark McVitie (drums), released a handful of singles and one brilliant album Shouting Quietly, as well …

It’s a deeply unfair position to put any band in, waiting so long to listen to new material. How can any fan fail to build up an unreasonable degree of expectation and an unsurpassable association that makes the sound of THAT favourite album become the only possible sound for the band, ever ? It’s not …

Terrorvision are one of those bands where it has been all to easy for the world at large to forget them. There’s no obvious reason for this to have happened. Terrorvison were a good-natured knock-about four piece band who rocked hard and gave their paying audience a good-value night out every time they played. True, …