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Album review: Claude Cooper – ‘Myriad Sounds’: taut, essential Bristol jazz breaks and cinematic LSD groove

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Album review: Mumble Tide – ‘Everything Ugly’: a short, sweet-as mini-album burst from the insouciant Bristolians on their way to massive things

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Album review: Pie Eye Collective – ‘Salvation’: genius future broken beat and addictive intricacy map a curious world

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The Shimmer Band pack a psychedelic punch with new single ‘Shoot Me Baby’. The Bristol five-piece – Tom Newman (singer), Willz Hatcher (drums), Tom Smith (guitar/synths), Tom Kuras (bass) and Babsy (guitar) – are set to make heads spin with their pounding and twisting blend of psych-rock and pop. This reflected in a particularly trippy, …

Until very recently I thought that I had missed out on seeing The Heads live. Like many I had not discovered the band while they were active, only hearing them for the first time a few years ago. When I did it was a real point of revelation to me, and I can actually remember the …

Bristol three piece Armchair Committee have taken a look back into the musical history of their city for a prequel to their forthcoming single Rawgabbit, which drops December 11th. They’ve dragged Portishead’s All Mine through their skewed blues and punk energy, and made something thats loud, muscular and actually rather good. Recorded at the legendary …

Kandodo3 is a project founded by Simon Price, along with fellow Heads Wayne Maskell and Hugo Morgan. Considerably less raw and brusque than their former band, Kandodo3 is more about expansive soundscapes and aural topology that the full on sonic assault that marked The Heads oeuvre. Having heard the k2o album, and especially the live …

While the title of Maybug’s latest single conjures up feelings of being carried away from safety into a vast and alien environment, Out To Sea is actually the musical equivalent of getting into the comfort of a deep, warm bath. Bristol based singer-songwriter Joseph Dunn is Maybug and this is the first single from his …

Taken from Colours & Changes, the second album from Bristol indie/shoegazers Lresents for Sally, we’re delighted to premiere the video for Wishawaytoday here on Backseat Mafia. The track opens with this jangly, angst ridden guitar and soon unfurls into this shoegazey slice of glorious pop music, propelled by this thundering bass and these echoey, obscured …

LTO is a Bristol based producer and member of Old Apparatus and Khing Kang king. ‘No Pasa Nada’ EP is one of LTOs solo projects and is a journey through the dark underbelly of abstract and experimental. Fizzing broken electronic beats and industrial sounds driven by haunting pianos, trumpets and vocals create quite an emotional ride. Experimental in sounds but not in structure, within each …

Out on July 28th via Berlin based Klasse Recording comes the new EP from Glasgow born, Bristol based producer Marco Bernardi. Titled Spacejam, it’s the third in the labels WRECKS series, following on from Phran ‘Bad Format’ that has picked up heavy hitting nods love from the likes of Mr G, John Osborne, DVS1 and …

When I was growing up there was this sort of obsession with fast food. McDonalds were springing up everywhere, and if you had to wait for longer than ten minutes for anything at all there was something going wrong and you had very right to complain to the rafters about it. These day of course, …

There’s a lot of music comes through the Backseat Mafia front-door mail flap, as you’d probably expect.  Perusing the stack of titles I came upon The Provincial Archive and I was snagged with the name.  That understated, everyday-sounding handle evokes secret societies with niche and/or subversive agendas; not so much the illuminati or opus dei, …