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We are very pleased to premiere the new single from Cardiff quartet Columbia, who unashamedly embrace a late nineties baggy madchester ethos in their glorious new anthemic track ‘Glory People’. The DNA within this track is undeniable – you can hear echoes of Oasis and Embrace with a touch of the Verve and Stone Roses …

Cardiff’s Inland Murmur drew our attention with the release of their delicate and fragile single ‘Waterline’ last month (read my review here), and the duo is back with another aquatic themed single ‘Freshwater’. This new track has the same beautiful poised air with a more vibrant and thundering spine that crashes through intermittently and with …

The intricate layers and wistful air of ‘Waterline’ creates a delicately organic piece of music that is ethereal and dreamy. Created by Cardiff band Inland Murmur, the result is something that captures the essence of vulnerability and, indeed, anxiety that defines our current times. The band says the single was the product of the early …

CARDIFF duo Ritual Cloak is the meeting of Daniel Barnett, formerly of Samoans, and drummer and producer Andrew Sanders, in which musical space between them they find some pretty beguiling, post-rock cinemascapes. They’ve followed up the massive, brooding soundscapes of their previous single, “Opaque Crater”, with a new drop, “White Noise”, which sees them push …

CARDIFF duo Ritual Cloak is the meeting of Daniel Barnett, formerly of Samoans, and drummer and producer Andrew Sanders, in which musical space between them they find some pretty beguiling, post-rock cinemascapes. The pair first crossed paths in the fertile Welsh underground music scene in 2013, when Daniel answered an ad for a guitarist to …

HMS MORRIS are a rather fine art-rock collective operating out of the Welsh capital; the project of former Emmy the Great bassist Heledd Watkins, they’ve since developed a whole ethos, aesthetic, sweetly harmonious life of their own. Following the release of two pre-covid era singles, “Babanod” and “Poetry”, they’ve dusted off the rime of lockdown and …

THE much-heralded Cardiff outfit Private World have just released their debut album, Aleph, on Dais Records. They embrace the 1980s’ soundscape of new romantic folklore such as Spandau Ballet, Duran Duran and early Talk Talk. As lead single “Blue Spirit” suggested, this is a band which is keen to share a specific sound that will …

OK, what you need to know about breaking Welsh quartet Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard is: they’re a lot of glam-trash fun, with a way with a solid, twelve gold bars boogie that sits right on your hips and sticks its thumbs in your johnny pockets. They’ve shared the video for “Double Denim Hop”, a neon-framed infomercial …

21 year old Cardiff producer / songwriter Omar Addis releases his new single ‘Easy’ on 29th June, and we’re delighted to premiere it right here on Backseat Mafia this morning. Of the track, Omar told us “Easy is a tune that I have been working on for almost two years now. It started off sounding …

Cardiff’s Panic Shack return today with ‘Jiu Jits-You‘, the ascendant quintet’s second single and the follow-on to February’s incendiary debut ‘Who’s Got My Lighter?‘. Once again recorded by Tom Rees of Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard at Rat Trap Studios, ‘Jiu Jits-You’ is a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it slice of elastic punk rooted in unwelcome advances and how to nip them in the bud. One of the …