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Acclaimed Edinburgh indie trio We Were Promised Jetpacks will release their much-anticipated, brand new album Enjoy the View on 10 September via Big Scary Monsters. Along with this announcement is the release of single Fat Chance. Following on from previous single If It Happens – released via 7” – these new tracks signify a change …

EDINBURGH’S The Son(s) are not a band to shy away from the raw side of living in their creative pursuits. The video for their latest song, which the band are premiering today with Backseat Mafia, is the absolutely soul-wide-open paean “Lord, I Am Grateful”, and which was filmed immersed in the icy, peaty currents of …

FOR MY money, Edinburgh is the most beautiful first-division city in these isles. Its architecture, its hills, its views north and east over silvered cold seas. And, god, the culture. But it’s also the city of Ian Rankin’s crime noir; of the graffitoed walls and burnt-out cars of Royal Academician Jock McFadyen; of some Irvine …

Backseat Mafia are glad to be able to connect with the hard playing and upcoming band Casual Drag, it’s always a pleasure to get involved with up and coming bands.  Firstly lets take the name Casual Drag. These guys are a fresh out of Edinburgh and thrash out a Garage Punk sound that belies the name. …

Ahead of the release of Dominic Waxing Lyrical’s new album ‘Rural Tonic’, which drops on 21st April via Tenement Records, we’re delighted to premiere the new video for his new single ‘Sunsan Sontag’. The Edinburgh based poet, otherwise known as Dominic Harris and his ever changing line up of collaborators this time features both his …

Black and white image of Paolo Nutini singing on stage

Paolo Nutini is giving an early festive gift to fans that missed out on tickets to his Hogmanay show, by announcing he will play a ‘Night Afore Concert’ on Friday 30 December. Organisers today announced that, due to overwhelming demand, Nutini will take to the stage in West Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh the night …

Ahead of the release of their double a-side record “Only Dating” and “Never Gonna Learn”, both of which have been catching our ear here at Backseat Mafia, we’ve managed to catch up with the Edinburgh four piece – four brothers originally from North Yorkshire. They’ve already released a couple of EP’s, garnered airplay on BBC …

It’s all coming out of Scotland at the moment, masses of ‘next big things’ sending their catchy, if rather jagged, indie pop our way. Latest in the long line is Edinburgh’s Ded Rabbit, and their new track Only Dating. Written after watching The Imitation Game, its a bawdy, swaggering piece of singalong pop – ridiculously …

Busking in the streets of Edinburgh since his teens, Hugh Kelly dropped out of university to concentrate on his music, culminating in the release of his debut single, ‘Give Me All You Love’ in early February. This was followed by a video two weeks later and at the end of February he will release his …

As you will be well aware if you follow Backseat Mafia at all, Edinburgh’s Wozniak are one of our favourite bands around right now. Full of intensity and passion in their largely (but not totally) instrumental post-rock/shoegaze, they are managing to do something plough their own furrow rather successfully. Taken from their recent EP, Auster, …