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It’s hard to believe that on this unassuming Saturday night in Leicester, Dadi Freyr and support, HYYTS are putting on a show that was 50/50 music/comedy. You can hear the laughter from the packed second room at the o2 Academy from the ticket desk and as you enter the crowd, it’s nothing but wholesome vibes …

From the poster child and early adopters of what has come to be known as hyperpop, comes the second EP in Kero Kero Bonito’s Civilisation series. For a few years now, following the cult sensation of albums like Bonito Generation and Time ‘n’ Place, there has been a very vocal effort from the band to …

BRIGHTON-based, Australian-born mistress of noir electronica, Penelope Trappes, has announced that the concluding album of her Penelope trilogy will be out on her home of the past few years, Houndstooth, at the end of May; and she’s dropped the lush, draping velvet of “Nervous” to curl you like incense smoke into her world. There’s also …

WE LOVE new and upcoming bands here at Backseat Mafia. It keeps us going, looking for that next band or song that just stops you dead and totally rearranges both your brain chemistry and your day. Isn’t that the gift of music? Ladies and gents, please be upstanding to welcome aboard the delicious rollercoaster of …

MANCHESTER’S intelligent electronic pop duo Theo Hutchcraft and Adam Anderson, better known as Hurts, have released the sultry, monochrome brooder “Suffer” ahead of a fifth album, to be released on September 4th. “Suffer” benefits from a stunning black and white film clip, which you can watch below. The track is on-the-money polished and sultry, occupying …

Symbion Project led by Seattle’s own electronic craftsman Kasson Crooker releases the single Bloodthirsty on October 20. What a striking, strange title for a down-tempo synthetic single song is this…and dressed with the appropriate “slashed” blood red front cover, I thought I would listen to an EBM manifest! Let’s see, Symbion Project is the brainchild …

“What a week” is the new track from an L.A.-based duo, Michael Nicastro and Matthew Lieverman, under the guise of Magic Bronson. The pair make woozy electronic soul, and the single builds on their highly regarded self-titled EP, which dropped earlier in the year. After an opening that’s shrouded in echo and hints at the …

Promo photo of silhouette of Stillhound band

Technically we’ve met Stillhound before, but the last time we caught up with the Edinburgh-based trio was back in July 2015. A lot has happened since then – their stunning debut album,’ Bury Everything’ (read our full review), is due to be released on 23 September and they are playing a handful of shows across …

Singer. Songwriter. Violinist. Producer. Multi-instrumentalist. All words I should be using to describe Kaoru Ishibashi AKA Kishi Bashi. But to me I can describe him simply as a creator of beautiful things. I first became aware of his work on the release of his song ‘Manchester’; a song about writing a novel. Lyrically it stood head …

You might have heard of Dan Dare from his work producing the likes of Charlie XCX, Wiley, Juelz Santana and Marina and the Diamonds. However, now he’s teamed up with Australian singer producer Yeah Boy, who’s seen success with Parachute Youth as Kolidescopes. With new track, Memory Lane, the pair have covered all summer bases, …