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EP: The delicately beautiful ‘Creatures of Habit’ from Brisbane artist Aren’t is an exquisite triumph. Plus news of launch date.

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TRACK: OILBIRDS – I WILL NOT BE DENIED

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Meanjin/Brisbane-based electronic artist and producer Du0 is releasing his gorgeous debut EP ‘LIFT’ (produced by the artist himself and mixed by Mario Borgatta – alt-J, Major Lazer, Foster The People). and we are very honoured to be able to bring you an early listen before its release tomorrow. The music is shimmering and cinematic: wide …

UK outfit The Girl With The Replaceable Head released a delicious album last year entitled ‘Love’s Lost Lovers Lost’ – a shimmering collection of delicate indie pop songs including a simmering cover of The Saints’ classic ‘(I’m ) Stranded’. The album features the legendary Lindy Morrison (The Go-Betweens and Cleopatra Wong) on drums, and the …

We are honoured to be able to bring you an exclusive listen to the new self-titled EP from Sydney’s Iain T. McKelvey & the Midnight Tangos (ITMMT) due for general release tomorrow (Friday, 29 April 2022). ITMMT have a genre-defying style – a mix of alt country mixed in with a gothic edge: a touch …

Last year’s ‘Secret Stairs’ album from New Zealand’s Nik Brinkman was a highlight of the year – in our 9.1/10 review we said it was a stunning debut: a collection of sparkling jewels that glitter with a melancholic sheen, while featuring glorious pop vignettes delivering melody and an ethereal grace. We are very honoured to …

Bellwether have been releasing a stream of invigorating, effervescent punk pop finery over the last year: celestial, thundering pieces of shimmering melody cloaking a barbed-wire spine, and we are honoured to bring you an early listen to the EP ‘Impermanence’ ahead of its release tomorrow. Based in Sydney, the band has grown from a number …

Montana Sharp

Chanteuse Montana Sharp released a new single ‘Way of the Whiffler’ in January which will appear on her upcoming EP ‘Blood Moon’ which will be dropping on the 11th February. Whiffler is an old English term that describes someone who is constantly changing their mind. Sharp has described how, as inspiration for the EP she …

‘Isolation’, from Sydney band ‘A Place In The Sky’ is a pulse-quickening and heady collection of jingle jangle pop classics, with vaulting choruses and harmonies that sparkle and shine. There is a fundamental pop sensibility that winds its way through the EP: a golden thread of sparkling guitars and indelible melodies. Opening track ‘Judge and …

I don’t know about you, but the past two years have been pretty awful, what with pandemics and blighted putrescent politicians injecting that little extra layer of pain with their hypocritical and commerce fueled anti-arts approach to salvation. And then along comes something like ‘Cordi Elba’ which, while not a complete antidote, does apply a …

Mako Bron is the brainchild of one musician/producer Chris Brookman, and the single ‘Straight Down’ went to straight up to my top five Australian/New Zealand single releases for 2021. We at Backseat Mafia are therefore absolutely thrilled to be asked to premiere Mako Bron’s new EP, ‘cloudbites’, set for release on 3 January 2022. Brookman …

On aesthetics alone, the artwork for Aren’t‘s new EP ‘Creatures Of Habit’ (illustrated by Grace Taylor) is extraordinarily beautiful. Fittingly, the illustrations have a joyous emotional warmth and fragility that is a palimpsest for the shimmering songs within, reflecting the stunning music within. Aren’t is Fionn Richards – last seen in Brisbane band Requin which burned brightly …