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Exclusive: Lucy Kruger records ‘A Stranger’s Chest’ live in session for Backseat Mafia

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Indie/alt-folk singer-songwriter Mara Simpson released her beautiful album In This Place back in September, which saw her add elements of neo-classicism as well as a good slab of analogue synths to her story-telling, which came out on the Downfield Records, a non-profit label set up by Mara herself. The exceptionally talented alt-folk artist Mara Simpson …

UK/US based indie folk singer, songwriter and producer Eucereon has unveiled her new single ‘Go’. – written in Denmark, produced in the UK and released in the US, and we’re delighted to be able to premiere it right here on Backseat Mafia this morning. Of the track, Eucereon says “Go is about codependency masquerading as …

Bristol avant-folk troupe Dead Space Chamber Music are gearing up for the release of their forthcoming album The Black Hours, out on December 3rd on various beautiful physical releases, and from it we are delighted to be able to premiere the track Byrd One Brere right here on Backseat Mafia today. Of the track the …

Portland, Oregon singer songwriter J. Nicolás is gearing up for the release of his debut album Wild Oak, and we’re delighted to be able to premiere a stream of the album right here on Backseat Mafia ahead of its release tomorrow. After spending nigh on two decades playing in bands and touring across the country, …

Out on November 26th is Will You Be There?, the new album from O’Connell and Love on the Mountmellick Music label, and we’re delighted to be able to premiere the video for the title track of the record right here on Backseat Mafia today. Larry Love of South London’s Alabama 3, is perhaps best know …

Singer-songwriter Scott Matthews is the latest to join us for our At Home Sessions with this acoustic performance of Wait In The Car. Matthews shows off his impressive vocal range in this stripped back rendition perfectly accented by the guitar playing. The Ivor Novello award-winning songwriter released his seventh studio album New Skin back in …

-based South African musician Lucy Kruger joined us for a session to perform A Stranger’s Chest from upcoming album Transit Tapes (for women who move furniture around) due to be released 4th June. With beautiful guitar harmonies and a fantastic voice, Kruger delivers an unforgettable performance. On her new album – the follow up to …

Toronto-based musician His His (Aidan Belo) joined us to perform his latest single Winter Journal. After creating the project as an outlet following a move to his family’s hobby farm outside the city, hoping to evoke something rural and honest. Winter Journal is his second single, and to hear it in its original form, follow …

We ran into Trent Halliday so to speak in the Summer of last year, here, with his rather lovely track ‘Get Close’, a mixture of folk, English charm and just a touch of psychedelia. He went onto release an album ‘Declare’ full of such treats later in the year. Recently, he’s returned with a new …

Tell Me What To Do, Canadian singer-songwriter Jordan Klassen’s 2020 album caused something of a stir with its inclusive beauty and organic growth. It turned into a record that affected all that heard it. So we were delighted that Jordan agreed to record the closing track from the record – Golden Ladder for one of …