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Once we heard ‘When I Fall’, the recent single from Berlin based Robert Laupert, a small signal of hope written in a difficult period in his life, and wrapped up in this country folk exterior, we knew we needed to take notice of what he had to say, and find a little more out about …

Ahead of the debut album under the moniker La Bonte, Don’t Let This Define Me, comes a single of the same name from the Southern Californian troubadour Garrett La Bonte, and it’s out today. For all of the sunshine of California, there’s something of the grey about the song, beautifully melancholy in a sort of …

Peggy Seeger - Autoharp by Vicki Sharp Photography

I had the absolute pleasure of catching up with folk icon Peggy Seeger recently to talk to her about her latest album First Farewell, which is out now on Red Grape Music. You can see our full review here. As well as talking about her album, Peggy talked about her desperate need to get back …

At Back Seat Mafia we are eagerly awaiting the release of sixties folk pioneer Shirley Collins new album ‘Heart’s Ease’ via Domino on 24th July. After 2016’s epic ‘Lodestar’ which marked her return to recording and performing after a 35 year pause, we wanted to talk to Shirley about the new record and what the …

We’re big fans of kosmische folk-rock quartet Modern Studies, and we’re thoroughly looking forward to the release of the bands third album ‘The Weight of the Sun’, out this Friday (8th May) via Fire Records. Principally written by the bands Emily Scott and Rob St John, the band convened with Pete Harvey and Joe Smillie, …

We’ve all been stuck inside for ages. Unless your one of our lovely key workers. What it has done is given us all time to listen to and appreciate music (that’s why you’re here, right?) and undoubtedly one of our favourite songs of the year, possible our absolute song of the year here at Backseat …

We get sent a lot of songs. An awful lot. But one of the ones that’s captured us more than nearly all of them recently was ‘Waves’ from the brilliant Snowpoet. It’s this drop dead gorgeous, lilting slice of indie-folk, that laps against you’re ears, all aching guitars and melancholy, before its liberally decorated by …

Manchester welcomed Lucy Rose Parton back in its bosom and Backseat Mafia was there to catch her on the first night of her Autumn, U.K. dates. The venue’s Lucy’s dressing room backstage at Academy 3. We’re nervous but also excited about meeting her. She released new album “Work It Out” in July to generally favourable …

There’s a whole new generation of hip young female folk singers at the moment and all of them owe a debt to Judy Collins. Her 1967 breakthrough album Wildflowers introduced Judy’s pure folk tones as she recorded a smash hit cover of Joni Mitchell’s Both Sides Now, and brought the songs of the then unknown …

Folk rockers The Rails are husband wife team James Walbourne and Kami Thompson who are back on the road promoting their critically acclaimed debut album Fair Warning. If Kami’s surname seems familiar it’s because she is the daughter of folk rock pioneers Richard and Linda Thompson who produced six classic albums before splitting up. Hopefully …