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

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Album Review : Adam Moezinia’s ‘ Folk Element Trio’ – A Sonic Travelogue

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Album review: Renee Reed – ‘Renee Reed’: an excellent, ethereal debut from Louisiana folk chanteuse

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DEEPLY rooted in a leftfield English folk music tradition, composer and singer for North Sea Radio Orchestra and Arch Garrison (whose excellent last album, The Bitter Lay, we reviewed here), Craig Fortnam is finally to step out solo with an album, Ark, due for release mid-July. In announcing that today, he’s revealed the video for …

Folk troubador Gray is on to his twelfth studio album titled ‘Skelling’. Which takes its name from a formation of precipitous rocky islands off the coast of Co. Kerry where in 600AD a group of monks set up a monastry, believing that leading such a merciful existence, they would leave the distraction of the human …

WITH a third album of heartfelt, bell-clear folk songcraft due out in the autumn on Fat Possum’s Big Legal Mess imprint, Black Mountain, North Carolina-based Alexa Rose has released a sweet and ethereal evocation of those endless days of childhood summer, the sun hot and high, the evenings endless, the sense of expectancy and joy …

The Gorstey Lea Street Choir are – despite the name – a duo from Staffordshire (Michael Clapham and Russ Phillips) who through their new single ‘Bluebird, Hollywood…Domino’ create an out of world shimmering sound that encompasses folk and indie pop influences with an expansive, dramatic horizon. It is a sound that is filled with grace, …

IT’S BEEN all of eight years now since Cambridgeshire post-folk collective Fuzzy Lights have graced our ears with an album, that being Rule Of Twelfths; but the planets have aligned favourably for such a sonic missive and, scrying the near future, their fourth album of atmospheric acid-folk, Burials, will be handed down to us come …

WITH her new EP, Swallow Me, due out in the first days of June – an EP which lays bare with delicacy and courage her living through the arrival of her firstborn in a hugely uncertain world, with all the forethought and adaptations that brings – Rachel Sermanni has revealed the video for “Travelled”, the …

Former member of Low Chimes – Maja Lena – has released a gorgeous, new pastoral folk song through Chiverin Records. ‘The Keeper’ explores our relationship with ourselves and comes with an enchanting video, starring and filmed ‘home video style’ by Maja, with some filming by her husband Luke Oakley-Smith. She used a VHS camcorder from …

-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 …

New York based guitarist Adam Moezinia first debut album ,’Folk Element Trio’ is what we at Backseat Mafia have suspected it would be , after premiering its single ‘Celebration’ last month : a triumphant celebration. It is a union of global folk traditions featuring elements of Beninese, Malian, Welsh and American folk music in a contemporary …

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 …