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Premiere: Versari exclusively unveil for us their new EP Brûle: an epic filled with glorious edits and remixes casting a whole new light on the originals

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Track/EP: Heligoland – Coriallo

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French duo Overland Inn, purveyors of the sweetest electric dream pop laced with ethereal bubbling textures, have announced their signing to the enigmatic Brisbane label False Peak Records and will be releasing new material soon in the way of an album entitled ‘Proxima’. Overland Inn have no boundaries, physical or aural. They are now based …

Versari put on display their cool and arctic nature with the brilliant new video for the track ‘Brûle’, one which we are proud to premiere here on Backseat Mafia today. A clever remix of ‘Brûle’ was recently released in an EP of the same name, premiered by Backseat Mafia recently, and the original track comes …

French trio Versari produce compelling, dark and gothic sonic landscapes that are elegant and cool. We reviewed their single ‘Plus de Tristesse’ last year from the album ‘Sous le peaux’, calling it gloriously imperious and statuesque and we are very honoured to premiere their new EP Brûle, which consists of an edited version of the …

Heligoland began life in Melbourne before adventurously packing up and moving to Paris, where they have produced a series of stunning albums and EPs with the production skills of Cocteau Twins luminary Robyn Guthrie adding a certain lustre. Their new album, ‘This Quiet Fire’, has all the hallmarks of classic dream pop music that bears …

The arctic guitars and sonorous vocals of French trio Versari‘s new single ‘Plus de Tristesse’ are compelling and chilling: creating a dark and threatening tone that is delightfully sombre and architectural in the spaces it creates. On a bedrock of delicious squawling feedback, the track is gloriously imperious and statuesque, drawing in a Serge Gainsbourg …

Nazamba, the gravely voiced Jamaican dub poet has teamed up with France’s O.B.F. Sound System for the single “Hot Beer.” In 2019, the Clarendon, Jamaica toaster Nazamba released his very fine self-titled LP on Dub Quake Records. With a kind of hybrid style, somewhere between Linton Kwesi Johnson and U-Roy, Nazamba’s ground-shaking record, with its …

French band Juniore, fresh from being the first French speaking band to be A-Listed on 6Music twice, and capturing the hearts of the likes of David Holmes and lead Arctic Monkey Alex Turner, have today released a new video for recent single Bizarre taken from their forthcoming album Un Deux Trois, out on 28th February …

French Singer-Songwriter Rougge is on the cusp of the release of his new album ‘Cordes’, out tomorrow via The Gum Club, and ahead of it’s release, we’re delighted to host an exclusive album stream. The work harks back to his two previous solo albums, 2007’s Fragments and its follow up, Monochrome (2016), but he’s re-imagined …

Heligoland‘s new EP, “Coriallo” is a gorgeous, atmospheric landscape of sound, evocative, maybe, of the windswept north-western coast of Normandy where it was written and recorded. The input of Robyn Guthrie (Cocteau Twins) as producer and mixer gives you that thrill of anticipation before you even begin to listen to this delicate and beautiful release. …

99 Trees new video for ‘Broken’ is a transcendental, tropical treat. Albeit a smoother and more psychedelic sound, 99 Trees ‘vibe’ shares a familiarity with the summer soundtracks made of hits by Moloko, Bextor and Winehouse. The singers, not a firm of solicitors! 99 Trees Danish born vocalist Pia Blixen reveals that “the track is …