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EP: Montreal’s Busty and the Bass release the groove of ‘The ET Suite’

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News: School of Language – Release 5 track EP in memory of Prince

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A Buyers Guide to Matt Berry on Acid Jazz

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Out tomorrow (May 21st) is the new album from Memphis multi-instrumentalist Paul Taylor, under his New Memphis Colorways guise, called It Is What It Isn’t. Ahead of its release we’re delighted to be able to premiere the album in full right here on Backseat Mafia today. Taylor has spent the majority of his career as …

Edinburgh-based Laurence Murray Project joined us for a stripped back rendition of their latest single Providence. Bringing in an acoustic guitar to replace the psychedelic grooves of the original, Laurence Murray gives a blissful performance reminiscent of John Mayer and the RnB greats. The track was influenced by Laurence’s experiences teaching in refugee camps in …

Taken from their forthcoming debut self-titled EP, Parasocials is the first single from new quartet The Parasocials, aka lo-fi indie jazz artist Tomer Krail, roguish punk-folk singer George Calne Jones, charming indie softboi Felix Slander and miracle drummer Rob James. Settling into writing over lockdown, Karmatose reflects on the bands recent penchant (to the point …

We’ve all been waiting for a new Hiatus Kaiyote album to drop. Well, at least those who saw them perform whilst they were on the road to jazz fame at the Love Supreme Festival of 2016 . The band , fronted by Singer-Guitarist Nai Palm brings a fresh new and wonderfully mature sound to it’s …

The neo-jazz scene in the UK is spawning several exciting artists in the world of indie fusion, and feeo’s announcement of a debut EP promises to be another lively offering from the movement. From a feature on Loraine James’ “Sensual” to live slots with Nilufer Yanya, Westerman and soul legends Shalamar, and a co-sign by …

Osé is an R&B/Soul artist, singer, and songwriter originating from Toronto. At just seventeen years of age she’s making waves in the music community with her soulful voice and mature lyricism. The talented musician seeks to push the envelope with her sound and bridge various elements from different genres to make a well-rounded, dynamic style. …

HYPOTHETICALLY speaking, we were all waiting for this album to drop. Well, I was at least. Ever since I heard the now-viral acoustic cover of Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back’ on YouTube , I’ve been following Lake Street Dive (along with their side projects, such as Rachael and Vilray) with great admiration. They are …

IF LOCKDOWN releases and remote recordings are anything to go by, especially when you’re a jazz ensemble, then you best take example from The ET Suite– a reimagined expansion of Montreal jazz-funk collective Busty and the Bass’s album track, “ET”. They’re already receiving high praise for their second album, Eddie, from Mojo Magazine, Echoes, Complex …

What’s on the label is certainly in the box – Sydney-based band Silky Roads has just released an EP entitled ‘Granada’ and it is one silky smooth piece of cool. The EP is louche and stylish – it’s all Fedoras, pencil moustaches, white linen suits and a whole bagful of attitude and some very slinky …

I remember feeling deeply uncomfortable in the late eighties when I first heard Black Box’s ‘Ride on Time’. There I was, covered in black and an attitude, wearing Docs and a heavy disdain for anything vaguely resembling commercial radio friendly music when I heard this song. I couldn’t help but fall in love with this …