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Album review: TEKE::TEKE – ‘Shirushi’: a deliciously wonky, delectably trippy psych debut

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LEEDS’ psychedelic scuzz-rock power trio Magick Mountain have been around the block a bit to get to a place of infinity times two. Singer Lins Wilson has found the ideal three-piece environment in which to let that red hair flail and make that garage guitar fuzz and howl. She’s served her time on the Leeds …

JOHN DWYER’S Osees – yep, that’s another letter gone – are the hardest working, most adrenaline-fuelled garage-punk guitar toters in the business. If you’e ever been blessed enough to see them live, you’ll know the guitars are scuzzy, fuzzy and murderous; the twin drums metronomic; the attack and power rapturous. And the ever nominally contracting …

HELSINKI’S bubblegum garage punks Van Dammes are, like most of us, making the best of a bad situation in midsummer 2020. With the cancellation of their European tour – during which the band were pencilled in to perform at the opening of Euro 2020 in Copenhagen – the guys have settled with making and releasing …

It has been 4 years years since Baltimore’s 21st century-style Stooges – ‘Dope Body’ decided to call it quits and head their separate ways. They weren’t apart for long before they got back together and released on to the world an isolation-times mixtape. ‘Home Body’ is the result released May 1st via Drag City. It’s …

If you’re a long term reader of Backseat Mafia, you’ll be well aware of Wet Nuns. The hell raising Sheffield duo were favourites of ours pretty much throughout their existence, and we bowed before their gritty, occasionally gruelling link blues and worshipped. Sadly, first e band snarled and growled to a halt, leaving behind only …

Bristol three piece Armchair Committee have taken a look back into the musical history of their city for a prequel to their forthcoming single Rawgabbit, which drops December 11th. They’ve dragged Portishead’s All Mine through their skewed blues and punk energy, and made something thats loud, muscular and actually rather good. Recorded at the legendary …