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TRACK: OILBIRDS – I WILL NOT BE DENIED

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TRACK: HANNI EL KHATIB – STRESSY

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Album Review : King Tuff’s ‘The Other’

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LA garage rock four piece The Paranoyds already have the a new two track ep out now digitally, ‘Hungry Sam / Trade Our Sins’ with a 7″ vinyl copy to follow via Suicide Squeeze label on July 12th. Here at Backseat Mafia towers (well, my kitchen anyway) we were totally enamored with the tracks, so …

Australian 6 piece garage rockers The Pinheads have joined the Stolen Body Records family and are set release their new LP Is This Real? in the UK and Europe with Australian label Farmer & The Owl will take care of the release down under. Born out of friendship, bowling, sci-fi movie marathons and literal brotherhood, The …

From the opening riffs of the Spilt Milk, the first track on Huddersfield three piece Knuckles debut album, you’re transported away. Not far, but maybe to a hostelry in the trio’s home town. The sort of place with worn carpets, and woodbines and dominoes, and pints of bitter. A place that’s full of atmosphere and …

Birmingham scuzz/garage rock upstarts The Cosmics have heralded the release of their debut vinyl EP, due out on June 13th, with a single, Eyes. Think that sort of echoey hollow 60s sounding production, over this track that buzzes between swathes of buzzsaw, shoegaze guitars and these eerie rockabilly riffs. Over the top its got a …

Huddersfield Garage rock three piece Knuckle are on the cusp of releasing their debut album, ‘Life is hard when you’re soft inside’ via Philophobia Records on May 17th. They’ve been building a solid core of support after playing hundreds of shows across the UK and Europe with the likes of Idles and Barrance Whitfield & …

Weekend Recovery are a very interesting band. Although their style harks back to that of garage/grungy bands for the late 90s to early 2000s, it actually makes for a pretty fresh sound to audiences listening in 2018. Their sound has some Hole, The Pretty Reckless and Garbage vibes (although with a little more gusto than …

So I may have been wrong about Kyle Thomas, aka King Tuff. I know he’s been around for a few years now and that he’s got connections to Ty Segall and that whole crew of prolific garage/punk/pop artists that seem to be readying new albums every couple months. Around 2012 Thomas seemed to  be all …

North West trio The Mu-Tones are to release their debut single ‘Slab City Records’ on June 30th through Ugly Man Records and is an ode to a forgotten area of the US “Its an area in America not even on the map, run by solar power, apparently they have gigs on there, it’s something I’d …

The last four months has seen a renaissance of post-hardcore comebacks. Earlier in the year, seminal outfit Glassjaw released an incredibly abrasive new album which led to a revisit to elder statesmen within the scene. Hot Snakes, comprising of member of Drive Like Jehu, have become the latest group of formative musicians to grace our …

A heavyweight vinyl anthology, including rare and unreleased material from 90s hell-raising rock’n’rollers Thee Hypnotics, is due out via Beggars Arkive, with an accompanying tour this April. Taking their cues from the Detroit militancy of The MC5, the corrupting output of The Stooges and the gospel according to The Cramps, Thee Hypnotics’ devastating brand of …