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SEE: Belle and Sebastian share Collaborative fan project ‘Protecting the Hive’

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Track: A. Wesley Chung – Restless

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Track/Video: Belle and Sebastian – We Were Beautiful, plus tour news

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We proudly premiered the video of ‘Down to the Ground’ last week by Glaswegian-based artist and musician Josh Thorpe, and the excitement caused by this single is only exceeded by listening to the entire album from whence it came – ‘Love & Weather’. There is an imperious grandiosity about this album – studied and eloquent …

Charlie Clark‘s brilliant single ‘Don’t Have A Cow, Man’ (reviewed by me here) still resonates strongly after numerous listens – I described it as ‘a pulse quickening bell that rings out with jangling guitars, lush choruses and a sense of strength and rebirth’. Clark has followed this up with an utterly charming and hilarious video …

The visceral, raw reverb-soaked guitars of Josh Thorpe‘s ‘Down to the Ground’ form a perfect bedrock for his deep and quietly thundering vocals – a song that burns slowly and brightly in the firmament. You will naturally think of Lou Reed, even Stewart Staples from Tindersticks with the expository style of the song and the …

With an impressive CV behind him, Scottish musician Charlie Clark has struck out on his own with the most brilliant, chiming single ‘Don’t Have A Cow, Man!’. This is a pulse quickening bell that rings out with jangling guitars, lush choruses and a sense of strength and rebirth. With mastering from Ride’s Mark Gardener and …

WE LOVE new and upcoming bands here at Backseat Mafia. It keeps us going, looking for that next band or song that just stops you dead and totally rearranges both your brain chemistry and your day. Isn’t that the gift of music? Ladies and gents, please be upstanding to welcome aboard the delicious rollercoaster of …

Out now is the new single from Glasgow indie punk Two Tone Television, Old News. They’ve been creating something of a storm in their native Scotland, earning rave reviews for their live show, and they’ve managed to capture some of that energy in their new single. Built on the kind of riff that would make …

  A QUARTER-century since they first gathered in a Glaswegian rehearsal room, Fran Healy and the boys from Travis are preparing to release their ninth studio set – and have teased what’s in store with an animated video for new single “A Ghost”.   And with lockdown biting partway through conception, Fran had to fall …

In a way to find something positive during this unusual period Belle and Sebastian reached out to fans for a two part collaboration project entitled – ‘Protecting The Hive’. The project collates lyrics contributed by fans at the bands invitation, about their thoughts and feelings while in self isolation, and collated into a spoken-word musical …

Album cover - VASA - Heroics

The strewn out, atmospheric introduction to Scottish post-rock group VASA’s latest effort, Heroics, sits well with me, as a fan of the genre. “Childhood” is the album’s equivalent of the THX sting that accompanied movies of a certain period; it fills you with a sense of grandeur for what you are about to expect. It’s …

Glaswegian psychedelic heavyweights Helicon are release their second LP This Can Only Lead to Chaos this Friday via Fuzz Club Records and BSM is privileged to bring you the premiere. The album follows on from their 2017 self-titled debut and a recent three-track Zero Fucks EP, released in 2019. A 9-track effort, it sees the …