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Track: Varanasi – Mishima

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Video: Bambara – Stay Cruel

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Track: The Room in the Wood – Fun of the Fair

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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 …

Johnny Hunter released one of the most enthralling and fascinating albums of last year with their debut EP ‘Early Trauma’ (see my review here). Theatrical, gothic, effervescent and with just a hint of malevolence, this is a band that slaps on some makeup and puts on a show – visual and aural pummeling that is …

The dark sonorous vocals of TV People have carved out a deliciously icy sculpture resting on the delicate instrumentation of ‘Out of the Silence’. There is an imperious and measured delivery, arctic scaling guitars and a meditative pace that evokes a sense of mystery and enigma. ‘Out of the Silence’ very much springs from the …

Astari Nite have perfected a deep dark gothic songwriting craft that is deliciously enjoyable, poised and full of swagger. The new single, ‘Pocketful of Posies’ does not deviate: it is another elegantly crafted slice of gothic heaven – lead singer Mychael’s voice sonorous and powerful, the instrumentation insistent and driving. Mychael enigmatically says of the …

Like some dark demonic apparition, Edith Thomas Furey‘s new track ‘Evenings in the Park with Charles (Part 3)’ looms in the darkness of the night with a brooding, foreboding prowl, close to the ground with teeth bared. It is an absolutely delicious piece of post punk gloom – a roaming throbbing bass, crystal-cut guitars that …

‘Avalanche’, the new album from Italian shoegaze behemoths, CLUSTERSUN, clearly sets out its sonic intent from the very beginning. ‘Desert Daze’ is an aural buzzsaw, tilting along a thundering rhythm section with sonorous, razor sharp guitars and impassioned vocals. It is a wall of sound filtered through by flange, reverb and feedback that leaves one …

We have been assiduously covering the glorious Dark Mofo Festival in the deepest south of the Southern Hemisphere almost since inception – a record blighted by the festival’s necessary cancellation last year due to COVID. And a bleak winter it was without this shining beacon of darkness. Dark Mofo is back this year with a …

Hamburg psych goth band Seasurfer released a magnificent and epic double album ‘Zombies, reviewed by me earlier this year. I wrote that it is an album packed full of anthemic dream pop songs that are differentiated from the pack by an electronic spine and dark-tinged gothic attack. Throughout the album, singer Apolonia’s voice is absolutely …

There is an ominous and deliciously malevolent atmosphere in the single ‘Television’ by Twin Diver – an edgy brutality that has the raw energy of Joy Division with a crisp bubbling instrumentation highlighted by the jangling guitars and brooding rhythm section. The vocals have a disembodied chilling timbre, adding to the ethereal tone and the …

NEWS which will delight members of the Militia worldwide: Justin Sullivan, founder of Bradford post-punk legends New Model Army, fierce social advocate and commentator, has announced he’ll be releasing only his second solo album come early May, 18 years on from the previous, Navigating By The Stars. It’s entitled Surrounded, will comprise sixteen new songs …