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Exclusive: Lucy Kruger records ‘A Stranger’s Chest’ live in session for Backseat Mafia

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Premiere: Johnny Cyrus and His Band of Ghosts – Longevity I (EP)

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Art punk duo Lung are gearing for the re,ease of their third album Come Clean Right Now on August 20th via Sofaburn Records, and we’re delighted to be able to premiere the new video for their track I’m nervous right here on Backseat Mafia this morning. The duo, classically trained singer and Cellist Kate Wakefield …

IT’S ALWAYS an absolute pleasure for us here at Backseat Mafia to be invited to premiere a new artist who brings the quirky thrill to music, has that excitement of the new, appears from behind the curtain with a tune that’s fun and breezy and effortless, combines melody and fun in new shapes. So, obvs …

We’re delighted to be able to premiere the new single from Louisville, KY born singer-songwriter Andrew Rinehart – More Real right here on Backseat Mafia today. It’s a cover of a Arthur Russell song, done by a band, The Necessaries, with whom Russell played alongside Ernie Brooks of the Modern Lovers and Jesse Chamberlain, who …

Ahead of the release their new EP, Mercury Retrograde, Norway-based Divest joined us for a session with a stripped back, acoustic rendition of By My Side. A cocktail of complementary vocal harmonies and a reminiscence of 60s pop music, Divest’s At Home Session will leave you wanting nostalgia. Their EP is out on June 11th …

Singer-songwriter Scott Matthews is the latest to join us for our At Home Sessions with this acoustic performance of Wait In The Car. Matthews shows off his impressive vocal range in this stripped back rendition perfectly accented by the guitar playing. The Ivor Novello award-winning songwriter released his seventh studio album New Skin back in …

Former Lucksmiths bassist Mark Monnone returns with a follow up to recent Feel It Disappearing single, with another – Time is on the run. It’s under his Monnone Alone moniker and is taken from his forthcoming album Stay Foggy, out on September 3rd. We’re absolutely delighted to be able to premiere the accompanying video right …

Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Wren Wilder has returned with a new single Egyptian Cotton, out today, and we’re delighted to be able to premiere it and it’s accompanying video right here on Backseat Mafia today. Of the track, Wren told us exclusively “Every time I sit down to write a track, I’m looking for answers. Answers …

DIVIDING his time between the UK and Canada – describing himself on his Facebook page as a “Canadian UK sandwich” – and previously a core member of the London Contemporary Voices choir, the capital’s leading non-traditional chorale – LGBTQ+ singer-songwriter Connor Roff is premiering his new single with us today, we’re proud to say; and that single …

EAST London musician Alice Mary has returned with a new song, “Too Much”, and we’re delighted to be able to premiere the accompanying live video right here on Backseat Mafia today. Of the song, she told us: “”Too Much came to life in several bedrooms, a shipping container by the Thames and a warehouse in …

Out today is the new single from German brothers Matthias and Michael Rückert, aka LionLion, called What Remains. It’s taken from their upcoming album Perpective, and we’re delighted to be able to premiere the accompanying video right here on Backseat Mafia today. The track skirts around the edges of wonky / prog pop, with a …