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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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Antlered Aunt Lord is the project of Jesse Stannard, a singer songwriter who’s spent the last ten years in Athens, Georgia, making music on his own terms and his own agenda. Following whatever path he feels like (his ramshackle shows are legendary in Athens) HHBTM are putting out his first official release, Abandoned Car. In …

Stutter Steps, the Pittsburgh indie pop six piece outfit, are today premiering their debut video Fog right here on Backseat Mafia. Taken from their forthcoming self titled debut album, it features Dean Wareham from Galaxie 500/Luna on slide guitar. Singer/Guitarist Ben Harrison met the indie luminary through his job at the Warhol Museum, where he …

We caught onto Leeds five piece alt-rockers Fighting Caravans early, after they played for us at one of our backseat mafia presents shows, and we could spot straight away that they had something rather special. Given that, we’re delighted to be able to premiere Tyrannosaur, taken from their debut EP Beasts of England, out on …

Taken from Colours & Changes, the second album from Bristol indie/shoegazers Lresents for Sally, we’re delighted to premiere the video for Wishawaytoday here on Backseat Mafia. The track opens with this jangly, angst ridden guitar and soon unfurls into this shoegazey slice of glorious pop music, propelled by this thundering bass and these echoey, obscured …

We love introducing you to fresh new bands here at Backseat Mafia, and you can’t get much fresher than this. Serial Chiller, from Lincoln (me neither, but see below and they’ll explain) have yet to play live. But they’re itching like mad to get going, have got plenty to say and with the release of …

The Gildings is the moniker of singer songwriter Edmund Cottam, who hails from (broadly, at least) the North West and makes this striking baroque folk music. We’re very proud here at Backseat Mafia to premiere his new track Sweet Lady of the gently rolling plains, taken from his forthcoming debut album, The Twisting Vine, due …

Tumbridge Wells three piece The Floodgates began as a folk duo, before graduating (and bear in mind that they’re still all in their teenage years) into a fully fledged indie / alt band. The trio, Martin Stenning, Alex Wane and Tim Fullbrook have today allowed us to premiere their new single Broken Kite right here …

Leeds four piece Mush have been on an upward trajectory recently, becoming something of a house band at Brudenell Social Club, and supporting the likes of Action Beat and Ringo Deathstarr. We’re very pleased to be able to premiere there rather wonderful new track, Machine Envy, right here on Backseat Mafia. It’s slow moving fare, …

We love the off kilter, psych infused Pop of Geno Carrapetta, and we’ve premiered things of his before, so when the opportunity to do so again came up, we jumped all over it. The Guru is taken from the London based Australian’s forthcoming album The Lost Wave, due out on Piscean Records later in the …

Sydney five-piece The Hadron Colliders today release their debut video for the single ‘Bellwether’, taken from their debut EP, ‘Measuring the Space between Us All’ which came out last year through their own Interstellar Records imprint. Its classic indie-pop, landing as it does with those gorgeous echoey twisting guitar lines and overriding sense of melancholy, …