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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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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, …

A couple of weeks ago we hauled ourselves over to Live at Leeds where amongst many others Lucan quartet The Riptide Movement we’re performing. Bonding over the likes of Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Ryan Adams, Rory Gallagher and The Rolling Stones after meeting in 2006, the band – Mal Tuohy (lead vocals/guitar) and …

London based, but born in Rye, Sussex, Samuel Ford has been performing only a short time, but he’s spent his life immersing himself in music. Ahead of his debut EP, out on July 28th, we managed to persuade him to take time out from performing at Live at Leeds, to record us a couple of …

Gritty St. Helens trio Spectral Chorus, aka Fran Baxter (Vocals Guitar), Martin Baxter (Vocals, Bass) & Ewan Johnson (Vocals, Guitar) have announced their debut EP, out on Monday June 1st via James Skelly’s (The Coral) Skeleton Key Records. Baxter and Johnson met after being sacked from their jobs, and the band ended up living together, …