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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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LOWPINES come to us with Americana brightness and glimmer from Brooklyn – by way of the Lake District, of all the seemingly unlikely locations. And today at Backseat Mafia we’re more than a little honoured to be premiering the first single from his new album, Sun Down Over The East River Shore. That track’s called …

Taken from their forthcoming debut self-titled EP, Parasocials is the first single from new quartet The Parasocials, aka lo-fi indie jazz artist Tomer Krail, roguish punk-folk singer George Calne Jones, charming indie softboi Felix Slander and miracle drummer Rob James. Settling into writing over lockdown, Karmatose reflects on the bands recent penchant (to the point …

London alt-rock band HYMNS are gearing up for the release of their new EP Reset, out on April 30th by releasing the title track – officially out on April 16th, but we’re delighted to be able to premiere it right here on Backseat Mafia today. Of the track, frontman Oliver Hooper says, “Written in a time …

Leaving on the next train is the new single from Scottish band Felix and the Sunsets, and we’re delighted to be able to premiere it right here on Backseat Mafia this today. taking inspiration from figures in classic rock such as Zappa, Santana, Bowie and the Velvet Underground, the band bring elements of alt-rock, garage …

Irish chamber pop artist Libran is releasing his third single today, Out Of View / I promise, and we’re delighted to be able to premiere the track right here on Backseat Mafia. Entirely self-produced, Libran spoke to us about the single, saying “When the severe Irish lockdown in early 2020 paused normality until further notice, …

Tell Me What To Do, Canadian singer-songwriter Jordan Klassen’s 2020 album caused something of a stir with its inclusive beauty and organic growth. It turned into a record that affected all that heard it. So we were delighted that Jordan agreed to record the closing track from the record – Golden Ladder for one of …

Oxford trio Pearl Driver, aka Mat Sage on vocals and guitar, Josh Rigal on bass and drummer Joel Bassuk have changed things up from their days as Art Theefe, and have just released their new single You Can Bring Your Darkness, and we’re delighted to be able to premiere the video right here on Backseat …

Taken from their forthcoming EP (DE)HUMANISE, Naz and Ella have released a new track ‘No (Doesn’t mean convince me)’§, and we’re delighted to be able to premiere it right here on Backseat Mafia this morning. It’s a dark pop song about the normalisation of sexual harassment that women receive, “There’s a level of politeness expected, …

Mike Clerk, the former frontman of The Lost Generation, is gearing up for the release of his debut solo album, ‘The Space Between My Ear’, which is out on 26th March via Wardlow Music. Ahead of it, he’s releasing a new video for the track ‘The Air In Here’, and we’re delighted to be able …

WE’RE absolutely delighted to be able to premiere the new video from Niko Novak here at Backseat Mafia today. It’s for a song entitled “Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays”, which is out on Anomic Records. Niko was in revered Slovenian punk band Dicky B. Hardy between 1994 and 2001, before moving to Berlin and releasing eight albums, …