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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 his rather extraordinary debut album ‘I, the bastard’, out now via Empty Street Records, Wassailer, aka Will Serfass, agreed to record the albums opening track Foreplay live in session for Backseat Mafia. Whereas on the album the track is a glitchy, synth led track that approaches electronic soul, in the hands of Serfass …

Cardiff’s Blue Amber are gearing up to the release of their new single Welsh Girl, out Monday 1st March via Rose Parade Recording Co.’s Single’s Club, and ahead of it we’re delighted to be able to premiere the accompanying video right here on Backseat Mafia. Following on from the funked up post-punk of previous single …

We’ve already had Yorkshire raised singer-songwriter The Last Morrell in session once before, and it created such a spark that we couldn’t wait to get him back in. Or maybe, he sent us another track recorded at the same time, and we love him so much here at Backseat Mafia we couldn’t do anything but …

Following a compulsion to write songs, Wild Cat Strike frontman Daniel ‘God Damn’ Byrom borrowed a Tascam 8-track tape recorder, and recorded his new EP ‘Live from Dead Tuesday’s’, using an old Ampex mic, along with a host of second-hand instruments, including his beloved J. Busilacchio electric reef organ. It’s out on Small Pond on …

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Out today is ‘My Medicine, the fifth single to be taken from the forthcoming debut album ‘These things are being gathered for the fire’, from former Wild Light and Arcade Fire co-founder Tim Kile, and we’re delighted to be able to premiere it right here on Backseat Mafia today. Although its a beautifully affecting slice …

Taken from his forthcoming album Lay It Bare, out on March 5th via Boden Kuma Recordings, Release is the new single from The Record Summer, aka songwriter Bret Rodysill, and we’re delighted to be able to premiere the video right here on Backseat Mafia today. it’s been a tough road to this point for Rodysill. …

Taken from his forthcoming EP Underground, out on Match 5th, Open Eyes is the new single from Max Foreman, and we’re delighted to be able to premiere it right here on Backseat Mafia today. It’s the debut solo release from the Los Angeles based singer-songwriter and producer, best know as keyboard / vocalist of Bouquet, …

Dutch composer George van Wetering has been releaseing doses of his odd-ball pop for a while now under the moniker of Monokino, and we were struck by the brilliant ‘Bend or Break‘ he brought out at the end of last month. He’s worked with the likes of Tony Visconti and Kristee Young as well as …

Taken from his new album ‘McGoldrick’, out February 26th via Infrequent Seams, ‘Ing Right I’, is the new song from Colin Cannon, and we’re delighted to be able to premiere it on Backseat Mafia today. As with the previous track from the album Cannon released, Get Up, it travels through Jazz, fusion, post-rock, electronica to …

We’ve long been admirers of Benjamin Lazar Davis, the go to man around Brooklyn, well, for everything really. He’s worked with the likes of Okkervil River, Kimbra, Sam Amidon, Anaïs Mitchell, and Lady Lamb, made records on his own and with folk pop collective Cuddle Magic, and in duo settings with Joan Wasser (Joan As …