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Villagers can do no wrong in my very humble opinion. They are one of the few bands where you know that their new music is always going to be emotionally and creatively transportative, taking you to places you may never have imagined. They have released consistently excellent albums ever since their wondrously eerie debut ‘Becoming …

Former member of Low Chimes – Maja Lena – has released a gorgeous, new pastoral folk song through Chiverin Records. ‘The Keeper’ explores our relationship with ourselves and comes with an enchanting video, starring and filmed ‘home video style’ by Maja, with some filming by her husband Luke Oakley-Smith. She used a VHS camcorder from …

Australian indie giants Jebediah’s front person was Kevin Mitchell, and Mitchell, in turn, is Bob Evans – a persona created to deliver Mitchell’s solo work. His new album, ‘Tomorrowland’ is a bright, shining and shimmering piece of work fusing an alt. country melancholia with an indie folk rock jangle and yet defies easy labelling throughout. …

Welsh indie giants Climbing Trees will be releasing their much anticipated new single ‘Troubling Times’ on 30 April 2021, and we here at Backseat Mafia are very excited to bring to you an exclusive first listen of the single. And it is an absolute delight. The band says: We’re chuffed to share ‘Troubling Times’ with …

Molly Linen sitting on a beach

Shropshire-born, Glasgow-based singer-songwriter, Molly Linen, has just released her latest song – ‘A Lot To Give’ – on Johnny Lynch’s (aka Pictish Trail) Lost Map Records and you can get it now in all the usual places, including on Bandcamp. This is Linen’s third single, following ‘Away‘ and ‘When They Didn’t Care‘, which both featured …

Welsh composer, musician and songwriter Sam Barnes has released his new singles ‘Wired World’, on the Rose Parade Recording Co. Although it’s a stand-alone affair, it comes as q prequel to his debut album, due out in August. He’s a bit of a musical polymath, writing and recording since the age of 10, and writing …

Skullcrusher single photo shoot

If you were one of those who, like me, was totally mesmerised and enraptured by Helen Ballentine’s (aka Skullcrusher) gorgeous eponymous debut EP of last summer, then you will have been yearning for more ever since. Well, good news then, that the singer-songwriter has announced her next EP, entitled “Storm in Summer” and released its …

Feature image of H.B. Nielsen leaning against a wall in a baseball cap.

Swedish singer-songwriter, rambler and travelling tattoo artist, H.B. Nielsen, follows up 2020’s debut album “Grand Opening” with his new EP, “It’s Today Again” which is out today. It’s a delicious slice of Scandinavian-infused indie folk Americana and a great addition to the phenomenal ‘Nordicana’ scene that includes the likes of First Aid Kit, The Tallest …