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Liverpool’s SILENT–K are a ferocious, somewhat unhinged four piece with unique and infectious melodies and electrifying hip-hop infused rock n roll. Originally co-founded by Taylor with Dave McCabe from critically acclaimed Liverpool band The Zutons. Although no longer a permanent live member, McCabe still makes the occasional guest appearance and features strongly on the debut …

Leeds band The Calls remain a proudly defiant DIY band who write, rehearse and record their music in a converted barn and travel in a window cleaner’s van. We caught up to find out about the band as they are set to release their new EP ‘Setting Sun’ later this year. Give us a potted …

Aged between 15 and 18, the Essex foursome are set to release their debut EP ‘Cousin Sam’ on the 29th of April via Nice Swan Records, a label that have worked with some of the UK’s buzziest acts including Sports Team, English Teacher, Silverbacks, Hotel Lux, FUR, Courting, and Malady. We caught up with guitarist Oscar Ryland …

With the release of their debut EP ‘Monochrome Blue’ last year and a string of singles, Irish indie band Modernlove. are set to have a great year. We put some questions to Drummer Cian from the band to find out all about them. Give us a potted history of the band We started playing together …

Big Image combine the reverb-drenched piano of house, the propulsive breakbeats of drum and bass and the bubbling buoyancy of baggy to create a cocktail sound that is entirely theirs.  With smart, world-weary lyricism, and arms-around-shoulders sentiment, the Midlands four piece – composed of George, vocals; Luke, bass; Connor, guitar; and Seb, drums – make …

If there’s one thing that is patently obvious over the forty years of Steve Kilbey‘s career, he is the maestro of melody and mysticism. Whether fronting The Church, through his many collaborations and solo work, Kilbey captures the kind of melodies that catch like superglue, wrapping his inherent romanticism and wry lyrics in a glorious …

So we did this thing, on Instagram and Tumblr and Spotify, where some of us made sort of an ongoing, hopefully continuing mock John Peel programme. Or at least we wanted it to be records and memories and memorabilia (posters / fanzines / tickets / magazine clippings) and photos of bands and scenes and fans …

LA garage rock four piece The Paranoyds already have the a new two track ep out now digitally, ‘Hungry Sam / Trade Our Sins’ with a 7″ vinyl copy to follow via Suicide Squeeze label on July 12th. Here at Backseat Mafia towers (well, my kitchen anyway) we were totally enamored with the tracks, so …

I sit down to interview Hush in Sheffield’s Café Totem ahead of their single launch at nearby Record Junkee. Their new track “King and Queen” is reviewed here whilst their gig gets a write up over here. This interview has been a long time coming as lead singer Ben Ibbotson has been on my radar …

Idle Ross

I meet with up and coming Sheffield band Idle Ross’s front man Ross Green in Sheffield’s Forum ahead of the launch of the band’s debut single. Over close to three quarters of an hour we chat about the band’s influences, music, interrelationships and our shared history. [Disclaimer – I knew Ross of old, having taught …