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TRACK / NEWS: JIMMY EAT WORLD RELEASES COVER OF CROOKED FINGERS’ “CALL TO LOVE” FEAT. BETHANY COSENTINO

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News: School of Language – Release 5 track EP in memory of Prince

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NEWS: LITTLE MAN TATE TO REFORM FOR HOMECOMING GIG

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Iconic label Stiff Records, home to the likes of Elvis Costello, Ian Dury, Wreckless Eric, The Adverts, Motörhead and others since their inception in 1976, have announced a brand new range of official merchandise featuring their infamous slogans alongside their instantly recognisable logo. Emerging onto the UK music scene, the label was driven by an …

Oh, 2007 was a year. Especially for The Enemy, who blasted out of Coventry to become one of the biggest new bands in the country, with their debut album ‘We’ll live and die in these towns’ going straight to number one, and be certified platinum. Across another two top ten albums, a couple of top …

On the back of the release of her much lauded album ‘Behave Myself’, singer-songwriter Louisa Roach aka She Drew The Gun has announced a new UK tour, named the Panopticon tour, that will take place in February next year. It will be a chance for her fans to see her notoriously powerful and affecting live …

Dublin’s all raging Pillow Queens have just revealed that they have signed to Royal Mountain Records. To mark this momentous news, the band are sharing the rambunctious “Rats,” alongside a video directed by Michael Maxxis (Orville Peck, City and Colour). Of the filming, much of which was taken from one of the bands sold-out Dublin shows prior …

Who doesn’t love those little wind up music boxes of yesteryear, and also The Charlatans anthem ‘The Only One I Know’. Well certainly not us here at Backseat Mafia, and in our offices (well, house), I have a resplendent Richard Hawley music box on the shelves, and my battered 12” of The only one I …

Idles bassist Adam ‘Dev’ Devonshire has organised an online event in aid of the charity Gig Buddies. The event will be streamed from Exchange in Bristol on Sunday June 20th. With stand-up comedy from Stewart Lee, Seann Walsh and Josh Weller and music from mclusky, Willie J Healey, TV Priest, Fenne Lily, Dogeyed and Wilderman. Tickets are available to purchase now for a suggested donation of £5 with an additional option to enter the raffle. There will also be …

The Boy With No Name’s is set to be re-released on vinyl 28th May via Craft recordings. It comes fresh on the heels of the vinyl reissue for Travis’ debut album, Good Feeling (released April 2nd on Craft Recordings). Leading up to the release, all four band members participated in an exclusive Q&A conversation with producer Steve Lillywhite, who they …

Here at Backseat Mafia we love the brothers Brewis – Peter, David and associates aka Field Music, and any excuse to rattle on about them, we take. As it is, there’s a load of stuff happening at camp Field Music as the band release a new video for their latest single ‘Not When You’re In …

Due for release 2nd April Travis’ 1997 debut album ‘Good Feeling’ is to be reissued on vinyl in its original format for the first time, with classic sleeve and original packaging replication. Available to pre order here, the U.S. pressing is available only on standard weight black vinyl and the UK pressing is available on 180-gram heavyweight black vinyl, …

In news that will see a shudder of excitement flow across the loins of indie music officianados of a certain age, ex-Creation Recrords indie rockers Hurricane #1 have signed a deal with Golden Boot Records with big plans expected for 2021. in their 90s heyday, the band scored a couple of top 20 albums and …