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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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Tramlines 2022 the biggest festival event in Sheffield and the highlight of the local music calendar. A local lad myself I was born and raised in Hillsborough and spent a lot of my youth in Hillsborough Park so it holds a special place in my heart. The closest we ever got to this size event …

Crash Test Dummies will be embarking on a UK tour this June to celebrate 30 years of their debut album ‘The Ghosts That Haunt Me’.  It’s been 30 years since the Crash Test Dummies recorded their debut album, ‘The Ghosts That Haunt Me’. Their first album garnered them their first big hit, “Superman’s Song”, and …

OVER 30 ESSENTIAL NAMES SPREAD ACROSS 5 STAGES FOR THE PERFECT ALL-DAY SUMMER PARTY FEATURING: BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB / THE VACCINES / EASY LIFE / ARLO PARKS / SEA GIRLS / HOLLY HUMBERSTONE / SPORTS TEAM / THE SNUTS / HONNE / CONFIDENCE MAN / ALFIE TEMPLEMAN / THE PIGEON DETECTIVES / DREAM WIFE / …

In an association probably made in heaven, the 360 CLUB in Leeds have teamed up with the explosive FUDGE. to create NOTHING BUT NOISE, their first joint curated one-day festival showcasing some of the most exciting and innovative – and often noisiest – bands currently coming out of their home city, which will take place …

South London’s Dry Cleaning are set to headline Strange Waves V at the O2 Ritz, Manchester. Promoters Strange Days and Now Wave have joined forces to offer an exclusive event being held at The O2 Ritz over two stages. Joining Dry Cleaning will be Sunflower Bean, W. H. Lung, The Lounge Society, Audiobooks, Honeyglaze, Melts and Prima Queen. The …

One of our perennial favourites here at Backseat Mafia, Maximo Park, have announced a new tour – Sïngular, taking place this Autumn, which will see the band play their entire singles collection, from ‘Apply Some Pressure’ and ‘Going Missing’ from their breakthrough debut album A Certain Trigger, to ‘All Of Me’ from their latest album Nature Always …

Stockton Calling, one of Teesside’s best-loved multi-venue music festivals, makes a long- awaited return to the heart of Stockton on Saturday 16 April 2022. After an enforced break since the last event in 2019, venues across the town centre will once again host stellar headliners and some of the most exciting national emerging artists, alongside …

London-based trio Dream Wife – vocalist Rakel Mjöll, guitarist Alice Go, bassist Bella Podpadec – will be hitting the UK live circuit again this Spring.  The tour follows the release of the band’s explosive second album So When You Gonna…, which earned both a monumental #18 UK Album Chart debut and a #1 placing in the Official Record Store Chart of Independent Retailers. The record, which was the only album in the …

We’re incredibly excited here at Backseat Mafia HQ that the seminal Jesus & Mary Chain have signed with London based independent (and consistently brilliant) label Fuzz Club Records, and have announced that new music is in the works. Added to that, Fuzz Club are reissuing two of the bands albums; 2017 studio album ‘Damage and …

Emerging from Battery Studios in London where they’ve just recorded their seventh album with producers Flood and Moulder, Interpol have announced a run of US and UK/UK shows, including a second date at London Roundhouse on June 15th in support of it. It’s accompanied by a short clip featuring footage shot during the recording sessions, …