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LIVING among the gnarly granite and crashing waves of Cornwall’s rugged north coast is no bad thing for creative inspiration and evocation; as debuting Cornish singer Billie Flynn knows, as she unveils the hushed folk mystery of “Hey Stranger” Billie has just signed with Gabrielle Aplin’s Never Fade imprint and this first drop is, I …

THESE days based in Leeds, the grand capital of God’s Own Country, Yorkshire, but hailing from the rural south-western corner of Northern Ireland, Joel Johnston returned home to put together his October debut album, Ways To Get Out, to revisit past selves, the musical diet he grew up on, remember the ways he himself got …

HARKNESS is a beautiful musical enigma wrapped up inside a conundrum wrapped inside a rather fetching, actuellement, mask and gown; from within which couture he has a very personal line in sounds for the topsy-turvy world we’re somehow tasked with navigating right now. Having honed his craft quietly away from the spotlight for a decade …

IT’S ALWAYS an absolute pleasure for us here at Backseat Mafia to be invited to premiere a new artist who brings the quirky thrill to music, has that excitement of the new, appears from behind the curtain with a tune that’s fun and breezy and effortless, combines melody and fun in new shapes. So, obvs …

HAILING from the buzzing East London scene, Dominic Woolf is on a mission to seduce with a kaleidoscopic approach to a hazy leftfield indiepop, as you can hear on his new single, “Fool”, which we’ve got for you below. Beginning in an up-close, confessional US alt.rock, all acoustic guitars and wayward vocal melodies, in which …

BRINGING the vibe of Malkmus over the ocean to bear on only his second single, Rob Slater, the Leeds musician who’s set up in business as Carpet, has produced a nugget of lo-fi fuzzpop that’s up there with the best of them in “Terror Tear”. Come rock out with us. Rob, by day an engineer …

INDIEPOP KIDS, north and south, east and west: if C86, early Creation, Sarah Records and taking the subway to your suburb raise gladness in your heart, then you need to be listening to Swedish lovelies The Slow Summits. Hailing from the southern city of Linköping, The Slow Summits draw on the vocal, rhythm guitar and …

NOW WHOLLY ensconced in what they call a ‘hive mind’ situation in North London, and with their new EP, Walking Machine, poised to be set free on a guitar-lovin’ public on August 6th, FEET today release the summery Noo Yoik fuzz melodies of “Library”, which we’ve got for you below. And a one-two-three-four … “”Library …

AILSA TULLY, the rising Welsh singer-songwriter who’s no stranger to these pages, has announced her new EP, Holy Isle, will be out mid-August on Dalliance Recordings, and has dropped the lead single, the complex, impressionistic indie rock of “Greedy”. Take a listen below. Holy Isle is, in essence, a break-up musically diarised with a difference; …

AWWW man, Bristol’s Mumble Tide, now they’re properly lovely. The wonky guitar pop duo of Gina Leonard and Ryan Rogers, who met when Gina put an advert up on Gumtree looking for a bassist, have just released their new single, “Breakfast”, which is sleepily devil-may-care, unbuttoned shirt and mussed-up hair, combining disarming lyrics and a …