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Album review: New Bums – ‘Last Time I Saw Grace’: Ben and Donovan reveal an unexpected treat

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Album review: Chad VanGaalen – ‘The World’s Most Stressed Out Gardener’: an excellent, multifaceted curio of psych and fun

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Album Review: The Raft releases the shimmering and dreamy album ‘Summerheads and Winter Beds’

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MAN ON MAN have shared the new video for track ‘It’s So Fun (to be Gay)’ from their forthcoming selftitled debut album due 7th May via Polyvinyl Record Co. / Big Scary Monsters. The video features JD Samson, Patty Schemel (Hole), John Cameron Mitchell, Jibz Cameron (Dynasty Handbag), Heklina and more. “We wanted “It’s So Fun (To Be Gay)” …

Gordi, the name of Melbourne musician Sophie Payten’s solo work, is a living icon in the Australian music scene: her last album ‘Our Two Skins’ released in the middle of the COVID lockdown last year was a graceful and epic release, thrown into release by Payton’s extraordinary work as a doctor, assisting with understaffed local …

The Immigrants from Sydney don’t believe in a delicacy of approach: their new single ‘Saturday Night’ has all the power and presence of a battering ram and the very cathartic aural impact of thundering guitars and growling, whiskey-soaked vocals. Who needs nuanced delicacy when you can just rock. We are very pleased to premiere this …

The legendary James have already wet our appetites for their forthcoming sixteenth album ‘All The Colours Of You’ with the release earlier this year of the title track single reviewed here at Backseat Mafia. Hot on the heels of this is another classic James track, ‘Beautiful Beaches’. Written on reflection of the destructive California wildfires, …

E.R. JURKEN is a singer-songwriter with a deeply moving, beautiful and fragile take on psych-pop with a 1968 Anglophile twist and a Neutral Milk Hotel twirl to his aesthetic, for whom Drag City have initiated a whole new boutique imprint, Country Thyme; you just know they know when they’re on to a good thing. E.R. …

WYLDEST, the lyrically acute, gloriously dreampop project of Londoner Zoe Mead, has followed up her intelligent self-empowerment single drop from last month, “Hollow” (which you should so check out too) with “Beggar”, a chiming, nocturnal study that draws on that guitar swoon and glide of early Lush and wraps it up with her vocal verdancy …

Blasting off with ‘Emergency Room’, Western Australian band Pretty Uglys‘ new EP ‘Party Friends’ is a pulsating and vibrant set of magnificent, sneering and imposing tracks. Pure guitar-driven riffs over a thundering rhythm section and with vocals so loaded with attitude you can almost see the arched eyebrows and sneer. It is gratifyingly cathartic and …

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 …

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. …

BE IN no doubt; the Glaswegian indie scene is one these isles should be thankful for. Having produced so many great bands since the days of the post-punk – c’mon, need we name them all? – the new crop of acts coming through are carrying the proud tradition and knocking out some superb tunes. In …