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EP: The delicately beautiful ‘Creatures of Habit’ from Brisbane artist Aren’t is an exquisite triumph. Plus news of launch date.

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Album review: Mumble Tide – ‘Everything Ugly’: a short, sweet-as mini-album burst from the insouciant Bristolians on their way to massive things

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Live review: Squid, Falmouth, May 18th: who finer to bring us back to the live experience?

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On a chilly evening in the north of England, there’s no better way to warm up than with some Eurovision dance pop… well that’s what everyone told themselves on this bitter Monday in Leeds.  Glaswegian two piece Hyyts are the lone support for the show and their infectious 80s inspired vibes received an exceptional reaction …

Out today is the new album, Worhtless Music, from Yorkshire art-rockers The Scaramanga Six, aka brothers Paul and Steven Morricone, alongside Julia Arnez and Gareth Champion. Their tenth album to date, it’s out on their own Wrath Records imprint, and comes in the wake of a handful of singles; Horse With No Face, It Is …

With a wall of fuzzy, jangling guitars and arcing riffs, the new single from Melbourne’s Tina and the Hams is a powerful piece of indie rock with frayed edge interludes that recalls a nervy Talking Heads or Arcade Fire. The edgy verses are swept aside like a tsunami cutting through the coastline by an epic …

It’s been over a year since Sydney chanteuse Lisa Caruso released her highly impressive debut album ‘In Feelings’ (see my review here) and the intervening time has been horrific for the globe in general. In recognition of the deprivations suffered by many, Caruso has decided to release an acknowledgement of the afflictions many suffer during …

There is a recognisable antipodean jingle jangle thrum in Sydney band End Scene‘s reflective track ‘Bittersweet Spell’. With the hallmark features of a beautiful melody, sparkling instrumentation and intelligent, yearning lyrics, this is a classic inner city Sydney sound – what I’ve labelled the Marrickville Sound – with anthemic bounce and an ethereal aura. The …

Review by: Jessie Millward & Aidan Davies Photo Credit:  @Photo.Hog Birmingham based Lauren Hoyle has burst back onto the scene with her new EP released this year. Her cheeky stage presence lured the room under her spell at The Victoria Birmingham as she performed each track effortlessly. Hoyle is joined onstage with her band, Patrick on …

As the snow is still melting from the day before, there’s an understandably small queue outside the o2 Academy in Birmingham this brisk Monday night. The venue slowly fills with excited faces ready for an interesting line up. Vona Vella, who are signed to Pete Doherty’s record label are first up and they are sure …

UK alt-rock five-piece Salvation Jayne teamed up with Ashton Rapturous to cover Arlo Park’s Black Dog for our latest Backseat Mafia Session. Their performance really brings a new life to the song with Rapturous’ feature displaying how collaboration can be a very creative tool. Check out their recent single ‘A Mouthful Of Magnificent Spite, which …

WITH our ears still ringing and our souls still swooning while getting our heads round last year’s conceptual triple album, Tautology, (No! come back this instant! For it (post) rocks so hard and so delicately, by turns – hey, read our review and have a listen if you don’t believe us) El Ten Eleven, the Southern …

UK/US based indie folk singer, songwriter and producer Eucereon has unveiled her new single ‘Go’. – written in Denmark, produced in the UK and released in the US, and we’re delighted to be able to premiere it right here on Backseat Mafia this morning. Of the track, Eucereon says “Go is about codependency masquerading as …