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Album Review: Spoon – Lucifer on the Sofa

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Album review: The Jazz Butcher – ‘The Highest In The Land’: one final pop postcard from Northampton’s foremost gent

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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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We are very honoured to premiere today the new single ‘Muse’ from Naarm/Melbourne based artist Jacob Fitzgerald – a musician we have followed with great interest here at the southern outpost of Backseat Mafia. ‘Muse’ is a hyperreactive blast of sonic adrenalin administered by an artist who is fills his music with an insouciant swagger …

Going to festivals and collecting the press accreditation is like childbirth – it’s best to forget how painful the process can be otherwise you’d never attend another festival again. So here I am in the sun-bleached fields at the back of Aulnoye-Aymeries railway station in Northern France wandering around aimlessly muttering “pardon, je suis Anglais” to …

By Adam Littlemore The Cluny was host to Kate Bond’s last gig before she moves to London to start her new career but tonight the amazing crowd in one of Newcastles finest music venues was ready to celebrate and enjoy Bonds music. The first band to kick the night off were Peevie Wonders who blew …

By Adam Littlemore My first time to Newcastle’s new venue The Lubber Fiend, and there is a promise of a great night with the crowd buzzing already. It’s always great to support local businesses like this in the music industry because venues like this are what bring music together. Opening band Trunk were the perfect …

Brooklyn based multitalented singer/songwriter Richard Orofino returns with his second track of the year with ‘Superstar’. Richard says “Superstar is about attempting to convince yourself everything in your life is fine even though it’s not, haha. It’s an important one to me because of that and also because it was made at a crucial point …

We here at Backseat Mafia (downunder branch) have been massive fans of Huck Hastings – his 2021 album ‘Cheers To Progress’ (reviewed here) was described as being a cinematic sweep full of love, loss and longing. Having crossed paths on many occasions with fellow Sydney singer/songwriter Charlie Gradon, Hastings has just released a new collaboration …

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It’s one thing to admire an artist’s work from afar, behind a screen, or in the crowd of a show. But it is something else entirely to share a personal connection with an inspiring artist — for myself and singer-songwriter Emma Spartz, that personal connection was SPEA-A 236/336: Music Industry I/II at university. In a …

Nashville-based Abby Nissenbaum returns with her moody, atmospheric new single ‘Checkerboard Flies’ and we’re excited to be running the premiere! The first track to be taken from her upcoming EP Unreliable Narrator, ‘Chekerboard Flies’ offers an exciting insight into Nissenbaum’s entrancing 70s influenced indie-rock come alternative-folk sound. Blending her soaring, effortlessly emotive vocals with a …