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Meet: The Coral’s James Skelly takes us through the inspirations for the new album ‘Coral Island’, the magic of memories, and how The Coral are the Robbie Fowler of the music industry.

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Meet: Trivium’s Alex Bent interview – What the Dead men say

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The cover of World of Mirth by Flossing

Flossing, the New York project of Heather Elle, has produced her second EP World of Mirth which is set for release on 26 August via Brace Yourself Records.  Taking the opportunity to find out more, we began by discussing her creative output. Welcome Heather!  And congratulations on your second EP World of Mirth.  You have been …

Festivals are back and that’s important. Every festival, from gargantuan to the esoteric, has a community around it, they have become part of our folklore, part of our cultural clock, a marker in the year, a celebration of a certain thing that happens over and over. Relationships build between a festival and its people, the …

Rock band Lit

It’s been over 20 years now since American rock band Lit hit the big-time with A Place in the Sun and that album’s smash lead single ‘My Own Worst Enemy’, which has since been featured on NBC’s political satire sitcom Parks & Recreation (2009-2015) and on pretty much every version of Rock Band or Guitar …

It’s been a minute since we’ve heard from New York-based band The Velvicks. They’ve been suspiciously quiet aside from the release of a couple of singles last year, and now we know why: they’ve been working on their debut album! That’s very exciting indeed for a band who displayed plenty of promise on 2020’s debut …

Give us a potted history of you / the band: I started the band Deep Water Creek about four years ago, sort of as a vehicle for my own songs. Before that I was in a band called Von Voin Strum for 4 or 5 years then did a solo album and a solo EP with a different crew. Most of …

You might have missed saxophonist Jason Sharp’s elemental and elevating album ‘The Turning Centre Of The Still World’ released as it was at the backend of the pandemic in August last year. His third release for Montreal’s mighty Constellation label marked an emboldened exploration of his craft, melding his sax playing with electronics using his …

BM I am a little bit disappointed we don’t have flat hair Jaret today. I spent a lot of time watching your TikToks yesterday, I can’t lie. Do you enjoy how much connectivity and connection you can get with your fans on that platform? JR Yeah, for sure. It’s kind of not unlike Instagram or …

The Clockworks onstage

The Clockworks headlined a gig as part of Independent Venue Week at The Factory in Worthing on 2 Feb 2022 supported by Cheap Teeth and Niches.  During that set they played 5 singles and a staggering 10 more tracks which were new for the audience.  It’s been six months since previous single ‘Throw It All …

Hailing from the world centre of music creativity, Dunedin in the South Island of New Zealand, Mild Orange have built a world reputation with their brand of exquisitely dreamy pop (but don’t mention shoegaze). Here at the antipodean offices of Backseat Mafia, the band has caught our attention over the last 12 months with a …

A few weeks ago I caught the sizzling set from Girls in Synthesis at Rough Trade in Nottingham. This week they were back on my home patch so I couldn’t miss the opportunity to see them at The Deaf Institute supporting The Membranes; yet another perfectly executed set with an intensity that’s hard to match. …