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We are very honoured to bring you the video for the track ‘Not My Sound’  from Italian shoegaze band Kodaclips. The italogaze movement in Italy has seen some tremendous shimmering sonic noise being emitted from this region – think of bands like Clustersun, Stella Diana, The Backlash and Rev Rev Rev to name but a …

Italian electro-punk noise merchants Dead Miranda have shrugged off their outer shell of Unruly Girls and emerged like a dark gothic vampyric butterfly from the pupae of their former selves. Their new single ‘Your Slice Pie’ is a sonic assault of distorted, shredding guitars, ominous dark synths and an insistent percussion that hammers and claws …

We here at Backseat Mafia have been following closely following the career of Luca Zotti in his various guises, from Sweet Jane and Claire back in 2014 (see our review of their album ‘Sticky Caramel Mind’ here) to the recent Unruly Girls (see our review of 2020’s ‘Epidemic’ here). Throughout this time, there has been …

Virginia Quaranti’s second album as Bebawinigi is a wild ride, firmly rooted in the worlds of the experimental and avant-garde, yet simultaneously welcoming and compelling. Melding classical composition with metallic intensity and even finding time for a detour into repurposed film soundtracks, it doesn’t defy description so much as offer enough twists and turns that …

It’s been a while since we last heard from one of Italy’s most exciting bands coming out of the burgeoning psych/shoegaze scene in Italy over the last five years. Stella Diana have made a triumphant return with the shimmering and atmospheric single ‘Sleepless Girl’. Stella Diana excel in creating a chilling sonic architecture to their …

The single ‘Fear Of The Neglect’ from Italian group Ostara’s Bless has a luscious, layered industrial stomp with a barbed-wire spine and a dark ominous insistent thrum. We are honoured to be able to premiere today the rich and beautiful video for the track that comes off the band’s epic ‘Masculine/Feminine’ double album. The track’s …

‘Avalanche’, the new album from Italian shoegaze behemoths, CLUSTERSUN, clearly sets out its sonic intent from the very beginning. ‘Desert Daze’ is an aural buzzsaw, tilting along a thundering rhythm section with sonorous, razor sharp guitars and impassioned vocals. It is a wall of sound filtered through by flange, reverb and feedback that leaves one …

Italian duo 7Mondays have just released their debut EP ‘Sent’: a collection of three songs that draw strongly on a shoegaze sound tempered with a touch of emo and post punk rock. The EP is topped and tailed by an intro and outro effects. Opening track ‘What’s Best to Die For’ is a shifting, changing …

Brenso (from Bologna’s slang BREve + inteNSO — Short +  Heavy) formed in Bologna in 2019.  The band defines its music as post-covid, over-the-counter rock, influenced by the many sounds and experiences of its members: from Grunge to Desert rock, through punk, hard rock and 1970s psychedelia. The  Demo-EP ‘Brenso’ was recorded in a one-day …

Backseat Mafia is honoured to premiere the new vibrant and cinematic single from Italian indie rockers The Ghibertins – a visceral and sinewy track that has an endless vista, wider than the sky, and is just as immersive and mesmerising. It’s an anthemic, emotional roller coaster that is bold and magnificent. A punchy and scything …