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EP: Montreal’s Busty and the Bass release the groove of ‘The ET Suite’

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Naples born, but London based singer-songwriter Leo Pesci returns with a new EP, Community, blacked by London Jazz heavyweights Johnny Woodham (Alfa Mist) and Dani Diodato (Pyjæn, Arlo Parks). With echoes of the like of D’Angelo, Jordan Rakei and the RH Factor, we’re delighted to be able to premiere the EP right here on Backseat Mafia this morning. …

Taken from their upcoming album Somewhere Nice, out in June, UK fusion band Sunday Driver have announced a new single, Somewhere Nice, and we’re delighted to be able to premiere it right here on Backseat Mafia today. It’s the bands first new music since last years Time Machine single, and the album is the follow …

Grain Vinyl is the new single from sometime Brian Eno and Jon Hopkins collaborator and Krononaut man Leo Abrahams, and we’re absolutely delighted to be able to premiere it right here on Backseat Mafia this morning. It’s taken from his forthcoming album, Scene Memory II, and it’s out December 3rd via figureight records. It’s the …

Bassist and Composer Dave Manington has teamed up with singer-songwriter Lara Eidi to produce a new track, ‘Look to the horizon’, and we’re delighted to be able to premiere it right here on Backseat Mafia today. Recorded remotely during lockdown in Athens and London, ‘Look to the Horizon’ is a wistful, psychedelic and nostalgic ballad about …

WE SWOONED for “Metal Man”, a dusky tale of yearning from former Clayhill quiet songwriting genius Ted Barnes featuring the vocal talents of Brighton folkie Kristin McClement a month back now when we premiered it; and now Ted’s lovely album 17 Postcards is out in the world, he’s offered that track up for a remix …

CALIFORNIAN artist Mike Alias today releases his new single, “Drift”, and we’re delighted to be able to premiere it right here today on Backseat Mafia. Born into a musical family, Mike took inspiration from the hiphop and R&B roots of the Bay Area, using his guitar and music production skills to create his unique soundscapes. …

IF LOCKDOWN releases and remote recordings are anything to go by, especially when you’re a jazz ensemble, then you best take example from The ET Suite– a reimagined expansion of Montreal jazz-funk collective Busty and the Bass’s album track, “ET”. They’re already receiving high praise for their second album, Eddie, from Mojo Magazine, Echoes, Complex …

Leeds singer-songwriter George Bloomfield is gearing up for the release of his debut EP ‘Why Didn’t You?’ on May 7th, and ahead of it he’s releasing the title track from it, which we’re delighted to be able to premiere on Backseat Mafia today. On recording the EP, George explains “As the pandemic continually hindered my …

Taken from his new album ‘McGoldrick’, out February 26th via Infrequent Seams, ‘Ing Right I’, is the new song from Colin Cannon, and we’re delighted to be able to premiere it on Backseat Mafia today. As with the previous track from the album Cannon released, Get Up, it travels through Jazz, fusion, post-rock, electronica to …

Arnan Raz, member of the ‘The Side Project’, and acclaimed Saxopohonist, has drafted in an eclectic band made up of Saxophonist Eyal Hai (NY/Israel) trumpet player Hillel Salem (NY/Israel), Percussionists Kofi Hunter (U.S.A) and Joel Mateo (Puerto Rico), and bass player Scott Colberg (U.S.A) for his third foray into solo recordings. The result is 7 …