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COME PLAY WITH ME, the excellent grassroots label, magazine, festival organiser and all-round good eggs doing the right work in keeping the Yorkshire music scene vibrant, runs a singles club, CPWM. Its first release of the year is a split 7″ featuring Sunflower Thieves, whose side of the vinyl “Don’t Mind The Weather” we looked …

LEEDS-based art-rock trio Mush have shared their new single, “Blunt Instruments”. The track comes along with news of their second album, Lines Redacted, which is set for release on February 12th next year on Memphis Industries. Promoted previously by the likes of BBC 6 Music, Loud & Quiet, Uncut, Q, and more, Mush, comprised of vocalist and guitarist Hyndman, bassist Nick Grant …

PEOPLE SOUP is a new post-punk trio outta the capital of God’s Own Country, Leeds, comprised of singer-guitarist Harry Jones, bassist Ryan Walker and drummer Joe Willis. They’ve got it going on and have just released their first single, “Rosemary”, via the offices of Bandcamp, who’ve certainly come through as one of the good guys …

LEEDS garage trashpunks Magick Mountain are flexing ‘n’ ready to unleash the dirty hip grooves of their debut album Weird Feelings on Friday week with one final sleazy come-hither in the shape of “Cherokee”, which you can dive into below. The power trio Lins Wilson, Tom Hudson and Nestor Matthews, have thrown a quartet of riffin’ beauties out …

IT NEEDS no reiteration that the ‘rona has devastated the working British music scene: no gigs, no festivals, no instores, no nuttin’.  So in a little way, in response to the privations being experienced on the grassroots Leeds scene in particular, that city’s Come Play With Me label is set to release a compilation entitled …

In an exclusive look at the 90s’ indie scene, Backseat Mafia interviewed Ashley Horner of Leeds’ The Edsel Auctioneer. Ashley proved warm, voluble and candid about life in a nearly famous British noisepop band in the 90s. It’s a cracking interview. Read on …

Leeds art-rockers Sang Froid have returned with the second of three singles they’ve recently recorded, Lachrymose, and we’re delighted to be premiering the accompanying video right here on Backseat Mafia today. Of the track, Ais- the bands vocalist/keys player, says “This song is a simple mirroring of what I hear in my head all day, …

Heartbreaker is the new track from Leeds-based disco-funk trio Galaxians, taken from their forthcoming second album ‘Chemcial Reactions’, out on 26th June. Of the track, concerned with female empowerment, personal freedom, taking the likes of Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, and – according to the bands frontwoman Emma Mason Even Prince and his delicious feminine energy”, …

Rock Queens – ‘Venus’ have released their first EP ‘Wicked Things’ available now from the bands Bandcamp. Lead singer GK, says; ‘With it being our first body of work, wewanted to take both ourselves and our listeners on a journey.Life can be sporadic with what it throws at you, it doesn’t everseem to slow down …

Some 8 years following the the release of their last album The Shallows, and having recently signed to the Atlantic Curve label, Leeds band I LIKE TRAINS have announced new album ‘Kompromat’ and with it, lead track ‘The Truth’.  Something of a departure from their previous releases, yet unmistakeably I LIKE TRAINS, it’s an absolutely storming piece of work, one can …