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Album Review: The Raft releases the shimmering and dreamy album ‘Summerheads and Winter Beds’

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News: China Crisis Announce First Ever Tour to Australia/New Zealand

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Track: Manic Street Preachers – Liverpool Revisited

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After releasing a stunning debut earlier this year, (‘Jimmy sour highs‘) solo artist Martin Garside, operating under the name Garsa, is back with another perfect slice of dream pop/ shoegaze in ‘The Devil’s Own’, which Backseat Mafia is proud to premiere. This is a beautiful release, infused with an air of wistfulness and yearning and …

Liverpool collective have revealed a new video fir their single ‘I’m numb, taken from their acclaimed debut album ‘Performance Space Number One’. On the track, frontman Shaun Powell says it’s “A late night early / morning memoir. Laced with a sinister tone and black comedy, I’m Numb is an unapologetic confession of one’s debauched mindset…. …

Legendary Liverpudlians, China Crisis, have just revealed news of their first ever tour down under with gigs in Australia and New Zealand scheduled for August. While part of the new wave, new romantic explosion in the eighties, China Crisis were unique due to their concentration on music and lyrics as opposed to image, producing a …

Hot on the heels of their new album The Balance, Catfish and the Bottlemen have bowed to fan pressure (and ticket sales no less) and added a couple of extra Arena dates to their November tour, which sees them hit Scotland with dates at Aberdeen’s P&J Live on Thu 7 November 2019 and Glasgow’s SSE …

Backseat Mafia has been following with great delight the prolific releases of The Raft for the last few years – a series of brilliant EPs that somehow capture an unique Liverpudlian pop sensibility. The Raft have released a full album, containing the previously released single ‘Xanadu’, and it represents a glorious evolution and development of …

Liverpool trio Eyesore & The Jinx rail against right-wing hate-mongering on furious new single ‘Swill’. Turning their gaze and ire towards moral panic conjured up by right-wing press, Liverpool trio Eyesore & The Jinx’s latest highly charged single Swill is as exhilarating as ever. Produced by Daniel Fox ofGirl Band alongside Matthew Freeman of Birkenhead’s Fresh Goods Studio, its panicky drums and bass shuffle …

Xanadu, the new single from Liverpool’s highly talented The Raft is absolute shoegaze gold with a scouse glint that recalls all the pure pop glories of Ian Broudie’s The Lightning Seeds and an alumni of merseyside pop. The brainchild of Phil Wilson, The Raft has been an incredibly prolific source of shimmering glory – see …

Liverpool psychedelic rockers The Vryll Society announce the arrival of their latest single, ‘Andrei Rublev’ ramping up the hype prior to the release of their debut LP this summer. Having previously produced a series of critically acclaimed singles over the last few years, including ‘A Perfect Rhythm’ and ‘Shadow Of A Wave’, the fast-rising Merseyside …

Something WRONG is happening this weekend in Liverpool, and BSM is honoured to be a part of it. WRONG Festival is taking place over three venues; The Invisible Wind Factory (IWF), North Shore Troubadour (NST) and Drop the Dumbulls with an enviable line up that has seen people travel the length and breadth of the …

Liverpool based Bonnacons of Doom have this week presented the second track to come from their hotly anticipated debut LP to be released on Rocket Recordings on 18th May. The track called ‘Argenta’ is some ten minutes long on the album, and so the have released an edited five minute version as a teaser. Recorded …