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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 a five year hiatus, Liverpool’s The Coral return with a new album, a tour and a new member. Their eighth album, Distance Inbetween, is out on March 4th via Ignition Records. The follow up to 2010’s Butterfly House, it was recorded in Liverpools Parr Street Studios with co-producer Richard Turvey, where the band worked …

Backseat Mafia favourites The Underground Youth made the short trip from Manchester to get things underway on the Camp stage at this year’s Liverpool PsychFest. The post-punk psychedelic band, who at times sound like a mid-era Depeche Mode (and I mean that in a good way), delivered a set that was heavy on drama, a dark and …

It is around about this time of year that my thoughts begin to turn to the Liverpool PsychFest, being held in the hugely atmospheric Baltic Triangle a stone’s throw away from the old Liverpool Docklands on 25th and 26th September. Now in its fourth year, the event is very much part of the ‘psych’ scene and, …

Liverpool four piece Clean Cut Kid, aka Mike Halls, Evelyn Halls, Saul Godman and Ross Higginson, make music best described, at least to Halls, as “Soulful pop ballads, washed in Mersey water”. After spending so much time in the studio that Saul ended up living in it (Mike and Evelyn being on the same road) …

On the final date of this leg of the Young Guns headline tour, Blitz Kids say their goodbyes as the main and only support band. Their set is a well-chosen collaboration of the biggest choruses in their back catalogue- and being a band who know how to write a big chorus, they have A LOT. …

  A lot of what we listen to and write about on Backseat Mafia has one thing in common: potential. And that’s what I feel in this album from Denmark’s Vinyl Floor. “Peninsula” is a concept album broken into two sides – the first is utopia, the second dystopia, albeit finishing on a minor-key upturn …