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Track: prettything – One More July

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Track: Underground Lovers – Seven Day Weekend, plus Album and Tour News

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Track: jade imagine – Big Old House

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Essendon Airport have a permanent place in the annals of the Australian indie music scene from the late seventies with their innovative electronic sonic canvases – founding members consisted of Robert Goodge on guitar and David Chesworth on Wurlitzer electric piano, along with a home-made drum machine bought from the Trading Post. Goodge went on to …

Melbourne’s Delivery have dropped off a brilliant catchy riff-riven track for our consumption that combines a Trio-like Casio-infused effervescent beat with a punky attitude-filled bluster. ‘Baader Meinhoff’ swings like a barnyard door in a hurricane and is imbued with a cathartic sense of fun – compounded by the vibrant video by James Devlin and Sam …

The Same Same consist of two giants in the indie music scene in Australia: multi instrumentalists Philippa Nihill from the Underground Lovers/GB3 and Lisa Gibbs from USER/GB3, and their weapons of choice are keys, synths and vocals wielded with haunting finesse and subtlety. The Same Same have just announced the release of an album of …

The three band members of CLAMM

On August Bank Holiday Monday Melbourne punks CLAMM played at Glasgow’s basement venue The Flying Duck. They released their excellent second album CARE earlier this month, and to be perfectly frank this reviewer was buzzing to be seeing CLAMM live. Patience is a virtue, however and first onstage was local band Velvet. What immediately struck …

We are pleased to premiere the video for the track ‘Ride’ from Melbourne band INSTYNKT. ‘Ride’ is a powerful guitar-driven track that resonates with a pop sensibility while setting a blistering pace. At heart is the kind of pure rock’n’roll filled with blood sweat and tears that used to form the mainstay of Australian pub …

Kaeda Daze is the nome de plume of Kendra Fewster, a former member of WA folk/pop band ‘The Hunting Birds’, and her new solo work is sublime. Showcasing Fewster’s velvet soft expressive vocals, her debut solo track ‘Running From Something’ is a warm enveloping track that seems to magically float like clouds: billowing, soft and …

A paean to the mutability of life delivered in a saucerful of whimsy, the new single ‘Socialite’ by Melbourne-based artist Mayzie is a dreamy ride filled with an inherent melancholic fugue and an air of delicate vulnerability. Deep within its genes is the C86 era of fey and wishful sounds with an antipodean sheen that …

A firm favourite here at Backseat Mafia, the enigmatic Melbourne juggernaut Cousin Tony’s Brand New Firebird (CTBNF) have today announced the release of a new album entitled ‘Smiles of Earth’ for Friday, 26 August 2022 (out through Double Drummer), a nationwide tour of Australia with a new single ‘Red Dirt Angel’ released today. A surfeit …

Former Scotsman turned Melburnian indie soul/blues-rocker Millar Jukes, is teaming up with his band The Muscle to release ‘Gittinit’, their first track from their upcoming EP, ‘Git It’ and we are proud to premiere the video here at Backseat Mafia. A powerhouse of classic blues-rock, Gittinit proves a nice turn of direction for Millar Jukes, …

We are very honoured to premiere today the new single ‘Muse’ from Naarm/Melbourne based artist Jacob Fitzgerald – a musician we have followed with great interest here at the southern outpost of Backseat Mafia. ‘Muse’ is a hyperreactive blast of sonic adrenalin administered by an artist who is fills his music with an insouciant swagger …