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Describing themselves by saying “We create psych music that sits in a dreamy haze between catchy and explorative. Six singles have set a strong sonic territory on which to build their sound, with two mini albums set for release this year, the band are keen to innovate at the forefront of the UK psych scene,” …

Canadian duo Altameda are back with a new single, Nightmare Town, and we’re absolutely delighted to premiere it right here on Backseat Mafia. It’s out today via Modern Sky, and is based largely on the film Badlands, and the true story that it’s loosely based on. Of the track, the band say “Though the violence …

Leaving behind a blistering festival season, Liverpool based six-piece Red Rum Club cool things down with infectiously happy new single Love Me Like You Wanna Be Loved. The band are just off the back of TRNSMT Festival, Neighbourhood Weekender and a support slot on Circa Waves UK tour, but aren’t letting that slow them down …

INVOKING the righteous bluegrassy, feminine country strength of a fine line of songwriters that stretch back through First Aid Kit and Shelby Lynne, and right on back to Dolly back herself, Scottish country chanteuse Rianne Downey is back and proud with her strumsomely lovely new single, “Do Or Die”, in which she moves on from …

FLOODED with pure catchiness aimed straight at your grin glands, the completely irrepressible Lottery Winners are straight outta Leigh with a song which summer itself might’ve designed, “Favourite Flavour”. Lyrically centred on all the fun and sweet things, chocolate chip and buttercream, berry sauce and ice cream, it’s a cute-as proper lurvesong. “When I come …

LIVERPOOL’S upbeat popsters Red Rum Club are gonna be swinging into autumn with a new album, in which the sextet are gonna unveil a dastardly plan couched in well-turned tunesmithery – How To Steal The World. Top hats, twizzling ‘taches and some bloody decent tunes. Wanna hear a first single? Good-o, because “Nightcalling” is with …

COMING armed with a clutch of proper old-skool, downhome country tunesmithery from the east of Glasgow, Rianne Downey is singing proud and strong on what’s only her second single drop, “Stand My Ground”, the proper rootsy pop inflections of which you can hear below. It’s as if our very own Dolly P had got her …

Holly Macve

Brighton based singer songwriter Holly Macve has revealed the video for “Be My Friend”. A blend of country dream-pop, complete with slide guitar, with Macve’s wistful delivery over the top. A little reminiscent of singers such as Neko Case or Caitlin Rose, it’s a late night saloon bar sound that somehow matches a sugar sweet …

‘Another State’ is the new dreamy and hypnotic single from the very exciting Tourists, and accompanies news of the release of the eponymously titled debut album due out on 20 November through Modern Sky. ‘Another State’ creates a mesmerising fugue – awash with gurgling and bubbling synths and layered vocals, ultimate dream pop to assuage …

AS THE rain starts to wrap us in autumn, at least Liverpudlian sextet Red Rum Club are here to bring a little thoughtful pop sunshine. Today they’ve dropped a video for “The Elevation”, a sweet brass-led groove about a fractious relationship in the WhatsApp age: when you get no reply even after “the ticks go …