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YVES JARVIS is the artist and autodidact Jean-Sébastien Audet who, in a pseudo-Bill Callahanesque move, came out from behind his Un Blonde facemask after 2016’s excellent Good Will Come To You (according to his personal colour palette, it was bathed in yellow, for optimism), reborn with a new name. Over here at Backseat Mafia we adored his …

FOLLOWING last year’s rather lovely album for Dear Life, Alrightnik, Nashville’s guitar essayist Josh Halper has decided to reprise the closing track visually. He’s released a brilliantly conceived and funny short film to accompany that tune, “Honest Feeling” – you can watch it below. By way of introduction and self-summation he says, an eyebrow arched: …

Industrialized post-punk duo Årabrot are certainly having a productive 2021. Ahead of the release of Norwegian Gothic, due out through Pelagic Records on April 9th, the combined direction of Kjetil Nernes and Karin Park dropped a surprise EP earlier in the year. They’ve now released the first video from the new album, a somewhat NSFW …

Say what you will about METZ, the noisy Canadian post-punk three-piece currently signed to Sub Pop Records, but they are consistent. They have been across four studio albums now – Atlas Vending their most recent, critically acclaimed work. Stemming from that album, the group have released their latest video from the 2020 release, “Sugar Pill.” …

Manchester electronic post-punk outfit Gary, Indiana seem very much attuned to the habits of many bored-at-home UK residents, with the release of “Alien 3“, out now through Fire Talk Records. Bringing together clips from, among other things, hallowed video game Red Dead Redemption II (from what we spy… it could easily be an earlier instalment) …

Austrian experimentalist Black (W)hole is already getting the leftfield brigade here at Backseat Mafia excited – the release of their forthcoming album Strange Worlds on March 5th has seen a few tracks shared for streaming over on their Bandcamp. It is however the simplistic, yet hypnotizing video for single “The Shift” that has further caught …

2020 was, for want of better words, a real piece of work. Despite everything though, musically there were a few bright spots – one of which in his writer’s humble opinion being the release of French noise-rock trio Chaos E.T. Sexual‘s album Only Human Crust. The doomy, gritty music that Chaos, E.T. and Sexual committed …

KRATOS HIMSELF is the singular musical vision of Jethro Kratos Hopmans, whose mission is to meld icy electronics, potent cinematic beats and an expansive library of sound recordings in order to take you into a place of dark breaks. He’s set to release his fifth album of the past decade, Vectors, on February 26th via …

TWO THINGS about New Zealand’s King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard: one. They’re immense, ass ‘n’ tousled locks-shaking fun. Two. Christ, they’re prolific. Their cup of creativity runneth o’er. Twenty-three albums in eight years, if you follow the Discogs tally of these things – a mere three this year, slackers – but that’s only if …

FORMER Genesis axeman Steve Hackett has released a live recording from his 2019 UK tour, entitled Selling England By The Pound & Spectral Mornings: Live at Hammersmith. The album came out last Friday, September 25th. Steve Hackett joined Genesis at the beginning of 1971 and was part of the classic prog-era line-up which also included …