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Desert Storm – New Video/New Album

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Years Young – ‘Swim’ EP Review

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Track: Paves – ‘Dancing ’til The End Of Time’

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Singer/songwriter/producer Geoffrey O’Connor set my radar beeping with his release last month ‘For As Long As I Remember’, the reflective and delicate track featuring the dulcet vocals of Jonnine from the band HTRK as a duet. He has now returned with another blissful sunlit escapade, ‘What A Scene’, this time with Melbourne artist Sui Zhen stepping up to …

Formed in the early days of the March 2020 lockdown as an online collaborative project, it took until their first gig for Fraser and Amelia – otherwise known as Midnight Ambulance – to decide on that name and give their new venture a serious go. In February, they released debut single ‘Black Gloves’, and shared …

Julia Daigle is having a busy year. Not only did Paupière, her project with Pierre-Luc Bégin, release their new album Sade Sati just last month, but the Montréalaise also striking out on her own for a solo venture, and we at Backseat Mafia are rather excited to bring you an exclusive reveal of what Daigle …

Adelaide born but now Melbourne resident Allday (the moniker of Tom Gaynor) magnificent album ‘Drinking With My Smoking Friends’ has been anticipated by a series of stunning singles that have indicated the presence of a special artist. Known more for rap, this album is a new turn – melodic dream pop that is sparkling. Opening track ‘Void’ is …

London-based duo lilo may only now be getting started in earnest, but the creative partnership between Christie Gardner and Helen Dixon stretches back a decade. You may even have heard some of their music – the lilo’s singles club EP arrived in February, collecting the batch of songs the pair released last year on a …

In February, the Long Island Emo show promoters collective released The AMH Comp, seeking to raise funds for the Amityville Music Hall, which remains closed due to its intimate capacity of just 75 people, making a permitted reopening unfeasible at the moment. The 26-track compilation featured new music and covers from Long Island scene staples …

Great news from Birmingham-born Londoner John Myrtle today, from whom we last heard a couple of months ago with the sprightly teaser track from his upcoming debut album, “Get Her Off My Mind”. That was his first new music in more than 18 months, following the mid-2019 release of the Here’s John Myrtle EP. He’s …

Hailing from Dublin and, by their own admission, rooted within the realms of doing it themselves, indie lo-fi trio The Elephant Room have released their newest single, “Fillipoff.” A melancholic track for a sunny day, “Fillipoff” is a sobering work that manages to create halcyon moments within its melodies. While melodically it may seem downbeat, …

Currently getting ready to wow audiences in the United States at SXSW and the New York-based New Colossus Festival (that’s only in its second year but already a fixture on the music calendar), Norwegian quartet Pom Poko have felt that they need to acquaint themselves with audiences once again. Hence the video for “Praise“, a …

It would appear some of my fondest memories of Auckland (New Zealand, Aotearoa) have managed to follow me to Backseat Mafia. I recall there was a buzz about a band from over the ditch (Australia. Just Australia) about a noisy three-piece who were of the Blood Brothers ilk. A little bit dance-punk, a touch of …