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Album Review: Hatchie – Keepsake

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Track: Everything by Electricity – Place to Call My Own

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Album Review: Lowtide – Southern Mind

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FOLLOWING the success (well, relatively) of our John Peel playlist, in which we compiled all the Festive 50 tracks for every year John ran that feature all in one place (well, the ones from Spotify anyway), we’re delving into the catalogue of Manchester’s Factory Records. It’s a story that’s been well told in lots of …

Peter Hook & The Light return to Australia and New Zealand in 2022 to perform Joy Division’s landmark albums, ‘Unknown Pleasures’ and ‘Closer’, in full and sequential order. Plus as a special bonus they will perform an opening set of New Order material. Joy Division co-founder and bassist was part of the band for the …

Hatchie’s debut album is remarkable: a mature, perfectly crafted pop masterpiece that, while drawing in a range of shimmering dream pop influences, is peerless and unique. 

Indie legends New Order have announced that their gig from July 2017 that took place in Manchester’s Old Granada Studios (where Joy Division had made their television debut on Tony Wilson’s So It Goes programme) is going to be released on triple vinyl, double cd and download/stream on July 12th, titled ‘∑(No,12k,Lg,17Mif) New Order + …

The gorgeous, thick-layered textures of Everything by Electricity‘s new single ‘Place To Call My Own’ is synth pop at its most alluring: a steady pulse, a superglue-melody and an addictive, bitter-sweet taste. While recalling bands such as New Order and M83, the song has an unconventional arrangement that catches you off guard: a percussive beginning …

I don’t know whether Melbourne is becoming the shoegaze/dream pop capital of the Southern Hemisphere, but the release last month of Lowtide‘s sophomore album, ‘Southern Mind’ would be compelling evidence. Some of the best music is being produced in the southern capital and Lowtide are leading the pack. ‘Southern Mind’ is a stellar collection of …

How do you judge what were the best albums of the year? Well, here at Backseat Mafia its a collaborative affair, where everyone that writes for us has as much of a say as everyone else (how did I let that happen?). Happily, in line with the widely and wildly varied nature of our ethos …

Deep breath. “Music Complete” is a FABULOUS album but it should have been the second Bad Lieutenant album rather than the tenth New Order album. There, I’ve said it. Shit. Please don’t hate me, New Order. The group are without bass monster Peter Hook, of course, more of which I’ll come to later. Latterly, they …