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Mike Tafoya Returns With New Music & Video

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EP: The delicately beautiful ‘Creatures of Habit’ from Brisbane artist Aren’t is an exquisite triumph. Plus news of launch date.

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See: The monochrome video for Trevor Sensor’s ‘Chiron, Galactus’: an instant classic of mourning, cathartic Americana

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Australian legends, The Church, have announced a release date for their much anticipated new album ‘The Hypnogogue’ – now due out on 24 February 2023 – and to sweeten the wait, they have unveiled new single ‘C’est La Vie’ along with news of an extensive US tour. ‘C’est La Vie’ sparkles with the classic sound …

It is time to slip on your go-go swamp boots for Shaker, the electrifying lead track from The Silversound’s imminent debut album. Erupting like an overdriven lava lamp at the hyperventilating end of a blossoming psychedelic trip, Shaker is an ecstatic top-down monster truck groove with fast funk propulsion and a soul-tinted female chorus that wraps your head in silk and …

Rounding out a full week of seven gigs in a row, Tim Rogers with his band The Twin Set, delighted a full room at The Great Club Marrickville on Thursday night. A punishing schedule of gigs for the front man between his duties with You Am I, The Hard Ons and solo pursuits including his …

Following up their single ‘Stranger In The Mirror‘, Naarm/Melbourne trio Summer Flake have released another dreamy, jangling and ethereal track ‘One Less Thing’ that positively shimmers in the firmament. Title track to their newly announced fourth album, this is a glowing track filled with a simmering vitality. Gliding over a sparse and enigmatic sound with …

You really can’t get much better than ‘Leaves Me Blind’, the 1992 magnum opus from the seminal Underground Lovers – their second album. Lead single ‘Your Eyes’ remains on my personal list of favourite songs ever with its hypnotic bass and dreamy ethereal fugue. The entire album positively shimmers and glows and has the collective …

We here at Backseat Mafia have been following closely following the career of Luca Zotti in his various guises, from Sweet Jane and Claire back in 2014 (see our review of their album ‘Sticky Caramel Mind’ here) to the recent Unruly Girls (see our review of 2020’s ‘Epidemic’ here). Throughout this time, there has been …

Richard Andrew has a very important day job as the vital provider of beats to the legendary Underground Lovers, and has been moonlighting a solo project under his own name R.J. Andrew. Andrew has many strings to his bow, though – he is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist and composer. This man of many talents has just …

Off her recent long awaited EP ‘Break’, the enigmatic and brilliant Fazerdaze (the nom de plume of Amelia Murray) has today unveiled a video for the track ‘Winter’ as a well as tremendous news of her support slot on the new Lorde tour: a magnificent reflection of her growing stature. ‘Winter’ is the quieter, more …

Back in August we were very honoured to bring you the single from Sydney auteur Maia Marsh, and the pleasure is doubled with an exclusive look at the new video from her band Motion Sickness for the track ‘This Body’. ‘This Body’ oozes with a delicious frisson of excitement: a snaky driving bass creates an …

We had to do our bit to make sure this didn’t get lost in the New Music Friday shuffle – it’s the new album from Kentucky’s Jacob Weaver, AKA Wesley. Trailed by the title track, ‘Twins in the Wind’ and ‘Not Sure That Was Me’, Glows in the Dark is out today via Earth Libraries …