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We are delighted to premiere the video for the new single ‘We Just Want To Be Loved’ by North East based singer songwriter Kate Bond. Written post Sarah Everard, ‘We Just Want To Be Loved’, is a song all about impunity in cases of violence against women. The powerful feminism centred lyrics and ideology is …

Coumarin is the moniker of German singer, songwriter Andre Westerholt. Releasing his music in projects, he has had several singles out throughout 2021 and now returns with his first single of 2022 and his eighth single in total, ‘All Night’. Speaking on the meaning and creation behind ‘All Night’ Coumarin explains: “Recorded in an old …

Pulling together elements of electronica, indie and folk into her own brand of alt-pop, Nashville’s Raeya is back with a new single Dream, and we’re delighted to be able to premiere it right here on Backseat Mafia today. Of the track, Raeya told us “Dream is a romantic parallel to a larger concept – it’s …

Brooklyn based singer-songwriter Richard Orofino is a decorated artist and producer who has collaborated with a diverse group of artists in NY, LA, Nashville and London including Evan Voytas (UPSAHL, Loyal Lobos), Isaac Flynn (Hembree) and John Carroll-Kirby (Solange, Connan Mockasin). After discovering the art of production in 2013, he has been able to fuse …

Mexican-American singer-songwriter Dela Paz returns with a new single Favorite Dress , made in collaboration with beatmaker and producer Wolfgang Pander, and we’re delighted to be able to premiere it right here on Backseat Mafia today. Of the song, Dela Paz told us “Favorite Dress portrays a difficult stage in a relationship as a couple …

Intricate pop trio KARMACODA are on the verge of releasing their new album ‘Slow Down, Melt & Catch Fire’, which drops tomorrow (2nd July). In advance of it, we are delighted to be able to premiere a full stream of the record. The trio is made up of vocalist Jessica Ford, founding member Brett Crockett …

Following on from her 2019 debut album, Calista Kazuko has released a new single, 内 Uchi, and we’re delighted to be able to premiere it right here on Backseat Mafia today. It’s been a busy time for the former student at London’s Royal Academy of Music, as she’s worked with NHS staff in a project …

We’re delighted here at Backseat Mafia to be able to premiere the new video from Swedish musician Lo Ersare, aka Lucky Lo today, for her second single ‘Supercarry’, the follow up to much lauded debut ‘Heart Rhythm Synchronise’. On the impetus behind the song, Ersare says In Scandinavia we have an incredible safety net. We …

Nashville singer songwriter Gatton has just released his new EP Juvenescent, and we’re delighted to be able to premiere a stream of it right here on Backseat Mafia today. all four tracks sit comfortably within the realms of indie folk, with more than a hint of Americana thrown in there. Opening with a cover of …

It’s a real rags to riches story, but Mick Dimitri got his big break whilst waiting tables for Ed Sheeran in 2018. After hitting it off, Mick opened for Ed on his Divide tour, at the age of nineteen, alongside Zara Larsson and James Bay. Now older, the Italian singer-songwriter has released a new video …