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TRACK: PET SHOP BOYS – I DON’T WANNA

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VIDEO: 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER – WILDFLOWER

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Not Forgotten: Elton John – Elton John

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For the last few years it’s been the ladies who have owned the electronic music scene. Robyn switched things up with her electronic masterpiece Honey. The late, great Sophie broke new ground with her album oil of every pearl’s un-insides. Whilst Roisin Murphy and Annie returned triumphantly with brand new albums last year. But here’s …

New Zealander Isla Noon‘s single ‘Talk About Us’ is as perfect as a pop song can be – luscious layers of smooth music and a melody that enamps inside the brain, puts up its feet and sets up residence. All burnished by Noon’s gorgeous yearning vocals that have a greater range than the Southern Alps …

Adam Hachey is a brilliant and underappreciated song writer whose talent has been lauded by Backseat Mafia since almost our inception when he emerged with the band Meesh, creating a genre of what he termed anti-folk. His songwriting is in fact folkish, but with an indie pop sensibility and a more layered and rich approach. …

I first became aware of Kim Wilde on hearing her cover of The Supremes’ hit, You Keep Me Hanging On. I hadn’t actually heard the original, or, in fact, did I know that it was a cover version at all. But that was to be the start of a love affair that would stretch across …

LoneLady has shared the title track of her forthcoming third album ‘Former Things’, out now via Warp Records. Alongside this LoneLady shares a cinematic video directed by Jon Edwards at Naive Studio. The video evokes the golden-tinged magic of childhood, and centres around the ruins of a tree, one that is intertwined with LoneLady’s childhood …

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 …

Flaw Flower is the exciting debut LP from London-based musician Zoee, out now via Illegal Data. The new, solo record follows previous collaborations with Joe Goddard of Hot Chip and hyper-pop collective PC Music, as well as prior single releases via Ryan Hemsworth’s Secret Songs imprint and Vegyn’s label Plz Make It Ruins. Over the …

FLOODED with pure catchiness aimed straight at your grin glands, the completely irrepressible Lottery Winners are straight outta Leigh with a song which summer itself might’ve designed, “Favourite Flavour”. Lyrically centred on all the fun and sweet things, chocolate chip and buttercream, berry sauce and ice cream, it’s a cute-as proper lurvesong. “When I come …

Brooklyn based artist Elliot Lee (Photo Finish Records) has shared track ‘Drama Queen’ which is the second single from her forthcoming EP Queen of Nothing which tells the story of ‘Queendom’ and the rise and fall of an empire seen through the lens of a tyrannical ruler. In ‘Drama Queen’ Elliot explores materialism as a coping mechanism and the inability to …

LIVERPOOL’S upbeat popsters Red Rum Club are gonna be swinging into autumn with a new album, in which the sextet are gonna unveil a dastardly plan couched in well-turned tunesmithery – How To Steal The World. Top hats, twizzling ‘taches and some bloody decent tunes. Wanna hear a first single? Good-o, because “Nightcalling” is with …