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Rebecca Taylor formerly of indie band Slow Club, now goes under the title of Self Esteem as an unapologetic pop star. She has announced a new single and a UK tour for 2021. Self Esteem comments “All my upcoming work is exploring how complicated it is to just be a human. I’m wonderful and i’m …

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 …

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CHVRCHES use the powerful punch of their unique brand of electro-pop to address men’s attitudes towards women in hard-hitting new single ‘He Said She Said’. “Being a woman is fucking exhausting and it felt better to scream it into a pop song than scream it into the void”, says CHVRCHES frontwoman Lauren Mayberry of new …

Melbourne duo Holy Holy have an infinite capacity to deliver sweeping melodic tunes that are layered, nuanced and euphoric (see our review of their 2017 album ‘Pain’). Their new single ‘How You Been’ does just that: it is an immersive piece that is a delightful sonic construction that combines a euphoric tone with just a …

A nostalgic and powerful revival of an old classic. As a young, naive Taylor Swift entered the music industry in 2005, she signed a contract with Big Machine which was arguably a bittersweet start for the star in retrospect. The label recorded her first 6 albums as well as promoted her, they helped her achieve her musical dreams. However, they claimed ownership over the masters, changing the course of her journey through …

Based in Christchurch, New Zealand, Emily C. Browning, with a background in Jazz and a career playing guitars for others, has just released her first solo work – the lovely single ‘I Wasn’t Into You Anyway’. There is a smart self-deprecatory sense of humour evident in both the song and the accompanying video – Browning …

Once a wanderer in the dreamy, folk wilderness, Julia Stone has well and truly shaken off the delicate gossamer of ballads past. Single Fire in Me from forthcoming album Sixty Summers is evocative, energetic and seemingly powered by electric, Goldfrapp-esque propulsion. The song was co-written with songwriter/producer Dann Hume and features a Bond-like string section …

SUAVE groove; deep, profoundly bass vocal hooks, a smooth and implicit funk that crosses over into indie with a twanging hook – is that your bag? If so, please gather round for the first offerings for 2021 from London’s Attawalpa, “Please Take Care”, the video for which you can watch below. Attawalpa is the way …

So gorgeously flavoursome; like warm caramel from a soft filled truffle chocolate

‘You’ is the exquisite and poetically versed debut single from up and coming singer-songwriter Natalie Wildgoose. Drawing from her jazz , pop and folk affinities, with the kind of developed musicianship influenced from her environment ( A Masters Student at Trinity laban), Natalie is certainly a vocalist that is confident in her artistic choices. Although …