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Music New: The Breeders announce 30th Anniversary UK Tour of Last Splash LP

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Album Review: The Fall – The Real New Fall LP (Formerly Country On The Click) 20th anniversary reissue

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Live Review: PiL & Meryl Streek – O2 Ritz Manchester Sept 22nd 2023

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It’s an irritating side to this reviewing malarkey that you sometimes miss little treasures along the way, and certainly the album release by one of my beloved Italian bands, the dark and gothic Varanasi, fell victim to this overload during the Christmas hiatus. At the end of the year they released their album ‘Cattedrali per …

‘Built’ is a driving angular romp from oWo with a muscular bass spine upon which the motorik beat and shouty vocals hang with a degree of sneery attitude. The guitars scythe through the air and the whole song struts and prances with an arched eyebrow and a dead-eyed stare. It’s terrific stuff from this very …

TEENS have been prowling the dark and wild recesses of the southern state of lutriwita/Tasmania for nearly a decade and have emerged into the sunlight with their swaggering single ‘I Am An Art Prize’: a cacophony of attitude and fuzz that is absolutely enchanting. The form is angular, the delivery passionate and the overall effect …

Last time round it took the brilliant Einstürzende Neubauten 12 years between albums when they released ‘Alles in Allem’ back in 2020 during the midst of the COVID crisis. This time round we have only had to wait a faintly bearable four years with the news at they will be releasing their new album, ‘Rampen …

One of Australia’s best punk exponents, the brilliant A. Swayze and the Ghosts from niaplauna/Hobart, have made a blazing return to the scene with their new single ‘Cool Cucumber’. It’s been four long years since their debut album ‘Paid Salvation’ (see my review here) and the new single is a satisfying electric shock to the …

Masters of the dark arts of post punk atmospheric music, Fleeting Persuasion today unveil the new album ‘Will They Come Back’. It’s a powerful dark epistle highlighted by arching ambulant bass, jangling and scything guitars with distant dreamy vocals that seemingly hang in the ether. Fleeting Persuasion is driven by James Harrison (guitar/vocals) who wrote and …

The London-based Melbourne post punk duo HighSchool – much loved and admired here at Backseat Mafia – today announce the release of a new EP entitled ‘Accelerator’ – their second – due for release through [PIAS] Australia on 19 April 2024. And to increase the levels of anticipation, a new single entitled ‘Doesn’t Matter’ is …

2024 marks the 20th Anniversary of Sister 9 Recordings, and to celebrate they have all manner of exciting things going on. BSM brings you, as promised, the premiere of the second of two of Dolium’s AA video singles, ‘Fuckers’. The label will release a release a limited edition CD which will tell the story of lo-fi/post-punk/scuzz-rock …

Avid Backseat Mafia explorers might remember this name (although it’s hard to forget) Be Kind Cadaver and their attention seizing EP from last July ‘Post Partum’ (re-check the review HERE ). A set that pulsated to an angsty industrial soundtrack with shoegaze shards and a leaning towards the cathartic chorus, these were songs that didn’t …

2024 marks the 20th Anniversary of Sister 9 Recordings, and to celebrate they have all manner of exciting things going on. BSM brings you the premiere of the first of two of Dolium’s AA video singles, ‘La Faga Ragazza’. The second will follow next week, so watch this space if you like what you see… …