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Premiere: Versari exclusively unveil for us their new EP Brûle: an epic filled with glorious edits and remixes casting a whole new light on the originals

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Last year’s ‘Secret Stairs’ album from New Zealand’s Nik Brinkman was a highlight of the year – in our 9.1/10 review we said it was a stunning debut: a collection of sparkling jewels that glitter with a melancholic sheen, while featuring glorious pop vignettes delivering melody and an ethereal grace. We are very honoured to …

NYC’s London Plane have exclusively unveiled to Backseat Mafia the scaling, anthemic title track to their forthcoming album ‘Bight Black’, out through Declared Goods on 17 June 2022. The track, available on Wednesday, 20 April 2022, is an exciting post-punk, new wave influenced slice of gothic-tinged pie, replete with scything, mountainous guitars and a thunderous, …

Having put himself on the Backseat Mafia radar last month with the devastatingly beautiful debut single ‘Dusk’, Piers Thibault’s forthcoming EP has been the subject of repeated listening when we’ve been in search of some gorgeous piano-driven instrumental music to take us out of ourselves for 15 minutes or so. It’s very good at that. …

We’re pleased to be running the premiere for the new single ‘The Shrug’ from jazz collective Al Swainger’s Pointless Beauty. Taken from the upcoming album ‘Hearts Full Of Grace’, ‘The Shrug’ see’s Swainger showcase his abilities as a composer with a gentle, melancholic soundscape packed with beautiful instrumentation, courtesy of his extremely talented five-piece band. …

We are very pleased to premiere the new track ‘School Friends’ from Berlin based alt pop chanteuse Novaa. ‘School Friends’ has a sparse melodic beat with wry observational lyrics that are louche and laid back, capturing the social anxieties of interaction with peers. Novaa has captured a sense of vulnerability in her expression, wrapped up …

We are huge fans of New Zealand outfit Voodoo Bloo and we are honoured to premiere the exciting video for their new single ‘Small’. Voodoo Bloo started off as a project of Rory McDonald – a native of Sheffield in the UK but now based in Wellington New Zealand – and we covered the dynamic …

Bellwether have been releasing a stream of invigorating, effervescent punk pop finery over the last year: celestial, thundering pieces of shimmering melody cloaking a barbed-wire spine, and we are honoured to bring you an early listen to the EP ‘Impermanence’ ahead of its release tomorrow. Based in Sydney, the band has grown from a number …

Marty K & the Electric Hurricanes have an unique ability to take a sonic snapshot of the seventies with a prog rock genetic code and deliver something cathartic and satisfying for our times. Last time we met them, they released the psychedelic blast of ‘Rattle Snakes and Bones’ (read my review here). The follow up, …

We premiered the jangling pop perfection of Sydney crooner Lewis Goldmark‘s track ‘Wild Night’ back in November last year, and we are very pleased to unveil for you the new video for the track. Good things come for those who wait. The track ‘Wild Night’ is a jangling delight with a shimmer and shine that …

Former Bengal Lancers member Harry Sullivan has made the most of the horrors of the past few years to create the From The Tiger’s Mouth project, and we are very pleased to premiere the result: the motorik beat of ‘Morning News’. This is a synth-based syncopated and urgent track with protest folk genes, where Sullivan …