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COLOGNE’S Urlaub in Polen – the new wave-tronica duo of singer George Brenner and drummer Jan Philipp Janzen – have been away from our turntables for almost a decade now. In fact it’s nine years since they released album no.5, Boldstriker, and promptly announced it was all over. But the giddy wheel of time shifteth …

BABE, TERROR, the nom-de-musique of São Paulo’s Claudio Szynkier, is a serious sort of name. That juxtaposition: your babe, your loved one, terror. Oh.  … but then these are serious times, and if you think we’ve got it bad in the UK currently, then try the Brazil of the Brazil of an emergent populist, Covid-denying …

IT’S BEEN a proper learning curve: I mean, we’ve all had to find our own ways of dealing with … this, haven’t we? Whatever gets you through.  Personally I’ve got friends who’ve deep-dived into utter vinyl addiction; who’ve really got into 5k running, or taken up painting for the very first time; who’ve planted out …

Key Out are a phenomenal Sydney band – I recently rated their brilliant album ‘Anthropomorphia‘ a well deserved nine out of ten. Backseat Mafia is therefore utterly delighted to premiere Key Out’s new double sided single consisting of the opening track from the album, ‘Buildings’ as well as a remix of earlier single ‘Chorus’. ‘Buildings’ …

PROLIFIC producers Werner Niedermeier and Gareth Whitehead have been working together for about a decade now. As well as their busy DJ commitments and running their own record labels they have have found time to put out releases on a myriad of imprints, including Compost, Kling Klingon and Poker Flat. They’re gearing up for their …

EDINBURGH’S The Son(s) are not a band to shy away from the raw side of living in their creative pursuits. The video for their latest song, which the band are premiering today with Backseat Mafia, is the absolutely soul-wide-open paean “Lord, I Am Grateful”, and which was filmed immersed in the icy, peaty currents of …

Backseat Mafia is honoured to premiere the new video from Italian post-punk/synthwave band We Are Waves for their blistering new track ‘SELVA’. Brewed and percolated in lockdown conditions, the wave of innovative and very exciting music from Italy continues unabated in this track: a hybrid of electronic industrial drive and straight out indie rock. The …

Here at Backseat Mafia we are very proud to premiere the brilliant new track ‘The Dirty Art of Game’ from Sydney artist Jo Meares. This is a stunning and mesmerising song – haunting, poetic and celestial in its tone. Foremost is the rumbling hypnotic vocals that weave an enticing tale of temptation and sin in …

Quiet Type, aka Portland indie pop duo Lee Barbara & Bobby Seus, have spent the last two years put writing, recording, producing and funding their first full-length record. Describing the process as being “an intense journey, fraught with unexpected twists and turns” they’ve finally made it and have announced that the record is available to …

Black Lime, the brainchild of lead singer-songwriter Sam Connolly, hit the scene with their debut release “Down and Out” this Friday. It’s a fruity cocktail – the flavour of the Arctic Monkeys, infused with a dash of the Black Lips, and garnished with a slice of zesty indie rock all of their own making… Singer Sam Connolly …