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Not Forgotten: The Divine Comedy – A Short Album About Love

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DO YOU miss the prog-psych-powerpop odysseys of Nineties’ San Fran outfit Jellyfish? All those empurpled paisley power ideas thrown into a thrilling mix? Well listen up, listen up; Jellyfish’s Roger Joseph Manning Jr, Tim Smith and Eric Dover, who’ve been plying their respective individual trades with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Slash’s Snake Pit, the Finn Brothers, Alice …

SEALAND AIRLINES, the up ‘n’ coming Ukrainian prog quartet comprised of keyboardist Andrii Davydenko, guitarist Mykhailo Kanafotskyi; bassist and vocalist Artem Bemba, who also lends a little keyboards, flute and violin to proceedings, and drummer Iurii Khomik, have pooled their musical experience and taste to transport you to their world, taking up the journey in …

Released at a time where the fashion was to fill the whole run time of a CD with as much material as possible regardless of quality, all in the name of offering the listener more ‘value for money’, The Divine Comedy’s A Short Album About Love, as its name suggests, pulled in the opposite direction. …

After garnering much praise and admiration for his new album Junk, which fused together old school house sounds and synthesised vocals into his ambitious prog-pop, M83 aka Anthony Gonzalesz has announced that one of the albums stand out tracks, Roadblaster is to be released as a single on November 18th. Built on this brassy but …

Jenny Hval gives us a sinister glimpse of eternal life in the video for her latest single ‘Female Vampire’. The Norwegian artist will be releasing her sixth album, ‘Blood Bitch’, on 30 September (via Sacred Bones) and ‘Female Vampire’ is the first single to be taken from it. The video, directed by Jenny Berger Myhre, …

Indie prog poppers Night Idea are about to release their new album Breathing Cold, and ahead of that they’ve released a new animated video to accompany the song Easy to Lie. The striking animation was directed by Emily Kundrot, who shared the following about the video’s concept: “The idea for the video started out based …

It might have taken a while, five years to be exact, but London trio Three Trapped Tigers are back with a follow up to their debut album ‘Route one or die’. Titled ‘Silent Earthling’, the bands new album is due out on April 1st via Superball Music. Talking of the bands evolution, guitarist/keyboard player Matt …

We featured the new video from Stockholm’s Billie Lindahl, aka Promise and the Monster, here on Backseat Mafia, and we were immediately struck by its dark beauty, it’s driving, melodic sounds and Lindahl’s frankly irresistible vocal. For her third album, Feed the Fire, out in January next year, she’s moved to the iconic Bella Union …

The Zombies new album, ‘Still Got That Hunger’ is after repeated listenings, hard not to like. For a band formed in 1961, they still tour a hell of a lot, so no-one can argue with its title. It’s in places semi-autobiographical, nostalgic and as technically proficient as one would expect, from a band responsible for …

Taken from the acclaimed ‘Get To Heaven’ album by Manchester quartet Everything Everything comes a new single, the third taken from it, in the shape of Spring / Sun / Winter / Dread. Produced by singer Jonathan Higgs, he says about the new video the band have released to accompany it “The song talks about …