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Marking the start of the UK leg of the ‘See You In The Future Tour’, tonight sees Waterparks perform at Leeds o2 Academy with support from Phem and Bad Suns. Having had a quick look on social media prior to arriving and seeing that some fans had been there since lunchtime, it was no real surprise to …

Having graced the shores of the UK at the start of spring, Texan pop punk legends Bowling For Soup (well, two of them) were back to play a run of intimate dates to their hardcore fans. Obviously here at Backseat Mafia we couldn’t do this review without mentioning the fact that the band couldn’t fully …

Words: Max Falvey // Pictures: Carl McGrath “Thank you so much for choosing us over Eurovision, I’m not sure I would’ve done the same!” After releasing their fourth studio album ‘Sometimes We See In The Dark’ on Friday, Mullingar native’s The Blizzards performed an outstanding one-off show in Dublin’s Academy last night, playing over an …

I have a special place in my heart for The Maine; they are one of the first bands that started my never-ending emo phase plus we are both from Phoenix, Arizona so I always felt just a little closer to them. The Maine, one of the most influential and well known pop-punk bands of the …

From Lancaster, The Lovely Eggs are a Husband and Wife duo Holly Ross and David Blackwell deliver a noisy and sublime punk style set at their biggest headline show to date at Heaven in London. The show coincides with the bands last album released two years ago in lockdown which also the reason for tonight’s …

Anyone arriving slightly late to this jam packed academy is serenaded by the sound of a relaxed cover of ‘The Black Parade’ courtesy of HalfLives. The sold out second room sets the room aglow with the lights from their phones and we all know we’re in for a hell of a night. This is a …

Tonight its a full on assault to the senses from three of the finest new generation Punk bands, those being Dennis Cometti / Chubby and the Gang & headliners The Chats. So first out tonight were Perth’s Dennis Cometti and all sporting matching shorts and tops. The tops being what I think are a rugby …

A touch of Los Angeles came to Dublin as two bands at least based in the city arrived at the upstairs venue at Whelans. Support band Numb.er, formed in LA by Jeff Fribourg did their engaging Dark Wave / Synthpunk thing to an appreciative crowd, and showed they have more than enough to pull in …

Shoegazing? Nope. I can assure you, nobody is looking at the floor tonight. Everyone is transfixed by the concentrated stare of Black Doldrums drummer Sophie Landers. The self-proclaimed goth and “noise conjurer” is a mesmerising sight. Pounding the sticks throughout the Dalston night with bandmate Kevin Gibbard on guitar and main vocal duties and band …

Manchester indie band Pale Waves made the trip over to play the Academy Dublin on March 4th 2022 marking there first show in Ireland since the COVID-19 pandemic. The evening started with an energetic  set from Dublin natives just Just Wondering. Their catchy melodies mixed with a heavily percussive style was a wonderful warm up for the …