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This Friday night in Leicester might be cold enough for you to not feel your toes, but that certainly isn’t the case in the o2 Academy. 8:30pm is where this evening really begins and though middle act Void of Vision may be a little heavier than you’d expect for a Holding Absence support, the crowd …

The Tyne & Lit By Lanterns help warm up this Birmingham crowd and set the tone for the evening. The Tyne even grab their own considerable crowd, teaching us all how to join in with ‘DEMONS‘ before going straight into it and grabbing one of the loudest choruses of the whole evening. The night is …

The Folk Punk star Frank Turner finally heads out on tour again with a mammoth lineup with his provocative and joyous singalong set to a mass gathered audience with big hearted anthems! Known for his provocative views on right wing sediments which have sparked debates in the past and have led to doughs to which …

There’s soaring inflation, public sector strikes and a cost of living crisis and somewhere in Northamptonshire the band Bauhaus are taking that angst and discontent and creating a goth classic. Bauhaus – or Bauhaus 1919 (as they were initially called) recorded their classic Bela Lugosi’s Dead amidst the industrial strife and political instability of Britain …

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 …