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LET there be no doubt: Sneaks, known to friends and family as Eva Moolchan, is COOL.  Last year’s Highway Hypnosis album for Merge wended through seductive, deconstructed electro; leftfield, whispered lofi soul with an eerie undertow; almost nursery-rhyme incantations, stripped back grooves. I mean, she wears yellow Cons too. This a woman you can trust …

Photo of Tongue Trap band sitting on an car by Rachel O'Donnell

Tongue Trap share their unique take on modern life with bold debut EP ‘Girl Crush’. The Edinburgh three-piece of Kim (guitar/vocals), Emma (bass/vocals) and Sam (drums) began life at Girls Rock School Edinburgh. Following their live debut in December 2015 they’ve had support slots with the likes of Tacocat and The Van T’s. The release …

Bristol all-grrrl (you see what I did there, right) trio IDestroy, aka singer/guitarist Bec Jevons alongside Becky Baldwin (bass/backing vocals) and Jenn Haneef (drums), are preparing for the release of their debut EP ‘Vanity Loves Me’ on February 26th. Ahead of its release the girls are streaming the title track, a sneering but infectious slice …

CatBearTree are a south-London threepiece made up of Zoe Konez (guitar), Claudia Mansaray (bass) and Sarah Smith (drums) who released their debut EP on Friday 2nd August, launching it through a multi-act bill at the Finsbury in Manor House, North London, up near my neck of the woods. They’ve been together since 2011, practising and perfecting …

Last week I was listening to the radio.  I liked it.  So I wrote about it here on Backseat Mafia (thanks Jim !).  One of the bands I told you about in that piece was The Tuts.  Before that piece, I had been moaning more and more (mainly to myself, under my breath) that I …