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EP: Montreal’s Busty and the Bass release the groove of ‘The ET Suite’

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Not Forgotten: Supertramp – Crime of the Century

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Album Review: Lizzo – Cuz I Love You

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This being the week of International Women’s Day, we managed to get an exclusive playlist from Manchester singer Mica Millar – formally of Red Sky Noise, who’s picked us a playlist of powerful songs from powerful women to celebrate. Her own single Girl came out on the day, and was inspired by the stories shared …

French musician/producer Etienne Sevet (aka. The Bongo Hop), traveller, sound selector, trumpeter has his finger on so many pulses. Funk, soul, jazz, afro-grooves all pumped up with that racy Latin heartbeat from his one time home Colombia. It’s a blend that makes for a distinct Bongo Hop sound, rhythmically slick, smartly arranged songs for head, …

Tonight a large throng (including us here at Backseat Mafia) gathered 3Arena Dublin for the start of Simply Reds long awaited Blue Eyed Soul tour, and opening up the night is soul star Mica Paris who treats the audience to a set spanning her career as well as tracks from her latest album. Nearing the …

Captivating R&B artist Robbi Niles has returned with a new single, titled ‘Melody’, and we’re delighted to be able to premiere it right here on Backseat Mafia today. The Barbados artist released his debut single ‘Wonder’ at just 16 Yeats old and has found some success, charting on the ACQB Top 200 Chart. Picking up …

Naples born, but London based singer-songwriter Leo Pesci returns with a new EP, Community, blacked by London Jazz heavyweights Johnny Woodham (Alfa Mist) and Dani Diodato (Pyjæn, Arlo Parks). With echoes of the like of D’Angelo, Jordan Rakei and the RH Factor, we’re delighted to be able to premiere the EP right here on Backseat Mafia this morning. …

IN THESE days, months, or years even, when everything has been dominated by viruses, or at least one in particular, there have been many earnest releases focusing on the despair, isolation and loneliness that these have caused us all. There’s nothing wrong with that at all; after all art reflects life (or near enough anyway) …

Enigmatic, cinematic-soul scenesters The Pro-Teens have just dropped new single Peachfuzz, with 7″ single Peachfuzz/ One Beer coming on 26 November and a hint at a full-length MF DOOM tribute album to come in 2022 (via College Of Knowledge Records). With prolific drummer Hudson Whitlock (Karate Boogaloo, Surprise Chef) at the helm, this breakaway studio …

We’ve long been mad about Holy Hive, and out right now is the bands new single, Story of My Life – taken from the bands self-titled second album, out on September 24th via the ever brilliant Big Crown Records. Pre-order the album on cd or two versions on vinyl – black and a blue and …

Five-time ARIA-award winning producer, songwriter and artist Chet Faker (aka Nick Murphy) has delivered his highly awaited sophomore album, Hotel Surrender via his own label Detail Records, in partnership with BMG. Six years after stepping away from the Chet Faker identity, Melbourne-raised, New York-based Murphy revived the project last October and created a reintroduction of …

Liv Mclean is a soulful jazz fusion artist , distinguished in sound by her wonderful versatile voice randing from raspy soulfulness to indie inflections. It’s no wonder that Tremorverse Records  are featuring her as an artist their upcoming compilation album by showcasing her truly lush yet groovy track ‘ ‘New Pair Of Eyes’. After announcing the …