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

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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 …

Multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and producer Jordan Rakei is back with a new single Family, taken from what will be his fourth album What We Call Life, out on the ever brilliant Ninja Tune on 17th September. Of the forthcoming record the New Zealand born, Australia raised and London based artist says “As we worked through it, …

Hiatus Kaiyote return in 2021 with their new album Mood Valiant, on Brainfeeder/Ninja Tune. The twice-Grammy-nominated band is comprised of Naomi “Nai Palm” Saalfield (guitar, vocals), Paul Bender (bass), Simon Mavin (keys), and Perrin Moss (drums), and the new album is the follow up to their 2015 album ‘Choose Your Weapon’, which Rolling Stone described …

Unknown Mortal Orchestra have released their first new music in nearly three years, dating back to 2018’s Sex & Food album with a new single, Weekend Run, out now on the ever brilliant Jagjaguwar label. It’s not that UMO – aka Runah Nielsen hasn’t kept himself busy – quite the opposite, releasing the IC-01Hanoi project, collaborating …

Taken from his recent album ‘Jeb Loy’, the aforementioned American born, Welsh based singer Jeb Loy Nicols has released the final single to be taken from it. Titled The World Loves A Fool and backed by another album cut, the beautiful Not There Yet, its out now on rather lovely 7inch vinyl on the Timmion …

Despite news that her debut album Yellow has been moved back to July 23rd via her own label Movementt, Emma Jean Thackray has released another little taster of whats to come in the form of a third single, Our People. Of the track, Emma says “Our People sums up what the whole record is about. …

French Soul crew The Vogs have returned with a new line up, and a couple of new tracks – both out now on digital and glorious 7inch vinyl via the brilliant Q-Sounds Recordings, which runs on the old format of recording, producing and even playing the tracks with their in house crew. Opening up with …

We’ve fallen for Gizelle Smith somewhat here on Backseat Mafia. The daughter of late Four Tops songwriter Joe Smith and vocalist of German funk ensemble The MIghty Mocambos, Smith recently released her new album Revealing via the much lauded Jalapeño Records label. It’s an album that never strays wholly away from that classic Soul/Funk sound, …

Legendary Soul voice Curtis Harding returns with his first new music since 2018, with a single ‘Hopeful’, accompanied by a video directed by photojournalist Lynsey Weatherspoon. Right from the off, it’s a gospel soul banger, the sort which manages (somehow) to sound right now in the present, but could have been written and recorded any …

Daptone, the home of soul and funk, is one of those labels whose judgement you can trust- when they’re onto something you just know it’s going to deliver. News of their release of Innov Gnawa’s debut album ‘LILA’ on April 30th may seem a bit leftfield given that the band are dedicated explorers of the …