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Album Review: Key Out – Anthropomorphia

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Interview: Matthew J Tow from The Lovetones plus album review Myriad

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Premiere: Alyrah – Twin Flame Portal EP plus single The Empress

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We are immobilised with excitement at being able to bring you an exclusive listen to the new single from Sydney’s magnificent Key Out: one of the most exciting outfits in the antipodean scene at the moment. ‘Drive’ has that indefinable Key Out sound: mesmerising shimmering folds of instrumentation that daub brushstrokes from a colourful multi-layered …

We are very pleased to be able to bring you an early listen to the new single ‘The Pearl’ from one of the most exciting bands coming out of Sydney at the moment, The Nagging Doubts, out through the brilliant Scenic Drive Records. Last year’s EP ‘Autocalm‘ made my list of favourite albums of 2021, …

We’ve long been fans of Sydney/Illawarra band FLOWERTRUCK who have perfected an antipodean-flavoured brand of indie pop that has a genetic link to an amalgam of The Go-Betweens and The Apartments on one side of the ditch, and the Dunedin sound epitomised by Flying Nun roster of The Bats and The Chills on the other side. Blinding …

With gentle background vocals and gentle guitars lapping at the shores, ‘The Long Goodbye’ from ollo’s Alex Crowfoot under the name The Nethered is a fifties-flavoured widescreen epic: easy and languid music that bursts with a melancholic ray of sunshine. We are honoured to premiere this luscious track on Backseat Mafia. ‘The Long Goodbye’ seems …

Visceral sweeping strings and piano droplets form the hyperkinetic base to the new single ‘Too Much To Do’ from Sydney songwriter Laura Jean. The track is organic and sprightly, trotting along with a pop verve and effervescence carried by a liquid, serpentine bass line – a glorious, shimmering delivery. Jean says of the track: This …

On the eve of the release of their new album ‘Partly Cloudy’, out via Spunk! Records / Virgin Music Australia on 2 September 2022, the irrepressible FLOWERTUCK have dropped one more tasty morsel for our delectation in the single ‘Hopeless’. The laid back, dappled sunshine sound of ‘Hopeless’ sparkles with an edgy nervy pace – this is the sound …

Sydney’s Maia Marsh has an impressive form, having been a session musician (lead guitar, bass, vocals) for a number of artists including Huck Hastings who has graced our pages before and Ainsley Farrell, Georgia Mulligan, Georgia Fair and Gloomie. In addition, she was a founding member of dream pop outfit Goodside as well as being …

Noiseworks are a cultural pop rock Australian phenomena and emblematic of a particular home-grown and enigmatic stadium rock in the eighties – even us indie kids respected the fact that Noisework produced the most magnificent power rock anthems of the era, with an indelible ear for melody and a thunderous guitar attack and dynamism that …

Sydney’s Jet City Sports Club have graced our pages before with their delicate brand of jangling pop in ‘She Don’t Need No One’ (see review here) that reminded me of an antipodean version of The Sundays or The Cranberries. Their new single ‘Green Thumb’s continues their shimmering trajectory skywards with its melancholy-infused effervescent jangle and …

We are very honoured to premiere on Backseat Mafia the new single ‘Bored’ from Eora/Sydney-based alternative-pop artist Darcy Lane. This is a heavenly pop delight which assuages the temporal gloom we face these days with a silky soft and haunting refrain. It contrasts the sweetest pop delivery with an acerbic theme that acutely observes the …