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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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Tim ‘timEbandit‘ Powles is currently one of the longest serving members of the legendary The Church, whose most recent album ‘The Hypnogogue’ stormed the world last year, making it to the top of many lists of albums of the year (including our own Backseat Downunder list). Powles is also a bit of an experienced producer …

The mysterious and criminally underappreciated Mako Bron is the moniker of one Chris Brookman whose work we have followed assiduously now for years – his EP ‘Cloudbites’ made our list of favourite antipodean releases for 2021 and, now, his debut album ‘Halfway Home’ has just slipped in under the barriers as a late entry to our …

Philippine-born Australian resident Bryan Estepa is a powerful songwriter and musician whose work is greatly admired here at the antipodean headquarters of Backseat Mafia, and we are very honoured to premiere his new single ‘That Was The Day’. The track is in fact a cover of a track originally written and recorded as a solo …

The Nagging Doubts are one of the most exciting prospects around in Australia, displaying an inordinate amount of swagger and style in their output with their icy post punk vibe (see my review of 2021’s EP here). Their new single ‘Shaving My Head’ removes all doubt about their musical prowess: a howling, prowling slice of …

Eora/Sydney band GRXCE continue to produce the most combustive and expressive grunge pop around and their new single ‘What U Want’ is no exception. We are very proud therefore to give you an exclusive look at the the new video for the track. ‘What U Want’ is filled with a nonchalant swagger and and attitude, …

Last Friday night, the dark side alley beside Metro Theatre buzzed with excitement as Sydney’s indie music lovers made their way to the hidden gem known as the Metro Lair. A speakeasy vibe enveloped the intimate venue, overflowing with spirit and camaraderie. The occasion? A gig by the electrifying Sydney indie-rock band, The Toothpicks, who …

Our favourite Sydney power popsters, The Nature Strip, are back with another effervescent slice of hyperventilating bop with their new single ‘Prime Time’. In their own inimitable fashion, this is an unique observation on the life of a cicada and the nature of hibernation as an analogy for life after COVID. As Pete Marley, purveyor …

Sydney supergroup Victoria‘s debut album ‘Treats’ perfectly captures the vicissitudes of life with warmth and compassion, wrapped up in a series of tracks that positively sparkles. Sometimes, all that glitters is in fact gold, and this album is pure gold from start to finish. Released through legendary producer Wayne Connolly’s label Scenic Drive Records, ‘Treats’ is simply …

A little over a month has passed and I’m still pouring through the photo galleries and struggling to pick and choose what to edit out, without taking away from the incredible energy and stage presence felt by a packed Enmore Theatre from both bands. In the meantime, Jet has just been inducted into the ARIA …

It’s been a while but the magnificent Fabels are back with ‘Fury’ which we are honoured to premiere here today. Fabels are Hiske Weijers from Berlin and Ben Aylward from Sydney and they are magicians of the highest order when it comes to dreamy, hazy psychedelic pop. ‘Fury’ has that unique Fabels sound – a …