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Synth-Pop


Track: Big Black Delta – Lord Only Knows

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Interview: EWAH & The Vision of Paradise plus track ‘Play Hard’

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

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Wesley Gonzalez first hit the scene in 2005 at the age of 15 as part of indie rock band ‘Let’s Wrestle’, who went on to release three full length records over a period of 10 years. After ‘Let’s Wrestle’ called it a day in 2015, Gonzalez wasted no time in getting cracking with his solo …

LOCKDOWN hasn’t been all bad: we all have friends who’ve suddenly been able to invest time in hobbies and develop themselves, beit gardening, painting or writing. All that extra time has lead to a bout of creativity. And such is the case for 42 Records’ septet Reclaim Vienna who, trading demos remotely, found they had …

Erasure

Synth-pop maestros Andy Bell and Vine Clarke – AKA Erasure – return on 21st August 2020 with their eighteenth studio album, ‘The Neon’ on Mute. Ahead of the new album, the duo release single ‘Hey Now (Think I Got A Feeling)’ and if you love that classic Erasure sound (you know the one I mean, …

With an explosive track opener like ‘Monsters’, Empathy Test clearly sets out their vast ambitions for their new album, also called ‘Monsters’. And these ambitions are decidedly and unequivocally met in what is a brilliant, bold and very exciting album. Empathy Test, in this album, tread a fine path between outright commercial accessibility and a …

Mysterious (or at least anonymous) bedroom pop project Lyfe Indoors has return with a new single, Put you down. Operating since 2014 and spending long Summer’s indoors writing (hence the name), it’s taken from an album to be released later in the year. Of the track Lyfe Indoors says “Did I miss the chance, for some …

Everything is Good is the name of a David Shrigley design, owned by Swiss multi-lingual singer-songwriter Sophie Hunger. It’s also the name of her new single, taken from her forthcoming album Halluzinationen, out on August 28th via Caroline International. Drawing comparisons to the likes of Sharon Van Etten is understandable when you listen to Everything …

The Venezuelan singer/multi-instrumentalist Jonathon Bates who goes under the pseudonym Big Black Delta has announced the release of his newest LP, ‘4’, out July 10th. With this announcement, Bates also shared the latest video-single off of the LP, “Lord Only Knows.” On the track Bates describes, “The first song written for ‘4’ was quite fitting given that lofty goal. …

Former Screaming Maldini main man Nick Cox is always welcome here on Backseat Mafia. Until their untimely split in 2014, they were almost universally accepted amongst our writers as our favourite band, which made it virtually unimaginable why they were everyone’s favourite band. He’s carried on making music in various ways and guises since, and …

“Phenomenal Handclap Band” have recently released “Do What You Like”, yet another teaser from their subsequent album later this month. The track follows a smattering of releases throughout the past two years, with their last album of original material back in 2012. The band’s 2009 debut record soon solidified their reputation for masterfully concocting genres …

Washed Out, aka Ernest Greene has released a new video for his latest single, Too Late. It’s a warm, comfort blanket of a tune, these synth and bass lines that seem to go on for ever, wrap themselves around you, as the wobbly chorus and vocal harmonies make you feel all gooey and warm inside. …