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Album review: New Bums – ‘Last Time I Saw Grace’: Ben and Donovan reveal an unexpected treat

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Sydney’s Jack Nolan has a new single out, ‘Gabriel’, which is an atmospheric slice of what is called American, (amusingly translated to the Australian milieu as Darlinghurst Country – inner city urban country). An evocative piece of storytelling is delivered in a multilayered parcel that jangles and sparkles with an organic feel. Nolan’s vocals and …

Fresh from the release of his astounding album ‘DISTORDER’ (reviewed by me here), Sydney’s Darren Cross has just released a single and video for the track ‘Rabbit Hole (Polka Dot)’ from the album. This track is a soothing break from the often bleak and abrasive nature of the album – it represents Cross the folk …

Building up to the release of her album ‘IRIS’ through Flying Nun Records on 1 October 2021, Reb Fountain has just released the achingly beautiful track ‘Foxbright’, the fourth single from the album. This is a more reflective and restrained Fountain, but just as powerful and mesmerising. ‘Foxbright’ has a delicate, fragility and celestial melodies …

Sydney artist Roderick Smith works under the project North Arm and we are honoured here at Backseat Mafia to premiere his new single and video ‘Bring The Daylight’. Soft as a Sydney breeze skipping across the waters of Sydney Harbour, and with a dappled sunshine light, this is an absolutely gorgeous, reflective track bursting with …

Australian born, Paris-based artist Karen Vogt has blessed these pages in the past with her band, the magnificent Heligoland (see our interview and review of their last album ‘This Quiet Fire’ here). She has now announced a new collaboration with ambient experimental composer Pepo Galán which will see an album entitled ‘The Sweet Wait’ released November …

There is no doubting the legendary status of Dean Wareham, whose band Galaxie 500 in the late eighties defined a gentle low-fi poetic brilliance and melodic genius that influenced and enhanced the shoegaze/dream pop genre. After Galaxie 500 burned ever so brightly between 1987 and 1991, releasing three landmark albums in the process, Wareham formed …

Floating over dappling guitars that pluck and ripple underneath, the soft reflective vocals in ‘This Kinda Day’, the new single from Aotearoa/New Zealand dream pop maestros, Mild Orange, are immersive and melancholy, filled with a deep yearning. ‘This Kinda Day’ shimmers like a mirage: ethereal, enigmatic, immersive and full of hope. Psychedelia and dream pop …

With dappling guitars and sweeping, weeping strings, the new track from Mumbai-born, Brisbane-based artist Ash Lune is a dreamy, euphoric delight. Lune’s voice has an immersive, ethereal timbre that literally floats above the music, filled with longing, melancholy and melody. Lune has a wry observant style that captures the awkwardness of social interactions and the …

Last month we reviewed the superb album ‘DISTORDER’ from Sydney’s multi-talented songwriter, producer and videographer Darren Cross, calling it a brilliant expression of our times: discordant, unsettling and at times bleak, but delivered with a swagger and a panache. Cross has assembled an engrossing video for one of the tracks – ‘Are USS Are?’ – …

Due for release this Friday, 27 August, ‘Curious Moon’, the new single from Blue Mountains artist T. Wilds (aka Tania Wilds, the nom-de-plume of Tania Bowers) is a mesmerising ethereal track that seems to float on air, with Bowers’s voice an enchanting softly billowing cloud infused with an air of longing and melancholy. We are …