deardarkhead at Backseat Mafia

We’re delighted to premiere the new, second single titled Falling Upwards, to be taken from darkdarkdarkhead’s new EP Strange Weather, which drops on March 25th via Saint Marie. Already having been the subject of a retrospective via Captured Trakcs, the band have continued to make slightly psychedelic shoegaze despite the band’s singer leaving in 2009.… Continue reading deardarkhead at Backseat Mafia

Witching Waves at Backseat Mafia

Taken from their forthcoming album ‘Crystal Cafe’, out on February 26th via HHBTM Records (US)/Soft Power (UK), London trio Witching Waves have released a second single, Pitiless – aka Emma Wigham, Mark Jasper, and Ed Shellard. Opening with this twisting guitar line, it soon unfurls into this driving indie rock gem, mixing up elements of… Continue reading Witching Waves at Backseat Mafia

Antlered Aunt Lord at Backseat Mafia

Sometime Tunabunny drummer Jesse Stinnard has recently released his first record under his Antlered Aunt Lord moniker. Titled Ostensibly Formerly Stunted and released on the HHBTM label, it’s a mixture of his own lo-fi and very much DIY recordings that Stinnard culled from a bank of almost 200. His reputation (locally) as something of eccentric… Continue reading Antlered Aunt Lord at Backseat Mafia

Antlered Aunt Lord at Backseat Mafia

Antlered Aunt Lord is the project of Jesse Stannard, a singer songwriter who’s spent the last ten years in Athens, Georgia, making music on his own terms and his own agenda. Following whatever path he feels like (his ramshackle shows are legendary in Athens) HHBTM are putting out his first official release, Abandoned Car. In… Continue reading Antlered Aunt Lord at Backseat Mafia

Stutter Steps at Backseat Mafia

Stutter Steps, the Pittsburgh indie pop six piece outfit, are today premiering their debut video Fog right here on Backseat Mafia. Taken from their forthcoming self titled debut album, it features Dean Wareham from Galaxie 500/Luna on slide guitar. Singer/Guitarist Ben Harrison met the indie luminary through his job at the Warhol Museum, where he… Continue reading Stutter Steps at Backseat Mafia

Presents for Sally at Back Seat Mafia

Taken from Colours & Changes, the second album from Bristol indie/shoegazers Lresents for Sally, we’re delighted to premiere the video for Wishawaytoday here on Backseat Mafia. The track opens with this jangly, angst ridden guitar and soon unfurls into this shoegazey slice of glorious pop music, propelled by this thundering bass and these echoey, obscured… Continue reading Presents for Sally at Back Seat Mafia

Pinkshinyultrablast at Backseat Mafia

Lets introduce the band that is Pinkshinyultrablast,  Igor on bass, Lyubov with  vocals, Sergey on drums, Rustam providing synths and electronics and Roman on guitars. From Saint-Petersburg in Russia. This is their debut album entitled ‘everything else Matters’ If you were ducking in and out of Indie clubs in the 80′s and 90′s this will send shivers up your spine. Those nights of… Continue reading Pinkshinyultrablast at Backseat Mafia

Sleaford Mods at Backseat Mafia

There’s not a band around at the moment like Sleaford Mods. The Nottingham two piece deliver minimalist beats punk beats courtesy of Andrew Fearn, and the people’s poetry of Jason Williamson, at once commenting on the social issues that affect us all, at another full of enthusiasm and humour, has this startlingly abrupt brilliance about… Continue reading Sleaford Mods at Backseat Mafia