Who is Backseat Soundtrack? An eclectic blend of pop, indie, rock, funk, and new wave music, Backseat is a 5 piece band based in central Texas.
Backseat Soundtrack is an Austin, TX based indie rock/pop band started by multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Mike Vincent Fisher.
After a long run in various solo and group music projects across the southern United States, Mike put together an ensemble of seasoned musicians and songwriters.
The Backseat Soundtrack lineup includes:
- Mike Vincent Fisher on Keys/Lead Vox
- Nigel Clark on Guitar/Backup Vox
- Ben Aiken on Bass Guitar
- Greg Henny on Drums
- Gino Cussimanio on Lead Guitar
Originally performing under the name MVF, Backseat initially found success with the release of “Glow” in Summer 2019, performing their first shows at popular music venues including Mohawk and Stay Gold. Although MVF studio recordings included many electronic, synth, and experimental elements, the band focused on traditional rock band musicianship and production value. From the beginning, live shows were a staple of the band’s success incorporating keys, synth, multiple guitars, drums, bass, multiple vocals, as well as several percussive and rhythmic elements.
In early 2020, the band decided to change the name to Backseat Soundtrack, immediately releasing the single “Freezing”, as well as a live performance video for their song “John” filmed at Stinson Studios in Austin, TX.
Photo cred: Amanda Hoffman Art
Fans compare Backseat Soundtrack music to acclaimed Austin bands like Spoon and Black Angels, as well as acts including David Bowie, Portugal the Man, Foster the People, Cold War Kids, and Beck.
Spoon, David Bowie, Oasis, Matchbox 20, Bon Iver, Duran Duran, Migrant Kids, Otis Redding, The Temptations, Cage the Elephant, Portugal the Man, Spoon, Quiet Company, Band of Horses, Van Morrison, OK Go, Sir Sly, Father John Misty