Author Archives: Mari Lane

About Mari Lane

Editor, London. Likes: Kathleen Hanna, 6Music, live music in the sunshine. Dislikes: Sexism, pineapples, the misuse of apostrophes.

Track Review: Vandettes – ‘Let It All Go’

Hailing from Northern Ireland and currently calling Liverpool home, five-piece Vandettes will soon be performing a showcase at one of the UK’s most iconic venues, The Cavern Club. Following airplay on BBC Introducing Manchester, ‘Let It All Go’ is a charming slice…

Ones To Watch: The Bedroom Hour

‘There’s not one inch of you I don’t want to know” With romantically inspired lyrics such as these, fresh out of the London Borough of Hillingdon come The Bedroom Hour, ready to tug at the heart strings and capture your attention….

Tracks Of The Week 27.01.14

As well as an acute sense of style and growing fame for their fashionable attire (Matthew featured in Burberry’s Autumn Winter campaign), it would seem that The Heartbreaks are pretty great musicians too. New single, ‘Hey, Hey Lover’ is filled…

Broken Witt Rebels LIVE at Birmingham Institute

On Saturday night the Temple bar in Birmingham’s Institute played host to Broken Witt Rebels’ EP launch party. The intimate room was jam-packed with both loyal members of the “rebel army” and newly acquired fans. The Brummie blues-rock band treated…

EP Review: Jay Mya – ‘Chance To Fail’

“You’re not from New York City, you’re from Rotherham,” might be how the majority of musicians would react to a rap artist hailing from the South Yorkshire town, but Jay Mya is one who’s clearly putting the work in. In…

Interview with Villains: Camden Barfly 20/01/13

 Villains are an upcoming rock band from Essex. Bella managed to catch a quick chat with Matt from the band, before they supported Blitz Kids at Camden’s Barfly. They released their new single ‘The Fall’ on Friday 17th January and…

Unsigned Act Of The Week: Secateurs

Infatuation: an intense but short-lived passion or admiration for someone or something.  However, once in a blue moon, the heavy zeal you feel towards a band really pulls on your heart strings and, soon enough, you’ll find yourself wondering how…

Tracks Of The Week: 20.01.14

With a rather deceptive name, Girl Band, are four guys from Dublin who deliver a delightfully chaotic cacophony of sound. Latest single, ‘Lawman’, provides us with a rare fusion of post-punk meets death-disco; an excitable, high-hat heavy blast of youthful…

Tracks Of The Week 13.01.13

Delivering a refreshing take on traditional blues with evident passion and skill, trio Howlin’ Circus are a pretty exciting addition to the thriving North London music scene. Having bonded over a love of all things rock n roll, the band…