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.

Tracks Of The Week 03.01.13

Cousins, Reece Donahue and Christopher Prudhomme (aka Painted Palms) have always been set on creating music together, regardless of how far away they have been from one another. Their debut album – ‘Forever’ – although recorded whilst Donahue and Prudhomme…

Unsigned Act Of The Week 03.01.14: KURBd

Andover lads, KURBd, ooze originality, vigorous energy and a raw, stripped back sound that has me hankering for the charmingly dingy, smoke-filled music venues of my youth. Their three-track EP, ‘The Cause… The Defect’, was recorded for just £180 and…

Gigslutz Tracks Of The Year: 2013

2013 has been filled with many a fantastic track… But, this week, in light of it being the end of the year and all that, I have scoured through my weekly reviews to pick out the ten that I have…

Unsigned Act Of The Week – Three Days Dark

Hailing from the wild woods of Epping Forest is one man band Trent Halliday’s latest project Three Days Dark. Having previously fronted DeepSeaGreen, and recorded three albums with them, Halliday is no stranger to delivering eclectically creative pieces of music….

Placebo LIVE at Brixton Academy 16.12.13

As I take my seat, up in the eaves of the epic Brixton Academy, it takes me by surprise to see current leaders of the Shoegaze revival – TOY – on stage. And what a nice surprise it is. Off…

Tracks Of The Week 13.12.13

Aussie singer-songwriter, Courtney Barnett, delivers infectious garage-rock with an edge. Although I’ve only recently discovered her, 2013 saw the release of Barnett’s second EP, and most recent single ‘History Eraser’ has received much international critical acclaim. She also has her…

Tracks Of The Week 06.12.13

One of my favourite new bands of 2013, Radkey, have now released a follow up to their second EP, with a fantastic new video which features phenomenal footage of their recent UK tour (which I was pretty gutted to miss)….

Ones To Watch: Black Casino And The Ghost

With a unique, bluesy sound set to excite and ignite, London quartet Black Casino And The Ghost are currently causing quite a stir in the underground music scene, having just released their debut album – ‘Some Dogs Think Their Name…

Gigslutz Tracks Of The Week 29.11.13

Whilst we have become familiar with Sivu’s pretty alt-pop and youthful charm, new track ‘I Hold’ – which features the soaring vocals of Marika Hackman – has darker undertones than previous material and an added introspective depth. ‘I Hold’ combines…

Gigslutz Tracks Of The Week 22.11.13

Although Jake Evans has only just released his debut single, he is no newcomer to the music scene. Having first gained attention with his band Rambo & Leroy, he then went on to co-front and play guitar for Bad Lieutenant…