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.

Wilko Johnson LIVE at KOKO, Camden 13.10.13

‘If I ain’t dead by the end of the year, it’s gonna start getting embarrassing” Despite being given six months to live back in January, Wilko Johnson seemed very much alive on stage at Koko on Sunday, as he propelled…

Gigslutz Tracks Of The Week 18.10.13

In a modern take on ‘70s troubadour John Denver’s ‘Prisoners’, Dinosaur Jr frontman, J Mascis, joins forces with the dulcet tones of singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten. With Mascis’ wailing lead vocals accompanied by Van Etten’s beautifully haunting harmonies, this cover…

Gigslutz Tracks Of The Week 11.10.13

Being a Grammy award winner, and having released nine records, it’s a wonder I haven’t heard of Joseph Arthur before now. However, now that I have witnessed this prolific talent for myself, I can’t wait to hear more of his…

Gigslutz Tracks Of The Week 04.10.13

With stupendous, pounding drums, heavy riffs and intensely raw vocals, Royal Blood’s second single ‘Out Of The Black’ is a colossal rock and roll anthem that excites and invigorates. With just Benjii Talent and Mike Kerr making up the band,…

Jack Rowberry ‘Ladybird EP’ Review

Formerly a member of Scottish band, Pose Victorious, Jack Rowberry has just released a new EP, ‘Ladybird’. Rowberry has played a variety of intimate, acoustic gigs, as well as supporting punk band – The Buzzcocks – at sold out venues….

Gigslutz Tracks Of The Week 27.09.13

French Indie-Pop collective, Nouvelle Vague’s vocalist, Melanie Pain, is now going it alone with the release of her album ‘Bye Bye Manchester’ – the first single to come from this solo project being the eerily atmospheric ‘Black Widow’. The single…

Unsigned Act Of The Week: Mike Nisbet ‘Vagrant’

With his biggest headline show to date fast approaching, I have been re-listening to Mike Nisbet’s debut album ‘Vagrant’ in preparation. And I recommend you do the same. Released back in 2011, the album possesses a timeless beauty; with touches…

‘Unsigned Act Of The Week’: Interview With Mike Nisbet

Scottish Troubadour, Mike Nisbet, tells emotive and meaningful stories of love, waywardness and nostalgia through wonderfully smooth bluesy ballads that soothe and mesmerise. With touches of traditional folk and rootsy Americana, Nisbet’s music possesses a timeless beauty that anyone with…