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.

Gigslutz Tracks Of The Week, 20.09.13

Having recorded an album, toured extensively, and occasionally featured as Tim Burgess’ backing band, Hatcham Social would appear to have had quite an exciting couple of years. Having supported the likes of The Maccabees, The Horrors and The Charlatans, this…

Album Review: Black Onassis – ‘Desensitized’

Chris Karloff’s new project, Black Onassis, sees the former Kasabian member join forces with NYC musician, Nick Forde, as well as a host of guest vocalists, including Liela Moss of The Duke Spirit, Ben Gautrey of Cooper Temple Clause and…

Gigslutz Tracks Of The Week, 13.09.13

Nearing sixty, one might expect Elvis Costello to be slipping into a trend of evoking age-old nostalgia in his music, but instead he seems intent on doing just the opposite, in recent years having collaborated with the likes of Burt…

Track Review – Russian Gun Dogs: ‘Survive’

After recently being nominated as one of BBC Introducing’s ‘Picks of 2013’ and having supported the likes of Ash and The Pigeon Detectives, Coventry’s newest, and hardest working, band – Russian Gun Dogs – have just released their new single…

Gigslutz Tracks of The Week – 06.09.13

Yorkshire four piece, Laurel Canyons, deliver quintessentially American sounding songs which is appropriate, really, given that the band are named after an area of Los Angeles. With youthful energy and vigour, Jake Cope and co power through rocky Americana, but…

Nine Inch Nails: ‘Hesitation Marks’ – album review

Nine Inch Nails have held a special place in my heart since my mid-teens, when unnecessary, self-indulgent feelings of self-pity and social awkwardness were rife, and music was my best friend; a time when Trent’s pained voice, and The Downward…

Track Review: Springtime Anchorage – ‘When We’re Apart’

“I’ve been trying to turn your head, I’ve been drying the tears you’ve shed…” With romantically inspired, sweet lyrics and traditionally pretty harmonies, Liverpool lads Springtime Anchorage are succeeding in winning me over. Their new single ‘When We’re Apart’ is…