Author Archives: Kate Crudgington

About Kate Crudgington

Assistant Editor for Gigslutz (2015-2017) Now Co-Founder, Co-Host & Features Editor for @getinherears

ALBUM: Sea Lion – ‘Desolate Stars’

Sea Lion‘s music – as her name suggests – is streamlined, muscular, and elegant in its execution. Whilst her sound transpires much clearer when heard live, her debut album Desolate Stars provides the listener with a shining example of her…

EP: Oh Sister ‘Watch The Water’

Rating: Oh Sister are an all-girl group fronted by singer/songwriter Sarah Berresford, who cite Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan as their main influences (the band’s name being a nod to Dylan’s song of the same name). Described as “ambient folk”,…

EP: Emma Ballantine ‘Tourist’

Rating: Singer songwriter Emma Ballantine‘s recent EP release, Tourist, is the follow up record to her debut, Flying Machine – and is full of optimistic, folksy, melodic outpourings. Recorded at Monnow Valley Studio in Wales, and released on her own label (Shut Up Jo),…

NEW TRACK: Malka – ‘Wrap It Up’

With a name that means ‘Queen’ in both Hebrew and Arabic, it’s no surprise that Malka‘s music commands instant attention. Her catchy melodies and infectiously upbeat tracks are effortless in their attempts to make listeners get up and get moving….

INTERVIEW: The Twisted Dolls

Manchester three-piece The Twisted Dolls have been playing their version of the blues since 2013 and are quickly building a loyal fan base. We caught up with lead singer Luke Thornton to talk gigs, lunchtime inspiration, and the perks of…

ALBUM: The Chemical Brothers ‘Born In The Echoes’

Rating: Born In Echoes is the eighth studio album from Manchester electronic dance music duo The Chemical Brothers. Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons return with eleven more “big beats” on their latest record – some of which they recently played…

New Track: MOURN – ‘Gertrudis’

It’s difficult to avoid sounding patronising when discussing the youthfulness of the members of Catalonia-based four piece MOURN – but it is remarkable that Jazz (18), Carla (18), Leia (15) and Antonio (18), are creating such intriguing rock music so…

ALBUM: Lark ‘Funny Man’

Rating: Funny Man is the fifth album from Lark, an independent band based in London, created by Karl Bielik. Nothing should be taken literally on this record. Funny Man is an ode to the dysfunctional; brimming with guilty, gritty, passive…

INTERVIEW: Pusher

Pusher are co-headlining the inaugural ‘Gigslutz Presents…’ night on Saturday 18th July at the New Cross Inn, London. We caught up with Tom and Nevyn from the band to discuss their new 7″ ‘Here She Comes’, festivals and being lumped in with the…