Tracks Of The Week, 11.02.15

Faerground Accidents first exploded onto the UK’s music scene late last year when their double A-side single ‘We Hate The Same Things/Back In Our Town’ received high praise from the likes of 6 Music’s Marc Riley and Steve Lamacq. And, with support slots with Sleaford Mods and The Membranes now under their belts, it looks as though Faerground Accidents are headed for big things.

New single, ‘She Makes Me Want To Die’, oozes a Brit Pop-esque apathy as Bomar Faery tells the tale of a relationship breaking up in his distinct, nasal drawl (think Brett Anderson). Filled with a unique, wonderfully wacky energy and radiating an infectious sparkle, this track showcases just what we’ve got to look forward to from Faerground Accidents in the future.

You really should catch this exciting band live on 22nd May at The Lexington, London.


Already making waves across New York, as well as receiving acclaim from the likes of Zane Lowe and Lauren Laverne, Luke Rathborne is about to release his debut album.

Our first taster of the album comes in the form of ‘Why?’ – a catchy, high-energy, offering that fuses together a punk-rock ethos with heartfelt lyrical content. As sugary melodies are strewn alongside distorted riffs, the track exudes uptempo vibes with a welcome gritty edge.

Co-produced by Albert Hammond Jnr, Rathborne’s debut album – Soft – is out on 16th February through True Believer.


Hailing from Kyoto, Japan, Tricot offer an extremely welcome blast of energy and originality. Having released their debut album back in 2013, I’m ashamed to say I’ve only just heard this wonderful trio. But, better late than never, I suppose…

Their latest single, ‘E’, is filled with a frantic energy and raw angst that will leave you tingling in anticipation of what might come next. As Ikkyu Nakajima’s versatile vocals effortlessly switch from raucous to refined at every turn, intricate, erratic riffs blast from the speakers with tinges of nu-metal as a sensational cacophony is created.

Apparently inspired by Twitter ‘hijacking’, which was apparently going on in Japan at the time of writing, ‘E’ is an utterly unique offering that should not be missed.

Tricot’s second album is due out next month.


London’s most prominent purveyors of reggae are back with a celebratory ode to their city. Preceding the release of their third album, The Skints have recently shared the video for their new song, ‘This Town’.

Featuring legends, Tippa Irie and Horseman, The Skints’ latest track is a joyous slice of upbeat reggae tinged with shades of old school dancehall sounds and syncopated ska beats. Oozing addictively sunny, smile-inducing vibes, ‘This Town’ leaves me craving summer days on the common in my beloved London. Inspired in its spirited energy and positivity, it’s pretty much impossible not to get up and dance to this track, joining in with everything it celebrates.

Produced by the almighty Prince Fatty, The Skints’ third album, FM, is due for release 9th March, and I can’t wait.


Mari Lane





Mari Lane

Mari Lane

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