Grunge supergroup The Gutter Twins make UK debut at Shockwaves NME Awards show

Mark Lanegan and Greg Dulli team up for marathon set

Grunge-era supergroup The Gutter Twins made their UK debut at the latest Shockwaves NME Awards show last night (February 21).

Mark Lanegan of Screaming Trees/Queens Of The Stone Age and Greg Dulli from Afghan Whigs brought their long-gestating collaboration to KOKO for a two-hour performance.

At only their fourth show ever, the duo, who dub themselves “the satanic Everly Brothers“, played songs from their forthcoming album ‘Saturnalia’, along with a few surprises.

The band covered Jose Gonzales‘Down The Line’ and Massive Attack‘s ‘Live With Me’. And in a further nod to trip hop, the duo welcomed former Tricky collaborator and album guest star Martina Topley-Bird onstage for ‘All Misery/Flowers’.

But the real fan treats came during an extended encore that featured Greg Dulli and the Twilight Singers cuts ‘Papillon’ and ‘King Only’ alongside Lanegan solo tracks ‘River Rise’, ‘No Easy Action’ and ‘Methamphetamine Blues’.

The Gutter Twins played:


‘God’s Children’

‘Seven Stories’

‘Live With Me’

‘All Misery / Flowers’

‘Idle Hands’


‘Bete Noir’

‘I Was In Love With You’

‘Down The Line’

‘Who Will Lead Us’

‘Eat A Peach’

‘Front Street’

‘The Body’

‘River Rise’


‘No Easy Eaction’

‘King Only’

‘Meth Blues’

‘Number 9’

As previously reported, Ed Harcourt replaced The Envy Corps as support act.

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