The Gutter Twins
The Gutter Twins
Background Information
Origin Los Angeles, California
Genre Alternative Rock
Years active 2003-present
Label(s) Sub Pop
Associated Acts The Afghan Whigs
Screaming Trees
Greg Dulli
Mark Lanegan
Dave Rosser
Scott Ford
Jeff Klein
Cully Symington

The Gutter Twins is a musical collaboration between former Afghan Whigs member Greg Dulli and former Screaming Trees member Mark Lanegan.[1]


Dulli and Lanegan have regularly contributed to each other's projects since 2000; of the duo's origins, Dulli said "I think Mark told a journalist we were doing it, and then the journalist called me, and I didn't know we were doing it." On Christmas Day 2003, Dulli and Lanegan began work on the collaboration, titled Saturnalia.[2]

In July 2007, the music website Pitchfork Media announced that the duo, "two of the alt-rock era's greatest frontmen," had signed to Seattle label Sub Pop.[3] Soon thereafter, Sub Pop reported a 4 March, 2008 release date for Saturnalia.[4] The band are currently touring in the U.S and abroad to promote the album.

The Gutter Twins appeared with their backup band on The Late Show with David Letterman on March 20, 2008.

In September 2008, The Gutter Twins released the Adorata EP, available exclusively through iTunes. Adorata features two previously unreleased originals and also contains cover songs by José González, Primal Scream, Scott Walker, Vetiver, and Eleven. A portion of Adorata’s proceeds will go to the Natasha Shneider Memorial Fund. Natasha Shneider was a friend of the band and the late lead singer of Eleven.

As of January 2009, The Gutter Twins are touring as a duet, backed by guitarist Dave Rosser (who also sings lead vocals on Tennessee Waltz). The setlist includes song for both their albums, acoustic versions of some tracks from their previous bands and a few covers. They usually segue God's Children into Bob Dylan's All Along The Watchtower, jokingly acknowledging the obvious melodic similarities between their own song and Dylan's. Stations is also occasionally started with a short quote from the intro of Stairway To Heaven, which Dulli states is his favorite song of all time.

Critical AcclaimEdit

Blast Magazine's Liz Raftery praised the Saturnalia album calling it "an audial descent into the dark emotions that often lurk beneath the surface." and that "The haunting “God’s Children” sounds like it was penned by U2’s long-lost cousin from Seattle".[5]


Main article: The Gutter Twins discography

Studio albumsEdit

Year Title Label
2008 Saturnalia Sub Pop


External linksEdit

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