Magneta Lane

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Magneta Lane
OriginToronto, Ontario, Canada
GenresIndie rock
Years active2003 (2003)–present
LabelsPaper Bag Records
Last Gang Records
Splendor House Records
eOne Music Canada
MembersLexi Valentine (guitar/vox)
French (bass)
Nadia King (drums)

Magneta Lane is a Canadian indie rock band formed in 2003 in Toronto.[1]


The all-female line-up consists of two sisters, Lexi Valentine (vocals and guitar) and Nadia King (drums), and their friend French (bass).[2] The group formed after Valentine and King, then teenagers, attended a concert in Toronto and met the band backstage, deciding that watching a concert was not satisfying enough. The trio came together in the fall of 2003 and spent the next year playing shows in and around their native Toronto and teaching themselves how to play their instruments.

The band released its debut EP, The Constant Lover (EP), in 2004 on Paper Bag Records.[2] The full-length album Dancing with Daggers followed in 2006, and then the band moved to Last Gang Records for 2009's Gambling with God.[2] Following Gambling with God, however, the band ran into label and management changes, and took some time off before reemerging in 2013 with the EP Witchrock.[3] That album was released on the band's own new Splendor House label, with distribution by eOne Music.[2] The band also appeared in k-os' video for "The Dog Is Mine". Around 2014, Lexi and Nadia started a pop-dance side project called LOLAA.[4][5][6]





  • "The Constant Lover"
  • "Ugly Socialite"
  • "Cheap Linguistics"
  • "Broken Plates"
  • "Wild Gardens"
  • "Lady Bones"
  • "Burn"

Music videos[edit]

Song Released Director Album Label Notes
"The Constant Lover" 2004 Chris Grismer The Constant Lover Paper Bag Records
"Ugly Socialite" 2005 Chris Grismer The Constant Lover Paper Bag Records
"Wild Gardens" 2006 Sean Wainsteim Dancing with Daggers Paper Bag Records
"Broken Plates" 2006 Sean Michael Turrell Dancing with Daggers Paper Bag Records features JFK from Death from Above 1979/ MSTRKRFT
"Lady Bones" 2009 Michael Maxxis Gambling With God Last Gang Records
"Shatter" 2011 French & Kevin Barton Gambling With God (U.S release) Last Gang Records Features Scott Kaija of controller.controller and Steve Hamelin of Born Ruffians.
"Burn" 2013 Aaron A Witchrock eOne Music Canada


  1. ^ Sullivan, Andrew (April 6, 2006). "Magneta Lane rocks hard". Western Gazette. Archived from the original on 1 January 2013. Retrieved 25 June 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d "Magneta Lane returns with Witchrock". MSN Entertainment, February 13, 2013.
  3. ^ "Magneta Lane Return with 'Witchrock' EP". Exclaim!, January 9, 2013.
  4. ^ "LOLAA Fundraiser Show". Facebook, November 8, 2017.
  5. ^ "Lexi talks about LOLAA line-up". Twitter, March 15, 2014.
  6. ^ "Introducing LOLAA: Indie rock sisters get personal by turning to dance". RIFF Magazine, August 15, 2017.

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