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CD REVIEW DAVEY LANE THE GOOD BORNE OF BAD TIMES

DAVEY LANE

THE GOOD BORNE OF BAD TIMES

2013

 

 

LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL

 

 

Most Aussies into their alternative Rock would probably know the name Davey Lane.  Guitarist with the legends ‘You Am I’ and leader of ‘The Pictures’ this EP is Lane’s first solo outing. 

 


The worst you could say about this EP is that it is interesting. In truth there’s a lot going on here and at times you feel that Lane is either consciously eschewing his past and at others just showing off a little. He almost pulls it off, you know and it feels like it is only that slight hesitation to jump in with both feet and some rather ‘kitchen sink’ production that dulls the end result slightly.

 


Lead single ‘You’re The Cops, I’m The Crime’ sounds like a thoroughly modern take on Pink Floyd; and ‘Comfortably Dumb’ seems to underline that proposition though the song itself is more proto-synth based, uncomplicated in that sense but otherwise soaring and grand in scope.

 


This is an EP that has touches of Brit-pop, touches of Floyd and a modern sound not a million miles away from bands like the killers, though there are also undertones of Crowded House (listen to ‘Stinking May’)... It’s at times complex at others sparse and simple. It’s varied too and as an EP that can be the beauty or the stick that beats you.

 


Our highlight would have to be the excellent pop of ‘Ronnie and My Baby’. This is good but not as satisfying as a main course would have been. But boy, I bet this sounds good live…

 

 

Leslii Phillips

 

CD REVIEW DAVEY LANE THE GOOD BORNE OF BAD TIMES 2013