Ditties From Down Under: Davey Lane

October 07. 2013 | By Augustus Welby


One fourth of Aus-rock titans You Am I, Davey Lane has long been recognized for his dapper charm and persuasive guitar abilities. Now standing solo for the first time, Lane’s new EP The Good Borne of Bad Tymes demonstrates the stylistic conflation he is capable of. First single, “You’re The Cops, I’m The Crime” is a curiously sinister track that melodically references the British Invasion while encompassing slapping Wu-Tang drums, Talking Heads guitar stabs, and stealthy synth work.

Across the EP’s remaining four tracks, Lane roams from gleaming mod-pop, ragged-rock and burnishing Americana with compelling consistency. The aesthetic audacity resembles Fleetwood Mac‘s experimental collage Tusk and ultimately Lane distributes a blend of power-pop the palate can savor with growing relish the further the acquaintance endures.

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