Glasgow heavy rock four-piece ANCHOR LANE have established a reputation for providing an electrifying and energizing live show — dealing in exuberant song-writing with clean vocals and heavy guitar riffs — that has brought them slots at Download, Isle of Wight, Stone Free, Hard Rock Hell and Winterstorm as well as valuable guest slots with the likes of Cheap Trick.
Their “Fame Shame” (produced by Toby Jepson of Wayward Sons, Gun, and Little Angels fame) will be released in the UK on Friday, October 11. The new single is a social commentary on fame, social networks and reality TV, and is taken from a debut album to be released January 2020.
The thick, guttural chords are solidly thumbed along with an imperative bass note that’s deftly provided by bassist Matthew Quigley — while the lead vocal tumbles as freely as the untrained spaniel hair that belongs to vocalist and guitarist Conor Gaffney.
Guitarist Lawrence O’Brien offers affected laughs and squeals while drummer Scott Hanlon keeps everything tight. The chorus strikes home as it brings appropriate disapproval for all those dreamers who live their short lives chasing the donkey of fame and trying to replicate the idiotic pranks of a group of half-brained idiots who bring nothing but rubbish into this world.
File alongside: Mason Hill, Gun