Davey Lane should need no introduction. In 1999, the then-18-year-old was asked to join You Am I as a second guitarist after merely being a fan who tabbed out the band’s songs for their website. After a decade with the rock legends, two albums worth of material fronting The Pictures and a stint as the guitarist for supergroup The Wrights, the only surprise here is that, at 32, Lane is only just releasing his first solo material with a debut EP, The Good Borne Of Bad Tymes.
The 5-track EP kicks off with first single You’re The Cops, I’m The Crime. It’s a jam-packed 4 minutes of anthemic rock, complete with the kind of guitar solo you’d expect from someone who knows how to handle the axe the way Lane does. Davey Lane isn’t afraid to take a risk here, and there’s some glorious power pop sensibilities on The Good Borne Of Bad Tymes. His cheeky swagger isn’t necessarily a bad move away from the garage rock he’s known for, producing a similar feel to Jarvis Cocker‘s excellent solo material.