UK rock band Anchor Lane released their eagerly awaited debut album, ‘Casino’ on 31 January 2020. Already garnering rave reviews across the board, it showcases the band as exceptional rock musicians and skilled songwriters. The album was written by singer Conor Gaffney, guitarist Lawrence O’ Brien, bass player Matthew Quigley and drummer Scott Hanlon in their hometown of Glasgow and was recorded at Vale Studios in the Midlands with renowned rock musician, writer and producer Toby Jepson (Wayward Sons, Gun, Little Angels).
“Anchor Lane are ambitious with strength of character and real vision. Judging by the material they’ve come up with so far, they have a very big future" said Toby Jepson.
The first single from the album, ‘Fame Shame’ received huge praise from music critics and fans alike with Planet Rock describing it as having “a glam-bang of a hook, which is brilliantly delivered”.
‘Casino’ features tracks co-written by rock legend Ricky Warwick (Black Star Riders, Thin Lizzy, The Almighty) including the second single ‘Dead Run’, which also features Ricky on backing vocals.
“Anchor Lane have attitude, ability, swagger and most importantly songs. Their passport to a very bright future is assured” said Ricky Warwick.
Anchor Lane have built a reputation as a thrilling and dynamic live act. After coming to the public’s attention with their stunning debut EP ‘New Beginning’, the band toured incessantly securing notable guest spots with Cheap Trick, Eagles of Death Metal and Tremonti as well as performances at prominent music festivals Download, Isle of Wight, Stone Free, Belladrum and Hard Rock Hell.
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