I DONÕT OWE THE WORLD A THING (SELF-RELEASED)
NOTTINGHAM ROCKERS SKILFULLY TONE IT DOWN ON NEW MINI-ALBUM
■ LACEY’S NEW release is just in time for their UK jaunt supporting Bowling For Soup. Which is kind of ironic considering BFS are frothier than a Frappuccino, while this is a far more downbeat foray than Lacey’s 2015 fulllength debut. Gone are bright anthems like Tonight and All Too Far to be replaced by melancholy piano-led brooders like You Know Nothing (which, unfortunately, is not a lament for Jon Snow). Shadow does bring out the big sing-along bits, but the overall tone is still bruised and subdued. It’s a gear-change that suits the band, and it’ll be interesting to see where Lacey go next. DOWNLOAD: Shadow. FOR FANS OF: Taking Back Sunday, Young Guns, Mallory Knox.