THE REVENGE OF THE LAWN
Steve Lane Realtone www.stevelane.com.au
After releasing a couple of albums with his band the Autocrats, Melbourne singer-songwriter Steve Lane made the decision to release his third album The Revenge Of The
Lawn as a solo project. The songs are stripped back from his original intention. The sound varies from the quiet, acoustic ‘There Is Light’ to midpaced soft rock tracks such as ‘Reap What You Know’ and to slower songs like ‘Dot Point’, emphasising Lane’s wordsmith qualities. The drifting ‘Monsoon Heartbreak’ has a twangy guitar backing, sort of like a spaghetti western soundtrack. ‘Camber’ is more rock than anything else on the album and, with its catchy chorus is one of the album’s best. Lane’s vocals possess an honest, endearing quality and his ability to write a good song has held him in good stead here.