ANCHOR LANE – Casino +1 (2020)

Recorded at Vale Studios in the Midlands with renowned rock musician, writer, and producer Toby Jepson (Wayward Sons, Gun, Little Angels) “Casino” is the debut album from British young promise ANCHOR LANE. Rock legend Ricky Warwick (Black Star Riders, Thin Lizzy, The Almighty) co-wrote a couple of tracks, performed vocals, and helped into the studio.
What is obvious from the outset of ”Casino” is their maturity, as musicians, songwriters and a band – you’d think they’d been doing it for a lot longer than they have and aren’t in their early 20s.
But there’s more to the album than just that, there’s a forward-thinking attitude to the music.
It’s a ten track effort and doesn’t even come close to the forty-minute mark. It gets in, does what it has to, and leaves.
It does so by leaving a trail of destruction in its wake and rather than tidy it, you just hit “play” again to repeat that feeling of being overwhelmed by its magnificence.