Crawling – Fennr Lane (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

unknownIn some ways Fennr Lane has restored my faith in rock music. Having been bombarded with metal so extreme that it sounds like the sounds like the heavy industry sector of the seventh circle of hell and would-be rock more concerned with having the right skinny jeans and complicated hair, I guess I was ripe for something that ticked the right boxes for me. And Fennr Lane certainly does that.

Like the previous single, Time To Ruin, Fennr Lane eschews the frippery and gimmicks that is often used as a distraction and just gets down to the business of reviving a brand of rock that sits somewhere between the foot on the monitor traditions of classic rock, the steely-eyed swagger of garage rock and a grunge intensity. This isn’t the sort of music that will change your life, but it will make your night. It is nothing more than a satisfying hit of solid, dynamic and driving rock urges, a record of simple ambitions but one that achieves its goals with room to spare.

Like I say, it won’t change your life, most music doesn’t, but it might just remind you of why you fell in love with rock music in the first place.

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