Q&A Scene: Davey Lane


Tell us about your new single ?

It’s called Duo Monophonic Explorations, Volume 1. It’s quite involved, so have a look here for the explanation http://daveylane.com/new-7-release-duo-monophonic-explorations-vol-1/

How would you describe your sound in food form and why ?

I guess it’s a gumbo – it’s messy, sludgy, smoky – a slow-cooked mish-mash of lots of different stuff.

Which song resonates most strongly and why?

Of mine? I’m the wrong person to ask, I never think of what resonates, which is probably why my music only reaches a handful of people I guess. I just let the creative process do its thing and once the songs are hatched  they’re out in the ether for other people to interpret however they like.

Any on the road anecdotes?


Where do you draw inspiration from?

I’m a big comedy fan and I draw a lot of inspiration from that oddly – I’m not a witty or naturally funny person but I like funny music – not funny in a novelty Flight Of The Conchords sort of way, more in a Nick Lowe darkly self-deprecating way or someone like Todd Rundgren, who is a genius – playful musically, listen to a record like A Wizard, A True Star. It’s almost comically schizophrenic in its structure – you tell he would have been constantly cracking himself up in the studio with the crazy shit he’s coming up with. I know that sort of attitude toward making records doesn’t resonate with everyone (see second last question) but that’s what I love.

What’s next for you?

I’ve recorded 4 singles – I’d put them all out tomorrow if I could. I’m constantly looking to the next thing.

What’s your scene?

Not to get all “Russell Hammond’s last words to Rolling Stone Magazine” here, but rock ‘n roll music is my scene – it’s my job, its my hobby – everything in my life revolves around it in some way or another and who am I to complain about that?

About Davey Lane

Having played alongside some of the biggest faces in Australian and international music, and conquering stages all over planet Earth; Davey’s journey into the solo stratosphere is supported by his recent achievements. Sharing stages with the likes of Todd Rundgren, Beady Eye, Wolfmother and Bob Mould, being voted among the top 25 Australian guitarists of all time in a News Corp poll earlier this year, and invited to cover a song on a tribute album for Lenny Kaye’s legendary garage-psych compilation Nuggets: Antipodean Interpolations of the First Psychedelic Era, Davey continues to create a curvature on a flat planet.

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