We’ve been covering Anchor Lane for a number of years on these pages so today, we’re rather excited to share the news that they’ve just released their new music video for “Fame Shame”. The single will be released on October 11th, the same day they play Glasgow’s G2, and is taken from the band’s eagerly awaited debut album released in January 2020, almost three years after their New Beginning EP.
“Fame Shame” is a short, punchy song, damning the social media and celebrity obsession we currently find ourselves in. The video shows the themes portrayed in the lyrics, interspersed with footage of them performing live at Glasgow’s Garage, a stage they’re no strangers to and show what a force they are as a live act.
The song was written by singer Conor Gaffney, guitarist Lawrence O’Brien, bass player Matthew Quigley and drummer Scott Hanlon and produced by renowned rock musician, writer and producer Toby Jepson (Wayward Sons, Gun, Little Angels) who production credits include The Virginmarys, The Answer and Toseland.
Anchor Lane’s singer and guitarist, Conor Gaffney, comments:
“Fame Shame” is pure rage about society’s obsession with social media and reality television.
Drummer Scott Hanlon adds:
It’s about waking up to the fact that while you’re watching someone else’s life on the internet your own life is passing you by.
The video was shot in the band’s hometown of Glasgow with director Ross Boag (Biffy Clyro, Twin Atlantic and Fatherson) whose aim was to capture the raw energy of the band’s live performance.
Anchor Lane are such an exciting and vibrant live band, so I wanted that to translate to the screen.
Guitarist Lawrence O’Brien comments:
The video captures the dynamics of our intense, no-holds-barred live shows and features some technology destruction scenes that were a lot of fun to film.
Producer Toby Jepson said:
When working with a new band the most important thing for me is to get a sense of them as writers and it was clear that there was some intuitive song writing going on. “Fame Shame” is a perfect example of that.
Bassist Matthew Quigley adds:
Toby helped us realise the vision that we had for our songs when we were recording the album. “Fame Shame” brings our fans a first taste of what’s to come.
They’ve toured incessantly scoring notable guest spots with Cheap Trick, Eagles of Death Metal, Tremonti. The band have garnered an impressive reputation as a thrilling and dynamic live act and have notched up appearances at rock festivals including Download, Isle of Wight, Stone Free, Belladrum and Hard Rock Hell.