Outer Monologues highlights Podge Lane’s ability to build tension through seemingly bright music

Podge Lane’s debut album, Outer Monologues was released November 26th via Teip Records. The record showcases Lane’s prowess for emotive storytelling balanced with compelling swells of alt-country and folk instrumentation.

Podge Lane debut album, Outer Monologues was released November 26th via Teip Records.

The flowing, interconnected tracks on Outer Monologues are all written, performed, arranged and produced by Lane. Following the story from the point of view of the narrator, the album moves through an anxious haze on a lonely, southern city night. Outer Monologues highlights Lane’s ability to build tension through seemingly bright music melded with biting and vulnerable lyricism, which can be heard throughout his back catalogue of self-released EPs. 

With the album fully written, Lane began recording the majority of the instrumental and vocal duties. The album’s cast was kept to a minimum with backing vocals from Rebecca Dermody and all keys performed by Peter O’Sullivan. Lane explores this intimate DIY feeling as he admits, “I wanted to record as much of this album as possible on my own at home, to really make it feel like theres a band playing this one guys thoughts in his head, but in reality it’s just him. 

Gaining steady acclaim in response to his previous EP releases, Lane received the nomination for the Irish Post’s Indie Artist Of The Year 2018. In the run up to his records release, Lane has received notoriety as being a “serious one-to-watch” from Hot Press Magazine and IMRO.

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