2023 saw the release of the second Anchor Lane album ‘Call This A Reality?’. Garnering an abundant number of glowing reviews, the album immediately entered the Top Ten Official UK Rock & Metal Albums Chart, scoring the band back-to-back Top Ten placements following their debut album ‘Casino’. Notably in the Official UK album charts, ‘Call This A Reality?’ was #3 in the Record Store chart, #9 in the Scottish chart and #21 in the Independent chart.
Whilst citing a wide range of influences including Nothing But Thieves, Royal Blood, Biffy Clyro, Queens of the Stone Age and Foo Fighters. Conor, Lawrence and Graeme recorded ‘Call This A Reality?’ in Glasgow with producer Bruce Rintoul (Twin Atlantic, Fatherson, Vukovi).
Anchor Lane have built a reputation as a thrilling and dynamic live act through several successful UK Tours and appearances at numerous prominent music festivals such as Download, Isle of Wight, Stone Free, Belladrum, Steelhouse and Call of the Wild etc. The band have also played notable guest spots with acts like Eagles of Death Metal, Tremonti and Skindred.
Anchor Lane are back on the road throughout 2023 starting off with their own headline tour followed by a run of festival dates with more to be announced very soon!
“one of the hottest new rock bands right now” – BBC Radio 1 Rock Show
“their sound is irresistible” – BBC Radio 1 Introducing
“ballsy Scottish rockers Anchor Lane stir things up” – Planet Rock
“a relentless display of modern rock and in-your-face Glaswegian grit” – Total Ntertainment
“innovative & profoundly enjoyable with melodies that seep into your brain” – NME
“The music is infectious, it’s impossible not to enjoy these guys” – RockSound