Podge Lane Releases New Single: ‘Left Foot Right Foot (Panic)’
UPDATED: May 31, 2024
UPDATED: May 31, 2024

Get ready for a new wave in alt-country as Podge Lane drops his latest single, Left Foot Right Foot (Panic), on May 31st. This track is the second single from Lane’s upcoming album, Multiple Dead Ends. With a mix of electric slide guitar and introspective lyrics, it’s a tune that tackles a theme many millennials understand: the fear of aging and unmet aspirations.

“It’s about that fear in your late twenties, that you have so much left to do juxtaposed with a fear that because you didn’t make it as a 22-year-old rock star, your dreams are over and it’s time to settle down. That middle ground doesn’t get easier to navigate, and tends to stick around even when you pass milestones you believed were unattainable.”

Following his Sad But Tourable UK tour, Lane released his first single of 2024, Down, in March. This track was praised for its spirited and bluesy vocals paired with a gritty guitar line, earning acclaim from publications in both the UK and the US.  Lane‘s fresh release promises an engaging blend of alt-rock and chamber pop sounds. Drawing inspiration from artists like Harry Nilsson, Cheap Trick, and Dawes, Left Foot Right Foot (Panic) stands out with its rich, bluesy vibes. Lane’s signature storytelling shines as he sings about the anxiety of navigating life’s uncertain middle ground, delivering a message that is both personal and widely relatable.

Consistently pushing genre boundaries, Podge Lane demonstrates his evolving musical range. This single sets the stage for an exciting summer tour (see dates here) leading up to the release of Multiple Dead Ends in August. Fans can look forward to more captivating tracks and live performances from this rising alt-country star.

RootsnRevelry Review

Left Foot Right Foot (Panic) channels the blues gods with its swampy electric slide guitar, setting the stage for Lane’s melancholic existential lyrics. Lane’s vocals are on point, dirty in all the right ways, blending the alt-country attitude with 90s grunge rebellion. The beat weaves in and out of funky blues licks, making your feet subconsciously stomp along. Left Foot Right Foot (Panic) showcases Podge Lane’s showmanship, leaving listeners eagerly anticipating the upcoming album, Multiple Dead Ends.

Chris Link

WRITER / CO-FOUNDER, RnR

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About the Artist

Podge Lane

Podge Lane, an Irish alt-country artist, is known for his deeply personal lyrics combined with innovative country instrumentation. His extensive catalog features raw concept albums and vibrant live recordings, showcasing his distinctive blend of country and folk music with a touch of dry humor and vulnerability.

Podge Lane’s music is heavily influenced by iconic artists such as John Prine, Johnny Cash, Neil Young, and Benjamin Booker. His songwriting often reflects the heartfelt storytelling of these musicians. Lane’s music also incorporates elements of blues and rock. The interplay of electric slide guitar and poignant lyrics speaks to his ability to blend genres seamlessly

Rising to Fame

Podge Lane hails from Cork, Ireland, and his rise in the music scene has been notable. Initially, he gained attention with his debut album Outer Monologues. Building on the momentum from his debut, Lane released his second album, Common Country Misconceptions, and the standalone singles Snow and Battle Wounds in 2023.

Since then, he has embarked on multiple solo tours across Ireland and the UK. He has also performed at Ireland’s first Your Roots Are Showing showcase and supported renowned acts like The Wedding Present, Rachael Sage, Florence Dore, Steve’N’Seagulls, Crywank, Damsel, Charlie Parr, and Vieux Farka Touré.

His relatable lyrics and distinctive sound have earned him a dedicated following. His rising popularity has been noted by various publications, including The Irish Post, American Songwriter, Hot Press, RGM, and Roadie Music. Lane’s unique style and honest lyrics have made him a standout Roots musician, and he is quickly becoming an artist to watch in the alt-country scene.

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