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About

Steve Lane is a lifer.

Steve has written songs as played in bands since he was legally able to enter the pub.


His 3rd album “Revenge Of The Lawn” is a culmination of some great and some shit life experiences shared with band mates and long time collaborators.

"There’s a vulnerability and an intimacy heard on this record that is undeniable" - The AU Review

"The start of a new and exciting chapter in the life of one of Australia’s most loved songwriters" - Rhythms

"Revenge Of The Lawn is going to be one of those albums that all Australian Music fans really connect with, Steve's managed to take his head out of the equation and just use his heart" -  Graham Ashton (Footstomp Music)


Steve’s songs come from the great Australian tradition of lyricists like Paul Kelly and Courtney Barnett.  These songs have been co-written with acclaimed Australian poet John Holton and recorded with David Williams from Augie March on drums, Jacob McGuffie and Steve on guitars and his son Kai playing the Bass.

Lead single, Camber was semi-finalist in the International Song Writing Contest 2016 & 2017.


Steve’s solo career started with a bang with him signing recording and publishing deals with ABC Music upon release of his debut album “The Romance Of Communication”.  This album was also shortlisted for the Australian Music Prize, as well as scoring the coveted album of the week on ABC JJ/DIG MUSIC.


“Steve Lane & The Autocrats release and album that has all the tell-tale signs of an Australian band bound for longevity” - Isabella Tolhurst (FasterLouder)

“Honestly, the album is a genuine all-killer affair” - Tony McMahon (Inpress)


Steve and his band The Autocrats were also featured on The Wiggles tribute album “Rewiggled” alongside the likes of Sarah Blasko, The Living End & Spiderbait.


Steve’s sophomore album “Birds Taking Flight” was released in 2013 and the lead single “Thirteen” shone brightly, receiving overwhelming praise from media and punters alike reaching the finals of the International Songwriting Competition in 2014 and 2015. Rolling Stone’s Darren Levin wrote that “Birds Taking Flight is a bunch of mates writing tightly honed songs with their blinkers on… Lane’s heart is in the right place when he pays tribute to Pakistani activist Malala Youssafzai on Thirteen’’.


2015 saw Steve showcase at Canadian Music Week in Toronto and make the kind of connections that will see his career traverse both Australia and Canada from here on in.


The last few years have challenged Steve to the core with the loss of both of his parents.  This loss has informed the heart of the songs on “Revenge Of The Lawn” but has not left them without hope.

"Steve Lane’s songs aren’t ripped from the headlines, they’re torn out of your diaries, overhead from your friend’s stories and about as real and Australian as dual citizenship and marrying who you love" - Bernard Zuel

“For me, Revenge of the Lawn is an allegory on love in all its many forms and absurdities. Love between people – love of place – love as an ideal – love as an absolute – love as motivation – all wrapped up in the day-to-day narratives of our existence. The small moments of extraordinary-ness amidst the ordinary.”  - John Holton May 2017

 

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CONTACTS

Bookings | Steve Lane | World | stevelaneandtheautocrats@gmail.com
Publicity | Graham Ashton | World | asho@footstompmusic.com

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STEVE LANE - THE REVENGE OF THE LAWN - Album EPK

THERE IS LIGHT - Steve Lane

CAMBER - Steve Lane And The Autocrats

Steve Lane & the Autocrats - Forgetting Is So Long

Ghost Trains - Steve Lane And The Autocrats (directors cut!)

THIRTEEN - Steve Lane And The Autocrats

Band on a Couch: Steve Lane and The Autocrats - Forgetting is So Long LIVE