You know Davey Lane from his work as the guitarist of You Am I since 1999, but he's having a real crack at the solo caper now and we've got his first song here to prove it.
You're The Cops, I'm The Crime is a dark slice of pop with one of those great single note quasi-funk-guitar riffs through the verse and a big, sweeping chorus replete with plenty of synth pads that add a kind of lush feel to the song. Have a listen, why don't ya?
Now we don't want to be too presumptuous but we reckon that's maybe not quite what you were expecting? We reckon Mr Lane has been reconnecting with the '80s.
No idea what his plan is when it comes to making this music in the live setting, but you can find out at the following shows that he has announced with his new band and in solo mode!
With Bob Mould (with new band)
Sunday 13 March - The Corner Hotel, Melbourne
With Bob Evans (in solo mode)
Thursday 11 April - Woombye Pub, Sunshine Coast
Friday 12 April - Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns
Saturday 13 April - The Zoo, Brisbane
Friday 19 April - Discovery, Darwin
Wednesday 24 April - Hotel New York, Launceston
Friday 26 April - Republic Bar, Hobart
Saturday 27 April - Fowlers, Adelaide
Friday 03 May - The Bakery, Perth
Saturday 04 May - Prince of Wales, Bunbury
Thursday 09 May - Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle
Friday 10 May - Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Saturday 11 May - Zierholz, Canberra
Sunday 12 May - Heritage Hotel, Wollongong
Thursday 16 May – Yarra Hotel, Geelong
Friday 17 May - The Corner, Melbourne
Saturday 18 May - Meeniyan Town Hall, Meeniyan