In which the series featuring singers and bands from my native land crosses over the border.
Eastern Lane were an English indie band from Berwick-upon-Tweed, comprising Derek Meins (vocals/guitar), Andrew Lawton (guitar), Stuart Newlands (bass) and Danny Ferguson (drums). Their name was taken from a street in their hometown. The band was formed in 2001.
The band released two albums: Shades of Black in 2003 and The Article in 2005. Both albums are on the Rough Trade label. Their song, “Feed Your Addiction” was featured in an HSBC advertisement.
In late 2006 the band went their separate ways, according to a posting on the band’s MySpace site, the split was down to the fact they have been unable to release any new material “due to circumstances with labels and money etc.”
Derek Meins is now pursuing a solo career, performing and releasing as The Agitator.
So why am I featuring them in this series? The answer is Berwick Rangers Football Club. Again from wiki:-
Berwick Rangers Football Club is a football team in the town of Berwick-upon-Tweed, England, on the border with Scotland. Founded in 1881, they currently play in Scottish League Two, the fourth tier of Scottish football, and are the only club from outside Scotland in the Scottish Professional Football League.
So if it’s good enough for football, then it’s good enough for this corner of t’internet.
I downloaded this from somewhere else many years ago on a recommendation. The music is a bit Husker Du but sadly the vocal is a bit Kings Of Leon. I didn’t pursue things further