The Burner Band – Age of The Liar: Album Review

Following up their entertaining album Sign And Wonders, The Burner Band release  Age Of The Liar , again displaying their unique brand of bluegrass music.

Release date:  23rd March 2023

Label: Shedload Records

Format: streaming  / CD / vinyl

The bright and breezy Burner Band bring their own brand of light country rock to put smiles back on our faces. You would be forgiven for which part of the deep south they originate from. Well, it’s not even South Yorkshire but a tad further north….Leeds!! 

Stylish intricate pedal steel guitar and crystal clear vocals hide their true origins in Saint Boy which sounds like it’s about an errant racehorse!! Living In Fear adds a funky rhythm to the bluegrass feel showing an original touch to the country sound. 

The Burner Band can stick rigidly to expected bluegrass form as in Dark And Lonesome Street and Hot Dog King and add a bluesy feel like on Strange Things or a reggae beat as on Age Of Liar and Won’t Own Me. These two songs express their social conscience too. Sertraline, a lament of lost love is familiar to country song themes but it is set at a pace which shows how adept they are at good old country rock. There are some funky rhythms in there too as on album closer People Everywhere.

These chaps led by Lewis Burner are one very tight outfit and their enjoyment of playing oozes from their music and is infectious. Let’s face it after the last two years and this chilly winter it’s one of the nicer infections I’ve picked up. Their last record Signs And Wonders (our review) offered “a stomping healthy dose of bluegrass country rock.” There’s no doubt that this bright and breezy offering will put a seasonal spring into your step.

There’s also the album launch on Saturday 25th March at the fabulous Brudenell Social Club in Leeds.

Details here. £5 – it’s a no-brainer!

The Burner Band online: Website / Facebook /  Instagram / Lewis Burner

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