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Welcome Back: Brian Fallon

“I’m still street-level,” says the The Gaslight Anthem’s frontman, unveiling a solo debut of blue-collar conviction.

For anyone still reeling from the recent hiatus of New Jersey soul-punks The Gaslight Anthem, frontman Brian Fallon’s solo debut, Painkillers, is ample consolation.

Running with the baton of his former band, this is a world of blue-collar dreams and photographs on dashboards, with Springsteen-style bombast and intimate finger-picking driving some of the 36-year-old’s best songs. “I’m timidly attempting to carry on the classic tradition,” he tells us.

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