Happy Release Day Lanterns On The Lake

Following their Mercury Prize nomination, and having recently been featured in The Guardian, Lanterns On The Lake today release a new 5-track EP titled The Realist, which is available to order and listen to here. The EP includes four new tracks as well as a reworked stripped-back arrangement of the single “Baddies”. 

Lanterns On The Lake have also announced their rescheduled dates for 2021, which will see them performing songs from Spook The Herd as well as The Realist across the UK in October and December. Full dates + tickets available here.

Lanterns On The Lake share ‘Baddies (Model City Version)’

Lanterns On The Lake share a home recorded video for the brilliant ‘Baddies (Model City Version)’ taken from the upcoming EP The Realist, which can be pre-ordered HERE. The new 5-track EP will be released 11th December via Bella Union and is the follow up to the Mercury Prize nominated album Spook The Herd.

Of the EP vocalist Hazel Wilde says: “We wanted to sculpt an intimate “headphones” record. One for the introverts and dreamers, the ones that still find beauty and magic in things. Recording some of the songs over lockdown in our homes helped in creating that world.”  

Live tours are still of course on hold and difficult to predict for next year, but if lady luck shines, Lanterns On The  Lake will be on tour in February and March 2021.

Lanterns On The Lake announce The Realist

Following their Mercury Prize nomination, and having recently been featured in The Guardian, Lanterns On The Lake today announce news of a new 5-track EP, The Realist, released 11th December via Bella Union and available to preorder here. The EP includes four new tracks as well as a reworked stripped-back arrangement of the single “Baddies”. Listen to the EP title track now…

Of the track and EP vocalist Hazel Wilde says: “The Realist is a song about being a dreamer, clinging to a vision and following your heart  – even when that path can seem deluded to others. It was one of the songs that didn’t make it onto the album Spook The Herd as it didn’t fit sonically or narratively. It felt like it came from another place. So we began putting together this EP. We wanted to sculpt an intimate “headphones” record. One for the introverts and dreamers, the ones that still find beauty and magic in things. Recording some of the songs over lockdown in our homes helped in creating that world.”  

Lanterns On The Lake recently announced news of a special reduced-capacity live appearance at the Sage Gateshead on Saturday 7th November, performing their Spook The Herd album in full. Tickets sold out on the first day but passes are available to watch the concert via live stream. 

Live tours are still of course on hold and difficult to predict for next year, but if lady luck shines, Lanterns On The  Lake will be on tour in February and March 2021. Full dates listed HERE.

Critical acclaim for Spook The Herd:

“With this brave, political LP, Lanterns On The Lake have found their time… Hazel Wilde’s words are clear, emphatic and beautifully sung… The songs are shimmering and sharply defined; infused with melody and searing musical ideas.” MOJO – 4 stars ****

“It’s reassuring to know that raw beauty can still be found within the groove of vinyl, of which this Newcastle band’s fourth LP provides rich evidence.” Record Collector – 5 stars *****

“A glorious shot of potent romanticism… While the songs are Lanterns’ leanest yet, fusing dream pop melodies with Paul Gregory’s soaring post-rock guitar, it’s Hazel Wilde’s lyrics that quicken the pulse. If we are sleepwalking towards apocalypse, Lanterns are here to sing us out in style.” Long Live Vinyl – 9/10

“Succeeds in painting atmospheric images, with elliptical poetry set against dreamy, FX-laden guitars, twinkly pianos and jagged beats… Lanterns On The Lake can be quietly magnificent.” Uncut

“Poised, rising and falling soundscapes… From the yearning Every Atom to the bittersweet Baddies, every track trembles with individual intensity… A Northern powerhouse.” PROG

“Mesmerising… There is an extra urgency and bite on the fourth album from a band that commonly trades in hazy loveliness… It gradually reveals itself to be rather wonderful.” The Sun – 4 stars ****

“A masterpiece… This album is all the proof you needed that their excellence was staring right at you all along, you just failed to truly see it.” Music OMH – 5 Stars *****

“Musically elegant, emotionally eloquent, and absolutely vital.” The Line Of Best Fit – 9/10  

“A fitting record of our times.” God Is In The TV – 9/10

Lanterns On The Lake perform ‘Baddies’

With a Mercury Prize nomination for their acclaimed 2020 album Spook The Herd under their belt, Lanterns On The Lake today share a beautifully shot live video of their single ‘Baddies’, filmed socially distanced at The Sage, Gateshead.

The band also performed ‘When It All Comes True’ for the Mercury Prize BBC feature that aired last week and is available to watch further below.

Although having missed out on the prize, vocalist Hazel Wilde said of being shortlisted: “We’ve always put our hearts into the music we make – but never more so than with this album. We’re especially proud of this one. So to have it recognised in this way means more than I can say. With the tours being cancelled and everything being put on hold it was crushing to think that the record could be forgotten about. Then, right when we thought the story was over for this album, it gets nominated for the Mercury Prize. What a beautiful plot twist.”

“With this brave, political LP, Lanterns On The Lake have found their time… Hazel Wilde’s words are clear, emphatic and beautifully sung… The songs are shimmering and sharply defined; infused with melody and searing musical ideas.” MOJO – 4 stars ****

“It’s reassuring to know that raw beauty can still be found within the groove of vinyl, of which this Newcastle band’s fourth LP provides rich evidence.” Record Collector – 5 stars *****

“A glorious shot of potent romanticism… While the songs are Lanterns’ leanest yet, fusing dream pop melodies with Paul Gregory’s soaring post-rock guitar, it’s Hazel Wilde’s lyrics that quicken the pulse. If we are sleepwalking towards apocalypse, Lanterns are here to sing us out in style.” Long Live Vinyl – 9/10

“Succeeds in painting atmospheric images, with elliptical poetry set against dreamy, FX-laden guitars, twinkly pianos and jagged beats… Lanterns On The Lake can be quietly magnificent.” Uncut

“Poised, rising and falling soundscapes… From the yearning Every Atom to the bittersweet Baddies, every track trembles with individual intensity… A Northern powerhouse.” PROG

“Mesmerising… There is an extra urgency and bite on the fourth album from a band that commonly trades in hazy loveliness… It gradually reveals itself to be rather wonderful.” The Sun – 4 stars ****

“A masterpiece… This album is all the proof you needed that their excellence was staring right at you all along, you just failed to truly see it.” Music OMH – 5 stars*****

“Musically elegant, emotionally eloquent, and absolutely vital.” The Line Of Best Fit – 9/10  

“A fitting record of our times.” God Is In The TV – 9/10

Lanterns On The Lake nominated for Mercury Prize

A proud and happy day for Bella Union. Today sees one of our core acts Lanterns On The Lake shortlisted for the Mercury Prize 2020 for their acclaimed album Spook The Herd, released in February via the label. Of being nominated for the award vocalist Hazel Wilde says: “We’ve always put our hearts into the music we make – but never more so than with this album. We’re especially proud of this one. So to have it recognised in this way means more than I can say. With the tours being cancelled and everything being put on hold it was crushing to think that the record could be forgotten about. Then, right when we thought the story was over for this album, it gets nominated for the Mercury Prize. What a beautiful plot twist.”

Acclaim for Spook The Herd:

“With this brave, political LP, Lanterns On The Lake have found their time… Hazel Wilde’s words are clear, emphatic and beautifully sung… The songs are shimmering and sharply defined; infused with melody and searing musical ideas.” MOJO – 4 stars ****

“It’s reassuring to know that raw beauty can still be found within the groove of vinyl, of which this Newcastle band’s fourth LP provides rich evidence.” Record Collector – 5 stars *****

“A glorious shot of potent romanticism… While the songs are Lanterns’ leanest yet, fusing dream pop melodies with Paul Gregory’s soaring post-rock guitar, it’s Hazel Wilde’s lyrics that quicken the pulse. If we are sleepwalking towards apocalypse, Lanterns are here to sing us out in style.” Long Live Vinyl – 9/10

“Succeeds in painting atmospheric images, with elliptical poetry set against dreamy, FX-laden guitars, twinkly pianos and jagged beats… Lanterns On The Lake can be quietly magnificent.” Uncut

“Poised, rising and falling soundscapes… From the yearning Every Atom to the bittersweet Baddies, every track trembles with individual intensity… A Northern powerhouse.” PROG

“Mesmerising… There is an extra urgency and bite on the fourth album from a band that commonly trades in hazy loveliness… It gradually reveals itself to be rather wonderful.” The Sun – 4 stars ****

“A masterpiece… This album is all the proof you needed that their excellence was staring right at you all along, you just failed to truly see it.” Music OMH – 5 stars*****

“Musically elegant, emotionally eloquent, and absolutely vital.” The Line Of Best Fit – 9/10  

“A fitting record of our times.” God Is In The TV – 9/10

Happy Release Day Lanterns On The Lake

Today Lanterns On The Lake release their stunning new album Spook The Herd via Bella Union. To celebrate the release as well as their live instore performances this weekend Lanterns On The Lake have shared a live performance video of ’Swimming Lessons’. You can catch Lanterns On The Lake live this weekend at one of their 3 x Record Shop in-store live performances, in Brighton, London and Newcastle.

“Musically elegant, emotionally eloquent, and absolutely vital.” The Line Of Best Fit – 9/10

“With this brave, political LP, Lanterns On The Lake have found their time… Hazel Wilde’s words are clear, emphatic and beautifully sung… The songs are shimmering and sharply defined; infused with melody and searing musical ideas.” MOJO – 4 stars ****

“A glorious shot of potent romanticism… While the songs are Lanterns’ leanest yet, fusing dream pop melodies with Paul Gregory’s soaring post-rock guitar, it’s Hazel Wilde’s lyrics that quicken the pulse. If we are sleepwalking towards apocalypse, Lanterns are here to sing us out in style.” Long Live Vinyl – 9/10

“Succeeds in painting atmospheric images, with elliptical poetry set against dreamy, FX-laden guitars, twinkly pianos and jagged beats… Lanterns On The Lake can be quietly magnificent.”Uncut

“Their most beguiling album to date.” The Arts Desk – 4 Stars****

“Poised, rising and falling soundscapes… From the yearning Every Atom to the bittersweet Baddies, every track trembles with individual intensity… A Northern powerhouse.” PROG