Lanterns on the Lake

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Lanterns On The Lake
Origin Newcastle-upon-tyne, United Kingdom
Genres indie rock
Years active 2007-present
Labels Bella Union
Website Official website
Members Hazel Wilde
Paul Gregory
Oliver Ketteringham
Bob Allan

Lanterns On The Lake are a four-piece indie rock band from Newcastle-upon-tyne, United Kingdom. The band is composed of Hazel Wilde, Paul Gregory, Oliver Ketteringham and Bob Allan.


Lanterns On The Lake formed in 2007.

They self-released two EPs and a single before signing to the Bella Union record label in December 2010.[1] Soon after the band provided a track for Bella Union's Christmas 10" EP along with new label mates Peter Broderick and Phil Selway.[2]

The song "I Love You Sleepyhead" was used in the film Where Soldiers Come From.[3]

The band released their debut album Gracious Tide, Take Me Home on 19 September 2011.[4][5][6] The album was recorded by the band in their homes and produced by the band's guitarist Paul Gregory. The album received mainly positive reviews and received a metacritic rating of 74.[7]

The band's follow up album Until The Colours Run was released on 7 October 2013 in UK and Europe.[8] The album was recorded by the band during a time of financial uncertainty and personal problems.[9] The album received positive reviews, receiving a metacritic rating of 84[10] with many reviewers noting its socio-political undertones.[11] Drowned In Sound declared it "one of the best records of the young decade".[12]

On November 13, 2015 the group released their third album "Beings" worldwide.[13] "Beings" was met with critical acclaim[14] with Drowned In Sound declaring Lanterns On The Lake as ""One of Britain's most crucial bands of the present moment."[15] and DIY Magazine describing the group as "virtually without equal".[16]

The group's material is released in Europe by Bella Union and by PIAS in the USA.

Live performances[edit]

The band have played a host of music festivals including End of the Road Festival, Glastonbury Festival,[17] SXSW, and Bestival.

In their early years Lanterns On The Lake supported Explosions In The Sky on their UK tour including the O2 Academy, Brixton.[18] The band has also toured with Low, including a performance at the Royal Festival Hall in London [19] and with Yann Tiersen, including a performance at The Roundhouse [20]

The group has extensively toured Europe and in early 2014 they embarked on their first tour of the USA [21]

Following the release of "Beings" Lanterns On The Lake performed their largest hometown concert to date where they were accompanied by Royal Northern Sinfonia.[22]



Live and affiliated members[edit]

  • Angela Chan - violin, cello, viola (2014–present)

Past members[edit]

  • Sarah Kemp - violin (2008-2014)
  • Andrew Scrogham - bass (2012-2014)
  • Brendan Sykes - bass (2008-2012)
  • Adam Sykes – vocals, guitar, piano (2008-2012)




  • The Starlight (2008)
  • Misfortunes and Minor Victories (2009)
  • Bonus EP (Rough Trade exclusive released with Gracious Tide, Take Me Home) (2011)
  • Low Tide (Remix EP, April 2012)


  • "Lungs Quicken" (2010)
  • "Keep On Trying" (2011)
  • "Another Tale From Another English Town" (2013)
  • "Until The Colours Run" (2013)
  • "The Buffalo Days" (2013)
  • "Faultlines" (2015)



  1. ^ Mews, Thomas (2010-12-10). "Lanterns On The Lake // Sign to Bella Union". Retrieved 2016-02-01. 
  2. ^ "Music Week". Music Week. Retrieved 2016-02-01. 
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  4. ^ a b O'Brien, Jon. Album review - Lanterns on the Lake: Gracious Tide, Take Me Home at AllMusic. Retrieved 17 April 2012.
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  6. ^ Edwards, David (2011-09-15). "Album Review: Lanterns on the Lake - Gracious Tide, Take Me Home / Releases / Releases // Drowned In Sound". Retrieved 2016-02-01. 
  7. ^ "Reviews for Gracious Tide, Take Me Home by Lanterns on the Lake". Retrieved 2016-02-01. 
  8. ^ "Lanterns On The Lake announce second album: Until The Colours Run". Bella Union. 2013-06-13. Retrieved 2016-02-01. 
  9. ^ "Lanterns On The Lake". Bella Union. Retrieved 2016-02-01. 
  10. ^ "Reviews for Until the Colours Run by Lanterns on the Lake". Retrieved 2016-02-01. 
  11. ^ "Review | Lanterns On The Lake ~ Until The Colours Run". Retrieved 2016-02-01. 
  12. ^ Reynolds, Aidan (2013-10-04). "Album Review: Lanterns on the Lake - Until the Colours Run / Releases / Releases // Drowned In Sound". Retrieved 2016-02-01. 
  13. ^ "Lanterns On The Lake announce third album ‘Beings’ to be released 13th November 2015". Bella Union. Retrieved 2016-02-01. 
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  17. ^ "Glastonbury Festival - Lanterns on the Lake". BBC. Retrieved 2016-02-01. 
  18. ^ "Upcoming Events". O2 Academy Brixton. Retrieved 2016-02-01. 
  19. ^ "Lanterns On The Lake to support Low in London - All Tomorrow's Parties". 2012-01-30. Retrieved 2016-02-01. 
  20. ^ "Lanterns On The Lake November Tour | News | Clash Magazine". 2015-10-21. Retrieved 2016-02-01. 
  21. ^ [3][dead link]
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  23. ^ "Mojo’s George Harrison Tribute – The Mad Mackerel". 2011-09-24. Retrieved 2016-02-01. 
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