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]

In August 2015 the group announced that their third album, entitled "Beings", would be released worldwide on Friday 13th November 2015.[13]

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,[14] SXSW, and Bestival.

Lanterns On The Lake have supported Explosions In The Sky on their UK tour including the O2 Academy, Brixton.[15] The band has also toured with Low, including a performance at the Royal Festival Hall in London [16] and with Yann Tiersen, including a performance at The Roundhouse [17]

The group has extensively toured Europe and in early 2014 they embarked on their first tour of the USA [18]


Live and Affiliated members

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

Past members

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


Albums and EPs[edit]


  • "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)


  • Contributed to Rough Trade's Counter Culture album with the track "Ships In The Rain". (2012) [20]


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