Lanterns on the Lake

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Lanterns On The Lake
Lanterns on the Lake playing live with Royal Northern Sinfonia.jpg
Lanterns on the Lake playing live with Royal Northern Sinfonia
Background information
OriginNewcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Genresindie rock
Years active2007-present
LabelsBella Union
WebsiteOfficial website
MembersHazel Wilde
Paul Gregory
Oliver Ketteringham
Bob Allan
Angela Chan

Lanterns on the Lake are a five-piece indie rock band from Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. The band is composed of Hazel Wilde, Paul Gregory, Oliver Ketteringham, Bob Allan and Angela Chan. The group's material is released in Europe by Bella Union and by PIAS in the USA.

Formation and early work (2007–2010)[edit]

Lanterns on the Lake formed in 2007 and was founded by core members Wilde, Gregory and Ketteringham.

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 played a host of music festivals including End of the Road Festival, Glastonbury Festival,[4] SXSW, and Bestival.

Gracious Tide, Take Me Home (2011)[edit]

The band released their debut album Gracious Tide, Take Me Home on 19 September 2011.[5][6][7] 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.[8]

During this period Lanterns On The Lake supported Explosions in the Sky on their UK tour including the O2 Academy, Brixton.[9] The band has also toured with Low, including a performance at the Royal Festival Hall in London[10] and with Yann Tiersen, including a performance at The Roundhouse[11]

Until the Colours Run (2013)[edit]

The band's follow-up album Until the Colours Run was released on 7 October 2013 in UK and Europe.[12] The album received positive reviews, receiving a metacritic rating of 84[13] with many reviewers noting its socio-political undertones.[14] Drowned in Sound declared it "one of the best records of the young decade".[15]

The group extensively toured Europe and in early 2014 they embarked on their first tour of the USA[16]

Beings (2015)[edit]

On 13 November 2015 the group released their third album Beings worldwide.[17] Beingswas met with critical acclaim[18] with Drowned in Sound declaring Lanterns On The Lake as "One of Britain's most crucial bands of the present moment."[19] and DIY Magazine describing the group as "virtually without equal".[20]

Following the release of Beings, Lanterns On The Lake toured Europe and the UK extensively and at this time performed their largest hometown concert to date where they were accompanied by Royal Northern Sinfonia at Sage Gateshead in Hall One,[21] the orchestral arrangements composed by Fiona Brice[22]

The show was recorded and subsequently released as a live album in November 2017 - Live with Royal Northern Sinfonia[23]

The song "Through the Cellar Door" has been taken for the soundtrack of the Square Enix game Life Is Strange: Before the Storm.

Members[edit]

Current[edit]

Live, affiliated and 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)

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

EPs[edit]

  • The Starlight EP (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)

Singles[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)
  • "Through The Cellar Door" (2016)
  • "The Crawl" (2016)

Other[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mews, Thomas (10 December 2010). "Lanterns On The Lake // Sign to Bella Union". Thefourohfive.com. Retrieved 1 February 2016.
  2. ^ Music Week http://www.musicweek.com/story.asp?sectioncode=2&storycode=1043635. Retrieved 1 February 2016. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ "Credits | Where Soldiers Come from | POV | PBS". 11 January 2011. Archived from the original on 4 August 2013. Retrieved 1 June 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ "Glastonbury Festival - Lanterns on the Lake". BBC. Retrieved 1 February 2016.
  5. ^ a b O'Brien, Jon. Album review - Lanterns on the Lake: Gracious Tide, Take Me Home at AllMusic. Retrieved 17 April 2012.
  6. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20111002221356/http://www.bellaunion.com/index.php/site/news/gracious_tide_take_me_home_released_today. Archived from the original on 2 October 2011. Retrieved 7 October 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help); Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ Edwards, David (15 September 2011). "Album Review: Lanterns on the Lake - Gracious Tide, Take Me Home / Releases / Releases // Drowned In Sound". Drownedinsound.com. Retrieved 1 February 2016.
  8. ^ "Reviews for Gracious Tide, Take Me Home by Lanterns on the Lake". Metacritic.com. Retrieved 1 February 2016.
  9. ^ "Upcoming Events". O2 Academy Brixton. Retrieved 1 February 2016.
  10. ^ "Lanterns On The Lake to support Low in London - All Tomorrow's Parties". Atpfestival.com. 30 January 2012. Retrieved 1 February 2016.
  11. ^ "Lanterns On The Lake November Tour | News | Clash Magazine". Clashmusic.com. 21 October 2015. Retrieved 1 February 2016.
  12. ^ "Lanterns On The Lake announce second album: Until The Colours Run". Bella Union. 13 June 2013. Retrieved 1 February 2016.
  13. ^ "Reviews for Until the Colours Run by Lanterns on the Lake". Metacritic.com. Retrieved 1 February 2016.
  14. ^ "Review | Lanterns On The Lake ~ Until The Colours Run". GoldFlakePaint.co.uk. 23 September 2013. Retrieved 1 February 2016.
  15. ^ Reynolds, Aidan (4 October 2013). "Album Review: Lanterns on the Lake - Until the Colours Run / Releases / Releases // Drowned In Sound". Drownedinsound.com. Retrieved 1 February 2016.
  16. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20140407053211/http://www.musicsnobbery.com/2013/11/lanterns-on-the-lake-plotting-first-north-american-tour-second-album-entitled-until-the-colours-run.html. Archived from the original on 7 April 2014. Retrieved 31 March 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help); Missing or empty |title= (help)
  17. ^ "Lanterns On The Lake announce third album 'Beings' to be released 13th November 2015". Bella Union. Retrieved 1 February 2016.
  18. ^ "Beings by Lanterns on the Lake".
  19. ^ "Album Review: Lanterns on the Lake - Beings".
  20. ^ "Lanterns on the Lake - Beings".
  21. ^ "Royal Northern Sinfonia and Lanterns on the Lake. Talk about a synergy in sound". 7 February 2016.
  22. ^ "Lanterns on the Lake Announce Live Album | Bella Union".
  23. ^ "Lanterns on the Lake - Live with Royal Northern Sinfonia".
  24. ^ "Mojo's George Harrison Tribute – The Mad Mackerel". Madmackerel.org. 24 September 2011. Retrieved 1 February 2016.
  25. ^ "Independent purveyors of great music, since 1976". Archived from the original on 4 July 2012. Retrieved 20 August 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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