Lanterns On The Lake
Thu 04 Jul 2024
Mercury Music Prize-nominated Lanterns on the Lake hail from Tyneside and have been releasing music on prestigious indie label Bella Union label for over 10 years.
With the recruitment of Radiohead’s Philip Selway on drumming duties, their most recent album Versions Of Us took their distinctive widescreen melancholic sound to new heights. The album’s nine songs are existential meditations examining life’s possibilities, facing the hand we’ve been dealt and the question of whether we can change our individual and collective destinies.
Versions of Us is the band’s most cohesive and concise record yet, with its pervading sense of empowerment encapsulated in Hazel Wilde’s startling vocal performances. Her voice now also soars with previously unheard force on an album austere in its beauty, with its shifting sands of searing guitar, fluttering vintage synths and swarming melodic lines.