Lanterns On The Lake
Atmospheric. Acclaimed. A multifaceted journey.
Lanterns on the Lake are returning to The Glasshouse later this year off the back of their much-anticipated album, Versions of Us, which will be released on the 2 June. This self-produced fifth studio album follows 2020’s Mercury nominated Spook the Herd.
Need to know
Stage Times: announced nearer showtime
Age: under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.
What they say
‘Of course we enjoy every gig we play on tour but it always leads up to the most special night of them all – our hometown show. The Glasshouse has been a big part of our journey as a band. We’ll be looking forward to that Friday night in December, playing songs new and old and sharing it with the people who have been on this journey with us since the very beginning’
Lanterns on the Lake
About the album
The nine songs on Versions of Us 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. Each song’s journey is matched beautifully by the band’s performances. The grumbling, staticky synths of “Rich Girls” cede to an ascending, spine-tingling bridge of sinuous guitar and bass. “Vatican” pivots on a bluesy, midnight-black riff from ever-inventive Paul Gregory and a muted bassline from Bob Allan on a song about love’s quiet reliability. “Real Life” hares from the traps, aquaplaning on the surface tension of its fuzzing guitars and chiming central hook – a blast of indie rock on an album full of musical high-watermarks for the band.
Meet the artists
Tyneside band Lanterns On The Lake are critically acclaimed and Mercury Prize Nominated. They first formed in 2007 and have released five albums to date.
The band have shared stages with the likes of Low and Explosions in the Sky plus they have appeared at renowned festivals including Glastonbury, SXSW.
On Versions of Us, their latest album, frontwoman Hazel Wilde’s perspective shifted significantly after becoming a mother, leading her to explore deeper questions about life and personal growth. The album was mixed by guitarist Paul Gregory in his North Shields bedroom and it exudes a profound sense of time and place.
Despite initial setbacks and personal challenges, the band have persevered, with Radiohead’s Philip Selway joining the album sessions on drums. Selway will join the band on their 2023 tour, including their show at The Glasshouse.
Newcastle-based newcomer ERNIE is making waves with early singles ‘Pink Headaches’, ‘Hold Yr Horses’ and ‘Awfully Strange’ released via Gravity Records (Divorce, Dumb Buoys Fishing Club)
The alt-rocker’s impressive rise is certainly gathering pace following his Sam Fender St James’ Park support slot. Plus plaudits from the likes of NME, The Independent, Dork and La Blogotheque, as well as BBC 6 Music airplay.