Lanterns on the Lake and their songs pretty much encapsulate why we love writing a music blog. Starting with that point of early discovery (in our case back in January 2010) and then following the bands progression, with a number of blog posts, falling deeper and deeper in love with their music. Then an album is released and it fully lives up to expectations (in this case we named Gracious Tide Take Me Home as our 5th favourite of 2011). For us this is what Breaking More Waves and some of its peer group blogs do best; getting behind a band, celebrating them and generating a genuine enthusiasm that motivates others to investigate. It feels so much more natural and organic than websites and magazines that are often led by the PR machine and sales / hits / income streams.
However, we now have to admit to a failure. Last month Lanterns on the Lake returned to the fray with new song Another Tale From Another English Town and we didn’t even make a whimper about it. So much for our undying love. However, today we’re making amends and turning up very late to the party, because ultimately good music lasts for way longer than a ‘must be relevant / got to keep up’ rushed post on a music blog. So even if you’ve heard it before, press play again. “We don’t want to fight, we want the quiet life,” Hazel coos over and over. Oh, it’s gorgeous; both weighty and delicate this song is as close as most of us will get to a languidly sad heaven today.
Another Tale From Another English Town is taken from the band’s 2nd long player Until The Colours Run, which according to the group's website ‘was recorded during a time of financial and personal adversity, and as a result, Until The Colours Run is more soulful and dynamic than its predecessor.’ Lanterns On The Lake embark on a short tour which started yesterday in Southampton with the album being released on 9th September through Bella Union.
Lanterns On The Lake - Another Tale From Another English Town