Fuse the most fragile and graceful end of the folk music spectrum to the most luminous properties of cinemascope rock, and you have the stunning debut album from Newcastle-based sextet LANTERNS ON THE LAKE. Following the success of their critically acclaimed debut in 2011, they return with a new album, the sublime Until The Colours Run.
The source of the music remains the same, an exquisitely crafted blend of symphonic rock, folk and electronics – but much has changed in the interim. Until The Colours Run was recorded during a time of financial and personal adversity, and as a result is more soulful and dynamic than its predecessor. In sound, it’s both harder and more luminous, and a more emotionally and politically charged experience, as singer/lyricist Hazel Wilde paints unflinching portraits of what she sees. It’s a haunting, often devastating combination.
Advance tickets are available at Rotate This & Soundscapes, and online at Ticketfly.