I’m sure I’m not alone in feeling that slight twinge of trepidation when one of your favourite bands releases new material – will it meet expectations or be a let down. Happily, I can report that it’s a definite case of the former from Newcastle quintet Lanterns On The Lake. I’ve been a fan since seeing them support Explosions In The Sky back in 2012, and its been interesting to follow their development as a band, from the more folky, wistful indie of their earlier works to their impending release.
Faultlines has been available as a taster for their forthcoming 3rd full length album “Beings” via the bands website since August, and now is accompanied by this visually arresting, and somewhat dark video produced by Hand Held Cine Club, who’ve worked with The Twilight Sad and Frightened Rabbit, amongst others.
It’s a continuation of the more expansive, almost post-rock infused sound brought to the fore on their previous album, 2013’s Until The Colours Run. Certainly bodes well for the album, I must say.
Lanterns have also scheduled a short run of dates in support of the new album, and we’ll be reporting back as to how this translates live in due course.
29th November – The Globe, Cardiff
30th November – The Haunt, Brighton
1st December – Moth Club, London
2nd December – Ruby Lounge, Manchester
3rd December – Brudnell Social Club, Leeds
4th December – King Tut’s, Glasgow
6th February 2016 – The Sage, Gateshead with Royal Northern Sinfonia
Beings is out on 13th November via Bella Union/PIAS