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Lanterns on the Lake


“One for the introverts and dreamers, the ones that still find beauty and magic in things” Now, technically speaking, we at Backseat Mafia have already previewed this back in October, ahead of a physical release on December 11th, but, this being 2020, nothing is ever that straightforward, so, this has now been rescheduled to 18th December …

NEWCASTLE’S soaring ‘gazers Lanterns on the Lake have announced news of a new five-track EP, The Realist, which Bella Union will release on December 11th. The EP will include four new tracks as well as a reworked, stripped-down arrangement of the single, “Baddies”. And the quintet have shared that title track today; we’ve embedded it …

BELLA UNION’S premiere Geordie shoegazers Lanterns on the Lake, whose spring tour was pulled due to the covid-19 virus, have announced the rearranged dates for February and March 2021. And this has given the band a chance to expand the dates. The band said: “We have upgraded some of the venues that had sold out, …

Lanterns On The Lake have been quiet of late, however, they’ve seen fit to furnish us with this sumptuous video for ‘The Crawl’, one of the stand out tracks from recent album ‘Beings’. As singer Hazel puts it; “The Crawl is an invitation to someone. It’s about a magic escapism that transcends the shallow everyday …

How do you judge what were the best albums of the year? Well, here at Backseat Mafia its a collaborative affair, where everyone that writes for us has as much of a say as everyone else (how did I let that happen?). Happily, in line with the widely and wildly varied nature of our ethos …

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 …