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Lanterns On The Lake Release New Single “Real Life” – From Upcoming Album “Versions Of Us” out 2nd June via Bella Union

May 11, 2023
photo credit: Rob Irish

Lanterns On The Lake Release New Single “Real Life”

From Upcoming Album “Versions Of Us” out 2nd June via Bella Union

With their anticipated new album Versions Of Us due for release 2nd June via Bella Union, the Mercury Prize-nominated group Lanterns On The Lake share their new single “Real Life” which has premiered via Paste Magazine. Featuring Radiohead’s Philip Selway on drums, “Real Life” emerges as another standout from an album packed with career-best highlights. Fusing a memorable central hook with one of the band’s finest melodies and affecting lyrics, it’s a refreshing blast of indie-rock with vocalist Hazel Wilde delivering another powerful vocal turn.

This really is such an exciting year for this outfit, every release they’ve so far shared from the forthcoming album has enthralled the listener and cemented this outfit’s ability to express such a wide range of emotion through their stunning arrangements.

“Real Life” rhythmically hooks you from the first note, as the melodic movement pushes the exploration toward its crucial journey, the vocal harmonies bring this affectionate attribute to the release with the expressive vocal range on offer throughout. Powering through intensive peaks, buoyant and crisp drum shuffles and the forceful fuzz, the instrumentation keeps this persistent energy which balances the voyage.

Once again the depth of the arrangement captures this vast outlook, a world that is filled with this immense range of notes. For 5 minutes 6 seconds, this vibrant world mesmerizes you and moves you.

Lanterns On The Lake will embark on an extensive UK tour in late 2023 to support the release of the album. The band will also be performing at the Bearded Theory festival in Derbyshire later this month.

Lanterns On The Lake instore performances:

Friday 2nd June – London – Rough Trade East (7pm)
Saturday 3rd June – Oxford – Truck (1pm)
Sunday 4th June – Reflex, Newcastle – Reflex (2pm)
Thursday 8th June – Newcastle – RPM (5.30pm)

Lanterns On The Lake UK tour:

7th November – Birmingham – The Hare & Hounds

8th November – Nottingham – Rescue Rooms

16th November – Cambridge – Storey’s Field Centre

17th November – Leeds – Howard Assembly Room

22nd November – Sheffield – Crookes Social Club

23rd November – Glasgow – St. Luke’s

29th November – Brighton – Concorde 2

30th November – London – Islington Assembly Hall

5th December – Manchester – Band on the Wall

6th December – Bristol – The Fleece

15th December – Gateshead – The Sage

1. The Likes Of Us

2. Real Life

3. Vatican

4. String Theory

5. Thumb Of War

6. The Saboteur

7. Locust

8. Rich Girls

9. Last Transmission



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