Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Lanterns Return to the Spotlight; NEW MUSIC Lanterns on the Lake Are Heading on Tour to Support Their New Album. Sarah Jeffery Caught Up with Lead Singer Hazel Wilde for a Chat

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Lanterns Return to the Spotlight; NEW MUSIC Lanterns on the Lake Are Heading on Tour to Support Their New Album. Sarah Jeffery Caught Up with Lead Singer Hazel Wilde for a Chat

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Newcastle indie-rock band Lanterns On The Lake are hoping their success continues with the release of their third album.

The group released Beings, the followup to Gracious Tide Take Me Home and Until the Colours Run, in November.

The album marks a change in direction for the band as they have expanded their range and pushed the boundaries of their signature atmospheric rock to create a beautifully crafted record.

Lead singer and guitarist Hazel Wilde says: "We started work on the album when we got back from a long tour of Europe and North America in early 2014.

"We spent about four months writing it and a couple of months recording and mixing.

"We like to do the recording ourselves so we can take our time on it and make it exactly how we want it to be, and Paul (our guitarist) mixes and produces it."

This was made possible by their set-up, working in isolation; writing, rehearsing and recording in their Newcastle rehearsal room meant the results were not affected by outside influence.

The four-piece were incredibly productive during this time as "the ideas came effortlessly and in abundance".

Hazel explains: "At first we had no expectations, no prescribed ideas of how we wanted the songs to turn out. We were just writing and playing together because that's what we'd always done.

"Our first album was a kind of 'best of' collection of songs we'd been playing in the few years we were together before we signed a record deal. With that first album it felt like an introduction to our music or the kind of songs we'd written in our earlier years. Now, when we make an album we are writing specifically for that record.

"We are concentrating on shaping the album and making it work as one piece rather than throwing together a collection of songs. We tend to spend a few months writing, demo-ing, and reworking songs and eventually the album will take shape. …

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