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Lanterns on the Lake Play Two New York City Shows This Week

February 4th, 2014

Lanterns on the Lake—Hazel Wilde (vocals and guitar), Paul Gregory (guitar and vocals), Oliver Ketteringham (drums and piano), Sarah Kemp (violin and accordion) and Andrew Scrogham (bass)—formed in Newcastle upon Tyne, England in 2007. But they didn’t release their first full-length, Gracious Tide, Take Me Home (stream it below), until four years later. AllMusic said it “plays to the band’s beautifully swooning strengths, and in doing so, produces one of the most majestic debuts from a British act this year.” The English five-piece (above, performing “Ships in the Rain” for BeatCast) delivered their second LP, Until the Colours Run (stream it below), late last year, although it arrived in
the U.S. less than a month ago. This time AllMusic opined, “The wonderful cinematic soundscapes on second album Until the Colours Run are less focused on the hometown musings that dominated their first effort; here they delve deeper into darker, introspective moods that unfurl into surging guitars and rolling drums reminiscent of Explosions in the Sky.” Lanterns on the Lake are currently winding down their North American tour, which brings them to New York City for a pair of shows, on Thursday at Mercury Lounge and then on Friday at Baby’s All Right.