Merely days after I picked Lanterns on the Lake as one of my hopes for 2010, it's been announced that they've signed to the wonderful Bella Union label (home to Beach House / Mountain Man / Alessi's Ark and more). This is great news and no more than the band deserve, their gorgeous, dreamy music will reach a much wider audience, who'll no doubt soon fall for Lanterns brilliant, melodic instrumentations and Hazel's beautiful voice, just like I've been for the past six months or so.
I can't wait to hear their next release on their new label (soon please!). For now though, we've their three EP's to listen to. Get them whilst you can (Lanterns Shop). If you're still in the dark, change that now!
The band are playing at the Bella Union Xmas show at Union Chapel next week. A very limited edition 10” release from Bella Union will also coincide with this show - with an exclusive track each from Philip Selway (Radiohead), Peter Broderick, Alessi’s Ark and Lanterns On The Lake. Lanterns have recorded a special ‘Winter Version’ of ‘I Love You, Sleepyhead’ especially for this release. You can listen to it below. The Christmas 10” is limited to a 150 copies and you can order it here - sounds nice doesn't it.
I Love You Sleepyhead (winter version) by Lanterns on the Lake