Lanterns On The Lake “The Realist”

The "Realist" by Lanterns On The Lake is Northern Transmissions Song of the Day
"The Realist" by Lanterns On The Lake

Following the recent announcement of their Mercury Prize nomination, UK quartet Lanterns On The Lake have announced their new 5-track EP, The Realist, will be released on December 11th via Bella Union. The EP includes four new tracks as well as a reworked stripped-back arrangement of the single “Baddies”. The band have shared the EP’s title track, which is now available to stream.

From Lanterns On The Lake vocalist Hazel Wilde:

“The Realist is a song about being a dreamer, clinging to a vision and following your heart – even when that path can seem deluded to others. It was one of the songs that didn’t make it onto the album Spook The Herd as it didn’t fit sonically or narratively. It felt like it came from another place. So we began putting together this EP. We wanted to sculpt an intimate “headphones” record. One for the introverts and dreamers, the ones that still find beauty and magic in things. Recording some of the songs over lockdown in our homes helped in creating that world.”

Lanterns On The Lake recently announced news of a special reduced-capacity live appearance at the Sage Gateshead on Saturday, November 7th, performing their Spook The Herd album in full. Tickets sold out on the first day but passes are available to watch the concert via live stream.

Lanterns On The Lake
The Realist
track listing:

1. The Realist
2. Understudy
3. Baddies (Model City Version)
4. Romans
5. Model City

Lanterns On The Lake
Tour Dates

2/1/2021 – Glasgow – King Tuts
2/2/2021 – Leeds – Brudenell Social Club
2/3/2021 – Manchester – Gorilla
2/6/2021– Birmingham – The Actress & Bishop
2/7/2021 – Brighton – Patterns
2/8/2021 – Guildford – Boilerroom
2/9/2021 – Norwich – Waterfront Studio
2/10/2021 – London – EartH
2/18/2021 – Southampton – The Brook
2/19/2021 – Exeter – Phoenix
2/20/2021 – Corsham – Pound Arts Centre
2/21/2021 – Bristol – Thekla
2/22/2021 – Nottingham – Rescue Rooms
2/24/2021– Cambridge – Storey’s Field Centre
2/25/2021 – Hebden Bridge – Trades Club
2/27/2021 – Bury – The MET
2/28/2021 – Stockton – Georgian Theatre
3/26/2021 – Newcastle – Boiler Shop

Pre-order The Realist by Lanterns On The Lake here