Tyneside’s Lanterns on the Lake perform at Band on the Wall to mark the release of their much-anticipated new album, Versions of Us. This self-produced fifth studio album follows 2020’s Mercu-ry nominated Spook the Herd.
Its nine songs are existential meditations examining life’s possibilities, facing the hand we’ve been dealt and the question of whether we can change our individual and collective destinies.
Singer and songwriter Hazel Wilde has no doubt that motherhood fundamentally shifted her perspective. “Writing songs requires a certain level of self-indulgence, and songwriters can be prone to dwelling on themselves,” she says. “Motherhood made me aware at having a different stake in the world. I’ve got to believe that there’s a better way and an alternative future to the one we’ve been hurtling towards. I’ve also got to believe that I could be better as a person, too.”
Mixed by the band’s guitarist Paul Gregory, in the bedroom of his home in North Shields, there is a sense of time and place that runs deep throughout this record.
A standing show. Presented by SJM. On sale 9am 3rd March.Artists on stage: 7.45pm