Home Alone Music is proud to present the third album from Te Whanganui-a-Tara based electricUTOPIA artist Lake South, 'The Light You Throw'. Slated for release on September 17, the album was written in the midst of Aotearoa's Level-4 lockdown and recorded at a rented house at Waikawa beach. From the anxiety of the pandemic comes a collection of songs full of hope, joy and defiance. Expertly crafted odes to friends, the cities they live in, and the futures they fight for.
These songs are made to be played live and Lake South is excited to be taking a 4-piece band across the motu.
The album follows 2017's 'If You're Born On An Island the Ocean Heals You' and the follow-up, 'Wellington | Te Upoko O Te Ika', in late 2019. Both records have been critically acclaimed with Graham Reid calling Lake an electro-folk postcard poet of his doubting generation.
Joining Lake South for the majority of the shows is the new project from Miles Sutton: Welcomer. Sutton has toured internationally with Lontalius and Prizegiving, performing at festivals such as CMJ in New York City and Laneway and opening for international acts such as Death Cab for Cutie, Perfume Genius and Frankie Cosmos.
"a titanic talent." – The Revue.ca
"It's a ripper!" – Grant Smithies
"Earnest and acutely observed nostalgia turns into uplifting anthems time and again" – Alex Behan (Sunday Star Times)
"gorgeous pop gems...deft, heartfelt, funny." – NZ Musician Magazine
"Recommended for both the misunderstood thinkers searching for meaning as they traverse this new world, and the shallow casuals looking to avoid it. Five out of five."" – music.net.nz
"Complex, interesting, prematurely nostalgic . . . yet capturing the zeitgeist for his generation" – Elsewhere Music blog
"smart lyrics, tasteful synth and a distinct New Zealand accent" – The Wild Honey Pie
"Nostalgic, elegiac synth-pop meditations on what it means to be a 20/30-something in modern Aotearoa." – National Library of NZ
"Encore un bien bel album à se mettre entre les oreilles!"" – ziklibrenbib.fr