We have another premiere for you. This time, a video premiere. I think this is the first of its kind on Independent Music News. I digress.
Today Lakes will debut the video for their new single, Reindeer. Here’s a bit of blurb from the band about the cinematic piece/s:
“Basically, if you were a teenager in Watford during the early naughties; you either went to shows or chucked eggs at people. Reindeer is a nod to the scene we grew up watching and playing in, and Paul is a massive part of that; not only with The LP Cafe, but also the awesome bands he plays in (Nervus and The Social Club). He’d literally just got back off tour, and we got him up at the crack of dawn to shoot this. He is the ultimate party man.
This is video two of ten, and knowing that not everyone will be watching them in order, I wanted to make sure they worked as stand-alone videos, as well as being able to tell a story. Sam, having fled the wedding in the previous video, seeks refuge at a friend’s house (Paul), who then goes about his morning routine around Watford, before returning to find she’s gone.”
Very interesting. Here’s part one:
Now watch episode two. You need to keep up with the storyline.
After viewing both music videos, do you know what I love about Lakes? They make you get in touch with your feelings. I’ve listened to their entire catalogue all day and watched both music videos numerous times, and I feel like I’ve morphed into a puddle full of sweat and tears. I love it when a band pushes you to dance and cry at the same time.
Reindeer is no exception. Sam Neale is the chalk, Roberto Cappellina is the cheese. Neale is outgoing and in-your-face, while Cappellina offers you a pot of tea and a blanket to get all cosy. Both vocalists compliment each other very well. You can tell they’re best mates and enjoy making music together. As for the talents of Matt Shaw (drums), Rob Vacher (guitar), Gareth Arthur (guitar) and Charlie Smith (bass), they deserve a round of applause for creating such audibly pleasing tones and sounds. This is such a tight-knit group of musicians. I’m proud to feature their creative musings on IMN.
One last thing. If you enjoyed listening to both Reindeer and Constance, put your hand in your pocket and pre-order Lakes debut album, The Constance LP. Released on the 2nd of August through Friend of Mine Records and The LP Cafe, it features both songs and many more. I’m rather excited to see what direction they’ve taken it. Will I cry myself to sleep as I remember the depressing relationship of 2001 or dance in my underwear as the next door neighbour gets a good look at my junk? Probably both, to be honest. Sorry to leave it on such a weird note. Bye.