Watford alternative, indie, emo newcomers LAKES have revealed the music video for their new single ‘Reindeer‘, the latest track to be taken from their debut album The Constance LP which is set for release 2nd August 2019.
The video is the second instalment of ten planned videos that the band plan to share in tandem with the album release. This second video features Paul Etienne who plays keyboards in British alternative-punk band Nervus and is also involved in releasing Lake’s new record through label The LP Cafe. Vocalist/guitarist Roberto Cappellina explains more:
“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.”
Earning their stripes in pubs and clubs of the Watford music scene, LAKES have been emboldened with a DIY attitude that was born from frustration of life on the peripheries of a capital city. Taking influence from mid-western emo, math rock and alternative indie, the group’s independent attitude has led them to record all their own music, produce their own music videos and with families of their own – organise child-friendly matinee gigs in their hometown.
What began as a naming convention for drummer Matthew Shaw’s acoustic demos quickly developed into a sextet, bonding over a love of artists like American Football, Minus The Bear and Into It Over It and completed by the addition of Sam Neale on vocals and glockenspiel adding to the bands unique trademark sound.
‘The Constance LP‘ will be released officially on 2nd August on Friend of Mine Records, with a limited-edition lake blue vinyl available through The LP Café. It is available HERE to pre-order now.