A “delightfully bucolic” video for Echo Lake’s ‘Another Day’ - a single from their Wild Peace debut album - just premieried over at Noisey. Directed by Ben Perry and Duncan Christie, it falls ahead of the band’s 15 date October tour, including a British Heart Foundation fundraising show on the 25th at London’s Shacklewell Arms.
Filmaker and 20 Jazz Funk Greatser Daniel Nixon - who shot the band’s celebrated ‘Young Silence’ - has shot an otherworldly video for Echo Lake’s LP title track ‘Wild Peace’. Director’s commentary below, and thanks to Fruit Media, Planetside Software and Fractured Films.
Around the time Echo Lake asked me to make a second video for them I’d become a bit obsessed with procedural generation and, with the sweeping strings in Wild Peace, it wasn’t hard to translate that into grand vistas and swooping cameras — something procedural terrain software is very good at. At the same time I kept returning to 50 Watts’ brilliant Space Teriyaki illustration series. There’s something about the airbrushed emptiness of some of that Sci-Fi art that I couldn’t get out of my head. Added in to all that, the line in the song about creating ‘an easier time’ and the whole unreal/real/fragile world became the driving theme of the video.
Poster by Linda Jarvis
‘Wild Peace’ tour, October 2012
Monday 1st - London / The Lexington (tickets)
Friday 5th - Brighton / The Green Door Store (free entry)
Monday 8th - Manchester / The Castle (tickets)
Tuesday 9th - Glasgow / The Art School (tickets)
Wednesday 10th - Dublin / The Workman’s Club (tickets)
Thursday 11th - Liverpool / Leaf (tickets)
Friday 12th - York / The Basement (tickets)
Saturday 13th - Cambridge / The Portland Arms, Wish You Were Here Festival (tickets)
Tuesday 16th - London / Dingwalls, w/ The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart (tickets)
Thursday 18th - Oxford / Bullingdon Arms (tickets)
Friday 19th - Birmingham / Hare & Hounds (tickets)
Saturday 20th - Cardiff / Swn Festival (tickets)
We’re proud to say Echo Lake’s breathtaking, soon-to-be-seminal debut album ‘Wild Peace’ is out now. Support the band by purchasing the record on limited 12” vinyl LP (only £10!), CD or DL (specially priced at £4.99) direct from No Pain In Pop here. The album is also available from iTunes here.
”Every so often a debut comes along so full of elegiac beauty that you can’t fail to fall for everything about it. Wild Peace is this year’s addition to the list. Prepare to be enthralled. 9/10” The Line Of Best Fit
”Something truly magnificent and possibly boundary redefining. Wonderfully accomplished in construction, devastatingly powerful in delivery, Echo Lake have just raised the bar one notch higher for everyone around them. 9/10“ Drowned In Sound
”Delicious. 8/10” NME
”Dazzling, hypnotic and deliriously seductive. Gloriously prodigious. 8/10“ Clash
”A major accomplishment. 8.50/10“ Bowlegs
”An album of smouldering beauty and epic construction.” MusicOMH
”One of the most fully-formed, satisfying debuts of 2012.“ Alt Sounds
”Effortless. 4/5“ The Times
R.I.P Pete Hayes (27.1.1987 - 21.06.2012)
We are so sad to say that our close friend and brilliant drummer Peter Hayes passed away on Thursday morning at the age of 25.
Shot in a World War II bunker in East London, the projection feedback-heavy visuals mirror the shimmering, beautiful guitar lines.
Pre-order Wild Peace direct on vinyl or CD here.