Includes bonus track - President (Jack Laidlaw Remix)
EVER SINCE THE LAKE CAUGHT FIRE 2005 - 2010 IS A COMPILATION OF SINGLES, REMIXES, DEMOS AND RARITIES. RELEASED POSTHUMOUSLY AS A DOWNLOAD PACKAGE WITH ALL PROCEEDS GOING TO CANCER RESEARCH UK.
Ever Since The Lake Caught Fire hail from Tyneside’s coastal towns of Whitley Bay and Tynemouth. After spending a year gathering local support through impassioned live performances, described by one local music mag as 'effortlessly switching between parent-baiting grunge and contemplative ambient prog', the band released a self titled e.p. in 2006 which earned them a place on the Unsigned Stage at Leeds Festival as well as playing 'In The City' Manchester. The lead track 'Disaster! Disaster!' was also featured on the Big Scary Monsters '50 Not Out' release.
Staying true to their DIY ethic, ESTLCF joined forces with local independent label ‘Pay For The Piano Recordings’ to release their debut single 'A Fire Born in Dallas' in 2008 which was produced by ‘iForward Russia!’ frontman Tom Woodhead. The single, described in The Metro as having 'post-hardcore and prog influences welded together to create a sound that is both vulnerable and self assured' achieved radio play on Steve Lamacq’s Radio 1 show and Tom Robinson’s BBC 6music show. To capitalise on this exposure, ESTLCF embarked on a tour of the UK and Poland.
With the addition of a fifth member the band broadened and developed their sound, referred to in The Music Magazine as 'reminiscent of Broken Social Scene with a distinctly English 'indie' tinge' and new song 'The Sea' received praise from Tom Robinson on the BBC6 Music Introducing show.
Ever Since The Lake Caught Fire released double A side single The Sea/Warden Rock on 15th May 2010 and following a show in December 2010 went on a two year hiatus.
The band released a compilation of singles, remixes and demos in 2011
Following a charity comeback gig with Kubichek! in Feb 2013 the band got back together to record more material due for release this year.
ESTLCF have shared the stage with the likes of NO AGE, BLK JKS, Everything, Everything, Tubelord, Vessels, The Joy Formidable, DARTZ!, Dananananaykrod, Johnny Foreigner, Adem, Pulled Apart By Horses, The Cooper Temple Clause, This Ain't Vegas, iforward russia! and Frank Turner.
released 18 December 2011
All tracks written by Ever Since The Lake Caught Fire excluding track 20 written by Mariah Carey & Walter Afanasieff
© & ℗ 2011
All rights of the producer and the owner of the recorded work are reserved. Unauthorised copying, public performance, broadcasting, hiring or rental is prohibited.
Photo by Brandon Allen
President Promo Video
The Sea Promo Video
A Fire Born In Dallas Promo Video
"this Newcastle troupe are an impassioned bunch... we can hear early Sonic Youth, late At The Drive-In and a noise about whose future movements we'd like to be kept informed."NME
"From the start of the set to the final notes of set-closer Disaster Disaster, Ever Since were furiously noisy, creating a chaos that could barely be reined in. The vocals were hollered with passion as guitars crashed all around them." BBC
"A towering powerhouse of indie noise... Contemplative and evisceral at the same time, even at their youth and relative inexperience their potential is frightening." Rock Midgets
"Like a poppier This Ain't Vegas, or a punkier Idlewild, ESTLCF deliver an intense and melodic noise..." NARC.
"Take Fugazi's sonic powers, add ATDI's appetite for extreme guitar chaos and gently dust with a bit of Biffy Clyro's post-hardcore sensibilities..." The Crack
"Ever Since The Lake Caught Fire - Epic, slightly proggy melodic rock with a touch of post-hardcore." NME Student Guide 07 - 'Pick of the local bands
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