Ever Since The Lake Caught Fire 2005 - 2010

by Ever Since The Lake Caught Fire

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Gareth Roberts Every ESTLCF tune. Plenty to enjoy for all, from the upbeat High Tide '75 and A Fire Born In Dallas to the heavier, driving tracks like Horrorcraft and Alex In Danger (my personal fave). Favorite track: Alex In Danger.
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    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

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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
thecalicoprint.bandcamp.com/album/ever-since-the-lake-caught-fire-2005-2010

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.

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released December 18, 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.
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Photo by Brandon Allen
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President Promo Video
www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdl175uEVlA

The Sea Promo Video
www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHYadSiZxGQ

A Fire Born In Dallas Promo Video
www.youtube.com/watch?v=7buIRk40dMg

"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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Track Name: President
I am the president within these four walls.
I was ten seconds from resolving this war.
But like you hoped,
I choked.
I was the lawyer, you defendant
And during my closing I was two words
From bringing you down.
But like you hoped,
I choked.

If you know the name
Of someone estranged
You’ll know this well, you’ll know this well.
The parts don’t explain
The whole of the blame,
But you’ll know this well, you’ll know this well.

We could save the earth
From all decay
But one word from you
And it’s me who fades away
I, I choke.

If you know the name
Of someone estranged
You’ll know this well, you’ll know this well.
The parts don’t explain
The whole of the blame,
But you’ll know this well, you’ll know this well.

I am the president
Of these four walls.
I will resolve this war.
Track Name: The Sea
If this be the sea
Then where do I stand?
Is the breeze from the water
Or the pages that pass through my hand?

If this be the sea
Then where do I stand?
Is the rip of the tide
Or the pages that pass through my hand?

If this be the sea
Then where do I stand?
If this be the sea.

Is the glare from the water
Or the pages that pass through my hand?
Is there life in the depths
Or that pages that pass through my hand?

If this be the sea
Then where do I stand?
If this be the sea.

If this be the sea
Then where do I stand?
With grain 'tween my toes
And gloss in my hand.
The page is the power
An old power at fault
And when I ripple paper
Man, I swear I smell salt.
I raise up the page
To cover the view
But if this be the sea,
Oh, if this be the sea,
If this be the sea,
If this be the sea,
If this be the sea
Then the sea
I choose you.
Track Name: Warden Rock
Now you
You're here for me
All dressed up
Against the lonely.

In me
I see in you
That you have known
Lonely too.

Been in flight
been to places
I'd ground my feet
In these river banks for you
For you.

Run river dry
Of ships and coals
Sound sounding home
By the light of you
Of you.

Words were spoke
And the river flowed
To the rhythm of our parts
Just chewing sparks
Against the dark.

I've never been so alive
By the banks of the river
By the banks of the Tyne.

We came by the rock
Where the waters meet
And gather towards the town
These rivers graft
Under bridges sat

Low and wide
With steel clad grins
Bearing sleepy teeth above
Above the deep
Deep river sleep.

I've never been
So alive
By the banks of the river
By the banks of the Tyne.

What we built before
And crafted with
Pretty little bones
And firm hips.
What we built before
And crafted with
Armies of coal
And fleets of ships.
Track Name: A Fire Born In Dallas
A cloud, lost on the border
My fire, can only be unilateral
I’m… escalating!
Since that fever was born in
The panic of busy lights.
I’ll blame my timing,
The fire was born in Dallas.

Different tales! For the same situations.
Different tales! With a certain sense of
Politics and critiques to show
Infallible track records and a sense of humility.
A cloud, lost on the border
My fire can only be unilateral.
I’m escalating!

This is it! This is everything you’ve ever wanted.
This is it! This is everything.
This is it! This everything you’ve ever wanted.
This is everything.

You sold the voice that
Whispered my worries away.
You sold that voice,
Now I’m discouraged and kept at bay.
But you sold the voice that
Whispered my worries away.
Track Name: Wolverine Figurine
As we missed the pavement cracks,
Our routes mapped out with silhouettes,
There’s time for that pivotal moment.
I’ll never sleep far from the ocean,
So reflect that smile to me.

Like I said
“No, I don’t believe it”
I overheard something about a bad dream
After all.

As I awoke to my alarm,
My twisted back was realigned.
It took longer than normal to focus.
We saw a shape in motion.

You are a shape in motion
You are a shape in motion
You are a shape in motion
You are a shape.
Track Name: Disaster! Disaster!
Can you believe the way that things worked out?
I’d normally wait until you pan into view.
Have you grasped the concept behind the idea?
Or are you directing all those wrapped up in the chaos that ensued?

How did it go so wrong?
This shot will be the death of me.
You seem to know more than I do.

Don’t think that I’ll forget about the time you
Stood with me face to face and lied through
Your teeth. Some would say I would outlast her,
My mind just screamed disaster, disaster, disaster!

How did it go so wrong?
This show will be the death of me.
You seem to know more than I do.

We slept right through so settle down,
I can’t be blamed for all you’ve done.
This lack of sleep is killing me.
This lack of sleep is killing me.
This lack of sleep is killing me.
Track Name: That Club, Them Songs
All I hear is a million conversations
And I’m not a part of it.
I forget time, and I wonder
If I’m still faking it.
I take it back, I take everything back
I thought I was optimistic.
Make an exit to the sound of your feet
But I’m out of time.

I made some mistakes
But I’ll put them right
If you give me some time
To reach political finish lines.
As long as I’m not broken
Bruised, or unspoken.

Don’t be a stranger next time
Don’t be a stranger next time
Don’t be a stranger next time

The word time it comes up
More than once.
It was time it was you
Who lost it.
I’ve forgiven you more than once
I won’t forget it,
But I’ll forgive you once again.

Don’t be a stranger next time
Don’t be a stranger next time
Don’t be a stranger next time.
Track Name: Escape From The Sun
The summer’s not here so join our side
We’ll never leave and we’ll call it home.
Brave wind and the snow and we’ll wait for a sign,
A moth coloured flag to signal everything’s fine.
With the lake ablaze, we wonder if,
This is all that we’ll ever know?
Is it just us or is everyone else
Growing just to get old?

Just before I gave up again
I swear I heard you say:
“It’s not the first time that I’ve
Escaped from the sun and I’d do it again.”

I fall
Into
The grass.
I search for you
In the dirt.

Just before I gave up again
I swear I heard you say:
“It’s not the first time that I’ve
Escaped from the sun and I’d do it again.”
Track Name: Pieces Of The Argument
The pieces of the argument,
Destined to be left unsaid.
Frayed from hollow intent.
Let's bury them in the sea bed.

The red mist parts
and I fall apart,
when the red mist parts.

Who ever meant to be mislead?
We journeyed to the harbour.
Two steps and these old socks were wet.
Left adrift to save on labour.

The argument.
The argument
Was left
Unsaid.

The pieces of the argument
Better left unsaid.
Wasted journey to the harbour.
No breath to reach the sea bed.

The red mist parts.
That's when I start,
Before the red mist parts.

The argument.
The argument was always meant
To be unspoken and left... unsaid.

To those people who pre-empt the breaking of dawn.
The crack of light that opens a yawn.
I'm speaking to you
Not for you.

These arguments whimper
Into the martyrs last rites.
The words in the ether
Blue touch paper in flight.
We'll meet at the oak tree
and forget the storm
that poured scorn
To the temples of our first born.
But we'll still meet,
At that old oak tree.
Track Name: Horrorcraft (The Amphibious Vehicle)
Some how we found our way to the parting line
But we stumbled and failed to cross.
That was the last of that until we found,
At the tip of the tide… a vehicle.

I perceived persistence in your tone
Intentional or not.
Your footsteps suggest that my attempts
At sobriety were coming to an end.

I walked past,
Just to say
I never learn by mistakes.

Just as I’d escaped
From the burden of Alex’s troubles,
I woke up in the midst
Of motions foreign to me.
It became clear you’d ignored
My plight and
Boarded Horrorcraft,
Just to see how far you could get.
How far did you get anyway?

Oh, I opened my eyes to whispers
“The plan is… to cross this ocean.”
And oh, it looks like we’ve travelled.
To meet that smile, reflected to me
By tides in the night.

Just as I’d escaped
From the burden of Alex’s troubles,
I woke up in the midst
Of motions foreign to me.
It became clear you’d ignored
My plight and
Boarded Horrorcraft,
Just to see how far you could get.
How far did you get anyway?
Track Name: Ships
The night, the time, the gloss has run dry
We might as well be walking away from
This mess of inconsiderate friends.
For the last ten months,
I can’t recall each day.
Is it just the age?
Or is it some sort of moratorium?

Through all this time,
Is the resolve still mine?

At least you believed that
The itch underneath my cast
Was riddled with dust.
At least you believed that
The hotel room was all they had
And sleep was a must.

You said its okay,
And I believed you,
I’ll be reviewing
A few things I believe in.

How will this ship, will this ship set sail?
The wind blows north, we can only regale ourselves
In stories, these stories of passion.
We’re committed to the cause, even though we never left these shores.
Has this ship set sail?
The north plays part in this long winded tale of our stories.

The night, the time, the gloss has run dry
We might as well be walking away from
This mess.

How will this ship, will this ship set sail?
The wind blows north, we can only regale ourselves
In stories, these stories of passion.
We’re committed to the cause, even though we never left these shores.
Has this ship set sail?
The north plays part in this long winded tale of our stories.
Track Name: Alex In Danger
I took an idea from your entrance
I sat down and thought about
Wasting my time
But then I lost it.

Step back from your
Point of view you’ll
See what they say.

You said “Invest in youth”
And I agreed,
“But the units must sell, units must sell!”
Alex in Danger won’t do it for me,
But now I can sleep easily.

Alex in danger!
I see it, I see it.
Alex in danger!
You’ll see why, I mean it.