Release Date: 25 November 2015
There's something glorious about listening to an album which sounds coherent, cohesive, in which all of the songs make sense individually and within the context of the whole. Sure, there might be standout moments, but the deepest satisfaction is derived from taking in the piece as a whole. Sadly, this is all too rare in my experience, but at least with Beings, the new album from Newcastle sextet Lanterns on the Lake, the latter part of 2015 has been graced with one such artistic statement. If you're on the lookout for songs to consume in a fit of musical gluttony, this album isn't for you. Instead it's a succulent, sumptuous repast to be savoured.
- Haydon Spenceley, Drowned in Sound (2015)