The White Lakes
Thursday 29th July
Tickets £7 | 19:30
The White Lakes are a four-piece Indie Pop band. Matt Ellacott (Vocals and Rhythm Guitar), Finlay Carson (Lead Guitar), Logan McQuirk (Bass) and Kyle Oliveira (Drums)
The band members are all under the age of 21. Now based in Birmingham, they originally formed in Oxford and have been together for three years.
The White Lakes have grown from small clubs to headline shows and festivals stages. Performances include: The Wedgewood Rooms, Truckfest, Carfest, Summer Live, SOMA Festival, The Boiler Room (Guildford), Live Wyre Festival and The Camden Assembly. The White Lakes supported Razorlight at a sold out O2 Indigo, in London and had a successful headline UK tour in January 2020 with sold out shows. The band have just won the supporters choice to perform on the main stage of 110 Above Festival 2021.
The White Lakes kept active during 2020 lockdown to keep their fans engaged via social media and have performed a number of online shows for various promoters and charities. This has fuelled their understanding and the importance that music has on mental health and wellbeing, especially in these times of isolation.
The band have received support from the likes of BBC Introducing and Amazing Radio.
During COVID-19 lockdown The White Lakes have channelled their energy and time into writing. They are now in the studio working with different producers capturing the energy that their live performances generate.
With support from Latenight Honeymoon
We saw the arrival of Latenight Honeymoon in the form of their debut singles ‘Sunlight’ & ‘For Heaven’s Sake Mixed’ by Mike Fraser (Foo Fighters, Biffy Clyro, Franz Ferdinand) released on the first day of Spring 2020 to deliberately state a new lease of life from a band who prior, only had a couple of demos available online and at live shows. These demos & a growing reputation of a ferocious live act led to shows supporting Bloc Party, Bang Bang Romeo, King No-One & performing at Isle of Wight Festival 2019 & Truck Festival 2019
Cue pandemic hysteria. As musicians who had been attempting to make ends meet, lockdown was served as a double-edged sword. The very cause of what at times had felt like an insurmountable battle, also forced them into making use of the tools they had at their disposal. Amongst these tools, a plethora of songs coerced throughout these formative years. This made for an opportunity to take Lockdown with both hands to follow up their debut releases. Cumulating in the form of Double EP Codependency • B.S.T [Pt i] & Codependency • D.S.T [Pt ii] self recorded and produced by the band internally.
As we start to return to some sort of normality, Latenight Honeymoon continue to show their songwriting prowess with upcoming releases ‘Death By Hologram’ & ‘Josephine’.
This time choosing to record just outside of Manchester with cult favorites of recent years Cabbage in their Mosley studio. These songs found their way into the hands of Grammy award winning Producer Mark Rankin (Bombay Bicycle Club, Queens of The Stone Age, Foster The People) in his LA studio. In a nutshell, these songs were written in London, Recorded in Manchester, Produced in Brighton, Mixed in Los Angeles & mastered in Japan. Proving that even a global pandemic couldn’t stop the momentum the band were gaining pre-covid.
Armed with these recordings, they are now set to mirror their beginnings by touring the UK throughout the rest of 2021 while recording their debut LP and continuing to work with some of modern day indie rocks finest producers & mix engineer’s to bring to life their unique blend of genres and capacity for storytelling.
Announcements to follow.
Radio X – Continued support from John Kennedy on XPOSURE show
Clunk Magazine ‘An anthemic indie ballad that offers a moments hope in these dark & confusing times’
Independent Music News – ‘An indie masterpiece’
Muzak Review – ‘Eclectically-influenced, guitar-focused sound’
It’s Indie and we know it – ‘Stadium-worthy’
Broken 8 Records ‘One of London’s most exciting new bands’
Chalkpit Records ‘Vocals screaming for comparison with front men such as Alex Turner’
This Feeling ‘Sugar coated power pop glistening with belief, ambition and lyrics that really make their mark’