Lanterns On The Lake :: "Another Tale From Another English Town"
A miasma of grey English austerity, Lanterns On The Lake's, "Another Tale From Another English Town", from second LP, Until The Colours Run, represents a model of restraint and contained eruption. Really a song in two halves, the first initiates the cold expanse of the band's power, eventually building to crashing conclusion, a meditation on a regional claustrophobia, singer Hazel Wilde's silent alarm vocal intoning, "It's getting hard to breathe round here, to think round here." The second half is markedly more muted, Wilde washing over and over on the same lyric, "We don't want to fight, we want the quiet life." Both pretty and spare, "Another Tale From Another English Town" fades into a hammock of guitar fuzz and chimes.