Album launch show review and photos


Second City Metal very kindly came down to our album launch show on Friday to review and photograph the event!

Check out the review and some great pics of all four bands on the bill here.

We’d like to say a HUGE thanks to PWS Promotions, Catapult Club and The Rainbow, the supports; Sunrise Over Europe, Cold Fields and IO, and not forgetting all the lovely people who came to see us and picked up an album!

We hope you enjoy listening to the songs as much as we enjoyed recording / playing them!

Next gig: Thurs, 8th August @ The Flapper, Birmingham

Album Launch Show – Friday 19th July

Hathertone Lake Launch Show

We’d like you to join us and our friends for a special evening to celebrate the release of our debut album ‘Hatherton Lake’. We will be playing the album in full along with a couple of other numbers.

Physical CD copies of the album will be available for the first time here, featuring two stunning pieces of artwork by our good friend Reneé Sylvestre.

Joining us will be our friends io and Sunrise Over Europe – we saw these two bands one night a few years ago, and they both inspired us to finally start this band in the first place. Completing the line-up are the hotly-tipped Cold Fields.

Our first album, Hatherton Lake, is a self-funded labour of love: forty minutes over five sprawling songs, recorded over the last six months with long-time friend and collaborator Michael Clarke. We’re proud of what we’ve achieved: expansive, washed out guitars colliding with pounding drums and dub-infused baselines.

“Stonking…Slow-burning melodies, that evolve into an intense, heady climax are what this band seems to do best, have a listen, it’s great.”
– Scene Not Herd

A glorious blend of sky-scraping post-rock tones and riffs that don’t as much hit you as smash you. Their most recent album quickly became one of our favourites. Bring earplugs.

Sunrise Over Europe sound like an embodiment of Victorian Britain; the hum and the drone of machinery, the smog on the landscape, the final poetry of some war-ravaged mind on a French battleground. It’s bleak and it’s beautiful, and it’s wonderful in every way.

After a well-received EP last year, Cold Fields have been hidden away working on their debut album (hey, that sounds familiar!). They play sweet, melancholic, easy-going indie with a dash of Brummie charm. Get in on them before the music press does!

Hatherton Lake out now!

After 6 months of writing, recording, and mixing we’re pleased to announce that our début album ‘Hatherton Lake’ is released today!

Hatherton Lake

Pay What You Want

You can download the album from our Bandcamp page where you can get it for free, or alternatively you can choose to ‘pay what you want’ and chuck us a few quid (which would be most appreciated!).

Limited Edition CDs

We currently have 100 limited edition CDs available – these come in a recycled cardboard digipack, featuring beautiful artwork created by our friend Renée Sylvestre. Get yours now.

Launch Show

We will be playing the album in full at our launch show at The Rainbow in Birmingham on Friday 19th July, please join us!

Support comes from the awesome IO, Sunrise Over Europe and Cold Fields. Tickets cost £5 on the door (16+ show).

Buy the album:

Debut album Hatherton Lake released 1st July!

Friends, we are excited to announce that our debut album Hatherton Lake will (finally!) be released on July 1st. 

It’s the culmination of months and months of work – five tracks sprawling across 40 minutes. We’re really proud of it, and we hope you enjoy hearing it as much as we enjoy playing it. You can hear a song from it right now:

To celebrate this (and our third birthday as a band), we will be performing the album as a single piece in full at The Rainbow in Birmingham, on July 19th. We will be joined by two bands that inspired us to start this venture in the first place: some killer post-metal from rifflords IO and haunting shoegazey bliss supplied by Sunrise Over EuropeClick here for the event page. We hope that you can join us.

As with our EP last year, we will have a small run of CD copies available, featuring two beautiful pieces of art by our friend Reneé Sylvestre. More information on that, along with details on pre-orders, coming soon.

Thank you again for your support and your patience leading up to this date – it’s been a long wait for us to share this with you all. Please, if you enjoy, share it with your friends – heck, even your enemies if you think they might like (or is that hate?) it.

Love, Al, Greg, James & Matt.