Watford, UK indie rockers Lakes are debuting a new track titled ‘Kids’ featuring Dan Lambton (formerly of Real Friends). ‘Kids’ appears on the band’s upcoming Know Hope Records debut 7″/EP ‘This World of Ours, It Came Apart,’ which will be released on July 24.
About the project, the band shared: “As well as being lucky enough to have Dan Lambton (singer of Real Friends until very recently) on a track, we are also super lucky to have the songs recorded by Steph Carter in Watford (guitarist in Gallows), produced and mixed by Neil Strauch in Chicago (who has worked with Owen, Owls, Joan Of Arc, Iron & Wine, Slow Mass) and mastered by Zach Weeks in Massachusetts (at Kurt Ballou‘s GodCity Studio), with artwork by Dylan England (of the band Del Paxton).
We met Dan through Instagram after he tagged us in a photo of a tattoo he had just got of the artwork from our debut album and some lyrics from our song ‘Ontario,’ This obviously blew our minds! We met up at the Real Friends show at The Electric Ballroom in London and he was the absolute best host and kindest man. We stayed in touch and we are so honored to have him sing on this.
Neil Strauch has recorded so many of our favourite albums and it’s been a dream having him long-distance-produce these songs for us. Paul from The LP Cafe was doing an Audiotree session in Chicago last year with Nervus and Neil happened to be mixing it, so Paul gave him a copy of our debut album, and then the rest is kinda history!
These two songs are also the first to feature our new vocalist Blue Jenkins who joined the band in February. ‘Warning Signs’ features another guest vocalist Ed Hutchinson from the legendary Watford hardcore band Incoherence, helping out with those screams at the end! We’re excited to be working with Know Hope Records for this 7″ and also for our second album which is due out next year. We’re huge fans of Vinnie Caruana, Sleep In, String Machine, and all the other great bands on that label, and the guys there are super nice.”