Fronted by South Londoners Thom Hill (guitar) and Linda Jarvis (vocals, keys) and backed by Kier Finnegan (bass), Pete Hayes (drums) and Steve Green (guitar), Echo Lake have created their melodic, dreamy jangle under ethereal, choir-girl vocals since forming in 2010. Summoning ambient, ghostly sounds reminiscent of staple shoegazers Galaxie 500, Cocteau Twins, and Spiritualized, their light-as-air aesthetic still carries an undeniable confidence that announces an intention to be heard.
Releasing (and immediately selling-out) a 500 copy-run of their debut EP Young Silence via No Pain In Pop on Valentine’s Day 2011, the quintet made good on their instant, impressively large hype by following it up with the alluring Another Day/Breathe Deep 7-inch shortly thereafter.
Now, ramping up to their debut Wild Peace hitting June 25 (via No Pain in Pop in the U.K. and Slumberland Records in North America), various teaser tracks and tantalizing, artsy videos from the band are infiltrating the internet to serve as proverbial bait.
You can consider us hooked.