18 Jun 2019

VIDEO PREMIERE: Lake South ‘South Coast’

From RNZ Music, 4:31 pm on 18 June 2019

Wellington musician Lake South makes gorgeously lush electronic music with richly layered vocals and warm, fuzzy synths. He’s due to release his second album in August, and RNZ Music is proud to premiere the first single, ‘South Coast’.

Lake South is touring New Zealand throughout August and September.

'South Coast' is the first song from Lake South's upcoming second album, Wellington | Te Upoko O Te Ika, which is due out in August 2nd. Lake says the album is about "one person's interpretation of place", and he's named each song after a significant geographical location.

The songs are already available online… if you’re within 500 metres of the place a song was named for.

WATCH: Lake South live session (2017)

Lake has set up a website with an interactive map that lets you wander around Wellington (and Auckland and Toronto) and find his songs. As soon as you get within 500 metres of one of his little read headphone icons, you can hear a song.

Check out Lake South’s location-based listening experience here.

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Lake descibes 'South Coast' as "sincere synth-pop for the sentimental". The stripped-back track features vocals from Penelope Esplin, lead singer of Dunedin indie-folk band Grawlixes.

The video features Vorn Colgan, who’s the frontman of indie-pop band Vorn and one half of Lake’s duo, the Wellington Sea Shanty Society, as well as Lake South himself.

It was shot in an old coastal bach on a piece of quintessential Aotearoa coast.

Stream 'South Coast' on Spotify or Apple music here.

Lake South NZ tour dates:

  • Christchurch, Friday, August 23 | Darkroom, w/ Timothy Blackman + Guests
  • Dunedin, Saturday, August 24 | The Cook, w/ Timothy Blackman + Guests
  • Wellington, Friday, August 31 | (Secret Venue)
  • Auckland, Saturday, September 7 | Wine Cellar w/ Fables
  • Whanganui, Friday, September 13 | Lucky Bar
  • Palmerston North, Saturday, September 14 | Snails

Tickets for all shows at undertheradar.co.nz.

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