North Lakes

North Lakes

 Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CAN
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Energetic five-piece garage rock that combines vivid lyrical imagery and a colossal roar of musicality to craft punchy, concise rock records. North Lakes are a rock n’ roll band that radiate with swagger and bravado.

Biography

Sending reverberations from beyond the Confederation Bridge, North Lakes are a rock n’ roll band that radiate with swagger and bravado. Taking their cue from ‘60s pop and garage rock, the energetic five-piece combines vivid lyrical imagery and a colossal roar of musicality to craft punchy, concise rock records.

Their latest album, Grand Prix, captures North Lakes at their most raw. Recorded in a church in Long Creek by Adam Gallant (whose credits include acts such as Boxer The Horse, The Danks, English Words, Al Tuck and more) and produced by Colin Buchanan (Paper Lions) the album is a testament to the galvanized direction and ambition of the up-and-coming Prince Edward Island-based band.

Grand Prix comes on the heels of North Lakes’ debut, Cobra, which earned the band a Music PEI Award for Best Alternative Album in 2011. Since then, North Lakes have been performing steadily throughout the Maritimes and showcasing at industry events such as the East Coast Music Awards in Moncton, New Brunswick in April, Music PEI Week in Charlottetown, PEI in January and Canadian Music Week last March.

North Lakes are:
Nathan Gill (Two Hours Traffic)
Mike Carver (Milks & Rectangles)
Roger Carter (Racoon Bandit)
Chris Francis
Chris Robison

The band has performed as direct support of acts such as Yukon Blonde, Cuff The Duke, Matt Mays, The Novaks, Said The Whale, Apollo Ghosts, Paper Lions, Library Voices, and Baby Eagle.

Free download of single 'Grab Me By The Lapel' here: http://northlakes.bandcamp.com/releases

Genres: Garage, Alt Rock
Website: http://www.northlakes.ca
Email: michaeljamescarver@gmail.com
Label: Unsigned

Lyrics

Cold Ottawa Wind

Written By: The North Lakes

I know a city on the border
It's not so bad said the Ottawa reporter
The river flows, honey, the flowing river
It's lined with people's money, sealed and delivered

You were standing on the corner
Our eyes aligned, told truths to one another
I've got a stranglehold on that moment
Your head to your ankles, I wish we were always

Standing in the cold Ottawa wind

You broke the news at our house on Dalhousie
I didn't know I had something to lose
See, I was a fool who believed in you and me
And that you were not just passing through

In the end, like the cold Ottawa wind

I drove through the night just to get away from you
Ended up somewhere outside Orillia
I walked down to the lake, still stinking of sin
But I knew, for my sake, I could never

Go back again, to the cold Ottawa wind ...

Discography

Grand Prix (April 2012)
The North Lakes - Cobra (2010)

Set List

one hour of original songs