+ JOSH McGOVERN
The Lake Poets is Martin Longstaff, a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter from Sunderland.
Described as ‘Quietly Devastating’, ‘Accomplished and Intelligent and 'Spellbinding and Heart-breaking, Martin’s music regularly silences audiences and turns heads. Lead single 'Your Face’ has received over 4 million Spotify plays as well steady daytime airplay on BBC Radio 2, Radio X, and BBC 6 Music.
The Lake Poets’ self-titled debut album was recorded at Blackbird Studio, Nashville and is out now on CD, as well as special edition double gatefold 12" vinyl including a bonus Live recording of the album recorded over two sold out launch nights in Martin’s hometown medieval Minster and mixed at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studio.
“Somewhere between Bright Eyes and John Martyn. Something Special” - Mojo ****
“Stunning Debut from Sunderland Troubadour. Quietly Brilliant” - Uncut 8/10
“Beautiful songs, an act to watch” - BBC Radio 1
“Beautiful and quietly devastating - Stunningly heart-breaking music” - BBC 6 Music