Lake South is an electricUTOPIA artist from Aotearoa-New Zealand. DIY pop for the wireless. He released his debut album ‘If You’re Born On An Island the Ocean Heals You’ in 2017 and the follow-up, ‘Wellington | Te Upoko O Te Ika’, in late 2019. Both records have been critically acclaimed with Graham Reid calling Lake an “electro-folk postcard poet of his doubting generation”.

Lake South’s third album ‘The light You Throw’ is out now.

Listen to ‘The Light You Throw’


“a titanic talent.” – The Revue.ca

“It’s a ripper!”” – Grant Smithies

“Earnest and acutely observed nostalgia turns into uplifting anthems time and again” – Alex Behan (Sunday Star Times)

“gorgeous pop gems…deft, heartfelt, funny.” – NZ Musician Magazine

“Recommended for both the misunderstood thinkers searching for meaning as they traverse this new world, and the shallow casuals looking to avoid it. Five out of five.”” – music.net.nz

“Complex, interesting, prematurely nostalgic . . . yet capturing the zeitgeist for his generation” – Elsewhere Music blog

“smart lyrics, tasteful synth and a distinct New Zealand accent” – The Wild Honey Pie

“Nostalgic, elegiac synth-pop meditations on what it means to be a 20/30-something in modern Aotearoa.” – National Library of NZ

“Encore un bien bel album à se mettre entre les oreilles!”” – ziklibrenbib.fr

Experience Lake South’s interactive ‘Wellington | Te Upoko O Te Ika’

lake(at)homealonemusic.co.nz