Calder Valley’s The Lounge Society announce the release of their Dan Carey-produced debut EP ‘Silk For The Starving’ out on Speedy Wunderground (Squid, black midi, Loyle Carner, Black Country, New Road).
With their first two singles under their belts - ‘Generation Game’, the fastest selling 7” for the award-winning label and ‘Burn The Heather’ - plus a raft of Ones To Watch accolades for 2021, there is much anticipation for what lies next for the band.
New single ‘Cain’s Heresy’ shakes with the propulsion of a nimble rhythm section, full of bite and scorn, simultaneously swinging angrily at a negligent political class (“The death of four souls is less than a kick in the teeth, for them”), the threat of misinformation (“Poisonous ideals on the screen breed a vicious way of thinking, off the screen”) and the noxious follow-the-leader march of celebrity culture (“They’re servants to fame”). The EP title ‘Silk For The Starving’ in itself probes at a society that routinely neglects the needs of the have-nots.
The Lounge Society sing about what they know then. Make no mistake, this is the sound of young England: articulate, enraged and energised. And - perhaps crucially - highly danceable too. It should give hope to anyone who has lost faith in the future, because here the future is in safe hands.
Burn The Heather
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