The LOUNGE SOCIETY – ” Silk For The Starving ” EP Record Of The Week

Posted: June 13, 2021 in MUSIC
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U.K. band The Lounge Society are about to release their Dan Carey-produced debut EP “Silk For The Starving”. With three singles under their belts —“Generation Game”, “Burn The Heather” and “Cain’s Heresy” plus a raft of accolades for 2021, there is much anticipation for what lies next for the band.

The EP title Silk For The Starving 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.”

Calder Valley’s The Lounge Society were among the raft of Ones To Watch accolades for 2021, there is much anticipation for what lies next for the band. Silk For The Starving is what happens when four people pour all their passion and worldly frustration into 15 minutes of sound. It’s a cocktail of danceable hedonism and bitter observations of the world around us. Making this EP took our minds away from the misery of the present and helped us forge a sonic vision of the future – and we hope it can do that for other people too.

In early 2020, “Generation Game” announced the band as artists shaping powerful narratives around a fast-fragmenting society. With the lyric “what will the US do?” they served up a painfully prescient prediction of American unrest. Follow-up single “Burn The Heather” made a left-hand turn for the more punk-funk, sneering at culture wars and the damaging impact of a class divide.

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.

‘Cains Heresy’ – Produced by Dan Carey Out February 18th at 6PM on Speedy Wunderground

The debut EP by The Lounge Society, ‘Silk For The Starving’, out June 18th on Speedy Wunderground

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