Due for release 18th June via Speedy Wunderground
New post-punk teenagers and latest Speedy Wunderground singings The Lounge Society
hail from in and around the Pennine towns of Hebden Bridge and Todmorden in the Calder
Valley of West Yorkshire. There the rain falls two hundred days a year upon the moss-
draped, post-industrial ruins, the clouds scud overhead at speed and up on the heathered
moor-tops carrion crows hungrily peck at the skulls of dead sheep.
Like any musical movement worth its salt, it’s not one that the bands themselves might
willingly admit to being a part of, yet there must be something in the water. For while their
contemporaries deal in jangle pop and contemporary rave, The Lounge Society – who met at
their local high school in nearby Mytholmroyd (otherwise famous as the birth-place of poet
Ted Hughes) - explore something more raucous. It’s a sound shot through with the
adrenalized and undeniable youthful surges that informed both proto- and post-punk, with
The Velvet Underground, Talking Heads and Fat White Family cited as shared influences.
On their debut EP Silk For The Starving there’s a rawness which belies a self-assured
songwriting slickness that is almost alarming for four teenagers.
- Burn The Heather
- Cain’s Heresy
- Valley Bottom Fever