Speedy Wunderground’s The Lounge Society show the sound of Britain today through their single ‘Cain’s Heresy’
The band, which all of its members are still teenagers, shows the sound of young Britain today: articulate, enraged, and energetic. The Lounge Society proves themselves as being a powerful voice and a band that goes from strength to strength.
The bands new single, ‘Cain’s Heresy’ shakes with the propulsion of a nimble rhythm section, it’s full of bite and scorn, whilst 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.”
Talking about the song, the band expands a little more by saying “Cain’s Heresy is a portrait of the world we’re header to – where consumers lie sedated while ‘This Week’s Hot Trend’ and ‘101 Style Tips for Summer’ are forced down their throats by gloved hands. It’s the band’s way of saying ‘not on my watch’. Cain and Abel were brothers at war, and this song was their last stand in the war on culture which is being waged by corporations at the moment.”
The Lounge Society already have two singles under their belt, with ‘Generation Game’ and ‘Burn the Heather’. Attached to the cult indie Speedy Wunderground label, who have gained a lot of traction themselves by releasing singles from the likes of Squid, Black Midi, Sinead O’Brien, and Black Country, New Road.
According to the band, the vigorous video, filmed at Hebden Bridge Trades Club, was a tribute to indie legends The Strokes and their song ‘Modern Age’. The video additionally features The Strokes’ producer Gordon Raphael.
Their full EP will be released on 18th June on the aforementioned label, with the band saying that making the EP took their minds away from the misery of the present and helped them forge a sonic vision of the future – and that they hope it can do for others too. It is clear to say, that if the lads continue with the tremendous form they are in, their debut EP is certainly something to look forward to.
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