The Lounge Society

The Lounge Society - Not just another post-punk band still in their teens.

The Lounge Society – In Session – 2022 – Past Daily Soundbooth

The Lounge Society
The Lounge Society – Not just another post-punk band still in their teens.

The Lounge Society – in session for John Kennedy – Radio X – August 27, 2022 – Radio X, London –

The Lounge Society to start off the week. Relatively new (formed in 2020, smack in the middle of lockdown), they’ve been gathering steam and a following – have already made inroads on BBC 6 Music – been heavily supported by the likes of Lauren Laverne and are getting ready to do a series of dates, promoting their debut album, Tired Of Liberty and hitting the road, criss-crossing Europe and making up for lost time. At last check, they are ending up this tour in Spain in November, but most likely there will be added dates.

Well, they’re serious and that’s what serious bands do; work, record – put together an album, get word out even if it initially was with social distancing, put out your first single. Promote the hell out of it – get airplay – release your album and hit the road. You have to admit, competition is fierce, and just listening to the tracks around John Kennedy’s Radio X show (where this comes from), it’s an embarrassment of riches with the number of new bands and artists climbing out of the woodwork. And the festivals – still basking in sunshine and breathing in the Festival air, there has been a lot going on this summer and, with the Reading/Leeds Festival this past weekend, we’re back to critical mass in the music department. And contrary to what some people think, depending on their access, there’s a LOT of great music being made out there by kids who look at the year 2000 as “the olden days”.

As much as people express dismay over the state of current music, the dismay is largely reserved for the mainstream – now that IS depressing because the mainstream truly does subscribe to the law of diminishing returns and has for a very long time.

But if you head outside the familiar, go digging around in small venues and keep your ears peeled to radio stations or streaming services you don’t normally listen to – stay away from “suggestions” and create your own – you will be rewarded handsomely and whatever misgivings you may have about our current state of popular culture will vanish because you will realize it ain’t necessarily so and the world is in safe hands.

Okay, ’nuff said – hit the play button and enjoy these kids – they do have a future ahead of them, and it’s a good one.

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