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It’s rare for a band barely out of school and with only one EP to cause this much of a stir. Yet somehow The Lounge Society have managed just that. The gritty post-punk of the Yorkshire-born and bred band has already earned them a steady cult following, and they are set to increase it further with a show at Sunderland’s Independent on Thursday 31st March.

Combining wry and astute social commentary with electrifying dance beats, The Lounge Society inject a refreshing energy into the post-punk tradition, teleporting it into the twenty-first century. Citing influences ranging from the Tom-Tom Club and The Fall to Fat White Family, the band are the latest to emerge from the so-called West Yorkshire ‘Calder Sound’, responsible for cultivating home-grown zeitgeist bands like The Orielles, Working Men’s Club and W. H. Lung.

Signed to Dan Carey’s revered Speedy Wunderground Label when they were still in school, the band have gone from strength to strength and headlined their first tour last year. With punching basslines and rolling drums this intoxicating, it’s not difficult to see why.

Socially conscious and unapologetically indignant, The Lounge Society offer both a cathartic release for today’s anarchic world and proffer a youthful catalyst for change. Even better, they manage to do all this whilst still being incredibly good fun.

The Lounge Society play Independent, Sunderland on Thursday 31st March.


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