Another of the young leading lights from the bustling Hebden Bridge scene, August's Record of the Month is 'Tired of Liberty', the superb debut LP from The Lounge Society.
Following the release of the breakthrough Silk For The Starving EP and the blink and you'll miss it 7" single 'Generation Game', the West Yorkshire post-punks have built up a fine thing with producer Dan Carey and Tired of Liberty really is a hugely established debut album on the immaculate Speedy Wunderground label.
+ Available on limited Sky Blue colour vinyl.
+ Preorders include a limited and exclusive postcard set.
📺 "No Driver"
As soon as we heard them, the band's angular pop had us thinking Talking Heads and Television, but impressively they sound distinctly British. Politicaly driven, they sing about social inequalities and injustices in a way that makes them really stand out from the rabble. Empathy not ranting.
Talking about the album's lead single, 'Blood Money', the band explained;
"'Blood Money' is a reaction to the culture of greed that’s seeping into the corridors of power across the world. It’s a reminder that ultimately, we all suffer at the hands of self-serving elites, and it’s our personal perspective on the effects of dirty politics on the everyday lives of ourselves and people we know."
📺 "Blood Money"
As regular readers and locals will know, the band played an absolutely killer live set for us as part of Sea Change this May, musically tight, thoughtful and seasoned well beyond their years.
This is a really great album and a really great band.
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📷 Claire Gillo for Sea Change.