While some bands make music that pats you on the back, The Lounge Society makes music that kicks you in the teeth – just like nature intended. Hailing from Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, they are the next to emerge from the contagious ‘Calder Sound’, alongside Working Men’s Club, The Orielles and WH Lung. An unruly bunch of talented multi-instrumentalists (Interchanging roles between guitar and bass) The Lounge Society have pioneered a fresh approach to an eclectic range of influences spanning from The Fall and Talking Heads to The Velvet Underground and Fat White Family. Infectious bursts of sound, forged in the darkest underbelly of Post Punk, New Wave and Funk-Punk, sculpted with swirling guitars, heavy bass lines and spiky, angular, driving rhythms.This culminates in a surging tide of noise that can only be described as Cold War Pop. Their debut single ‘Generation Game’ conbines all elements of their sound, and creates an intense, driving and explosive politically charged anthem. The track released on Dan Careys Speedy Wunderground immediately took flight, with the track becoming the fastest selling 7″ in the label’s history, and the second act to receive a repress of 500 copies, with the only other act to achieve such a feat being Black Midi.
Unfortunately due to the uncertainty around holding full sized shows in the summer the decision has been taken to reschedule the Goodbye Mr Mackenzie show at The Cluny in Newcastle to 12th February 2022.
All tickets remain valid for the new date and refunds can be obtained from the point of purchase if required.
Tickets for the show are still available from SEE Tickets etc and from the venue directly when open.
Mega pleased to confirm the return of long time favourites the BAND OF HOLY JOY to The Westgarth Social Club on Saturday 16th October.
The band release their new album DREAMS TAKE FLIGHT on May 15th on vinyl and CD.
They have also just staged Notes From A Gallery, a four day online collaboration between Band Of Holy Joy and Whitechapel’s Gallery 46.
Dreams Take Flight is the inspiration for eight films, each commissioned for a song on the album. Two films are screened every night during the live streams. Other content includes poetry, soundscapes, debate and light installations from Inga Tillere and Bjorn Hatleskog.
The films can be viewd on line via the bands You Tube channel here
A garage pop band hailing from the Medway Towns. Their sound is forged in the Medway tradition, fusing driving energy, catchy hooks and a raw 60’s garage sound. On disc and at live shows The Len Price 3 offer a truly memorable and invigorating sonic experience and make a very welcome 3rd return to The Westgarth Club.
The Kirk Brandon shows currently scheduled for March 11 & 12th have been rescheduled to Thursday May 27th and Friday May 28th respectively. Hopefully this is the last time we’ll have to reschedule these shows!
Original tickets remain valid for the new dates or refunds can be obtained from the point of purchase. Tickets are only available from The Georgian Theatre for these shows via these links.
Sadly the Ben Watt show planned for May 7th has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled. Refunds should be ontained from point of purchase.
Ben has issued the following statement:
“The continuing pandemic has made my rescheduled Storm Damage UK tour in May 2021 impossible. With a heavy heart I have decided to stop these repeated postponements and instead officially cancel all dates and allow to ticketholders to get full refunds from the point of purchase.
Above all I need to step back and reassess exactly how I want to perform next. A lot has changed for everyone since I first planned the songs and line-up for this tour back in late 2019. I hope to return in the not-too-distant future with new recordings and a new show.”