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  • Writer's pictureEmily Marshman

REVIEW: "burn the heather," the funky sophomore single from post-punk band, the lounge society

"Burn The Heather" is The Lounge Society's unbelievable follow-up to their debut single, "Generation Game," released way back in March (if you can even remember that far back).

With its languid guitars, almost-aggressive vocals, and themes of societal critique, "Burn The Heather" is without a doubt a post-punk track from a post-punk band, but The Lounge Society are trying hard to make sure they're not lost in the current almost-overwhelming resurgence of the genre. On the track, the band have said, “‘Burn the Heather’ is a song deeply rooted in where we come from. The lyrics are our interpretation of some of the darker aspects of where we live, and our personal reaction to them. Musically, ‘Burn the Heather’ is intended to be an adrenaline shot to the brain. We wanted this to be the second single all along. We don’t want to be just another post-punk band, and we knew 'Heather' would keep people on their toes. Unlike a lot of our tracks, the guitars are quite minimal and the rhythm really carries it, and we think it works really well. We want to make people move.”

And make me move it did - I've listened to this track on repeat nearly ten times writing this review and I don't think my head has stopped bopping since I started. I've now rinsed both of their releases and I think I'll be holding my breath until they announce their next single! The Lounge Society can be found on Twitter and Instagram. You'll want to keep an eye on them for sure!

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