New Music – The Lounge Society + Hallan + Langkamer

New releases: The Lounge Society, Hallan, Langkamer

The Lounge Society – Generation Game (single)

Yet another top track from the Speedy Wunderground team as release number 34 comes your way from Yorkshire’s The Lounge Society. With a combined age below the Covid-19 risk category, the four-piece made up of 16 and 17 year olds have created something beyond their years in terms of depth and substance. With audible influences ranging from The Velvet Underground to The Fall, the single drops past the 5 minute mark with a compelling bass-line and numerous changes in tone and pace. The band say, ‘Generation Game means a lot to all of us, and we feel it’s an ideal introduction to us as a band. To us the lyrics reflect what we’re all about – shedding light on topics and events we feel are criminally ignored – and for it to be our very first offering to the world (especially through Speedy) really helps get that across.’ Having supported bands like Warmduscher and The Wants, The Lounge Society look set to take the headline slot comfortably as soon as we’re all allowed back out into the world again.

Generation Game is available digitally on 27th March and on limited edition vinyl from 24th April via Speedy Wunderground. It looks as though the vinyl is already sold out on pre-order on the SW website but is available at selected record shops so check out your local independent for stock. In the meantime, have a listen here…


The Lounge Society


Hallan – Yesterday (With Him) (single)

Released today, Yesterday (With Him) is the latest offering from Portsmouth’s Hallan, a spiky intake of cynicism about people finding escapism through sensationalised media rather than reality. The single’s style slots nicely into the cluster of currently favoured artists championing spoken word vocals against a dark musical backdrop, the likes of Shame and Dry Cleaning coming to mind. Vocalist Conor explains ‘This song is for those people at the pub, with the nagging set of clubbers three tables down and for the uni students pretending not to hear their peers across the table discussing facts about their private life in minute detail. Many problems spring to mind when fixating on the expectations of youth. However, Yesterday (With Him) highlights the tasks of crawling through day to day life and realising that despite the scope of our existence, people still choose to discuss cheap television and the lives of ‘social influencers’ over valuable human connection’. A strong track from a band with strong potential; keep an eye out for live dates once the curfew lifts. 

Yesterday (With Him) is out now, listen below…



Langkamer – Full Contact (single)

From Bristol’s burgeoning music scene, a taste of Americana from Langkamer comes in the form of new single Full Contact. With an undertone of country rock, the overall sound conjures up a hybrid of The Milk Carton Kids meets Crosby, Stills & Nash (& Young if you like, why not) with a UK twist. The track is about the British school system; its accompanying video depicting a strange 70s’ cult. Drummer Josh says about the song, ‘I had a pretty miserable time in school. It was such an absurdly strict and stifling environment. Even the classes I should’ve loved and done well in were structured in such a restrictive way as to choke any joy out of them. It’s a rotten way to spend your time. That’s what the song’s about. Plus I guess it’s kind of a tribute to the Louis Sachar novel Holes.’

Full Contact is out now on Breakfast Records – watch the video here…



Words by Siobhan
Photos: The Lounge Society by Piran Aston, Langkamer by AJ Stark, both via One Beat PR, Hallan by Tom Westwell via Majesty PR

20th March 2020