86TVs, The Lounge Society announced for Brighten The Corners Festival

Press photo of The Lounge Society - set to Brighten The Corners Festival 2023 - by Alex Evans

The Lounge Society by Alex Evans

Brighten The Corners Festival will take place in Ipswich next June.

Brighten The Corners Festival organisers have announced 86TVs – the new project from The Maccabees’ Felix and Hugo White – as their first headliners for 2023.

Also confirmed on the bill today are Rozi Plain, deathcrash, Coops, Moreish Idols and Kyoto Kyoto, while The Lounge Society will be there with their debut album Tired Of Liberty.

“Meanwhile, Boredom Is A Drug (‘Has it hit yet?’) has the itchy swagger of Franz Ferdinand, as does It’s Just A Ride, but merges it with a dash of blaxploitation and a Motown beat,” our review reads.

“In a break from the intensity, Upheaval is reminiscent of an early Oasis B-side (the acoustic ones) with a dusky, brushed feel, although the group can’t help themselves by upping the tempo mid-way, a trait throughout the album.”

“It’s the last chance to draw breath before a re-recorded Generation Game, still their magnum opus (at least, in their own words, for now).”

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