Happyness – Uptrend / Style Raids

Woozy psych-poppers Happyness have shared another track from their recently released album Write In. Uptrend / Style Raids is described as “A song mainly about not knowing how to dress. A few years ago we spent a whole day walking around a big sprawling flea market in Paris determined to find something vaguely musical. Eventually as it was getting dark we managed to find an … Continue reading Happyness – Uptrend / Style Raids

New Happyness Single

Through Windows is the excellent new single from Happyness’ second album Write In. With a chorus that started out as kind of a purposeful mishearing of the Velvet Underground’s Ride Into The Sun, the single has a undercurrent of psych-infused, blissful euphoria that reminds us of prime-time Pink Floyd. Have a listen and check out UK tour dates below.   April Tour Dates: 11 Fulford Arms, York … Continue reading New Happyness Single

MM’s BEST TRACKS OF 2016: 100-76

It’s here! Our countdown of our favourite tracks of 2016 as nominated by MM, Mrs Mackerel, Chris T Popper and The Italian Job. Part One sees us counting down from 100 to 76. So without further ado…   100 Oldermost – Finally Unsure   99 Slaves – People That You Meet   98 Spoilers – No Pressure   97 Adam Torres – Morning Rain   96 Johnny Dowd – Whiskey Ate … Continue reading MM’s BEST TRACKS OF 2016: 100-76

Happyness Share Falling Down

Happyness will  release the successor to 2014’s excellent long player Weird Little Birthday next Spring and they have shared the first taste of what the album will sound like in the form of new single Falling Down. It has echoes of early Fleetwood Mac, a touch of Interpol perhaps, even a synth outdo, but essentially it remains as resolutely and defiantly true to their laid-back melancholia as always. … Continue reading Happyness Share Falling Down

New From Happyness

As well as a new song from Quiet Hollers earlier, we’re also stoked that Happyness are back with more of their acclaimed South London slacker rock vibes. And in true Happyness style, they’ve chosen to embrace the surreal and write on the baffling subject of the famed, late, 80s wrestler André The Giant, and the fact that he used to have to get lifts to … Continue reading New From Happyness

New Single From Happyness

Happyness have just announced a brand new double A-side single release in the form of long-time fan favourites Montreal Rock Band backed with the contrastingly upbeat It’s On You. The former is the track that won the band an NME Award for Best Lyric back in February. “I’m wearing Win Butler’s hair / There’s a scalpless singer in a Montreal rock band somewhere”. Awesome! Stream the … Continue reading New Single From Happyness

New Single From Happyness

Happyness, who featured in our Best of 2014 lists, announced in January that they have signed to Moshi Moshi Records for the UK. Now their first single proper of 2015 has been named as the A Whole New Shape, and is set for release on March 30th. It’s taken from the re-release of their debut album Weird Little Birthday which includes this as one of four extra bonus … Continue reading New Single From Happyness

Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Our regular round up of the songs you really should have heard already this week, chief among them a brand new song from MM fave Sharon Van Etten, a couple of cracking covers and a newly discovered Jason Molina song with Will Oldham and Alasdhair Roberts. Enjoy. 1. Sharon Van Etten – I Don’t Want To Let You Down 2. The Smoke Fairies – Steal Softly … Continue reading Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week