Posts Tagged ‘Happyness’

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
12 Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
13 Picture House Social Club, Sheffield
14 The Cellar, Oxford
15 Olby’s Cafe, Margate (Moshi Moshi Easter Show)
18 The Hope & Ruin, Brighton
19 The Louisiana, Bristol
20 Buyer’s Club, Liverpool
21 Whelan’s, Dublin
22 The Hug & Pint, Glasgow,
24 Think Tank, Newcastle
25 Gullivers, Manchester
26 Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
28 The Dome, Tufnell Park, London
30 Handmade Festival (Academy 2), Leicester

 

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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 My Brain

 

95 Molly Parden – Kentucky, I

 

94 The Felice Brothers – Jack At The Asylum

 

93 Horse Thief – Another Youth

 

92 Courtney Barnett – Three Packs A Day

 

91 The Coathangers – Watch Your Back

 

90 Whitney – No Woman

 

89 Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker

 

88 Haybaby – Joke/Rope

 

87 Springtime Carnivore – Raised By Wolves

 

86 Jamie T – Tescoland

 

85 VATS – Melting Culture

 

84 Holly Throsby – What Do You Say

 

83 Happyness – Falling Down

 

82 Hooded Fang – Tunnel Vision

 

81 The Felice Brothers – Aerosol Ball

 

80 Bueno – Babyface

 

79 Loch Lomond – Silver Felt

 

78 Velcro Hooks – Galaxy Police Club

 

77 Carter Tanton – Twentynine Palms

 

76 Avers – Insects

 

Check back for Part 2 (75-51) tomorrow.

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.

Have a listen

 

Woozy, psych-pop weirdos, Happyness have announced that a brand new EP, titled Tunnel Vision On Your Part, will be released this September 23rd through Moshi Moshi Records.

The lead track on the EP is Anna, Lisa Calls – stream it below.

 

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 school in a truck with Samuel Beckett, because he couldn’t fit into his dad’s car…

Anyway, once again there’s a strong Yo La Tengo and Sparklehorse feel to it, but conveyed in their own inimitably, backward style.

Have a listen to SB’s Truck here.

 

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 former and grab a free download of the latter below.

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Happyness has just released the video for their new single, the live favourite, A Whole New Shape, in anticipation of their first US tour within the coming weeks.

The single is out on the 30th March. Watch it here.

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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 tracks (CD + digital only). 

Urgent, propulsive, guitar driven indie rock at its best.

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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 Through The Snow (Captain Beefheart cover)
3. Jason Molina featuring Will Oldham & Alasdhair Roberts – September 11, 2001
4. Cheatahs – Sunne
5. JEFF The Brotherhood – Coat Check Girl
6. Happyness – Don’t Know Why (Norah Jones cover)
7. Moon King – Roswell
8. The Decemberists – A Beginning Song

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Here are our favourite twenty albums of 2014. Don’t forget to check out numbers 40 – 21 here.

20 Together PANGEA – Badillac

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19 Meatbodies – Meatbodies

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18 Strand of Oaks – Heal

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17 Jessica Lea Mayfield – Make My Head Sing

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16 Eagulls – Eagulls

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15 Happyness – Weird Little Birthday

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14 Felice Brothers – Favourite Waitress

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13 Mac DeMarco – Salad Days

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12 Sharon Van Etten – Are We There

New Album From Sharon van Etten

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11 Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire For No Witness

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10 The War On Drugs – Lost In The Dream

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9 Dream Police – Hypnotised

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8 Hurray For The Riff Raff – Small Town Heroes

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7 Parquet Courts – Sunbathing Animal

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6 Damien Jurado – Brothers And Sisters Of The Eternal Son

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5 Pink Mountaintops – Get Back

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4 Sun Kil Moon – Benji

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3 Water Liars – Water Liars

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2 Amazing Snakeheads – Amphetamine Ballads

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1 Jamie T – Carry On The Grudge

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