Happyness announce London headline show with single ‘Uptrend / Style Raids’
With plans to tour their new album Write In, Happyness have confirmed another London UK headline show of their own for October 27th at The Garage among a host of summer festival appearances.
The band are also celebrating signing to Rough Trade Publishing and the release of a new single ‘Uptrend / Style Raids’.
The track, as the band say, is “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,” they said. “Eventually as it was getting dark we managed to find an old supermarket announcement microphone and a Bontempi chord organ that Benji’s cat immediately broke.
“We recorded ‘Uptrend / Style Raids’ live and were already using all our normal sounding microphones for the instruments, so the guide vocals were done into the Paris mic and we liked them too much to change them. We were out of mic stands so we had to tape it to a lampshade.”
And here it is:
July 15 – Readipop Festival, Reading
July 16 – Latitude Festival, Suffolk
July 21 – Deer Shed Festival, Thirsk
July 29 – Three Wheel Drive Festival
Aug 03 – Fengaros, Cyprus
Aug 05 – Visions Festival, London
Aug 11 – Ventnor International Festival, Isle of Wight
Aug 18 – Green Man Festival, Wales
Aug 27 – Art Is Hard All Dayer, Bristol
Sept 30 – The Nil By Mouth Sessions (Sky Club), San Giljan, Malta
Oct 27 – The Garage, London