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“Deceptively well thought-out, deftly constructed, and laced with subtly eyebrow-raising sonics” – Q

“Beatlesy songcraft put through a woozy slacker-rock filter” – Uncut

“Sparkling harmonies” MOJO

“Classic songwriting”DIY

“Purposefully-imperfect, grungey goodness…Jon, Benji and Ash have proven themselves to be some of the finer songwriters in what’s a crowded scene.” – Loud & Quiet

“A fantastic listen” – London in Stereo

“Killer melodies and memorable couplets” – GQ

“They have a canny knack of drawing you into their wonderfully fuzzy world that’s hard to resist.” – Drowned In Sound

With their critically acclaimed new album ‘Write In’ now released world-wide, Moshi Moshi Records signings Happyness are ready to show off some more of the record’s much-talked-about nuanced, song writing. With tracks like ‘Falling Down’, ‘Anna, Lisa Calls’, ‘Through Windows’ and ‘Bigger Glass, Less Full’ already released and exciting fans, on their latest offering ‘Uptrend / Style Raids’, guitarist Benji Compston layers tumbling guitar lines on top of vocalist Jon EE Allan’s hushed lyrics.

Discussing the track, the band say it 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. 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.”

Happyness playing the following festivals over the summer

July 15 – Readipop, Reading

July 21 – Deer Shed, Thirsk

Aug 03 – Fengaros, Cyprus

Aug 05 – Visions Festival, London

Aug 11 – Ventnor International Festival, Isle of Wight

Aug 17 – 20 – Green Man, Wales

Aug 27 – Art Is Hard All Dayer, Bristol

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