HAPPYNESS Share New Track ‘Bigger Glass Less Full’
The band’s long awaited new album Write In is due to be released in the next few weeks.
Having kept fans waiting long enough since their debut release in 2014, Happyness have teased their upcoming album by releasing new song Bigger Glass Less Full.
Sharing their sound with the likes of Twin Peaks and Mac Demarco, both of which they have supported on tour, Happyness‘ slack, sunshiney US college rock is a familiar ode to stoner culture. The heavily distorted guitar and retro vocal production throughout are pleasantly reminiscent of a cold beer on a summery day, leaving no doubt that Happyness are on their way to be cemented as an essential alt-rock band in 2017.
The song was part-recorded at the band’s own Jelly Boy Studios, then finished with Adam Lasus in LA:
Bigger Glass started with an oblique strategy that we learnt from Terry Gilliam: apparently he made “Brazil” without ever reading 1984. We were trying to sound like a Pierre Cavalli song we’d heard once a very long time ago. It couldn’t sound less similar if we’d tried… We added the acoustics when we were in LA mixing with Adam Lasus – as of now the only thing we’ve ever recorded outside the UK.
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The band’s sophomore album, Write In, due to be released April 7th through Moshi Moshi Recordings. Their headline UK / Ireland tour is to commence after that.
11 – York, Fulford Arms
12 – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
13 – Sheffield, Picture House Social Club
14 – Oxford, The Cellar
18 – Brighton, The Hope & Ruin
19 – Bristol, The Louisiana
20 – Liverpool, Buyer’s Club
21 – Dublin, Whelan’s
22 – Glasgow, The Hug & Pint
24 – Newcastle, Think Tank
25 – Manchester, Gullivers
26 – Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
28 – London, The Dome Tufnell Park
30 – Leicester, Handmade Festival