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Band To Watch: Happyness

Happiness is a great feeling; Happyness is a great band. The South London trio specializes in lush-yet-breezy indie rock that conjures all sorts of wistful…
Chris DeVille | June 10, 2014 - 12:26 pm

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Stream Happyness Write In

2014 Band To Watch graduates Happyness are finally following up their great debut album Weird Little Birthday. LP2 is called Write In, and it finds…
Chris DeVille | April 4, 2017 - 11:24 am

Happyness – “Through Windows”

Wry UK indie rockers and Band To Watch graduates Happyness have explored a few different sounds throughout their years together, but I don't think I've…
Chris DeVille | February 24, 2017 - 3:58 pm


Happyness – “Falling Down” Video

We marked Happyness as a Band To Watch due to the appeal of their debut album Weird Little Birthday, an album that combined the classicist…
Chris DeVille | January 10, 2017 - 9:04 am

Happyness – “Falling Down”

British Band To Watch alums Happyness are back with a new album due in spring 2017. They haven't shared details such as title, tracklist, and…
Chris DeVille | November 21, 2016 - 10:09 am

Happyness – “SB’s Truck” Video

Band To Watch Happyness are back with a brand new song called "SB's Truck," their first release since their 2014 debut album Weird Little Birthday.
Zac Gelfand | May 17, 2016 - 1:10 pm

Super Furry Animals, Stephen Malkmus, Screaming Females Turn Up 4Knots 2015

The Village Voice's annual midsummer 4Knots festival faced two logistical changes this year: a location switch-up and a transition from free to the modest general-admission…
Caitlin White | July 13, 2015 - 11:47 am

Photos: SXSW 2015

SXSW 2015 has come and gone. As Scott noted over the weekend, it was an altogether less corporate, less celebrity-infused, less insane experience than in…
Chris DeVille | March 23, 2015 - 2:14 pm

Watch Happyness Cover The Smiths’ “There Is a Light That Never Goes Out”

Happyness -- one of our esteemed Bands To Watch -- recently played a show for NME and, while there, performed a cover of the Smiths'
James Rettig | February 10, 2015 - 9:36 am

Happyness – “Don’t Know Why” (Norah Jones Cover)

Happyness emerged with such a singular sound -- a composite of several classic indie-rock strains topped off with Benji Compston's unmistakable deadpan delivery -- that…
Chris DeVille | January 13, 2015 - 11:39 am

CMJ: Twin Peaks, Happyness, Nai Harvest @ Rough Trade, Brooklyn 10/23/14

Yesterday was a disgusting day in New York, and this is coming from someone whose favorite season is winter: wet coldness due to the obnoxiously…
Ryan Leas | October 24, 2014 - 1:11 pm

Happyness – “When You Wake Up”

Happyness, the British trio we named a Band To Watch on the strength of their wistful music and mischievous lyrics, have a new EP called…
Chris DeVille | September 2, 2014 - 2:12 pm

Happyness – “Anything I Do Is Alright” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Last week the highly promising British indie-rockers Happyness released "You Come To Kill Me?!" from their forthcoming Anything I Do Is Alright EP. Now the…
Chris DeVille | August 11, 2014 - 10:00 am

Happyness – “You Come To Kill Me?!”

Happyness are following their absolutely stunning, clever, catchy-as-hell debut album Weird Little Birthday with an EP built around album track "Anything I Do Is Alright."
Chris DeVille | August 5, 2014 - 11:48 am

Happyness – “Leave The Party” (Stereogum Premiere)

The promising South London trio Happyness proved at least two things with recent single "Great Minds Think Alike, All Brains Taste The Same": (1) They're…
Chris DeVille | May 19, 2014 - 10:00 am