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UK trio Happyness ready new EP (watch video for “Anna, Lisa Calls”)


London trio Happyness are working on the follow-up to their underrated 2014 debut, Weird Little Birthday, but before that are releasing a stopgap EP, Tunnel Vision On Your Part, on September 23 via Moshi Moshi. New single off the EP is “Anna, Lisa Calls,” a very catchy bit of guitar pop in the Teenage Fanclub/Grandaddy/Wilco mold they do well.

“This is our first phone call song and our fifth song in E major,” the band inform us. “We wrote it one day in the studio in June and recorded it straight away – I think we were going for a kind of Traveling Wilburys thing. Also we felt like we hadn’t put a synth in a song for a while, so… there’s a synth.” There is also, if the song’s video is to be believed, a cake on it. That video premieres in this post and you can watch that, along with a stream of “SB’s Truck” (also on the EP), below.

Happyness will be on a UK/EU tour with Twin Peaks this fall, and are hoping to return to North America in 2017. All dates are listed below.

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Happyness – Tunnel Vision On Your Part tracklist
1. Anna, Lisa Calls
2. Friend of the Revolution
3. SB’s Truck
4. Surfer Girl
5. Tunnel Vision On Your Part

Happyness – 2016 Tour Dates
Sept 30 Happyness EP release show, The Finsbury, London, UK *
Oct 8 Happyness EP release show, Vauxhall City Farm, London, UK *
Oct 19 Le Point Ephemere, Paris FR ^
Oct 20 Patterns, Brighton UK ^
Oct 21 All Years Leaving Festival, Hare & Hounds, Birmingham UK ^
Oct 23 Bungalows & Beats, Sheffield UK * – FREE SHOW
Oct 24 Brudenell Social Club, Leeds UK ^
Oct 25 Sound Control, Manchester UK ^
Oct 26 Scala, London UK ^
Oct 28 Botanique, Brussells BE ^
Oct 30 Merleyn, Nijmegen NE ^
Oct 31 DBs, Utrecht NE *
Nov 01 Vera, Groningen NE ^
^ = w/ Twin Peaks
* = Happyness headline show

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