UK group Happyness have announced details of their sophomore album, which is titled Write In and will be out April 7 via Moshi Moshi / Bar-None. The band made the album in their own studio in London, and then mixed the record in Los Angeles. Says the band's Jon EE Allan:

I’d like to think this record looks outside the little American alt-rock sphere we were looking in on. I think we used to be very afraid of being earnest. And now we’re able to be tender or heartfelt without feeling too guilty about it. This record cost us about £500 to make, and that was mainly spent on an 8 track tape recorder and a dehumidifier. We self-produced it in our studio. The building's being redeveloped at the end of the year, so this is the last record we'll make there, which feels like the end of a chapter for us.

Along with the album announcement comes a video for single "Falling Down" which you can watch below.

Happyness will be in the U.S later this year for SXSW and Treefort festivals, and maybe a few other dates TBA. All dates are listed below.


Happyness - Write In tracklist:
1 – Falling Down
2 - The Reel Starts Again [Man As Ostrich]
3 – Anytime
4 – Through Windows
5 – Uptrend / Style Raids
6 – Bigger Glass Less Full
7 – Victor Lazarro’s Heart
8 – Anna, Lisa Calls
9 – The C Is A B A G
10 – Tunnel Vision On Your Part

Happyness - 2017 tour dates:
Apr 18 The Hope & Ruin, Brighton, UK
Apr 19 The Louisiana, Bristol, UK
Apr 20 Buyer’s Club, Liverpool, UK
Apr 21 Whelan’s, Dublin, Ireland
Apr 22 The Hug & Pint, Glasgow, UK
Apr 24 Think Tank, Newcastle, UK
Apr 25 Gullivers, Manchester, UK
Apr 26 Hare & Hounds, Birmingham, UK
Apr 28 The Dome, Tufnell Park, London, UK
Apr Mar 14-18 – Austin, TX - SXSW
Mar 22 – Boise, IDA - Treefort Festival

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