After a whirlwind 2014, which ultimately saw the South London trio make NME’s Best Newcomers list, as well as The Sunday Times Best Albums of The Year, Happyness can finally announce that they have signed to Bar None Records for USA and Moshi Moshi Records for UK/RoW (alongside Magniph Records in Japan).
Their first order of live business this year will be a headline slot at Birthdays on Feb 4th, as part of the NME Awards Shows, alongside a nomination for Best Lyric of 2014.
Those eager for brand new material need only wait for early Spring, when debut album Weird Little Birthday gets the Enhanced Version 2.0 CD treatment, as well as a long awaited vinyl release – both via Moshi Moshi Records. Live favourite ‘A Whole New Shape’ is also set to surface as a single in the Spring too.
And if that isn't enough, Happyness have purloined this for your enjoyment, a cover of the Norah Jones hit ‘Don’t Know Why’, as they ready themselves to announce further UK, EU shows, plus confirmation of a coast to coast US tour, taking in SXSW, and a debut US release of Weird Little Birthday through Bar/None.
The band said: "We're very happy to have been adopted by the Moshi Moshi family and are looking forward to the NME Awards show on February 4th with Nai Harvest. Thanks, peace, love yourself."
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US Spring Tour 2015
15 Denton, TX - 35 Denton Music Festival [buy tickets]
17-22 Austin, TX – SXSW
24 Denver, CO - Hi Dive w/ Delicate Steve [buy tickets]
26 Boise, ID - Treefort Music Festival
29 Santa Ana, CA – Burgerama [buy tickets]
30 San Francisco, CA- Bottom of the Hill w/ White Fence + Twerps [buy tickets]
01 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios [buy tickets]
03 Seattle, WA - The Sunset Tavern
04 Missoula, MT - Stage 112
06 St, Paul, MN - Turf Club
07 Iowa City, IA @ Gabe’s Oasis
08 Chicago, IL – Subterranean w/ Ezra Furman [buy tickets]
09 Cleveland, OH - Happy Dog East (Tickets available on day of show only)
10 Middletown, CT - Wesleyan College (Tickets available on day of show only)
11 Brooklyn, NY - Baby's All Right [buy tickets]
12 NYC, NY - Cake Shop