The latest release from fun loving punk pop band Bowling For Soup ‘One Big Happy’ is pure fun loving laugh along indulgence. Released too co-inside with their live tour with The Dollyrots and Patent Pending and incudes appearances from both bands. If you don’t know who these guys are you’re really missing out. Formed back in 1994 in Texas they are Jaret Reddick(lead vocals / rhythm guitar), Chris Burney (lead guitar / backing vocals),Erik Chandler (bass guitar / backing vocals), and Lance Morrill (drums /percussion / backing vocals). This will be album number 12 for these happy go lucky fellas.
Serious is something they don’t do and that’s just fine by me. If you’re looking for soulful meaningful lyrics you’re in the wrong place.With such memorable songs as ‘Let’s Go to the Pub’, ‘Love Ya, Love Ya, Love Ya’, ‘Phycho In Love’ and ‘The Bitch Song’ you can see what I’m on about. At Download Festival in 2007 as part of their Get Happy Tour they blew the crowd away, perhaps it was their enthusiastic attitude, or perhaps it was the huge inflatable sheep… These guys like to have fun, their lyrics are tongue in cheek, and even their instrumentals have an upbeat happy feel to them. As they say “All we need is love, and beer!”.
They will be on tour in October and are definitely a must-see. Catch them live in Newcastle (14th), Glasgow (15th), Liverpool (16th), Belfast (17th), Dublin (18th), Leeds (19th), Manchester (20th), Holmfirth (21st), Preston (22nd), Norwich (23rd), Birmingham (24th), Nottingham (25th), Bristol (26th), Oxford (27th), Cambridge 28th). 8.5/10