Happyness – ‘Uptrend / Style Raids’ (Moshi Moshi)

Happyness – ‘Uptrend / Style Raids’ (Moshi Moshi)

The new release from Moshi Moshi Records signings, Happyness, is their first single since the new album ‘Write In’ was released, it’s called ‘Uptrend / Style Raids’. Discussing the track, the band say it is “A song mainly about not knowing how to dress. A few years ago we spent a whole day walking around a big sprawling flea market in Paris determined to find something vaguely musical. Eventually as it was getting dark we managed to find an old supermarket announcement microphone and a Bontempi chord organ that Benji’s cat immediately broke. We recorded Uptrend / Style Raids live and were already using all our normal sounding microphones for the instruments, so the guide vocals were done into the Paris mic and we liked them too much to change them. We were out of mic stands so we had to tape it to a lampshade.”

The new single also features a more subdued but none-the-less thumping guitar sounds, aligned with the band since early days, running and interweaving around Jon EE Allan’s hushed vocals. In short a working formula to date, this time out with less production, to ‘Uptrend / Style Raids’, but the single still leaves you charmed as per usual. 8/10

Steve Janes

Happyness play the following festivals over the summer
July 15 – Readipop, Reading
July 21 – Deer Shed, Thirsk
Aug 03 – Fengaros, Cyprus
Aug 05 – Visions Festival, London
Aug 11 – Ventnor International Festival, Isle of Wight
Aug 17 – 20 – Green Man, Wales
Aug 27 – Art Is Hard All Dayer, Bristol

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