Happyness are one busy Indie trio already planning their fall tour schedule with a flurry of European live dates confirmed for September. After taking in appearances at this month’s Great Escape Festival, they decamp to the US for the summer before returning to Europe for a week of shows, as well as Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg.
The band recently sat down with us at our media lounge at SXSW and had these thoughts on the music industry:
“There’s a lot to say for the industry becoming obsessed by this image of a young band being super good at their instruments and signing up these really young guys who hadn’t quite formed the idea what they really wanted to do or wanted to achieve.”
The band are currently out pushing their new double A-side single release; long-time fan favourites ‘Montreal Rock Band Somewhere’ / ‘It’s On You’, Both tracks appear on the newly re-issued debut album ‘Weird Little Birthday’ (our review), available now on Moshi Moshi Records but you can stream and download them for free below.
Be sure to catch these guys live at a gig near you:
25 Gold Sounds, Leeds University, UK
28 Moshi Moshi Club Night, Tom Thumb Theatre, Margate
7 Field Day, UK
25 De La Warr (supporting Suede), Bexhill, UK
26 Piknik i Parken Festival, Oslo, Norway
27 Down The Rabbit Hole Festival, Beuningen, Netherlands
4 Festival Rockorama, Toulon, France
17 Nijdrop, Opwijk, Belgium
18 De Nieuwe Anita (Subbacultcha presents), Amsterdam, Netherlands
19 Merleyn, Nijmegen, Netherlands
22 Mécanique Ondulatoire, Paris, France
23 La Peniche, Lille, France
24 Tsunami Club, Cologne, Germany
25 Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany
26 Independent Night – Magnet Club, Berlin, Germany
End of The Road Festival, Larmer Tree Gardens, UK
STREAM: ‘Montreal Rockband Somewhere’ + ‘It’s on you’ – FREE DOWNLOAD:
We’re just a little over 2 weeks away from the 2015 edition of New York’s Governors Ball Music Festival which takes place June 5th – 7th at Randall’s Island Park in NYC.
Once again organizers are offering up a weekend jam packed with eclectic delights. Florence and the Machine is just one of the many highlights on day one of the event while Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Royal Blood, The Black Keys and Tame Impala all take the stage on a strong closing day.
Have a look at the festival lineup and daily set times below.
FRIDAY, JUNE 05
FLORENCE + THE MACHINE
MY MORNING JACKET
DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979
GORGON CITY (LIVE)
PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS
SATURDAY, JUNE 06
MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS
SHARON VAN ETTEN
ANGUS & JULIA STONE
J. RODDY WALSTON & THE BUSINESS
SUNDAY, JUNE 07
THE BLACK KEYS
LANA DEL REY
NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS
THE WAR ON DRUGS
“WEIRD AL” YANKOVIC
CHRONIXX AND THE ZINCFENCE REDEMPTION
STRAND OF OAKS
STREETS OF LAREDO
For the complete schedule and set times visit here.
Paul Weller is scheduled to hit the road for a West Coast tour of the U.S. this fall in support of his new album, Saturn’s Pattern, which was released yesterday (May 19) on Warner Bros. Records.
Weller recently said of his new LP: “It’s just bonkers in places but it’s really melodic, there’s great tunes on there. It’s a little bit of a leap into the unknown, really. I don’t know where it will take me, I have no idea. I wouldn’t say it’s dance because I wouldn’t do a dance record as such, but it’s got a lot of movement to it. It’s gone past my expectations, in a way.”
Saturns Pattern will be available in a number of formats: Edition Deluxe Box Set with CD/DVD/vinyl album. The digital formats will be available in standard and deluxe editions with the deluxe edition featuring previously unreleased bonus tracks. iTunes versions are exclusively mastered.
Tickets for Weller’s summer East Coast tour are on sale now:
June 09 – 9:30 Club Philadelphia, PA
June 12 – Terminal 5 New York, NY
June 13 – Paradise Rock Club Boston, MA *SOLD OUT
June 14 – Upstate Concert Hall Clifton Park, NY
June 15 – Danforth Music Hall Toronto, ON *SOLD OUT
June 17 – Vic Theatre Chicago, IL
June 18 – The Vogue Indianapolis, IN
June 19 – Mr. Smalls Theatre Pittsburgh, PA
June 20 – Music Hall Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY *SOLD OUT
Newly announced West Coast dates:
TICKET PRE-SALES BEGIN MAY 20TH, GENERAL ON SALES BEGIN THIS
FRIDAY MAY 22ND AT 10:00AM
Sept 29 – Commodore Ballroom Vancouver BC
Sept 30 – Neptune Theatre Seattle, WA
Oct 01 – Wonder Ballroom Portland, OR
Oct 03 – Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival San Francisco, CA
Oct 04 – The Fillmore San Francisco, CA
Oct 06 – San Diego, CA The Observatory North Park
Oct 07 – Los Angeles, CA The Fonda Theatre
Oct 08 – Los Angeles, CA The Fonda Theatre
Oct 9 – Pomona, CA Fox Theatre Pomona
Slaves will tour their debut album ‘Are You Satisfied?‘ in November.
Public Image Ltd. will be back in September with their tenth studio album.
Catfish & The Bottlemen will replace the stricken Sam Smith on the Main Stage of this year’s Radio 1 Big Weekend event.
Conor O’Brien has expanded Villagers‘ touring plans out to include North American dates and more European shows through to August.
Brandon Flowers visited James Corden’s new US chat show last night (May 14th) for a performance of his solo track ‘Lonely Town‘.
Check it out below.
The Maccabees have continued the tradition of unusual covers at the Radio 1 Live Lounge after performing their version of Major Lazer‘s recent single ‘Lean On‘ during a session for DJ Greg James.
Have a listen below.
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