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Happyness share new single from forthcoming EP / Twin Peaks UK tour dates in Oct + Nov

Happyness have announced that a brand new EP, titled Tunnel Vision On Your Part, will be released this September 23rd through Moshi Moshi Records. It can be pre-ordered HERE. In addition, the forthcoming harmony-packed new single Anna, Lisa Calls appears here as the EP opener, with the band saying; “This is our first phone call song and our 5th song in E major. We wrote it one day in the studio in June and recorded it straight away – I think we were going for a kind of Traveling Wilburys thing. Also we felt like we hadn’t put a synth in a song for a while, so there’s a synth.”

Listen to Anna, Lisa Calls HERE

The EP, which also includes recent single SB’s Truck – a track penned by the band in homage to Samuel Beckett, who famously used to give the beloved, late, 80’s wrestler André The Giant lifts to school in his truck, owing to him being too large for his dad’s car – is announced alongside a run of UK and EU dates in support of Chicago garage-rockers Twin Peaks. Happyness’ last UK stint saw them support The Dandy Warhols up and down the country.

Tunnel Vision On Your Part also provides a rare direct glimpse into the band’s influences as they offer their own interpretation of Club Gaga’s Friend Of The Revolution. Originally featuring on their Suburban Lake album, it’s a record that Happyness hold up as one of their favourites of all time, saying “Most (if not the whole) of the record is findable on YouTube. There were a few different songwriters in the band – but this one’s by the great Peter Fancher.”

Prior to the Twin Peaks support dates Happyness have two special EP release shows booked in, the second taking place at London’s Vauxhall City Farm, at which they’ll play a stripped-back set to include tracks from their work-in-progress 2nd album. “Vauxhall City Farm (www.vauxhallcityfarm.org) is one of our favourite spots in London & just up the road from where we wrote most of ‘Weird Little Birthday’. As part of the release of our new EP, ‘Tunnel Vision On Your Part’, we’re adopting the farm for the evening of October 8th for a stripped back show – playing songs from the EP, and some from our upcoming second album. Tickets are available now exclusively from Music Glue & all come with a download link or limited 12″ vinyl of the EP. ALL AGES WELCOME.”

Happyness EP release shows:

Sept 30 Happyness EP release show, The Finsbury, London, UK *
[buy tickets] Oct 8 Happyness EP release show, Vauxhall City Farm, London, UK *
[buy tickets]

Happyness tour support with Twin Peaks dates in full:

Oct 19 Le Point Ephemere, Paris FR [buy tickets] Oct 20 Patterns, Brighton UK [buy tickets] Oct 21 All Years Leaving Festival, Hare & Hounds, Birmingham UK
[buy tickets] Oct 23 Bungalows & Beats, Sheffield UK * – FREE SHOW
Oct 24 Brudenell Social Club, Leeds UK [buy tickets] Oct 25 Sound Control, Manchester UK [buy tickets] Oct 26 Scala, London UK [buy tickets] Oct 28 Botanique, Brussells BE [buy tickets] Oct 30 Merleyn, Nijmegen NE [buy tickets] Oct 31 DBs, Utrecht NE * [buy tickets] Nov 01 Vera, Groningen NE [buy tickets]

* = Happyness headline show

The full EP track listing is:

1. Anna, Lisa Calls
2. Friend Of The Revolution
3. SB’s Truck
4. Surfer Girl
5. Tunnel Vision On Your Part

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