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Happyness announce second record, share lead single "Falling Down"

21 November 2016, 15:07 | Written by Jessica Goodman

Their latest EP might only be two months old, but Happyness are already driving on to pastures new.

What the band describe as "one of many anti-overthinking songs," "Falling Down" is the first taste of Happyness' second album. Expansive guitar refrains and punchy percussion meet breezy harmonies in a gently lapping tide ready to drift away with.

"I think we thought it would be funny to trick people into thinking we’d turned into Interpol or something for about 15 seconds at the beginning of the record," Jon EE Allan describes of the track. "I remember we were talking at the beginning of the recording sessions about Wizzard and Roxy Music and us maybe taking a leaf out of the whole glam rock thing, but getting it a bit wrong."

"Like children dressing up in their parents’ clothes or something," he adds, "completely silly but very serious about it. I don’t think we ended up pushing that line of thought for the whole of this song, or even for that much of the album, but maybe a bit of it made it into the outro synths."

The band have also announced their biggest London headline show to date, taking place at The Dome, Tufnell Park on 28 April.

The follow-up to 2014’s acclaimed Weird Little Birthday is expected in spring 2017 via Moshi Moshi.
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