Friday, September 17, 2010

Happy land

Welcome to a reason to be excited about 2011, yes, already. Let's Buy Happiness, a bunch of Newcastle youths, are a band we first wrote about back in February but things have been rolling along towards some sort of result ever since, with a John Peel Stage Glastonbury slot and The Great Escape gig soon to be followed by appearances at the behest of In The City and one of Drowned In Sound's tenth anniversary events, with Southsea Fest this weekend. Echoes of the Cocteau Twins and Sugarcubes can't be overlooked, but there's flavours of a range from Emiliana Torrini to Modest Mouse too, a crystalline soundscape of delayed guitars and aereated, glimmering production. This is an example of what they can do from last year's No Hot Ashes EP:

Let's Buy Happiness - Devil Show

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