Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Celebrity Playlist: Let's Buy Happiness

It takes a band with big, forefronted ideas to justify Sundays/Cocteaus comparisons, and Newcastle's Let's Buy Happiness are that band judging by their first couple of singles, all crystalline chiming guitars and clarion vocals, "iceberg monoliths in a sea of calm without stillness" as we called them in the year preview. These are their forthcoming live dates:

25/2 Leeds Cockpit 3
26/2 Newcastle Riverside
1/3 Glasgow Captain's Rest
3 Sheffield Plug (with Frankie & the Heartstrings for that Topman CTRL thing)
9/3 London Old Blue Last
10/3 Bristol Start The Bus (free!)
11/3 Brighton Hope
12/3 Southampton Unit

This, should you need reminding, is their new single, out on the 28th and produced by them Heartstrings' Mick Ross:

Fast Fast by letsbuyhappiness

And these are their songs:

Radiohead - Videotape
Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
Death Cab For Cutie - Brothers On A Hotel Bed
Bright Eyes - Lua
Arcade Fire - Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)
Field Music - In Context
Minus The Bear - Absinthe Party At The Fly Honey Warehouse
Animal Collective - Grass
Four Tet - Hands
Ray Lamontagne - Jolene

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