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In the same maveric spirit as McSweeny’s Press or the earliest of our self published zines, Happy is an ever growing network of independent Australian writers and journalists whose collective burning passion is to explore and bring to light new art and new Australian music to our ever growing audience, to boldly go where… you get the idea. We write about what we like and what we think you’ll like but most importantly what you probably won’t find any where else. We are non-profit and rely on the generous support of our partners and contributors. The best way to support Happy is to read Happy and share Happy. We are the front page of New Australian Music. Thank you for joining us.


Fresh from a holiday overseas, this welcome home for me doesn’t come any sweeter than this – a track to instil and delight within me all the nostalgically precious moments, as well as
The post Video Premiere: NOIRE – Those Days appeared first on Happy.

Fri, Feb 27, 2015

kanye west

Kanye West shows a more subdued side to himself in an interview with DJ Zane Lowe on BBC Radio 1, compared to 18 months ago. When West spoke about his inspirations outside the realm
The post Kanye West gets emotional talking on BBC Radio 1 appeared first on Happy.

Thu, Feb 26, 2015

Jonny Greenwood happy

Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood has been keeping busy these last few weeks, the prolific musician revealing that he has spent the last three weeks recording new music in an Indian fort. Greenwood has been
The post Jonny Greenwood records album in India, gives update on new Radiohead material appeared first on Happy.

Thu, Feb 26, 2015

florence and the machine what kind of man

Visionary composer and beat maker Nicolas Jaar (owner and founding member of Other People) has remixed Florence and The Machine’s What Kind of Man. The original version (which is approx 4 minutes long
The post Florence and The Machine’s What Kind of Man remixed by Nicolas Jaar appeared first on Happy.

Thu, Feb 26, 2015

Thieves happy

One might be mistaken from the intro to Blanked Out from Thieves that we’re in for a dark brooding murder ballad. Chaotic tremello picked guitar, deep piano drones and a bass and drum roll very much
The post Thieves tell a brooding romance on Blanked Out appeared first on Happy.

Thu, Feb 26, 2015

FATO happy

Despite it’s very rural sounding name Farmer and the Owl is not an offshoot of travelling regional festival champs Groovin the Moo. No, Farmer and the Owl is something so much more. Only in
The post 9 bands killing it on the Farmer and the Owl lineup appeared first on Happy.

Thu, Feb 26, 2015

Yumi Zouma happy

Yumi Zouma produce music that is as gorgeous as their name; delicate dream-pop that is surprising assured considering their relatively short career so far. Their new single Song For Zoe & Gwen is no
The post Yumi Zouma blend graceful synths and delicate vocals on Song For Zoe & Gwen appeared first on Happy.

Thu, Feb 26, 2015

Silver Statues 2 happy

Sydney rock trio Silver Statues take stripped back no-nonsense rock revival to an unprecedented extreme with their self-titled EP. Formed by songwriter and vocalist Pete Rowe alongside Alasdair Belling (drums) and Brendan Fallon (bass) in 2013
The post Silver Statues strip back to simple rock on their eponymous debut appeared first on Happy.

Thu, Feb 26, 2015

mia lice happy

For the first time since her blooming debut at BIGSOUND  in 2014, Lia Mice will be playing live in Australia, announcing three shows along the east coast. Audiences in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne will
The post Lia Mice announces mini-Australian tour appeared first on Happy.

Thu, Feb 26, 2015

Waxhead happy

You know how some people are super cool without even trying? Well Waxhead are the latest chums who are blessed with this gift. Their music is just really cool. Like, really cool. Describing themselves as
The post The growling Waxhead combine soul and gritty rock magnificently appeared first on Happy.

Thu, Feb 26, 2015

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