New Music

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.

highways are skyways

Skyways are Highways are a three piece turned four piece off the sunny shores of Byron Bay, and the dudes have very kindly shot us the latest single off their upcoming I Found
The post Single Premiere: Skyways are Highways – Holiday appeared first on Happy.

Sun, Jul 27, 2014

twin haus

Twin Haus have released their debut EP Waxen Myriad – seven tracks of decently ambient, delay driven rock music. Tomatrax caught up with the Brisbanites to discuss the life and times of Twin Haus. Edit
The post Tomatrax interviews Twin Haus appeared first on Happy.

Sun, Jul 27, 2014

lowtide

The film clip ends. David gives his review and other thoughts, and then turns to the person to his left. “Thoughts, Margaret?” Margaret looks at David, then at the camera, and back at David
The post Lowtide – Lowtide appeared first on Happy.

Sun, Jul 27, 2014

the solicitors

Nerdy IT guys doing pop? That’s what I thought when I first googled The Solicitors, but of course, its best not to judge a band by its band photos. Strangers at first, one
The post Introducing: The Solicitors appeared first on Happy.

Sun, Jul 27, 2014

tim fitz

This article will be half an artist introduction and half a retraction of some previously published information on Sydney jack-of-all-loops Tim Fitz. I first encountered Fitzy via the Feral Media Summer EP, with his contribution No
The post Tim Fitz – Sour appeared first on Happy.

Sun, Jul 27, 2014

lukes anger

If your label name is Bonus Round Recordings, and your album art shows a TB-303 in a swathe of fairy lights, chances are people will have certain expectations of how your music is
The post Luke’s Anger – Show Me Some Lazer appeared first on Happy.

Sun, Jul 27, 2014

wasteland

Move over Stoney Roads because Happy is getting in on the EDM game. Sure, we’ve interviewed, premiered and published some pieces on a whole bunch of electronic music over the years, Willow Beats,
The post Premiere: Milky Chance: Stolen Dance (Wasteland Bootleg) appeared first on Happy.

Fri, Jul 25, 2014

date night at the museum

Tomatrax returns to Happy for the first time in ages with an interview with indie pop-up-and-comers Date Night At The Museum. You can catch them launch their single Flashing Lights tonight at The
The post Tomatrax interviews Date Night At The Museum appeared first on Happy.

Thu, Jul 24, 2014

happy vid o the week

If you haven’t heard of The Black Angels, then you’re coming in at the right time. A band named for The Black Angel’s Death Song and undoubted bearers of the latest wave of
The post Vid O The Week: Black Angels – Clear Lake Forest appeared first on Happy.

Thu, Jul 24, 2014

the raveonettes

Surprise! It’s not often that a band like The Raveonettes, with their intensely textural demeanour and explosive, noisy pop, drops an album on us totally unawares. I’m definitely a fan of getting an album this way
The post The Raveonettes – Pe’ahi appeared first on Happy.

Thu, Jul 24, 2014

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