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.

Apes happy

Those damn, dirty Apes are at it again. And that sure as hell isn’t a bad thing! The Melbourne band will be gracing the Blurst of Times festival stages with their garage rock goodness.
The post Interview with Apes appeared first on Happy.

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

iodine sagamore

I was about to start this article by saying “there are so many great songs named for elements of the periodic table”, and then all I could think of was Lithium (this one,
The post Video Premiere: Sagamore – Iodine appeared first on Happy.

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Augie March happy

“If love is a bolt from the blue then what is a bolt but a glorified screw that doesn’t hold nothing together?” There are two trends that I do my best to avoid
The post Augie March – Havens Dumb appeared first on Happy.

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

jack ladder

Who said music videos needed to be blockbusters to effectively translate an intricate message . Untainted by theatrics,  this could be the most underrated video and song of the year- simply powerful, subtly symbolic,
The post Vid O’The Week: Jack Ladder & the Dreamlanders – Come On Back This Way feat. Sharon Van Etten appeared first on Happy.

Wed, Oct 22, 2014

crooked colours

It takes a lot to stand out from the electronic music scene these days, but these boys are definitely up for that challenge. Their unique fusion of beats striking a chord between chilled and lively
The post Live: Crooked Colours on their Capricious National Tour appeared first on Happy.

Wed, Oct 22, 2014

new navy

Tomatrax caught up with the dreamy and chirpy indie pop folks of New Navy, to talk about the inspirations behind their sound and their plans after supporting Andy Bull on tour – headline
The post Tomatrax interviews New Navy appeared first on Happy.

Wed, Oct 22, 2014


Inwoods are an exciting up and coming progressive rock band from Adelaide. They are heavily laden with stoner and sludge elements, with a rightful touch of doom, psychedelia and desert rock. Quite clearly
The post Introducing: Inwoods appeared first on Happy.

Wed, Oct 22, 2014

young magic

Young Magic duo, Isaac Emmanuel and Melati Malay first met in Brooklyn, New York, and have been tripping out in the land of electronic daydreams ever since. Known for their psychedelic, electro pop,
The post Introducing: Young Magic appeared first on Happy.

Wed, Oct 22, 2014


Sometimes I am offered a band to write an introduction piece for and clicking on their official website causes me to wonder how a recently formed band can afford to have create a
The post Introducing: The Wildbloods appeared first on Happy.

Wed, Oct 22, 2014

On The Stoop happy

As an editor at Happy I come across a lot of new music – which makes this the second greatest job ever, professional puppy cuddling master being the ultimate dream – so I like to think I’ve
The post Single Premiere: On The Stoop – Theme Song appeared first on Happy.

Wed, Oct 22, 2014

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