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Club NME Southampton: Launch Night ft. Happyness
12.Jul.14 @ 22:00 - 03:00£4
Club NME Southampton Launch Party – Saturday 12th July. Doors 10pm – 3am
LIVE MUSIC FROM:
- £3 Guestlist entry before 11pm – limited to the first 100 people in the club, write names on the event wall
- £4 Entry all night with Club NME Membership Card (see Reception)
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MUSIC: Club NME DJs – 2 Floors of Genre Spanning Music!
- Upstairs: Established Indie/Rock/Alt hits and anthems in waiting from the likes of Arctic Monkeys/The Strokes/Kasabian/Bombay Bicycle Club/The Black Keys/Two Door Cinema Club/Nirvana/Royal Blood/QOTSA/The Smiths/The Cribs/Jamie T/Circa Waves/Sleigh Bells/The 1975/Catfish & The Bottlemen/The Cure/Foster The People/Peace/Pulled Apart By Horses/Foo Fighters/Darlia/Foals/Biffy Clyro/The Maccabees/Jake Bugg/Alt-J &more!
- Downstairs: An allsorts mashup of dancefloor fillers from Indie Disco/Electronica/Hip Hop including Daft Punk/Friendly Fires/Klaxons/Disclosure/Metronomy/The Streets/AlunaGeorge/Tyler The Creator/Major Lazer/Bondax/The Prodigy/Jay-Z/NERD/Beastie Boys/Chvrches/Sbtrkt/Kendrick Lamar/Iggy Azalea/Basement Jaxx/Fatboy Slim/Wiley/Gorillaz/MIA/Crystal Fighters/Sub Focus & more!
- £1.50 Rum & Mixer
- £1.50 Vodka & Mixer
- £1.50 Gin & Mixer
- £1.50 Bottles of Carslberg
- 4 bombs for £10
- Membership Offers! (see Reception)
- Club NME Photobooth!
- Free entry if it’s the week of your birthday – get in touch!
Formed properly in Bermondsay late in 2013 out of the fragments of various “shit punk and folk bands”, HAPPYNESS quickly arrived at their Sparklehorse and Wilco-influenced, US college-rock stylings – born, they say, out of a feeling of “placelessness” and general disenfranchisement with south London.
One aborted recording session later, in which they took to an abonded church in Buckinghamshire to record – probably inappropriately – album opener ‘Baby, Jesus (Jelly Boy)’, and the band discovered their current base, an old carpentry warehouse in which recent LP ‘Weird Little Birthday’ came to fruitition.
Full of melodic slacker charms and unnerving imagery, it blends the trio’s love of movies and pop culture into something altogether darker. – NME Radar
“There is absolutely no reason not to fall in love with this debut album, and if you come up with one, you’re wrong.” – Sunday Times
“it feels only a matter of time till this South London trio explode” – NME 8/10
“Happyness switch effortlessly between fuzzy pop and downcast, desolate, ballads… thrilling and charming” – The Guardian ****
“Affectionate homage to the post-Grunge era” – Uncut 8/10
Think of something between Grateful Dead and The Wytches and you’ve got Southampton-based Fever. “Writing a song is cheaper than a psychiatrist.” Drummer Jamie remarks when talking about debut song ‘Shell Shock’. Produced by Chris Peden from Wild Smiles, it’s a heavier take on surf-rock, featuring distorted guitars, vulnerable yet passionate vocals and memorable melodies. The band’s aim is to “be popular enough to be able to slap Harry Styles and get away with it” satisfies us. – NME Radar