Let’s Buy Happiness + Fuzzy Lights + guests @ The Cookie Jar Sun 13 Oct £4 adv

Doors – 8pm


et’s Buy Happiness, one of the most meticulous and fastidious new acts around, have released their gorgeous new track Run.

Ruminating and brooding, Run is a glimpse into Let’s Buy Happiness’ desperately awaited debut album Chants For FriendsThe Newcastle quintet have slowly perfected their sound and artistic vision into what we can now hear, starting from their 2010 debut single Six Wolves. Run is a blissfully poignant and powerful piece, a grimaced smile amongst bittersweet heartache and frustration.  Vocalist Sarah Hall is drenched in lovely opera house reverb, vying for position alongside a thoroughly deep composition within a whirlpool of jagged guitar and splintered percussion, a sound that compliments the song’s sentiments perfectly.

Hall has commented on Run, claiming that it “was about that person you may know, friend or family, who has an inability to face up to truths and their destructive behaviours. I’ve seen this happen in my life & other peoples relationships but it isn’t about a specific person.”

Let’s Buy Happiness are set to play a full UK tour this October, starting with a double stint at their hometown Newcastle.

Planet Notion

Fuzzy Lights on Manchester’s finest label Little Red Rabbit  were formed in 2004, and it has been a long journey since the release of their near-instrumental debut album ‘A Distant Voice’.

In 2010 they released their second album, ‘Twin Feathers’, weaving together elements of pastoral psych-folk and noise-rock. The album received critical acclaim, being named ‘Underground Album of the Month’ in Mojo and receiving 4/5 star reviews in Uncut and Artrocker. Several tracks from the record featured across BBC 6Music shows, and the same year they played at the End of The Road Festival.

In 2011, they retreated to write new songs, and the fruits of these sessions were later recorded live to tape at a Limehouse studio. Released in February 2013, “Rule of Twelfths” is an album which carries with it the ghosts of pop songs past and is their most direct statement yet.


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