(single taken from the album Write In, out now through Moshi Moshi Records)

When Happyness first burst into the public conscience with debut single ‘It’s On You’, their spirited take on US college rock was as big a surprise as it was an instant hit. The resulting full length, Weird Little Birthday, went on to feature in many End of Year album lists. Worldwide tours, an NME Award, a re-issue on the much-loved labels Moshi Moshi Recordings (Bar/None in US), and millions of Spotify plays later, the band have released their follow-up Write In – along with their single, ‘Bigger Glass Less Full.

Listen to ‘Bigger Glass Less Full’ here

Part-recorded at the band’s own Jelly Boy Studios, then finished with Adam Lasus in LA, Happyness shared some thoughts on ‘Bigger Glass Half Full’:

“Bigger Glass started with an oblique strategy that we learnt from Terry Gilliam: apparently he made Brazil without ever reading 1984.  We were trying to sound like a Pierre Cavalli song we’d heard once a very long time ago. It couldn’t sound less similar if we’d tried… We added the acoustics when we were in LA mixing with Adam Lasus as of now the only thing we’ve ever recorded outside the UK.”

Fresh off their SXSW performances, the band are currently on their headline UK tour (including their biggest London show to date in late April), followed by European dates in May.

Write In sets its stall out as an outward looking, inventive, and thoughtful progression from their debut, drawing on an array of influences including Roxy Music, The Beach Boys, Randy Newman, Sonic Youth, Big Star and Pierre Cavalli.