Happyness are taking a break from working on their second album to join The Dandy Warhols on tour across the UK and Europe.
The Distortland tour, which kicks off in Belgium on 7 May, reaches Camden’s Electric Ballroom on 21 May 2016.
The band – Ash Cooper, Benji Compston, and Jonny Allan – will be joined on the dates by an extra musician, allowing them to play some of the parts they can’t normally perform on stage as a trio.
“We’ll be playing a few songs from the first record that we haven’t been able to play before, and some of the same songs a little different to how people have heard them, and some new ones. So we’re going backwards and forwards in time, and we’re excited to do it,” say the band members.
One of the new songs they’re likely to play is the just-release ‘SB’s Truck’, which takes its inspiration from ‘80s wrestler and ‘The Princess Bride’ star André The Giant who, as a teenager, had to be taken to school in Samuel Beckett’s truck because he was too large to fit into his own father’s car.
Happyness first broke onto the scene with their 2014 debut album, ‘Weird Little Birthday’.