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Happyness Share Skate Jam ‘SB’s Truck, Hit The Road With The Dandy Warhols

Starting this Friday (May 6th), London alt rockers Happyness will hit the road with The Dandy Warhols for a U.K. tour spanning the rest of the month. If you can’t make it to any of these shows, the band’s offered up something of a parting gift: a new song from sessions for its upcoming sophomore album.

The trio described ‘SB’s Truck’ as having “something to do with [the late, famed, 80s wrestler and actor] André The Giant as a teenager having to be taken to school in Samuel Beckett’s truck because he couldn’t fit in his dad’s car.” Even if you’re not down with tales of André The Giant’s transportation woes, fans of the group’s 2014 debut, Weird Little Birthday, will still find something to love here. It’s a breezy little ditty, and the jagged power-pop guitars and fuzzy harmonies are the perfect soundtrack for hitting up the skate park. Listen in below.

 

Check out Happyness’ full tour schedule below. When asked about the outing, the band had this to say:

“We’re bringing a friend of ours along to play some of the parts that we can’t play with just three people. 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. And our friend’s name is Paul. And thanks to The Dandy Warhols for having us on tour with them!”

Happyness 2016 U.K. Tour Dates w/ The Dandy Warhols
06/05 – Amsterdam, Melkweg
07/05 – Leuven, Het Depot
08/05 – Sint Niklaas, De Casino
09/05 – Paris, L’Étage
10/05 – Paris, Le Trianon,
12/05 – Fribourg, Fri-Son
13/05 – Bologna, Covo Club
14/05 – Padova, Parco della Musica
16/05 – Zurich, Zurich Plaza
17/05 – Reims, La Cartonnerie,
18/05 – Lille, L’Aéronef
20/05 – Bristol, O2 Academy
21/05 – London, Electric Ballroom
22/05 – Southamoton Engine Rooms
23/05 – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
24/05 – Newcastle, University Of Northumbria
26/05 – Glasgow, The Art School
27/05 – Belfast, Limelight 2
28/05 – Dublin, The Academy

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