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2005
Terrovision Tour
01.03.05
LEGENDARY US producer NARADA MICHAEL WALDEN produces new HAPPYLIFE single, “ALIVE” as band prepare to national tour UK with Terrorvision

“Listen carefully to their debut album and singer Kevin Brown has something of the Brian Molko about him in explosive pop opener ‘Breath For Me’, but it’s more lucky coincidence than actual likeness. Happylife inhabit that safe place between accessible melody and rock ‘n’ roll cool that’s allowed so many guitar bands to enter the charts of late, whether Busted or the Foo Fighters. Their saving grace is they do it extremely well.” 7/10, Victoria Durham, Rock Sound, November 2004.

‘happylife’ storm back into the UK scene with new sensational ex ‘KILL 2 THIS’ drummer, Steve Rooney, a full onslaught UK national tour supporting TERRORVISION and a stunning new single, “ALIVE”, produced by the legendary US producer, NARADA MICHAEL WALDEN.

After hearing the song on a demo, WALDEN contacted the bands label, ALBERT PRODUCTIONS, flew to London at his own expense, promptly hired a string section and produced the stunning mainstream soon-to-be HUGE radio hit that is “ALIVE”. A soaring mid tempo track with tinges of Oasis, Coldplay et al… this remarkable song should catapult ‘happylife’ to a deserved position of mainstream recognition.

The nucleus of the band hail from West London and include Kevin Brown, (vocals) Ian Pellman (guitar), Chris Drinkwater (bass) and new drummer Steve Rooney. Having ‘lost’ two previous drummers in ’04, ‘happylife’ are back with a vengeance and Brown describes Rooney as ‘simply the most astounding drummer we’ve ever had the pleasure to play with and we’ve auditioned over 220 in the last two years!!’

Armed with new purpose the band embark on a full scale UK tour in April (supporting TERRORVISION) to promote the release of their single “ALIVE” and also to re promote their debut album “Sweet Resort”, released in the last quarter of ’04.

Apr 01 Braintree The Venue Headline
Apr 02 Wolves Little Civic Supporting
Apr 05 Southampton Joiners Headline
Apr 08 Wrexham Talbot Headline
Apr 10 Norwich UEA supporting TERRORVISION
Apr 11 Cambridge Junction supporting TERRORVISION
Apr 12 Nottingham Rock City supporting TERRORVISION
Apr 13 Birmingham Academy supporting TERRORVISION
Apr 14 Manchester Academy supporting TERRORVISION
Apr 15 London Forum supporting TERRORVISION
Apr 16 Leeds Uni – SOLD OUT supporting TERRORVISION
Apr 17 Glasgow Ivory Blacks Headline
Apr 19 Newcastle Archer Headline
Apr 20 Hull Adelphi Headline
Apr 21 Manchester Dry Bar Headline
Apr 22 York Cert 18 Headline
Apr 23 London Garage Upstairs Headline

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2004
Sweet Resort
11.08.04

Happylife, one of the most exciting new melodic British rock acts to emerge for many years, are set to release their debut album 'Sweet Resort', October 11th, on the highly acclaimed new indie rock label Albert Productions UK.

Having successfully launched Breed 77 into the rock stratosphere this year, Albert's roster goes from strength to strength with Happy Life set to become their latest success story. Armed with a new manager, Andy Farrow (Million Dead, Skindred), a blistering new album and support from the UK's hottest independent rock label, Happylife are all set to gatecrash the music mainstream.

'Sweet Resort' follows the band's new single 'Silence When You're Burning' (released Sept 27th), which is already receiving attention from the cool radio DJ's such as Zane Lowe and Joe Whiley. 'Silence When You're Burning' follows two highly acclaimed releases, 'Breathe For Me' and 'The Way You Hate Me', both of which breached the Top 100 singles chart (at 87 and 84) and were Top 10 Indie chart hits.

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Silence When You're Burning
05.07.04

Happylife, one of the most exciting new melodic British rock acts to emerge for many years, are set to release a blistering new single, the epic 'SILENCE WHEN YOU'RE BURNING' on August 23rd on the highly acclaimed new indie rock label, Albert Productions UK, marketed and distributed by Vital.

'SILENCE WHEN YOU'RE BURNING' is the band's third single and follows two highly acclaimed releases, 'Breathe For Me' and 'The Way You Hate Me', both of which breached the Top 100 singles chart (at 87 and 84) and were Top 10 Indie chart hits.........

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The Rasmus & Silence When You're Burning
14.06.04

Happylife return again with a blistering new single, the epic 'SILENCE WHEN YOU'RE BURNING'. As a US demo export this track garnered lots of early US airplay bringing the band to the attention of alternative commercial US stations.

Two months ago at a gig in Norwich, top British video director Nick Small (GobTV) happened to be in the crowd. Nick was so enthused by the band that he terminated his early retirement to insist on directing the new video. He mustered the experience of numerous years of success to direct a video which is going to shock and excite TV and media ! Nick (GobTV) was the top UK video director in 1994/95/96 having made videos for artists as wide ranging as Manic Street Preachers, Ash, Skunk Anansie and Echobelly.........

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The Way You Hate Me
14.01.04

Happylife, adrenalin charged after a very successful last quarter have confirmed the release of their second single, 'The Way You Hate Me', on March 8th.

'The Way You Hate Me', a perfect radio blend of melody, harmony and sensational song writing, should catapult the act into the British music mainstream. With the gloves now firmly off, Happylife are fighting fit.........

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2003
Reuben and Blondie Tours
01.10.03

Happylife's debut single 'Breathe For Me' has already been played on Radio One and xfm, while the video is set to be added to the Kerrang! TV playlist the week of 13th Oct. and Sky TV's Amp channel playlist on 26th Oct.

The band are playing live at the following dates.........

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Breathe For Me
13.08.03

Some bands deliver brilliant live shows but don't cut the mustard in the studio. SOME bands carve out excellence in the studio through sheer bloody mindedness, talent and graft but can't cut it live, while others stumble inadvertently into the limelight, prepared or otherwise…and then there are rare jewels in the crown, who not only deliver all of the above and more. Welcome to happylife, a new British four piece gifted with an unnerving and innate talent for simply writing BRILLIANT songs and performing them live with gut wrenching conviction. For happylife, it's the pyramids, or they simply aren't happy!

New, exciting and awesomely tight, this act from West London release their debut UK single 'BREATHE FOR ME' on the newly formed UK rock label Albert Productions, on October 13th. Marketed and distributed by Vital, 'BREATHE FOR ME' will be released as both an enhanced 4-track CD and limited edition 7" vinyl single. The CD tracklisting is:- (1) 'Breathe For Me', (2) 'Stand Up', (3) 'Breathe (Instrumental)' (4) Video - 'Breathe For Me'.....

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2002
3 Colours Red Tour
04.11.02

happylife, an awesomely tight new four piece rock band from West London, have been confirmed as main support on both the 3 Colours Red's November tour. They are also set to play their first London gig at the Garage on Wednesday, 6th November, prior to going out on the following tour dates........

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Original Biography
24.09.02

happylife are an awesomely tight new four piece rock band from West London. Far from being happy with life they are hungry beyond belief. Kevin (vocals and guitar), Ian (guitar) and Chris (Bass), first got together in 1998, inspired by a common hate of Britpop, a love of harder edged 90's bands such as Alice In Chains and Soundgarden, 80's synth pop, and a large dose of classic artists such as Hendrix, The Jam, The Doors, U2 and the Stones.........

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