The Double Happiness – ‘City’ EP Launch
To celebrate the release of ‘City’, the debut EP from Brisbane spooky urban surfers The Double Happiness, we’re thrilled to gather some of Brisbane’s most innovative bands to play at The Milk Factory.
Tickets on sale now – we advise getting in early as there’s only 100 spots available!
Having formed only two years ago, the quartet which is made up of two very happy couples, have been writing, recording and playing shows with a view to releasing a triptych of themed EPs in 2018. The first of these being ‘City’; a record that is washed in a tsunami of reverb, echoing through the inner city streets of Brisbane, best played on a car stereo with a view to our Milo coloured river reaches.
“The EP explores the motifs of living in the shadows of tall buildings whilst being surrounded by strangers, awkward family moments as well as an ode to Ping Pong” explains vocalist and guitarist, Kristin Fergusson. “We can’t wait to share this EP with the folks at our intimate launch, and we’re especially excited to celebrate with Ultra Material andJulia R. Anderson, two of our favourite local acts!”
With a strong call back to the pioneers of post-punk and early surf rock, listeners will relish in the influences of Joy Division, The Shadows, Stereolab and Sonic Youth.
The first eponymous single from the EP attracts the lost, the lonely and the brave. A reverb-guitar-driven journey of a young seeker that builds to a dramatic climax via the spooky side-streets of a sleeping city.
Presented by Valley Heat Records, there will be some fantastic and highly collectible merch available including limited edition 10” vinyl and cassettes, as well as CDs and new shadows t-shirts!
THE DOUBLE HAPPINESS is a spooky indie pop guitar band, high on reverb, surfing the City Cat waves. Creating original soundscapes influenced by skylines, highways, islands and low tides, The Double Happiness will hold a seashell to your ear. Tune into the vibrations of sepia surf dreams.
For five years ULTRA MATERIAL have been layering shimmering textures and filling empty spaces with beautiful noise. Feel the reverberations and listen to the melancholy sounds of summer.
JULIA R. ANDERSON
In the wake of many an intimate school night by the side of her cherished four-track, Julia R. Anderson has cultivated a singular aesthetic which blends the once disparate fields of sampling and ambience with the rock and pop world, weaving bizarre instrumental textures through traditional forms.