In one of yesterday’s blog posts we featured a new video for a song that we’d originally posted about 20 months before. The past has a way of repeating itself we suggested. So let’s repeat ourselves again. Only this time cast your minds back even further, 27 months to be exact, when we started a blog post with the words ‘yesterday we fell in love’. The band concerned was Let’s Buy Happiness and the beguiling tune we streamed was called Works Better on Paper.
Fast forward to today and Let’s Buy Happiness have released three singles, played two Maida Vale sessions for BBC6 Music and Radio One, been invited by Michael Eavis to play the John Peel stage at Glastonbury, supported Primal Scream, The Futureheads, The Temper Trap and Vivian Girls amongst others and toured the UK with Frankie and The Heartstrings and We Were Promised Jetpacks. However the highlight of their touring life must have been spending a night on the floor of Breaking More Waves HQ after playing Southseafest 2010 - the career peak for any band of worth surely? Bono, if U2 are playing a gig in Portsmouth, and want to put the icing on your career, you’re welcome to stay as well, but due to austere times we will have to charge you a little.
Now Let’s Buy Happiness reaffirm for us why their music is so special with a new version of the song that originally grabbed our ears two and a half years ago. This reworking of Works Better on Paper (released June 11th) languishes in its gentle beauty, with shadowy searing guitars, weary drums and Sarah Hall’s starkly feminine vocals that even after all this time and still creates a visceral goose bump reaction. Absolutely still in love.