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Rising Cork band Happyalone unveil new trip-hop-leaning single ‘bodybags’

Rising Cork band Happyalone unveil new trip-hop-leaning single ‘bodybags’

Mike McGrath-Bryan

Following a sell-out launch gig at Cork’s Poor Relation early last week, and a pair of singles that have built serious momentum on streaming services, Leeside electronic outfit Happyalone’s third single ‘bodybags’ sees them begin to expand their sound.

The band’s story is an example of how artists can garner serious traction in the streaming age. Having formed in only November of last year, their first single ‘colours’ went to the top of the Spotify Ireland Viral 50 during Christmas week of last year, clocking in at over 40,000 streams since release without either a label or PR.

‘bodybags’ sees Happyalone continue a predilection for ‘big’ songwriting with a serious edge: blending trip-hop and bass influences with a tense, string-laden, almost post-rock atmosphere, the track wends its way across its four-minute duration to something of a festival-ready refrain.

Off the back of sellout shows in Cyprus Avenue and The Poor Relation, the band are set to play a string of dates across festivals this summer. Check their Twitter for more info as it emerges.

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