Dirty Lakes to be released on 26th September 2011

Let’s Buy Happiness – Dirty Lakes
Release date: 26th September

Amazon UK have listed Let’s Buy Happiness’ next single Dirty Lakes on their site with a release date of 19th September 2011. The tune will be released through the band’s own Ghost Arc Records and clocks in at 2min 45seconds. You can listen to a 30 second preview on the site and also get a closer look at the artwork (by Sarah Hall):

Update5 – 18th Aug: here’s the song embedded from Soundcloud:

Let’s Buy Happiness – Dirty Lakes by Lbhappiness

Update: the single is also now listed on Play.com and you can pre-order the Dirty Lakes mp3 for 99p

Update2 – 15th Aug: according to Mark from LBH, Dirty Lakes has been added to the Topshop instore radio playlist. Also Dirty Lakes got it’s National radio debut last night on Tom Robinson’s (@freshnet / Fresh On The Net) BBC 6Music Introducing show

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Here’s a direct link to the BBC Radio Player (jump to 47:40):

After the song plays, Tom says the release date is 26th September

Update3 – 16th Aug:
‘Dirty Lakes’ is now available to stream via Soundcloud: available to listen to on a couple of blogs that have embedded the single – check out
JustMusicThatILike.com and BreakingMoreWaves.com

Here’s the accompanying blurb on the Soundcloud page for the single:

‘Dirty Lakes’
Monday 26th September 2011
Ghost Arc Records

“Glacial magnificence” The FLY
“…a voice that connotes angelic purity” Guardian New Band of the Day
“Their debut will make your life” NME
“One of the most thrilling new bands I’ve seen in years” Sean Adams, Drowned in Sound
“Beautiful indie-pop melodies backed by subdues 80s guitars” NYLON
“Haunting and lovely” Attitude

Vocals: Sarah Hall Lead Guitar: James Hall Guitar: Grahame Martin Bass: Mark Brown Drums: James King

To term, Newcastle natives Let’s Buy Happiness as a fledgling band seems inappropriate. They have spent the last two years amassing an unquestionable presence in the consciousness of fans of their unique and ethereal, arctic-stung, indie rhapsodies.

Their story began with the Six Wolves single release in late 2010 and slowly but surely LBH have been mastering their craft, the old fashioned way. Fast Fast (Produced by Frankie & The Heartstrings guitarist Mick Ross) was next up and it paved the way to their second successive Glastonbury festival booking. Let’s Buy Happiness have played support to both the estimable Temper Trap and the ever resplendent Frankie & The Heartstrings.

Along with live dates of their own, the hard work has paid off with recognition from Radio 1 in the form of a coveted slot playing the Introducing stage at the 2011 Big Weekend (predecessors include Stornoway, Florence & the Machine and Bombay Bicycle Club), and Maida Vale Sessions for Huw Stephens at Radio 1, Tom Robinson at 6 Music and John Kennedy at Xfm.

A period of song writing has produced some fantastic new material. Despite numerous demos being recorded and discarded, with each self-imposed rejection the five-piece found that their song-writing muscles were becoming lean and sinuous. Let’s Buy Happiness are finally ready to release the first fruits of that labour. Their forthcoming single Dirty Lakes is both a statement of intent and a platinum bound progression – a mature and focused leap forward in songwriting craft.

Dirty Lakes is dark, happy, elegant, bright and youthful. It layers all of these motifs with intricate instrumentation and is accordingly a timeless classic-in-waiting. The fledgling North-Easterners have found their wings and are expecting to fly.

Let’s Buy Happiness will release their debut album in early 2012. See the web for all forthcoming dates and festival appearances.

Update4 – 18th Aug
Dirty Lakes is now listed on The Hype Machine – why not head over there and ‘heart’ the track :)

You can also stream the new single via The Blue Walrus who have blogged about the song

Update5 – 19th Aug
There’s a great blog post from @miss_archer over at WE OWN THE SKY

Also, Crack In The Road.com have reviewed and embedded the track

First German review!

Google Translate offers up :

Incredibly, there are already been six months since the North-East England by Let’s Buy Happiness her single “Fast Fast” published. The single is now sold out and so it is obviously time for the next single release. By the end of September is the now the house and listen to the title “Dirty Lakes”. Back indie-pop with a dreamy touch and great melody. To be published in early 2012 the debut of the band at last. More details will follow then shortly.

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