LBH set to headline ‘Month Of Fridays’ show at Newcastle Cluny 2 (30th Sept 2011)

Let’s Buy Happiness are set to play a headline show at the Newcastle Cluny 2 in September, as part of the ‘Month Of Fridays‘ curated concerts. Here’s the Facebook event page where you can find out more info – I’ve cut & pasted the details below in case you can’t access FB:

MOF005 – Let’s Buy Happiness

30 September · 20:00 – 23:00

The Cluny 2
36 Lime Street
Newcastle upon Tyne

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LET’S BUY HAPPINESS will play a very special ‘Month of Fridays’ set for MOF005, with support from FANTASY RAINBOW and CROOKED HANDS.

MOF are ecstatic to announce that 5 of our collective (a.k.a. Let’s Buy Happiness) will be headlining MOF005.

We can think of no better way to see in the end of the month (and to celebrate pay day and another MOF organiser’s birthday) than a special night curated by the band.

But this will not be any old Let’s Buy Happiness gig – we’ve plenty of tricks up our sleeves to make this a very special evening and the band will be transforming all your favourite tracks in a way that’s not been heard before.

For the unitiated, Let’s Buy Happiness mix delayed guitar soundscapes with the clipped Nordic-sounding vocals of lead singer Sarah Hall. The band has supported the likes of Idlewild, HEALTH and Frankie & the Heartstrings and played Glastonbury, The Great Escape, Kendall Calling and many UK dates over the last two years.

Self-released EP ‘No Hot Ashes’ was followed by hugely acclaimed singles ‘Six Wolves’ and ‘Fast Fast’ picking up plays on Radio 1, 6Music, Amazing Radio and XFM, and much love from Drowned in Sound, Q Magazine, NME, The Fly, The Guardian and Nylon.

Let’s Buy Happiness have been busy recording tracks for their debut album and return with new single ‘Dirty Lakes’ this Autumn. Check out their new single and two more new songs recorded live for Huw Stephens at Maida Vale.​buyhappiness​ch?v=lBcw3ek95bo

Plus support from…


Fantasy Rainbow is Richmond’s Oliver Catt who specialises in slightly hazy summery pop.

The ‘Teens’ EP is released on Tiny Lights Recordings on August 15th on Limited CD and download and can be purchased at BandCamp.

‘Cool Ridge’ has gained early support from John Kennedy at XFM and Jon Hillcock at 6Music.



Crooked Hands is the songwriting pseudonym of Christopher Brown.

With atmospheric vocals, honest lyrics and spacious arrangements, his live shows are drawing comparisons to Bon Iver and James Vincent McMorrow.​kedhands

MOF005 Tickets are £5 and advance tickets are available via

Doors open 8pm



About Month Of Fridays:

MONTH OF FRIDAYS is a collective of North East music luminaries, taking over Newcastle venues The Cluny and Cluny 2 every Friday of September.

5 Fridays will be curated by:

- Tom Cotton (Amazing / Our Beat is Correct / Whip Your Hair)
- NARC. Magazine
- Bob Allan (Generator / Calico Print)
- Let’s Buy Happiness
- Joe Frankland (Generator / Protective Atmosphere Music)

Some of us are in bands, some of us do radio, some of us wear socks, some of us do magazines, some of us put gigs on, some of us need haircuts, some of us blog, some of us DJ, some of us eat too much cereal, some of us run labels, some of us manage bands, and we all tweet too much.

We’ll be bringing the best national (and international) touring artists to Newcastle, alongside our favourite regional artists, pooling resources to put on 5 special nights to remember.

Follow regular updates on Twitter @monthoffridays

MOF001: MINOTAURS (2nd Sept)
MOF002: THE JEZABELS (9th Sept)
MOF003: EAGULLS (16th Sept)
MOF004: CLOCK OPERA (23rd Sept)

Update 12 Aug 2011: here’s a poster for the gig I found on Sarah’s Tumblr (Art work by ©Sarah Hall 2011):

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