Friday, 9 December 2011

I Bought Happiness!

On Wednesday night, I discovered that a band that have been around for a while, but that I'm just getting into, called 'Let's Buy Happiness' were playing The Cooler Bristol, as the support band for 'We Were Promised Jetpacks'. In the past few months, quite a few people have told me that they are 'right up my street' so I braved the cold weather and dragged myself along. So glad that I did, as now a new band crush has been born.

'Let's Buy Happiness are a 5 piece indie band from Newcastle, who have been championed by the likes of Tom Robinson, Lauren Laverne, and Huw Stephens amongst others. They released their debut single; 'Six Wolves' on their own label 'Ghost Arc Records'. Hopefully it won't be too long before they release their debut album as they are a band that are destined for bigger things!

Singer Sarah Hall's flawless, sugary sweet vocals blended beautifully with the bands intricate guitar riffs. Their sound could definitely be compared to The Sugarcubes, and the gig reminded me of an early Joy Formidable gig that I went to a few years back.
Here's me being a fan grrrl with Sarah, although they actually asked me for a photo with me for their own blog before I asked for this one! and also their setlist from the night.

I chatted to them for a while outside afterwards, and planned to write all about it, but the only things I can remember 2 days later are that Guitarist James is scared of the Hyenas from The Lion King, they like Bambi, and that Sarah thinks he looks just like the guy from horror film 'The Loved Ones'. You heard it here first!

Find out more about the band at


  1. Hi Cat, may I use your photos on my LBH fansite please?

    cheers Hobbsy

  2. Hi Hobbsy, yeah, sure! I have a few more that I took at the gig, I'll email them to you, I got your address from the site. Can you please link to this blog when you post them? Thanks :-) x