catalogue

HIGHTON, ALEX

WELCOME TO HAPPINESS (BB*ISLAND)

HIGHTON, ALEX - WELCOME TO HAPPINESS 122892
format:
1 LP
release:
30.03.2018
label:
BB*ISLAND
item ID:
122892
barcode:
4260064998415
Liverpudlian with a soft spot for Harry Nilsson in electropop mode. "One of the best records you'll hear this year - fact" - BBC Introducing "Opaque, mysterious, great string arrangements with harmonic surprises galore and a restless driving bass line.." - Tom Robinson / BBC6Music "Electronic pop with British charm.....it's fantastic that." - Charlie Ashcroft - Amazing Radio With a bunch of songs swirling around in his head but having no desire to repeat himself, Alex Highton locked himself away in the studio with producer/multi instrumentalist Jonathan Czerwik, and started putting together the songs that would fill "Welcome To Happiness".

In their downtime they discussed artists they loved and would inform the new album - Can, The Flaming Lips, Beck, Prince, Steely Dan, Bon Iver, Serge Gainsbourg, Here We Go Magic, The Beach Boys, Bowie, Neu, tons more...

Highton isn't particulary interested in the zeitgeist and he insists that they only rules they had were no rock (which they possibly broke) and no acoustic guitar (which they didn't).
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. BENNY IS A HEARTBREAKER
  • 1.2. LOVE IS ENOUGH
  • 1.3. I DON'T HAVE A CLUE HOW TO FILL YOU
  • 1.4. CAN YOU LET ME IN
  • 1.5. GETTING FUCKED UP (IT'S ALL YOU EVE
  • 1.6. THERE'S A PART TO EVERYONE THAT YOU
  • 1.7. LOVE KILLS
  • 1.8. VOICES
  • 1.9. TRY TONY'S
  • 1.10. NOBODY CAN TOUCH US NOW