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From Tuesday 12 September 2017

Pretend Happy announce two shows

Barnstaple alt rockers Pretend Happy have announced their first shows since their hiatus last year. The band’s most recent release was their 2016 debut album ‘Tired Eyes’. SEPTEMBER 22 BARNSTAPLE The Cove Boutique (acoustic) DECEMBER 09 BARNSTAPLE Golden Lion Tap w/ Limiter, Judgement Centre, Stay Late + Andrew Vanstone

Tuesday 30 August 2016

Pretend Happy call it a day

Although not officially breaking up, Pretend Happy have announced their indefinite hiatus. Set to play their final show on Thursday at the Bideford Palladium Club with One Man Boycott, the news comes after a recent high profile support slot for Moose Blood in Kingston. One of our ‘Ones

Thursday 26 May 2016

8 acts to check out at Camden Rocks that you might not have considered

Camden Rocks celebrates its fifth anniversary this year, having grown from a four venue celebration of the alternative to an all-encompassing metropolitan extravaganza, dotted across twenty plus bars, cafes and clubs in London’s borough of Camden. Already vibrant, Camden Rocks adds an extra layer of activity to the buzzing

Tuesday 02 February 2016

Pretend Happy – ‘Tired Eyes’

Pretend Happy’s ‘Tired Eyes’ is an accomplished, assured debut from a young UK band. These three guys from the small town of Barnstaple in the South West have produced a record they should be extremely proud of and one that puts them right up there with bands like Moose

Monday 11 January 2016

Pretend Happy reveal new track, ‘Hellp’

Another one of our 20 Acts To Watch in 2016, Pretend Happy have unveiled their new track ‘Hellp’. It follows ‘Dirt’ and ‘Save Me’, all three taken from their forthcoming ‘Tired Eyes’ full-length, due for release on the 8th February via Tape Culture Records.

Wednesday 09 December 2015

Pretend Happy post new track, ‘Dirt’

Pretend Happy have unveiled another new track. ‘Dirt’ follows ‘Save Me’, which premiered here at the end of November. ‘Dirt’ further teases Pretend Happy’s new sound, and leaves us even more excited for the new record. Both tracks will appear on ‘Tired Eyes’, due for release on February

Monday 23 November 2015

Pretend Happy tease ‘Tired Eyes’

Pretend Happy have posted a video teasing their forthcoming ‘Tired Eyes’ release. The video provides an insight into the album, due for release on the 8th February 2016 via Tape Culture. ‘Tired Eyes’ was recorded at The Ranch Production House with Lewis Johns. The band will be unveiling lead single, ‘Save

Monday 16 November 2015

Pretend Happy reveal LP artwork and tracklisting

Having confirmed the title and release date of their debut album, Pretend Happy have revealed the cover art as well as the full tracklisting. ‘Tired Eyes’ will be available from the 8th February 2016 via Tape Culture Records. The album was recorded at The Ranch Production House with Lewis Johns. The

Monday 09 November 2015

Pretend Happy announce debut album

Pretend Happy have confirmed that they will be releasing their debut album on the 8th February via Tape Culture Records. Entitled ‘Tired Eyes’, the album was recorded at The Ranch Production House with Lewis Johns. The Barstaple four-piece have released a handful of tracks to date, including appearing on the