Bay Area Alternative/Indie Rockers The Happys Debut New Album ‘ADHD’; Now On Tour
Bay Area Surf-Tinged Alternative/Indie Rockers The Happys Debut New Album ‘ADHD’
Now On Tour
“An aggressive burst of energy, as infectious as it is powerful, as loud as it is heartfelt.”- PopMatters
Photo: Michael Chan
The Happys are a Bay Area band composed of four degenerates playing surf-tinged alternative indie rock.
The group’s latest album ‘ADHD’ is out now.
The ‘ADHD’ cover image is a photo of frontman Nick Petty’s beloved father, San Francisco Firefighter Dennis Petty, who passed of cancer in August 2019. The LP was recorded at Donut Time Audio, and Prarie Sun (Tom Waits, Primus, Paul McCartney) with several tracks layered in the studio’s legendary “Waits Room.”
Petty says, “ADHD is an album about how hard it is to relate to the world while struggling with ADHD. And while the album touches on severe loss, it also has a very upbeat feel to it. The title track touches on feeling like everyone is more normal than you and you don’t quite fit and have a disadvantage in the normal world— like you’re always behind and can’t quite hack it. The purpose of the record is not to dwell on things, but more like therapy to people all around the world to listen to and not feel like they are alone.”
‘ADHD’ is available on your favorite streaming platforms.
7/29 WinstonsOB, San Diego w/ @doahsdaydream , Crossing I’s Dotting T’s
7/30 DiPiazza’s, Long Beach W/ Hamapple
7/31 Mrs. Olsen’s Coffee Hut, Ventura
8/5 Thee Parkside, San Francisco w/ The Shut Ups
8/6 Petaluma Music Festival, 15th Annual
About The Happys:
Channeling classic rock, grunge, and surfy feel-good-vibes, San Francisco combo, The Happys acquired a fast-growing fanbase with their catchy rowdy live performances. Embodying a vulnerability, euphoria setting their honest painful feelings of addiction to a wildly joyful surf-grunge sound.
The Happys have shared stages with artists such as Sublime with Rome, Mad Caddies, Agent Orange, Sensi Trails & Del the Funky Homosapien. And have been featured on Alt105, Jam in the Van, NPR, and Bud.com.
What others have said about The Happys:
“Recovery, rebuilding, reclaiming and the fight for personal independence at the core of the energetic new single Cut the Rope.”- PopMatters
“Blending garage rock, punk and surf sounds, The Happys feature a stage presence and versatility that is unmatched by many up-and-coming bands today.” – Del Mar Times.
“Trippin’, (The Happys) debut album showcased Petty’s talent for writing songs with catchy melodies and earworm hooks.” – Marin Independent Journal