Double Happiness, The - Surfgazing 12 inch
The Double Happiness’ debut album is finally here! ‘Surfgazing’ is a reverb-drenched ode to afternoons spent sun-kissed and wave-side, to letting the wind take your hand as it dangles out the car window along the highway and to '60s beach parties and the dance crazes that accompanied them.
The surfgaze sound encompasses the band’s love of pioneering shoegaze and post-punk artists such as Slowdive, Underground Lovers and The Go-Betweens with a splash of The B-52's for good measure, as well as the lush reverb-soaked hazy music of La Luz and The Shacks.
"There is a strong undercurrent of surf guitar on all our tracks," says Kristin Black (guitar, vocals). "But some answer the call of the waves more than others. 'Wild Bikini' harkens back to 1960s B-grade Beach Party movies and sitcoms, think Frankie and Annette meet 'I Dream of Jeannie' whereas 'Oysters Can Dream' swells in shoegaze trippiness."