Gimme Your Answers: An Interview w/ Happyness

Photo by Emilia Orving

After dropping their latest EP release Anything I Do Is All Right, London trio Happyness (Ash Cooper, Benji Compston, and Jonny Allan) took the time to speak with A Music Blog, Yea? about filming at a karesansui, being wary of pranks, and dream concerts. Here’s what they had to say:

AMBY: Hey Happyness, welcome to our site! What’s the band been up to lately?

Happyness: Hi. Thank you. Mostly growing our hair.

AMBY: How would you describe each member of Happyness in one word?

Happyness: Ash: Jewish, Benji: Protestant, Jonny: Catholic

AMBY: You recently dropped your first-ever music video for Anything I Do Is All Right. What was the best moment you had while indulging in the green-screen creational madness of the video?

Happyness: We weren’t actually at a green screen – the shoot was held at a karesansui and then we put the green screen on in post-production.

AMBY: It’s been said that the video leans heavily on your “prankster side”. What’s your favourite prank you’ve ever pulled on someone?

Happyness: Actually we’re generally wary of pranks (they just cause unnecessary worry and anxiety).

AMBY: The track is taken from your new EP Anything I Do Is All Right. What’s the inspiration behind the EP’s title?

Happyness: It’s from a Happyness song.

AMBY: Describe your dream gig and who would be on the bill with you.

Happyness: Dusty Springfield , Sparklehorse, Talk Talk, The Velvet Underground (with Doug Yule), Harry Nilsson (playing “The Point!” in full) and Wizzard.

AMBY: Lastly, what’s something about Happyness that nobody knows yet?

Happyness: We’re growing a fourth member in a vat. It’s gonna be a while.


Thank you Happyness, for giving us your answers!

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Interview by Alicia Atout | @AliciaAtout

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