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Fabulous Diamonds (Melbourne) Saturday December 11th

 Another show we are totes thrilled to be presenting with HSP.

HSP is pleased to present the NZ tour of processional dub and crypt punk diviners,
FABULOUS DIAMONDS from Melbourne, Australia. Following their US excursion alongside Pigeons and Wet Hair, and their sophomore LP on Siltbreeze (Times New Viking, Sic Alps, US Girls), the duo’s heavenly garage anthems, liminal haunt funk, and transfixing, psychedelic mantras are poised to captivate audiences around the country in mid-December.

Likened to a lysergic union of Lee Perry, Terry Riley, Suicide, Silver Apples and Young Marble Giants, what Pitchfork calls Fabulous Diamonds’ ‘part pagan sleepover incantation’ and ‘lush and trippy’ minimalism is a UFO potion of radiant synth arpeggia, lock-groove futurist-Baroque riffage, celestial chant and post-disco percussive clatter that has a disquieting, modal beauty and entrancing, cosmic unease. This is the duo’s first NZ visit.

Orchestra of Spheres are keepers of the psychedelic flame, entrancing crowds with a diverse array of instrumentation (including drums, biscuit tin guitar, gamelan, keyboards, and bass organ!), hypnotic grooves and cosmic atmospheres. Their live show has been known to make the most rhythmically retarded shake their money maker, get on the good foot and leapfrog into space. NZ Musician magazine (Aug. 2010) called their album Nonagonic Now "free improv that you can get down and party to." Fellow Wellingtonians Diana Rozz have supported the likes of Deerhoof and Die! Die! Die!, partied with Dan Deacon, and bring a refreshingly entertaining approach to the live stage along with some seriously great tunes. Check out their live album recorded at Happy here: http://dianarozz.bandcamp.com/

Wellington Saturday 11 December, Happy with Diana Rozz and Orchestra of Spheres. 

$14 presales from UTR


Another show we are very proud to be a part of.

HSP is pleased to present the Oceanic voyage and tour diary of US and Belgium travelers, MONOPOLY CHILD STAR SEARCHERS and DOLPHINS INTO THE FUTURE.

Wellington Thursday December 16th, Happy with I.Ryoko and Sign of the Hag.

 Monopoly Child is The Skaters’ and Pacific City Vision’s Spencer Clark. His ornate, hallucinatory environments are enacted through a Xerox mirage of celestial horse gallop, mizmar-like horn melisma and avian vocal Interpretation. His live performances have been likened to a mix of t...emple inauguration and 50's Ethnic Folkways bootleg, and his myriad of recorded artifacts surf from devotional pyramid drone and celestial bamboo ritual to the tropical romance audio novel of his most recent vision, ‘Make Mine, Macaw’.

Courtesy of the Ancient Skywatchers of California and Shamans for Levitated Coconuts, amongst other distant bureaus, Clark’s cosmic accretion of tapes, CDrs and LPs have appeared on labels like Old English Spelling Bee, Heavy Tapes, Eclipse and New Age, and he has collaborated and performed with artists such as Tomutonttu, Sonic Youth, Deerhoof, Nurse With Wound, Charalambides, Melvins and Wooden Wand.

Dolphins into the Future is the Antwerp-based, Cetacean Nation Communications and Taped Sounds ambassador, Lieven Martens. Forming his music through a process of ‘automatic writing instigated by dialogues with the cetacean world’, Martens’ warbly and effervescent sonic ecosystems abound with the attuned aquatic energies and tranquility of liquindi percussion, echolocative synth gurgle, Polynesian cantata and tape-collage swirl.

Martens has released music on Kraak, Not Not Fun, Release the Bats, and his own evolving imprints, which have also played host to an array of artists such as, Oneohtrix Point Never, Orphan Fairytale, Kraus, J.D. Emmanuel, Emeralds’ Steve Hauschildt and James Ferraro. Dolphins’ radiant musical glare and calming ascension emerges from an innerspace of reflective elation and Higher Intelligence.

Thanks to Kraak, High Reflections, Obedient Atom, Adam Art Gallery and Altmusic NZ for their support.

Dear Time's Waste 'Spells' album release show with Siamese (Grayson Gilmour) and Timothy Blackman

This Friday (November 5th) we have one of the country's most promising songwriters (in our ever humble opinion!) releasing her first full length album with a show at Happy. With support from Siamese (the side project of one Grayson Gilmour) and Timothy Blackman, who also released an LP here a lil while back. VERY excited about this show. We'll be kicking off after the fireworks. Below is a download of one of the songs from Spells.