THE DOUBLE HAPPINESS
"if you, like me, enjoy the goth-y, dreamy and slightly sparkly...you're welcome."
- Amanda Palmer, musician, writer, legend
The Double Happiness
‘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 full length, ten track album is brimming with chiming guitars, ear-hook lead melodies, shimmering cymbals and thunderous toms, driving bass-lines and dreamy call and response vocals.
"Surfgazing" is available on vinyl with a black and silver second edition gatefold sleeve designed by No.7 Printhouse. Also available as digital download, compact disc, and collector's edition cassette, via 4000 Records.
"The intersection of a Valium hazed B-52s in a nature doco directed by Quentin Tarantino set in the Bay Islands circa 1987 soundtracked by Dick Dale is where you’ll find this album by The Double Happiness."
- Kellie Lloyd, Screamfeeder, Majestic Horses, Deafcult
"A local group doing something amazing and slightly nautically strange... they mix twanging jangle with something that is a little more gritty and grimy and fantastic. I really love it."
- Paul Gough, 2SER Radio
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OUR LATEST EP
The Double Happiness – made up of Kristin & Pete Fergusson and Meg & Simon Welchman – formed their quartet in 2016. Since then, they have been writing, recording, and playing regular shows all over their hometown of Brisbane/Meanjin.
In 2020 their debut full length album "Surfgazing" was featured as 4ZZZ's Album of the Week. Their single "Coochiemudlo" inspired the inaugural Coochiemudlo Island Music Festival, at which they played during that same year. (Click the jellyfish image at right to listen).
Described as 'surf gaze' – a combination of surf reverb and shoegaze indie-pop – their sounds are both a nod to the past and a sonic explosion of what is happening right now.