Alex, Jussi, Hans, Antti and Mikko
Where In Finland Are You From?
From central Helsinki
How Would You Describe Your Band For Those Who Don’t Know You?
Well, it’s a rock band, an alternative rock band you might say. We play tight and loud with lots of backing vocals. And big melodies.
When Did You Form As A Group?
We formed Happiness in 2005. Although we had been playing together for 8 years before that with a different guitarist.
What Was The Inspiration For Your Recent Album?
Most of the songs were written in a quite saturnine mood. In those moments when you feel that all the prospects are dim and the end is near.
What Other Releases Do You Have?
We have released 3 singles from "66ft Melodies", and they all contain b-sides. The singles are ‘Accelerate’, ‘Need You’ and ‘Eternal Sunshine Of A Communist Mind’.
What Is Your Favorite Song On Your Most Recent Album?
I remember going to the studio thinking ‘Fixes’ is our best song. Then I thought ‘Euphoria Skies’ is the best one. ‘We Have Come In Means Of Terror’ was my favorite for a long time as well. What’s my favorite right now? I don’t know, it’s too hard to pick just one. ‘LBJ’, maybe?
Do You Have Any Gigs Coming Up?
Yeah, we do have some.
What’s Your Favorite Type Of Venue To Play?
I refuse to say Tavastia, so from the places we’ve been playing, I will have to go with Helsinki Ice Hall. Favorite venue to play, that is. Not necessarily the best venue to go and see a gig.
If You Could Play Anywhere In The World This Week, Where Would It Be?
That’s an easy one: the moon.
Do You Have A Website, Trig, MySpace, Facebook Etc.?
Yeah baby, we’ve got ‘em all!
What Are Your Influences As A Band?
Band influences…Tool…ahh, there are so many…Queens Of The Stone Age, Radiohead, Queen, Depeche Mode…and Regina Spektor!!
People Who Enjoy Your Music Tend To Like What Other Bands?
I think people who enjoy our music would like QOTSA, possibly Muse and Mew as well. How should I know? But I think they all must have a very good taste of music. And a beautiful mind.
Are You Signed To A Label?
Where Do You Think You’ll Be As A Band In 5 Years?
I honestly don’t have a clue, haven’t thought about it. Writing songs in a saturnine mood?