London indie-punks Happy Accidents have released an ambitiously wry new video for their new single ‘Act Naturally’, the latest track to be taken from their new album, Everything But The Here And Now, which is out now on Alcopop! Records.
The band have also announced a November 2018 UK tour with Philadelphia power-pop band Hurry, and are about to set off on a lengthy run of autumn 2018 tour dates including an EU tour with Tiny Moving Parts and number of UK festival dates.
The new video is a fifteen minute long shot-for-shot recreation of an ‘80s BBC South documentary that was made about HA drummer Phoebe Cross’ dad’s old band, Laughter In The Garden. Most of the dialogue is only slightly changed and the film focuses on their failure to get a foot in the door of the music industry.
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Laughter in the Garden were formed in Southampton UK in 1982. Their songs were played many times by John Peel and David ‘Kid’ Jensen in the summer of 1982 and subsequently the band recorded a Radio 1 session at BBC Maida Vale. One of the tracks, ‘Desperate Remedies’, was the shortest song ever recorded for a BBC session.
Happy Accidents will be releasing the film on special VHS video format which will be available to preorder on their website.
Happy Accidents 2018 Tour Dates:
01.09.18 – London – BSM’s Big Day Out (UK)
08.09.18 – Milton Keynes – MK Gallery (UK)
14.09.18 – Norwich – Karma Kafe (UK)
22.09.18 – Leeds – Reb’Elle Fest (UK)
26.09.18 – Ultrecht – DBs (NL) *
27.09.18 – Antwerp – Trix Club (BE) *
28.09.18 – Berlin – Musik & Frieden (DE) *
29.09.18 – Stuttgart – Club Cann (DE) *
30.09.18 – Frankfurt – Nachtleben (DE) *
01.10.18 – Hannover – Lux (DE) *
02.10.18 – Lille – Bobble Cafè (FR) *
12.10.18 – Dublin – Workman’s Club (IRE) *
13.10.18 – Belfast – The Oh Yeah Centre (UK) *
10.11.18 – Cambridge – Indie Pop Fest (UK)
12.11.18 – Bristol – The Exchange (UK) ^
13.11.18 – Manchester – Gullivers (UK) ^
14.11.18 – Glasgow – Bloc+ (UK) ^
15.11.18 – Leeds – Wharf Chambers (UK) ^
16.11.18 – London – Boston Music Rooms (UK) ^
17.11.18 – Brighton – Green Door Store (UK) ^
* w/ Tiny Moving Parts
^ w/ Hurry