Label: Ghost Arc Records Release date: 18/10/10 Link: Myspace Newcastle-based five piece Let’s Buy Happiness latest single ‘Six Wolves’ is a remarkably tightly constructed piece of music considering they’ve only been together since 2009. The band sound much older than their years, their sound displaying a maturity that belies the fact most of them are in their teens. ‘Six Wolves’ has the both wonderful and annoying quality of sounding like everything and nothing you’ve heard in the last five years of indie music. Influences such as Tokyo Police Club are obvious, sticking to the fairly solid indie formula of soaring, jangly guitar lines and poppy harmonies, but this shouldn’t detract from the fact that ‘Six Wolves’ feels very authentic. The vocals of Sarah Hall (who actually was invited to join the band by her younger brother) compliment this perfectly, her almost icy vocals cutting a very distinct pattern through the ethereal haze of guitars. B-side ‘Woodrings’ offers a subtle difference in sound, with the band utilising a clearly very talented rhythm section to show a more funky element of the band’s sound. The north-east hasn’t produced such good indie music since The Futureheads and Maximo Park. Have no doubt; Let’s Buy Happiness are a very promising and talented band with the potential to produce plenty of fantastic music. Watch out world – a new generation of north-east indie band is on the rampage. Photobucket