The Beths are an alternative pop band from Auckland, New Zealand, who bring together influences from 90’s guitar music, 2000’s pop punk and mix it together with 60’s pop harmonies. Happy Unhappy (June'18) is the third single from their debut album Future Me Hates Me (Aug'18).
2. What kind of tune is Happy Unhappy?
An irrepressibly bright and bubbly alternative pop song led by a captivating vocal soaring lightly above bittersweet lyrics and with delicious phrasing. A little guitar noise, especially in the coda, keeps the song grounded and juxtaposes well with the cute harmonies. A great mood maker.
3. Who do The Beths sound like?
Sixpence None The Richer, Alvvays, and Loose Tooth.
4. What have the press said about Happy Unhappy?
“The Beth’s ‘Happy Unhappy’ is the song of summer” – Rolling Stone.
“It’s really good” – Noisey Vice.
“Brilliant slice of sunshine filled alternative pop” – It’s Too Loud.
A few of their influences are Death Cab For Cutie, Rilo Kiley, Bright Eyes, Courtney Barnett, Alvvays, The Cars, Weezer, The Modern Lovers, and Cole Porter.
6. Why should I listen to Happy Unhappy?
For the phrasing in the verses and the wry lyrics.
7. Do The Beths have any other good tunes?
Whatever brings a harder alternative rock sound to play.
8. Any more words?
All four band members studied jazz at university.