This article was published in 2016.
As part of a busy summer festival schedule that sees them wowing crowds at events alongside Stevie Wonder, Pharrell Williams, Corine Bailey Rae & Miike Snow, Leeds-based indie-soul band Happy Daggers have unveiled their new single "Need Your Love".
The three minute track is an infectious slice of slinky pop showcasing powerhouse soul vocals, pounding grooves & a singalong chorus.
The boys have spent the last few years gaining a reputation as one of the best new live bands in the UK. Their energetic mix of indie dynamics, pop songwriting & disco crowdpleasers has won over new fans at Reading & Leeds, Live at Leeds & Bingley Music Live festivals & led to a string of sold-out shows in Leeds, Manchester & London. Radio & TV tastemakers have been quick to spot their talents, with repeat airplay on BBC Introducing & exposure on ITV, SubTV & Channel 4. After spending the first half of 2016 honing new material in the studio, the band has emerged with a sleek upgrade on their early releases tailor-made for festival singalongs & Friday night dancefloors.
"A very good band... well worth seeing live" - BBC INTRODUCING
"One of best live bands coming out of Leeds right now" - LIVE AT LEEDS
"These guys totally blew me away" - YORKSHIRE EVENING POST
"Infectiously feel-good music" - VIBRATIONS MAGAZINE
"Get on your dancing shoes and let loose" - LEEDS MUSIC SCENE
Happy Daggers will be playing shows and festivals in support of "Need Your Love" throughout July & August.