All that is left of the crew of U47, frozen under the northpole for the last 60 yrs. A nuclear accident freed them from the ice to unleash some uboat inspired rock ‘n’ roll upon an unsuspecting public! Happy Times are here!!
Hey Biscay 7″ out in June 2014
A. Hey Biscay
B. Croatian Drunk / Herr Wriggler
Gross Registrable Tonnage 7″ EP (2013) now available from the Swashbo Record Shop
Side A. Der Stier Von Scapa Flow / Chiko Roll
Side B. Happy Times Theme Song / Death From Below
HAPPY TIMES “Gross Registrable Tonnage” 7″ R E V I E W S
“Exceedingly pleasant debut EP by a new Brisbane quartet, who seem very interested in German underwater warfare of the 20th Century. Australian Classicists by nature, their pump is more akin to Birdman/New Race-era groups than to contempo blighters. Which is fine by me.” — The Wire (UK), July 2013
“… four songs are scuzzy, ragged punk rock. Two guitars (courtesy of Hans Van Krankel and Nicholas von Verft) run rampant over them like propeller-less Zeppelins exposed to a naked flame. It’s not a record for the faint-hearted because, you know, war is hell. “GRT” is a lo-fi adventure at periscope depth. The drums pound like depth charges. One song is called “Chiko Roll” and it’s a cracker. When you think about it, German submariners singing about Australia’s Favourite National Deep Fried Vegetable Food makes sense because it does resemble a depth charge in shape (and sometimes digestive impact.) “Happy Times Theme Song” grinds, pulled along by the weight of some heavy duty guitar. “Der Stier von Scapa Flow”is a muddy romp with nicely pungent guitar. “Death From Below” exits in a firestorm of space rock guitar.
— via i94BAR
Happy Times are;
Ker Leun Von Werft (guitar & vox)
Herr Doktor Gestien (bass)
Hans Von Krankel (guitar)
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