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ALASKALASKA have teamed up with Joe Goddard on a new remix for ‘Happyface’

They'll be heading out on a UK headline tour in November
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Published: 5:01 pm, October 17, 2019Words: Jamie Muir.
ALASKALASKA have teamed up with Joe Goddard on a new remix for ‘Happyface’

Get your dancing shoes on, ALASKALASKA have dropped an absolute toe-tapper - teaming up with Joe Goddard for a fresh new remix of ‘Happyface’

A prized cut from the band’s debut album ‘The Dots’ (released earlier in the year), it finds the Hot Chip legend add his own distinctive swagger to proceedings - and it’s an absolute winner.

Lucinda John-Durante spoke about the new collaboration, saying: “The original track was inspired by a visit to the mental health nurse, who recommended a TED talk on body language. At the time it felt really unhelpful, but ultimately it encouraged me to try to help myself. Flipping the perspective when asking yourself difficult personal questions seemed to highlight what really matters... Also it was a huge privilege for us to have Joe Goddard remix the track, we’ve been big fans of Joe and Hot Chip’s work for years, so we were thrilled to hear him rework a song of ours and throw his own spin on it.”

Mr Goddard himself added: “When I heard this song the vocal kind of reminded me of the sound of the voice in ‘Deceptacon’ by Le Tigre. I was a massive fan of the DFA remix of that song so that became a reference for my remix. Hot Chip are touring with Alaskalaska in December and I’m looking forward to getting to know them properly.”

As mentioned, ALASKALASKA will join Hot Chip on the band’s European headline run in December - but not before ALASKALASKA'S own UK headline tour in November. Kicking off in Oxford on November 17th, it sees the band connect ‘The Dots’ (if you will) through Bristol, Manchester, Liverpool and London.

The full run of headline dates look something like:

NOVEMBER
16 Oxford, Jericho Tavern
17 Bristol, The Louisiana
19 Manchester, Yes
20 Liverpool, Sound Basement
21 London, XOYO

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