Free Love FKA Happy Meals LIVE! + Touch Sensitive Records & BMC! on Thursday 22nd November 2018
Free Love is the latest manifestation of Scottish duo Suzanne Rodden and Lewis Cook (FKA Happy Meals) - a continuation and progression of their utopian dance pop experiments released on Night School Records and Optimo which have seen them nominated for Scottish Album of the Year and performing across the globe. Touring across Europe supporting Liars and The Flaming Lips, and with festival shows as far as Austin, Moscow and Bangalore, the band have become notorious for their sensual live ceremonies. Using a table of all-hardware electronics, Free Love harness a charismatic chaos and unpredictable energy that sets them apart as one of the most exciting artists of 2018.
Brimming with exploratory wonder, “Synchronicity” is a cerebral pop song about breaking from the binds of culturally dictated self-limitation coupled with the vertigo of freedom, in the analog, post-punk and sultry synth-pop vein of Stereolab and Marie Davidson. Having just performed at London’s Test Pressing festival and
Manchester’s Sounds From The Other City, the band are set to bring their distinct sound to Brighton’s Great Escape festival this weekend, with additional performances at Gottwood, Lovebox, Bestival and more across the summer. Using a table of all-hardware electronics, Free Love harness a charismatic chaos and unpredictable energy that sets them apart as one of the most exciting live acts of 2018.
Since forming in 2014 at Glasgow’s legendary musical hub The Green Door Studio (the birthplace of other acclaimed DIY acts like Golden Teacher, Total Leatherette and more), the duo have been nominated for Scottish Album of the Year for their 2015 LP ‘Apèro’, toured across Europe in support of Liars and
With a trippy-eyed clarity and confidence that only bodes well for the future, Free Love will continue their musical evolution throughout 2018
“Their vision is a utopian one, influenced by rave culture, Eastern religions, politics and magic.” -
“...a stunning piece of electronic pop that fuses wistful, down-cast vocals to Acid drenched
production.” - CLASH
“Glasgow’s electro duo Happy Meals are now called Free Love, but they’re still pushing the
same funky vibes as before, all goofy synth and elastic basslines.” - NME Magazine
“...no-one can outdo the euphoric Euro-disco vibes of Free Love…” - The Skinny
Music Genres: Acid House, Disco, Electronic, Indie, Techno
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