The Ninth Wave - Happy Days!

Song of the Day
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Today's Song of the Day, as chosen by DJ Abbie, is "Happy Days!" by The Ninth Wave - a 2020 single on Distiller Records.
photo by Raissa Pardini / Nuala Swan Photography

We’re continuing DJ Abbie’s week of songs leading up to World Goth Day on May 22. Despite what the name may imply, Glasgow band The Ninth Wave’s “Happy Days!” is not a happy affair. This is ‘Goth Day,’ we’re talking about here – what did you expect? 

“’Happy Days!’ is a song of ups and downs,” the band told DIY Mag earlier this month. “At its core, the lyrics shine a torchlight on the murky highs and lows of life.” 

You can feel this in the driving pulse of the record. Waves of dark synthesizer rumbles under vocalist/guitarist Hadyn Park-Patterson’s guttural growl. The sputtering drums and spacious pauses make the climactic moments feel mammoth in size. All to say, it’s a happy day for goths with this incendiary track. - Dusty Henry

 

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