Happy Freuds, the Spain-based quartet have been considered akin to a 70’s analog rock and roll album experience with extreme diversity and authenticity that only falls into place if you listen for more than 15 seconds. Influences range from the almighty Sabbath and Rush to ‘The Bends’ era Radiohead and Mumford & Sons.
People across the globe are appreciating the band’s self-produced sound. In fact, Allman’s Big Feet, taken from their 2019 full-length album “Echo of Sounds”. was a Relix Magazine editor’s choice and the band have enjoyed support from a variety of UK radio stations to date. They’ve also been recognized by Jango Worldwide (editor’s choice twice), Reverbnation (featured artists 7 times) and Bishop FM (artist of the week).
At the ages of 17 & 14, Swedish brothers Teo and Victor Holmstrom (lead guitar/vocals and drums) created the band with Jack Hunter (English) on Bass & lead vocals together with Sergio Canadas (Spanish) on second guitar. Between school, University and work, they’ve been doing the gig-circuit around the marina alta since summer 2016 with some 50+ full length concerts all over including festivals.
Happy Freuds play an eclectic mix of original material, rearrangements of works from others and selected, less known, classic rock. Very dynamic, mostly loud (unless it’s the unplugged show) and an energetic performance. Having amassed some 50+ gigs over the last year in combination with arranging and running a number of festival events for charitable causes gained the band experience to be confident, structured and professional towards any event.
In Review: Echo of Sounds by Happy Freuds has an upbeat pop quality with some serious high end tones, definitely taking a “night drive” feel, with a somewhat intellectual timber. I feel that they have a presence that is influenced by philosophical attitudes, similar to King Crimson, with some beatnik beats. With a no holds barred / in the moment attack and the occasional relief of strong language, this band has a strong push towards greatness. Truly Indie and international, they will find a home here stateside. The songs on this album will jive with any and all listeners, and although titled a “Rock Album” there are hints of R&B, Jazz and Fusion. phenomenal guitar work and lyrical content that pulls it all together very nicely. Some tracks also hold a bit of darkness, the things thought but never said, this album could be a game changer for the upcoming 2020 music scene, arriving now to beat the rush.
Music Emissions review said “The Happy Freuds are not afraid to break conventions. Difficult to categorize – a good thing – they frequently resort to spoken word vocals is something which is unusual in an album from less confident musicians. The diversity of styles takes some getting used to at first, but after repeat listens it slowly seems to fit together. The album was recorded with a minimum of overdubs and this one should convince the listener that this band knows what it is doing.” – we agree, there is something wonderful here.
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