supported by
/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.

      name your price

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    CD copy of the album in card wallet. As usual it's pay what you want or pay what you think it's worth...the minimum price of £1.60 literally only covers the cost of the physical production of the CD and you get a link to the download with your receipt so you can download and listen straight away! We want people to have this album, to enjoy it and to share it around but obviously we're also trying to make ends meet. So if you're not so flush at the moment just pay the £1.60...or just download the digital version below for whatever you want to pay. Even free - we don't even ask for your email address.

    If you feel moved to maybe float us a bit more then as ever, we do very much appreciate it. It's a fairly simple equation... your money makes this music.

    Includes immediate download of 10-track album in your choice of high-quality MP3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire

    Includes unlimited streaming of Bring the Happy via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ... more
    ships out within 7 days

      £1.60 GBP or more 

     

1.
03:51
2.
05:51
3.
4.
01:26
5.
6.
7.
02:20
8.
03:49
9.
10.
05:05
11.
12.

about

Bring the Happy is an ongoing project about happiness, an attempt to map our stories in all of their beautiful, sometimes tragic and occasionally mundane glory. Bring the Happy began in Leeds in 2010 where for two months people left their happy memories on a giant map of the city describing what the memory was, where it took place and how happy it made them on a scale of 1-10. The stories and songs on this album are from the people of Leeds who kindly entrusted us their memories and even though this is less than half of the complete show we still think it's kinda beautiful.

WARNING: Contains spoken word. Don't be scared.

Bring the Happy continues to grow from city to city and belongs to all the people that have participated in it. It is touring throughout 2013 and beyond. For upcoming dates and more info go here: www.invisibleflock.co.uk/bringthehappy

This project is a collaboration between Invisible Flock and Hope and Social. One of these is an interactive arts collective and the other one is Invisible Flock.

As always the album is Pay What You Think it's Worth. You can download for free and we heartily encourage you to do that and share it with your friends. As always though we encourage you to think about what value art had to you and remember that whatever money you choose to pay helps to make this music.

credits

released March 11, 2013

tags

license

about

Hope and Social Leeds

In the tradition of the travelling bands, we guess we’re a bit like a Yorkshire E-Street Band...meets Arcade Fire...meets The Faces…meets Dexys Midnight Runners…meets Prefab Sprout…at a party...in an argument about who gets to have sex with David Bowie. We're not as good at describing ourselves as others are, so...

"a big sound from this impressive outfit...inspired, anthemic, great" - Q magazine
... more

shows

contact / help

Contact Hope and Social

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns

Redeem code

Track Name: Kiss I Wish For
A kiss I wished for coming true
A kiss I wished for coming true
When the day's too long
For a Patience that's not strong
Well a kiss I wished for coming true

A song that I'll sing like I've never sung before
A song I'll sing like I've never sung before
When the day's too long
For a Patience that's not strong
A song I'll sing like I've never sung before

From that school where I first met you
To the top of Ingram Road
I'll wait for you in Central Station
Protect you from the Hesketh Cold
For a wedding with no wedding dress
You and me and a witness
We don't need a witness

A kiss I wished for for weeks coming true

A heart that's as full as it's ever been before
A heart that's as full as it's ever been before
When this life goes by
In the blinking of an eye
A heart that's as full as it's ever been before
Track Name: Dancing at the Mecca
We're dancing at the Mecca
It's gone now
We're dancing the Gay Gordons
It's gone now

We're dancing at the Mecca
It's gone now
I'm here now with my best friends
They're gone now

Step one and I glide by
I make damn sure that you see
Step two this is just bliss
To be swept up in your stride
And the night was everything

This is where we first met
This dance floor
Strange that I'm in black dress
On this dance floor

I came in through the front line
Unnoticed
With a boot lace as a neck tie
For your kiss

Step one and I glide by
I make damn sure that you see
Step two this is just bliss
To be swept up in your stride
And the night was everything
Step three Oh well who'd tell
That a half life would fly by
Boutiques stand where we'd meet
Now a half life has gone by
Track Name: Hymn of Hyde Park
Bring me some moonlight
And in these long nights
We'll play all night on Dodgem Cars
Bring me my sparkler
Out on Woodhouse Moor
We'll gather stars in bucketfuls

We'll stroll, enrich our souls
In 300,000 yards
Then we can bless all gracelessness
With the love of old Hyde Park
We'll stroll enrich our souls
In a green and pleasant land
This city's mess can try its best
'gainst the might of old Hyde Park

Did summer acquiesce
To days of uselessness
Play all night on dodgem cars
And did we not roll
Our drunken way back home
To the roads and lanes of Headingley
Track Name: Death
If you're tired too tired
To ride out this ride
Will you keep my hands on the reins

If you're tired too tired
And nothing seems right
Will you keep my hands on the reins
Track Name: Nana New Orleans Death March
A kiss I wished for coming true
A kiss I wished for coming true
When the day's too long
For a Patience that's not strong
Well a kiss I wished for coming true

A song that I'll sing like I've never sung before
A song I'll sing like I've never sung before
When the day's too long
For a Patience that's not strong
A song I'll sing like I've never sung before
Track Name: Quarry Hill
I was born in Quarry Hill
It's not there now but I love it still
Oh we're putting in a pin

I was born in the LGI
Changed a life under Christmas sky
Oh we're putting in a pin
To remember...we're putting in a pin

I lived a life on Carlton View
Not much now but it's all I knew
I start again on Bedford Street
The smell of home now my freedom's free
Oh Oh oh we're putting in a pin
To remember...we're putting in a pin

Pull down the blind and shut out the light
Count out the stars that map out the sky
Then count out the lives laid out below
The places they've been
We're putting in a pin

Lay me down in Beckett Street
Lay my bones where my family sleeps
Take my heart on Meanwood Road
Take my heart and I'll soon propose
That we stay here,
Where we're putting in a pin

Pull down the blind and shut out the light
Count out the stars that map out the sky
Then count out the lives laid out below
The places they've been
We're putting in a pin