Today, Leeds-based pop-punk newcomers Beauty School have announced details of their highly anticipated debut album. Titled “Happiness” and featuring previous singles Take It Slow and Pawn Shop Jewels, the album is set for release through Slam Dunk Records on September 9th.
“Happiness” is a stunning first impression from Beauty School – it’s playful while being hauntingly beautiful too. Their bright anthemic rock sound shines throughout, illuminating a profound lyricism that brings a whole album worth of stories to life. Concerned with resolution and recovery, Beauty School worked with James Kenosha (Dinosaur Pile-Up, Pulled Apart By Horses, Marmozets) to produce their debut album and the result is fantastic: optimistic midwest emo from the North of England.
Following the impressive single “Pawn Shop Jewels”, Beauty School have released “Drysocket”, a sparkling earworm, which takes elements of both Fireworks and Title Fight as it tells a tale of collapse – both in a relationship and one of self. Explaining in more detail, Joe Caberea says “it’s about the realisation that the relationship you are in is toxic. However this is about the journey of coming to that realisation. Realising the cracks and the red flags. Recognising that you are losing sight of yourself.”
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Speaking on the album, Joe Cabrera says “Happiness is just a collection of songs that we wrote, but it feels like much more to us. We are really proud of this record and sharing it feels like the end of a long difficult journey yet at the same time the start of another exciting journey. Writing this album was our purpose whilst we were stuck inside for more than a year. When there’s nowhere to go, no shows to play, no one to see, you have to create your own happiness. So that’s what we did.”
Wondering where to catch Beauty School? The band are set to headline The Key Club in Leeds on April 9th – tickets are on sale now and available here. Beauty School will also appear at Slam Dunk Festival and will headline Middlesborough’s Make A Scene Festival this summer before heading out on tour with The Dangerous Summer.
Catch Beauty School live next year:
Saturday 9th April – The Key Club, Leeds
Thursday 26th May – The Cresecent York (supporting Trash Boat)
Friday 27th May – The Polar Bear, Hull (supporting Trash Boat)
Friday 4th June –Slam Dunk Festival North, Temple Newsam
Saturday 5th June – Slam Dunk Festival South, Hatfield Park
Saturday 2nd July – Make A Scene Festival, Summer Jam
Tuesday 27th September – The Flapper, Birmingham*
Thursday 29th September – Thekla, Bristol*
Friday 30th September – The Key Club, Leeds*
Saturday 1st October – Think Tank, Newcastle*
Sunday 2nd October – The Deaf Institute, Manchester*
Monday 3rd October – King Tuts Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow*
Tuesday 4th October – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham*
Wednesday 5th October – The Underworld, London*
*supporting The Dangerous Summer