Happiness (band)

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Origin Finland Helsinki, Finland
Genres Alternative rock
Years active 2005–present
Labels Dynasty Recordings
Warner Music Finland
Associated acts The Rasmus
Von Hertzen Brothers
Website www.happiness.fi
Members Alexandre Descargues
Jussi Korhonen
Mikko Pietinen
Hans Hansen

Happiness is an alternative rock band from Helsinki, Finland. Formed in 2005, the band's current line-up consist of Alexandre Descargues (lead vocals), Jussi Korhonen (bass, vocals), Mikko Pietinen (drums) and Hans Hansen (guitar).

Their style can be defined as a mix of influences from bands like Queens of the Stone Age, Muse, Nine Inch Nails, Radiohead, Mew and Tool.

Most of their compositions are in English. The lyrics and single covers are strong and rated for containing cursing, sexual connotations and politics.

Made their debut in the rock scene with the album 66Ft Melodies in October 2007; recorded in the Dynasty Recordings and released by Warner Music Finland.

The first single was "Accelerate" in May 2007, that made them having a notable rotation in the media.

The second was "Need You" in September 2007, but it was censored and criticized by some media for containing the word "cock" in it.

In the next year, they released two singles more, "Eternal Sunshine of a Communist Mind" in May 2008 and "We Have Come in Means of Terror" in October 2008.

They have been the opener band of artists such as Marilyn Manson and My Chemical Romance, giving them the chance to play in the Ice Hall from Helsinki.

Currently, the band is recording a new album for 2010.


66Ft. Melodies (October 3, 2007)

  1. We Have Come in Means of Terror
  2. Eternal Sunshine of a Communist Mind
  3. Accelerate
  4. Need You
  5. Feels Like Flesh
  6. Riotsong
  7. Halo
  8. Euphoria Skies
  9. Fixes
  10. Headrest
  11. Anthem for the New Redeemer
  12. LBJ



  1. Accelerate 4'00"
  2. Uh-merica 3'03"

Need You

  1. Need You 3'03"
  2. Need You (un-cocked) 3'03"

Eternal Sunshine of a Communist Mind

  1. Eternal Sunshine of a Communist Mind 4'16"
  2. Waiting for the Night (Live at Tavastia) 4'43"
  3. Accelerate (Acoustic live at studio) 4'30"


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