The Reds, Pinks & Purples - You Might Be Happy Someday


  • £15.99

Deep amidst San Francisco’s Richmond neighbourhood misty air and washed-out pastel blocks, Glenn Donaldson (Skygreen Leopards, The Art Museumshas been diligently creating minor masterpieces with rudimentary home technology for some time now. With The Reds, Pinks & Purples, Donaldson has finally created a vivid reflection of this dreary scene. You Might be Happy Someday is an oblique strand of SF outer-avenue cloud cover that stretches across the Atlantic to the grey docks of Bristol as captured in Sarah Records’ fetishised insert photos. 

Despite the deceptively congenial presentation, Happy... is often a heavy record. After a litany of past iterations (from experimental abstraction to post-punk and pop), The Reds, Pinks & Purples is Donaldson’s most personal project. Inspired by the wistful dreaminess and indie-melancholia of bands like The Softies, The Field Mice, Even As We Speak and early Belle & Sebastian, balanced awkwardly atop almost ironically upbeat jangles and rhythms are prime cuts of bummer-pop.  


  1. Last Summer In A Rented Room 
  2. Forgotten Names 
  3. Worst Side Of Town 
  4. Your Parents Were Wrong About You 
  5. Desperate Parties 
  6. Half-a-Shadow 
  7. Sex, Lies & Therapy 
  8. You Might Be Happy Someday 


  • Pressed on pastel blue vinyl 



also available: 
The Reds, Pinks & Purples - Uncommon Weather   LP | CD 


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