Published in the Scotland On Sunday, Spectrum Magazine - 23 August 2015
by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss
Originally from Dumfries & Galloway, Glasgow-based Happy Meals is high-school sweethearts Suzanne Rodden and Lewis Cook, who also perform together in psychedelic-rock quartet The Cosmic Dead.
Their debut record, Apéro [released via Night School Records], is a bright and joyous mini-album; mixing sunny disco with blissful vocals on a bed of bleeps, blips, analogue synths and distorted drum machines. Interestingly, from six-tracks there is an almost 50/50 split of French / English lyrics.
The boy/girl duo play two gigs on 29 August, first at Electric Fields Festival, Drumlanrig Castle in Dumfries & Galloway then at Song, by Toad’s Pale Imitation Festival at Henry’s Cellar Bar in Edinburgh [alongside label mates Apostille] followed by Incubate Festival in the Netherlands on 16 September, and a string of dates in Glasgow for October.