Back in April, NME described Happy Meal LTD (now stylised as HMLTD) ‘as a band who genuinely seem to stand for something different.’ Their kooky songs, chaotic live shows and ever-changing look quickly started chatter about them being one of Britain’s most exciting new bands – even if the only glimpse you could get of them was at a live gig, or afterwards in some shaky homemade footage.
Now, the wheels are really starting to turn in the London group’s camp as they’ve dropped their first single online, with Zane Lowe also picking it up as his World Record on Beats One. ‘Is This What You Wanted?’ is a bonkers entrance – think Fat White Family aping David Bowie’s glam phase – but comparisons are futile, because there’s very little as undeniably exciting out there right now as HMLTD. Get the glitter out, these lads are here to stay. And they’re ready to throw a hell of a party.
If you fancy seeing what they’re all about live, check out their current dates below.
London, London Fields Brewhouse (28th Oct)
London, Rough Trade East (2nd Nov)
Bristol, The Old England w. LICE (21st Nov)
Leeds, Brudenell Social Club (22nd Nov)
Glasgow, Broadcast (23rd Nov)
Edinburgh, Sneaky Pete’s (24rd Nov)
Liverpool, EBGBS (25th Nov)
Birmingham, suki10c (26th Nov)
Manchester, The Castle (27th Nov)