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Little Happyhells

by Truman Falls

"A TERRIFIC DEBUT" - Bob Harris, BBC2. Like Nilsson and Bacharach made sweet love and bore an incredibly gifted, slightly unstable, music-makin lovechile. "Gorgeous. Arresting. Timeless." (ChristyD, EnergyFM) INCL. VIDEOS
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1. (Welcome)
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2. Little Happyhells
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3. Edge of the Earth
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4. Stars Collide
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5. Needlestacks
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6. My Beautiful Mistake
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7. Buttermouth
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8. Paper Anna
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9. Safe From Harm
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10. The Last Man On the Moon
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11. Maybe I
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12. (Farewell)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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"A TERRIFIC DEBUT, A GREAT ALBUM" - BOB HARRIS, BBC RADIO 2

The band "Truman Falls" centres around the music of Simon Rea, an extremely gifted singer-songwriter hailing from the Isle of Man. Within weeks of his debut album securing a limited release with Stereoscout Records, songs were being played by the legendary Bob Harris on BBC Radio 2; Simon and his acoustic partner Paul Teare were being asked to record sessions for the national and independent radio stations on the Island; and emails started coming in from as far afield as the US and New Zealand - from absolutely lovely strangers - professing their newfound addiction to the album.

Manx Radio's Roy McMillan called it "SIMPLY GORGEOUS...aching, poignant and melodic, it's more like a greatest hits collection than a single album".

"Little Happyhells" combines the timelessness of well crafted songs polished off with a contemporary alternative edge: Simon's writing style is indisputably original and yet at the same time pays subtle homage to some of the greatest songwriters of the last thirty years, from Bacharach to the Beach Boys.

First, a layer of lilting, sunny and highly singable melodies; next comes the lyric - passionate, dark, witty and emotional storytelling bursting with a mass of visual imagery of the kind that can only come from the mind of a deeply sensitive and observant soul. The songs say a great deal about life and love - and a great deal more about desire, self-worth, personal battles with rejection, fear and failure. All told with a turn of phrase and sharp wit so rare in most of todays music. More than anything, the songs are painfully honest and are sure to touch the hearts of those who take the time to listen.

"Gorgeous. Arresting. Timeless. Incorporates everything that is magical about music - sublime, soothing...a soundtrack to every season. But beware: the lyrics leave a tiny tang of bitterness as a cheeky aftertaste." (Christy D - EnergyFM)

Although the essence of Truman Falls lies with Simon, it is the collaboration with producer Dave Armstrong and others, like local guitarist Steph Joyce, that completes the record's sound. Combine all of these ingredients with the final layer - a distinctive soulful, passionate vocal from Simon Rea - and you've reached "Truman Falls".

The songs are all truly original, personal and genuine in their own right, but if you need a pointer and like Josh Rouse, The Beach Boys, the Beautiful South, Nilsson, the Cosmic Rough Riders, Lambchop, etc etc then you are in the right place.

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Rachelle

Truely gifted artists pour out their passion on this album
After listening to the video clip of "Last Man On the Moon" I knew this album was for me. From begining to end each song expressed with music as well as meaning. The style and sounds of true passion for music and originality. Truman Falls "Little Happyhells" goes to the top of my play list.
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Steve Rimmer

Little Happybells
Really enjoyed this great singing, great songs, certainly in the same league as Jack Johnson, James Blunt & James Morrison
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Mark from Kettering

Refreshing sound enchanting voice
Seen Truman Falls live when in the Isle of Man for the TT Races My girlfriend was knocked out by them I really enjoyed their show and the obvious feelings and enjoyment they get playing their music, which is echoed in the album, just listen to one of the tracks and you will understand.
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Francesca, London

captivating, absorbing and sooooo beautiful
There aren't many albums I can listen to without skipping the odd single - this however, is certainly one of them. Every song is amazing, the more you listen, the more addicted you become, the lyrics and bewitching melodies carry you out to the stars, to moon drenched cornfields, to oceans of passion, pain and pure emotion - a true melange of real and otherworldly. If you are yet to sample the delicacies this album offers, I'd recommend starting with Stars Collide and preparing to be softly but surely overwhelmed.
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Charlotte, Portland

Great summer driving songs - incredible lyrics - real music.
Heard a song from the album when i was in the UK at Christmas, on Bob Harris' show on Radio 2 - it stood out as original and catchy and beautifully arranged. Have kept an eye on the website since and now bought the entire album - most of the songs are even better than the one I heard on Bob Harris. Refreshingly REAL. I'd recommend checking out 'Needlestacks' from the audio clips as a stand out track, if you need more convincing! Enjoy.
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