Happy Meals, “Altered Images”

Louis Pattison

By Louis Pattison

International Editor
on 10.20.14 in Listen to This

Like, say, the bands of the Italians Do It Better stable, Glasgow’s Happy Meals feel like a reading of disco from an underground punk/DIY perspective. Traditionally, this is a fusion that has been seen to dampen the virtues of either — are you out to make aspirational dance music, or subvert it? But on “Altered Images”, musical/romantic partners Suzanne Rodden and Lewis Cook make it work, and beautifully. She speak-sings softy in her native French, and together they navigate a blissful, gently seductive machine pop of rough-edged drum machine and twinkling analog synthesizer. Debut album Apéro follows on Night School early next month.