'Powerful, energetic and diverse' - LEEDS FESTIVAL

'A very good band... well worth seeing live' - BBC INTRODUCING

'Riddled with grooves, drenched in soul, and delivered with a real kick' - BINGLEY MUSIC LIVE

'Happy Daggers are more than ready to bring their infectious, feel good, bass slapping to a festival stage' - BEACONS

'One of best live bands coming out of Leeds right now' - LIVE AT LEEDS

'These guys totally blew me away' – YORKSHIRE EVENING POST

'Infectiously feel-good music' - VIBRATIONS MAGAZINE

'The most impressed I have ever been with an unsigned local band' - NE VOLUME

'Get on your dancing shoes and let loose' – LEEDS MUSIC SCENE

'Think DFA, !!!, Radio 4, Rapture and then add a little disco boogie and you have some danceable treats' - JUMBO RECORDS

'Their fresh new sound is instantly recognisable and infectious' - THE STATE OF THE ARTS

'Their sound is an eclectic mix between pop, funk, soul, and alternative, emerging in high energy alternative indie tunes… incredibly catchy, with wide appeal' –BEAT2ACHORD

'It really doesn’t get much better...The best advice we can give really is just go listen to them' - OXJAM


Happy Daggers are a Leeds based quintet, who specialise in a unique brand of Disco influenced Indie-Rock and Soul.

The band have previously graced the stages of the Reading and Leeds Festivals, British Summertime (in supt. of Stevie Wonder), Bingley Music Live, Beatherder, Live At Leeds, Beacons, and Long Division. 

As well as regular headline slots across the country, Happy Daggers have also performed with the likes of Public Service Broadcasting, The Milk, Pretty Vicious, The Tapestry, Middleman, and Fold. 

The band's previous independent releases, including their most recent single Need Your Love, have lead to features on the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and MADE networks. They have also precipitated support from BBC Introducing, with plays on the Introducing network and slots on BBC Introducing stages.


2016 Tour Highlights

Sat 26th March

The Wardrobe, Leeds

Sat 30th April

Live at Leeds (Milo's), Leeds

Thurs 19th May

Gullivers, Manchester

Sat 4th June

Strawberry Fair, Cambridge

Sat 11th Jun

Long Division, Wakefield

Sat 18th Jun

Buryfields Festival, Chesham

Sat 2nd July

Curious Yellow Festival, Hertfordshire

Sun 10th July

British Summertime (w/ Stevie Wonder), Hyde Park, London

Sun 16th July


Fri 22nd July

Blackthorn FestivalCheshire

Sat 23rd July

Mustard Stock, Leeds

Sun 14th August

Pop-Up Festival, Sale

Sat 20th August

Gorilla, Manchester (supt. The Winachi Tribe)

Sat 10th December

The Wardrobe, Leeds