DD010 - Amateur Best - Be Happy (LTD 300 Copies on 7”)
A. Be Happy
B. The Wave
Amateur Best is a new creation from London’s Joe Flory (formerly Primary 1). Through soft, lilting pop songs Flory tells the story of James Best, a sometime London DJ, latent alcoholic and lifelong amateur. Best’s hijinx are also chronicled in a Flory illustrated comic book following our hero through the murder and mayhem that is pre-Olimpik London, as James’ fate becomes inexorably entwined with that of the city he lives in.
For our tenth release Double Denim is hugely excited to announce the physical release of a 7” single on February 12th and also an accompanying comic book to complete the story. On the A-side on the single is ‘Be Happy’ a bittersweet song carried along by languid electronics and an anxious but soulful vocal that looks into the mirror and can’t seem to find anything familiar. With an even darker complexion is ‘The Wave’ a song that makes up the B-side of the record, and one that we’ll preview in more depth in a couple of weeks.