Femmes until people told us we sounded like them . Their energy and vibe are unmatchable , and I think our chaotic stage presence has been somewhat normalized by bands like the Femmes .
Who and what else has inspired The Happy Fits ’ music ? Ross : We have taken influences from many genres of music . When we first started playing together , we were listening to a lot of folk / acoustic music , and that is when we wrote songs like ‘ Dirty Imbecile ,’ ‘ Drink ,’ and ‘ Achey Bones .’ We were listening to tons of Andrew Bird , Shakey Graves , Mumford and Sons , and Ben Howard . Our more ‘ Indie Rock ’ music has been influenced by some of our favorite indie-rock artists , such as Two Door Cinema Club , Bombay Bicycle Club , Alabama Shakes , and so on . Indie music has some of the catchiest melodies that I ’ ve ever listened to , and that ’ s what I try to emulate .