Sound of the Week: Strange Hellos

Norwegian shoegazers Strange Hellos, who include members of Aurora, The Megaphonic Thrift, and Casiokids just released new album ‘Chromatic’ on Oct 27th. ‘Gold For The Golden’ was the first cut, which recently premiered on Clash. The band has been included on ‘ones to watch’ lists Line of Best Fit, Nylon, London In Stereo and NME, who described them as a “tonic of sunlight with a sound that ranged from fuzz-rock to shoegaze”.

Strange Hellos was started as a studio project fall 2015 by Odd Martin Skålnes (O. Martin, Aurora), Birgitta Alida Hole (Lumikide), Fredrik Vogsborg (The Megaphonic Thrift, Casiokids) and Even Kjellby (Great News). Big sound, catchy melodies, dreamy vocals and dirty guitars are the main focus when Strange Hellos gather to create music – a form of new-power-pop with delicious references including Teenage Fanclub and Cocteau Twins.