Soliti is happy to announce the arrival of New Silver Girl to the label roster.
New Silver Girl started as the project of frontman Olli Happonen. Happonen describes the band’s genesis thus:
“My first contact with rock’n’roll was in Rauma, somewhere in the 1990’s. Youth discos were playing europop. The streets were dead. The local ice hockey club offered a pastime for some. An old city hydroelectric plant however gave shelter and a way to salvation. Dick Dale, Hellacopters, Hypnomen, Laika and the Cosmonauts and Lou Reed were the music of the older boys and girls. I followed along.
With the dawn of the new Millennium arriving the town of Rauma was left behind, but rock stayed. I moved to Helsinki, bought a guitar and after years of wandering through the rock clubs of the city I found myself sharing the stage with 4 other guys with same passion for music and life. New Silver Girl was born.”
New Silver Girl share the video for their debut cut for the label, ‘Phantom Ride’. The band describe their sound as ‘psychedelic garage pop with a hypnotic pulse’. This certainly applies to ‘Phantom Ride’, recorded in Berlin’s famed Hansa Studios and produced by Gordon Raphael (The Strokes, Regina Spektor, Hinds). As a primer for a forthcoming debut album, ‘Phantom Ride’ is a perfect introduction to the world of New Silver Girl.