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 in Finland, somewhere in the 1990s. 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. Olli moved to Helsinki, bought a guitar and after years of wandering through the rock clubs of the city New Silver Girl was born.
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New Silver Girl have just released their debut album. It has been recorded in Berlin’s famed Hansa Studios and produced by Gordon Raphael (The Strokes, Regina Spektor, Hinds).
The band has recently performed at South by Southwest festival in Austin, Live at Heart Festival in Örebro and Superwood Festival in Helsinki.
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