Great News

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Cat #: ES033
Format: Album LP + Digital
1. Sleep It Off
2. Wonderfault
3. Make Me Feel
4. Secrets
5. Told
6. Untouchable
7. Never Get My Love
8. You’re Mine
9. Forever
10. Love Her
​11. Easy
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“Wonderfault” is the Norwegian daze-pop trio Great News’ anticipated debut album. After a busy year in 2016, where the band headlined the Norwegian showcase festival by:Larm, performed on the main stage at Øyafestivalen and played their first UK gig at London’s KOKO, “Wonderfault” is finally set for release.

Listen to the two singles “Wonderfault” and “Never Get My Love” and read some of the bands thoughts on the album and recording process below.

What does it mean to be perfect or without faults? Conforming absolutely to the description or definition of an ideal type, like a perfect sphere or a perfect man or woman/relationship. Before we would focus on structures such as perfect circles, the occurrence of a symmetrical pattern in nature where believed to be something created by higher beings like a god or so. Today the meaning of perfect has become washed out and is no longer about forms we don’t understand but more about people and their existence, like living a “perfect life”.

We don’t know what it means to be perfect or living a “perfect life” but our search continues.

The recording of this album is an example of the imperfect being something wonderful. Its recorded by us, produced by us as friends doing what we love, this album brings meaning to our lives, we only used cheap equipment that in no way is measured in todays production standard but hey, for us this has been a life changing experience. There are too many out there that don’t start working/producing because they don’t have this mic or this preamp and so on, our message is to just do it even if it isn’t perfect in your ears. Remember to make music only for yourselves and your friends, don’t mind anyone else.

All our lives we’ve been reminded that we can’t just waste our lives making music and working odd jobs without making enough money to make life sustainable. It’s not like we choose to work these jobs because we like to work for minimum wage, it’s the price we pay for the gift of doing what we dreamt of our entire lives. Because when we play together we feel alive, and if we get to touch just one person with our music the mission is complete.

The definition of Wonderfault is something that is beautifully broken or not needing to be completely flawless to be beautiful. This is something we live by. The track is about a girl and a boy where one are being used and accepts it cause it’s just so wonderful.

Give Great News a bean bag and some slippers and they’d sink into another dimension. 
DIY, Neu Pick

The best band from Norway in many years.
– Q Magazine

Fusing psychedelia with synthesized sound…Glorious, uplifting.
– Clash

Full-blown technicolor pop. 
– The Line Of Best Fit

With a sound that is sure to have you moving within seconds, Great News is a band you need to have on your radar. 
– Huffpo

Composers: Even Kjelby/Ole Kristian Einarsen/Lars Henrik Stoud Platou/Kim Åge Furuhaug
Author: Even Kjelby​
Performers: Even Kjelby/Ole Kristian Einarsen/Lars Henrik Stoud Platou/Kim Åge Furuhaug
Producer: Even Kjelby
Mix: Even Kjelby/Anders Bjelland
Mastering: ​Iver Sandøy