New signing: Mr Little Jeans
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New signing: Mr Little Jeans

Say hello to our newest signing “Strange Hellos”
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Say hello to our newest signing “Strange Hellos”

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New signing: Magnus Bechmann

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New signing: Mr Little Jeans

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Brilliance Records is pleased to announce the signing of Mr Little Jeans, aka Monica Birkenes for the Nordics.

Born and raised in Grimstad, Norway, Birkenes is the daughter of a shipbuilder and secretary. Birkenes spent her childhood immersed in music, including early influences from PJ Harvey and Massive Attack.  In 2011, the Norwegian electro-pop artist first captured attention with her striking, stripped-down rendition of Arcade Fire’s “The Suburbs.” In 2014, Mr Little Jeans released the critically beloved debut album Pocketknife, featuring rapturous tracks like “Good Mistake” and “Oh Sailor (Feat. The Silverlake Conservatory of Music Youth Chorale).”  Mr Little Jeans now resides in Los Angeles.

Earlier this year, Mr Little Jeans partnered with Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 Apple Music radio show to share “Fool 4 U” a synth gem produced by Tim Anderson (Banks, Halsey) from the forthcoming EP (due for release later this year).  Norwegian producer-DJ collective Rytmeklubben, who made waves with their recent remix of Zayn’s track “Like I Would”, flips the track.

Check Out (& Share) “Fool 4 U (Rytmeklubben Remix)” Here:

In the coming weeks, stay tuned for information regarding Mr Little Jeans.

Critical Praises:

“magic…how she managed to fly under the radar for the past few years is beyond us” – NYLON

“Monica Birkenes makes propulsive, epic pop music with gnarled synth lines and alluring textures”  – NPR Music

“Spare production split between synths and a mandolin flutter, compiling into a stepped, latticed crescendo and the breathy vocals all come together in a jam tailor-made for a summer evening” – Billboard

“Mr Little Jeans is an awesome girl band to know now” – New York Magazine

“Mr Little Jeans: absolutely not one to be missed” – MTV

“That’s right, Mr Little Jeans is not a dude.  She’s a lady.  And a very talented one!” – Perez Hilton

“Mr Little Jeans Gets Bigger!” – Billboard (“Bubbling Under” Feature)

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Say hello to our newest signing “Strange Hellos”

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New bandproject with members from AURORA, The Megaphonic Thrift and Great News!

Strange Hellos are releasing their second single “Summer” today followed by their debut concert at Øya festival!

Photo: Øystein Grutle Haara

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. After a few months of experimentation they released their first single, “Broken Teenage Heart” on Diamond Club. Strange Hellos makes his live debut during this years Øyafestival in Oslo.

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