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Philco Fiction

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Listen to Help!

A remarkable Oslo trio centred round the rich, haunting songs of Turid Solberg (pronounced Tue-rid). These sophisticated pop tunes hit you straight away in both the heart and the hips with their frank lyrics, giant choruses, crispy beats and effortlessly spare yet lush arrangements.

“Beautifully produced to the point of pin-precision perfection. A truly stunning collection of songs” – Rich Thane, The Line Of Best Fit

Epic, broken-hearted piano ballads that recall prime Prince and electropop symphonies that glide through warped electronics, speaker-popping R’n’B spasms, tip-toeing Bjorklike flights of fancy and Motown string flourishes are all on the plate here.

“Beautiful ballads “Finally” and “Portrait Of Silence” are perfect hideouts when the cold, Scandinavian winter darkness sneaks in” No Fear Of Pop

Songs from the debut elpee Take It Personal on Norweigan label, Brilliance have been causing ripples in the blogworld and word about their weird, charismatic and theatrical live show has led to dates being offered across Europe. See Below.

“Throw The Knife, The XX and Regina Spektor into a glorious musical blender and you get the Norwegian trio Philco” -Dance Yrself Clean

It’s only after listening to the album on the headphones that you start to notice that Turid’s instant pop songs are very carefully cast on an inspired array of instrumentation and twisty production tics, courtesy of the two gentlemen of Philco Fiction, Anders and Bjarne.
This record is going to keep you warm and smiling this winter. Wrap up.

“even straight-up pop song “Help!” encapsulates the percussive flourishes of modern hip-hop, the dueling synthesizers of throwback electronica, and slacker backing vocals in less than 4mins” CokeMachineGlow

"A twisted pop sensation that lives up to the hype" - The Guardian
"Help!" listed on BBC Radio 1 by Rob Da Bank
"Portrait of Silence" listed on XFM radio
"Have to hear in 2012!" - NME
"Best of 2011" - Simon Raymonde, Bella Union
“We feel this is simply some of the most exciting music to come out of Norway in recent years." - Record of the Day
"Delivering a series of great pop songs and pulling it all off with effortless skill." CMU Music Network

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