Great News

"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, the album is finally set for release.

The band recently released the title track from the album, now they just fired back with another menacing single "Never Get My Love". A sonic nod to the '80s (think The Stone Roses meets Tame Impala), the fuzzed out trop-rock anthem rides on a heady cocktail of garage rock alt-percussion, unruly guitar riffs, and Even Kjelby's commanding-yet-meditative vocal croon. 

The album is recorded in Great News' own studio. Read some of their thoughts on the album and recording process below. 

The recording of this album is an example of the imperfect being something wonderful. It’s recorded by us, produced by us as friends doing what we love, this album brings meaning to our lives, 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.


‘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

‘Channeling the likes of Tame Impala and Unknown Mortal Orchestra, "Wonderfault" is blessed by a sun-kissed melody driven by crescendo percussions, hazy synth hooks and nervous guitar licks.’
– Going Solo

Rob Challice
Assisted by: Laura Wenborn