Hello Saferide

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Hello Saferide
Annika norlin.jpeg
Background information
Origin Stockholm, Sweden
Genres Twee pop, indie pop
Years active 2005 - present
Labels Razzia Records
Website www.hellosaferide.com
Members Annika Norlin
Andreas Söderlund
Maia Hirasawa
Fredrik Hultgren
Jens Lagergren

Hello Saferide is a Swedish twee pop band fronted by songwriter Annika Norlin. According to Norlin's MySpace, the stage name "Hello Saferide" was "inspired by an intelligent bus driver in a drug-addicted small town, don't ask."[1] The Swedish-language version of the band's biography[2] identifies the town as Willimantic, Connecticut.

Based on the Internet success of the song "Highschool Stalker," Hello Saferide was signed to Razzia Records in 2005.

In 2007, Norlin released a Swedish-language album under the band name Säkert![3] (a phrase that means "Yeah, right!", but also "Safe"). The album won her two Grammis awards in 2008, for best female pop act and best lyrics. It was announced that she was chosen by Matt Groening to perform at the edition of the All Tomorrow's Parties festival he was curating in May 2010 in Minehead, England.

Annika Norlin is a journalist, and has worked for several newspapers in Sweden. She has also hosted different radio shows at Sveriges Radio P3.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

as Hello Saferide
Year Album Peak positions Certification
SWE
[4]
2005 Introducing...Hello Saferide 39
2008 More Modern Short Stories from Hello Saferide 3
2014 The Fox, The Hunter and Hello Saferide 4
as Säkert!
Year Album Peak positions Certification
SWE
[5]
2007 Säkert! 8
2010 Facit 2
2011 Säkert! på engelska 13

EP/Singles[edit]

as Hello Saferide
Year Album Peak positions
SWE
[4]
2005 "If I Don't Write This Song Someone I Love Will Die"  –
"My Best Friend"  –
2006 Long Lost Penpal EP 44
2006 Would You Let Me Play This EP 10 Times a Day? 4
2008 Anna 43
as Säkert!
Year Album Peak positions
SWE
[5]
2007 "Allt som är ditt"  –
2008 "Vi kommer att dö samtidigt" 53
2010 "Fredrik" 53
Featured in
Year Album Peak positions
SWE
[4][5]
2007 "Logiskt"
(Petter feat. Säkert!)
10

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ MySpace.com - Hello Saferide - Stockholm, SE - Indie / Pop / Folk - www.myspace.com/saferide
  2. ^ Hello Saferide » Press
  3. ^ Säkert!
  4. ^ a b c "Hello Saferide discography". swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c "Säkert! discography". swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 

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