Hello Saferide

~ Person

Legal name: Annika Norlin

Also performs as: Säkert!

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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." The Swedish-language version of the band's biography 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! (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.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Rating Releases
2005 Introducing... 2
2007 Hello Saferide 1
2008 More Modern Short Stories From Hello Saferide 3

Single

Year Title Rating Releases
2005 My Best Friend 1
2005 If I Don't Write This Song, Someone I Love Will Die 2
2008 Anna 1
2008 X Telling Me About the Loss of Something Dear, at Age 16 1

EP

Year Title Rating Releases
2006 Long Lost Penpal 1
2006 Would You Let Me Play This EP 10 Times a Day? 1

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