New Silver Girl started as the project of frontman Olli Happonen.
Happonen describes the band’s genesis thus:
“My first contact with rock’n’roll was in Rauma in Finland, somewhere in the 1990’s. Youth discos were playing europop. The streets were dead. The local ice hockey club offered a pastime for some. An old city hydroelectric plant however gave shelter and a way to salvation. Dick Dale, Hellacopters, Hypnomen, Laika and the Cosmonauts and Lou Reed were the music of the older boys and girls. I followed along.”
With the dawn of the new Millennium arriving the town of Rauma was left behind, but rock stayed. Olli moved to Helsinki, bought a guitar and after years of wandering through the rock clubs of the city New Silver Girl was born.