Popstrangers, a trio from Auckland, New Zealand, are ready to unleash their sound to the rest of the world. The band formed in 2009 after connecting over their passion to make music with like-minded people. After self-releasing some of their early music that hit the New Zealand Alt Radio Charts for weeks, the group was in high demand. They have played with artists like Peaches, Crocodiles and Die! Die! Die!, and also performed at Rhythm & Vines and Big Day Out. Their four-track EP “Happy Accidents” helped them develop a solid following in their native New Zealand.
Currently, Popstrangers’ trio includes native New Zealanders Joel Flyger, Adam Page and David Larson. Having spent a few years tightening their sound, Popstrangers have a sort of distorted power-pop noise that has been related to early Radiohead. Their debut full-length album “Antipodes” will be released on February 26th on Carpark Records, a label that has released the works of Beach House and Toro Y Moi. Luke McPake directed the video for Popstrangers’ first single “Heaven,” and it illustrates multiple characters reacting to a giant Styrofoam asteroid hitting Earth. Not your usual video but Popstrangers is not your usual group. Check out the video below and watch out for this group as they plan on touring the U.S. around the release of their debut album.