After a hiatus of building a new recording studio and working as producer and musician on other people’s recordings, “Hello Me To You” was recorded, engineered and produced at Stranges' home studio in Melbourne, Australia. It was subsequently released in September 2009.
The first single (Hello Me To You) from the album was released to radio in Australia on September 4th 2009. Nearly 100 stations nationally added the song including the Home Brew Network covering 60 stations alone. The single was released to Australian commercial radio in early March 2010 and had a release in the United States and Europe (July 2010).
The single has gained traction from various industry types including Charles Foskett (producer for Sir Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Richard Thompson, Elvis Costello) and Edwyn Collins (U.K. singer songwriter), who are both fans of the track. In addition, “Hello Me To You” was named as one of the Best Albums of 2009 by Pop Underground. A distribution deal in March 2010 with Bruce Brodeen’s Not Lame Recordings ensured the album received exposure to the worldwide powerpop community.
released September 4, 2009
All songs written by Victor Stranges except Morning Star (written by Victor Stranges and Matt Swanton)
© 2009 Victor Stranges
All songs recorded, performed and produced by Victor Stranges except Restoration Blues (recorded, performed and produced by Victor Stranges and Matt Swanton).
Mastered by Paul Fox at Indie Masters Melbourne.
Photography: Chiara Stranges
Sleeve Design: Marc Bobolakis
This album is dedicated to the memory of Rosario Stranges…it was only nineteen years ago.