Rising from the bustling, gritty streets of Brooklyn, New York is Hello Officer, a fresh face within the alternative rock scene which is just beginning to dawn upon listeners throughout the Northeast. Playing an infectious brand of driving, thumping tunes, this tight knit three piece group is creating a stir with the release of their debut EP, Trouble. Packed with seven inspired songs of 90s influenced rock, the record has ignited the fuse to the band’s eventual musical explosion.
Hello Officer’s influences are clearly derived from the explosion of alternative, grunge, and punk music in the 1990s, although they still manage to leave their own personal insignia on each song. Influenced by modern rock institutions such as Nirvana, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, and Weezer, the band writes the music they grew up on, but with a slightly modern flair. With one spin of Trouble, listeners will find everything from grooving pseudo-ballads such as “Early On,” to distorted rock romps like “Fade Away,” which kicks off the record.