Loading player…

Strange Advance was a Canadian band from the 1980s whose music was a fusion of progressive rock and new wave. The band's signature sound combined highly synthesized melody, driving rhythm, and space opera themes. Strange Advance was made up of Drew Arnott (keyboards, percussion, vocals) and Darryl Kromm (lead vocals, guitars), who met in Vancouver and founded the group in 1980. Paul Iverson would play bass in the…

read more

Top Tracks

Top Albums

Similar Artists


Leave a comment. Log in to Last.fm or sign up.

  • Damn, these guys are really, really good. Shame they never caught on outside of Canada, though I guess better there than Guam
  • worlds away, will you stay
  • I discovered them music by mistake but this is simply amazing.
  • Have always loved Strange Advance since the day I heard "Worlds Away" in 1982. It's always been a kick in nether regions that the bottom fell out of the New Wave Market in 1987-88 and SA wouldn't go much further. They have always been part of my playlist and they always will. They are part of the fabric of my youth and the Canadian 80's.
  • Join group [group]Canada[/group], if you like [tag]Canadian[/tag] Music
  • 'similar artists' are ridiculous. glass tiger and the box? just because they're canadian doesnt mean they are similar
  • Pretty shocking to me that there's only just over 10K plays... I'd never consider this band obscure... maybe just because I grew up in Canada.
  • if anyone has an mp3 of "love becomes electric" that they can flip me, i would be forever in your debt :)
  • "Home Of The Brave" has one of the most amazing guitar solos for its ending- and got completely missed by MTV and the US market (remember, U2 was just coming out of the box, and the Police ruled the airwaves). I have to give props to Scott Muni at WNEW-FM for playing "World's Away" and getting me hooked... The music is so indescribable in its excellence.
  • "Worlds Away," "We Run," "The Second That I Saw You" and "Love Becomes Electric" all charted in Canada.

API Calls