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. Organized by producer Bruce Fairbairn (of Loverboy and Prism), 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 band leading up to the second album.
Strange Advance released three albums between 1982 and 1988. The first, Worlds Away, featured the title track "Worlds Away", which saw modest airplay in North American markets in 1983. Their 1985 album 2WO brought their first big Canadain hit with "We Run". Arnott and Kromm added musicians Ric deGroot(keyboards), Ian Cameron(guitar, violin), Joey Alvero (bass) and David Quinton(drums)and supported the first two albums with a tour of Eastern Canada. Their third album The Distance Between produced the hit single "Love Becomes Electric". In 1995, the album Worlds Away & Back featured a mix of old and new material.
|Release Date||Title||Chart positions||Album|
|1982||"She Controls Me"||Worlds Away|
|1983||"Kiss In The Dark"|
|July 1983||"Worlds Away"||#46||#29|
|January 1985||"We Run"||#28||2WO|
|April 1985||"Running Away"|
|June 1985||"The Second That I Saw You"||#20|
|January 1988||"Love Becomes Electric"||#20||The Distance Between|
|June 1988||"Till Stars Fall"|
|August 1988||"Hold You"|