Everybody Loves Frode.
How cool is Frode Strømstad? I mean he's got his own band in Norway (I Was A King), and they do English language songs, but despite putting out some great records, they can't even get them licensed for release on Spotify or iTunes or anything else. C'est la vie.
But...5 years ago, Frode got Norman Blake of Teenage Fanclub to produce a song, and Blake ended up producing and playing on the album and still tries to bring Frode's band along on on European Teenage Fanclub tours as the opening act whenever he can.
And then a few years later, Frode asks Robyn Hitchcock to sing on a song, and Hitch ends up producing the album and enlisting IWAK as his backing band in the studio and on the road.
And now Frode apparently asked Peter Buck of REM and Scott McCaughey of the Minus 5/Young Fresh Fellows/Baseball Project to come and play on a song with him, and Peter and Scott dug Frode's songs so much they ended up forming a side project band called The No Ones, and the No Ones are touring, opening for The Minus Five (which is a busy night for McCaughey).