BBC Radio 2 favourites with UK concerts

 Date:18/09/2007 - 30/10/2007
 Type:Culture, Music
 Location:England, London

Norwegian pop five-piece, Popium, whose debut single 'Anchor Down' was selected as BBC Radio 2’s single of the week this summer, are back in the UK for several concerts.

23/08/2007 :: 'Anchor Down’ is a late 60s early 70s inspired pop tune which takes as its blueprint the hooks of The Beach Boys, the adroitness of The Byrds, the dreaminess of Supertramp, and blends it with a great production and sing-a-long from beginning to end. The track is taken from their debut UK album 'The Miniature Mile', which is out in September.

Popium consist of Frank Hammersland on vocals/guitar, guitarist Martin Holmes, Christer Ottesen on bass, Frode Unneland on keys and drummer Yngve Sætre.  Their two album releases in Norway have brought sales over 100,000 copies, two Norwegian Grammy Nominations and songs on Hollywood films (including the adaptation of Nick Hornsby's 'Fever Pitch').  They are one of Norway's most respected live bands, and Frank Hammersland (vocalist) has just released his debut solo album, to yet another Grammy nomination.

To see the band's music video for the single, click here.

Popium - concerts

18 September: Industry, Shoreditch, London  
20 September: Barfly, Camden, London
30 October: Bar Academy, Islington, London (support act is Norwegian band Costar)

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Popium release their first UK album on 17 September

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