Norwegian band releasing UK radio hit

 Type:Culture, Music

Norwegian pop five-piece, Popium, are releasing 'Anchor Down' at the end of August, a tune that has already been selected as BBC Radio 2’s single of the week.

'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 scheduled for release 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.

'Anchor Down' is out on 27 August. To see the band's music video for the single, click here.

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