Now MADE in THE USA
Popium's latest CD is now being released in the USA qwith a bonus track - Suits My Soul and two bonus videos - one for Suits my Soul and One for anchor Down. Popium began as a ‘supergroup’ in 1999– each member had previously played in other successful bands such as Barbie Bones, Pogo Pops and Chocolate Overdose. The band has since released FOUR albums in Norway and Scandinavia to tremendous reviews. Their last release is The Miniature Mile and it bui;s on their previous work with a mixture of upbeat melodies and soft ballads, sometimes supplmented by tasteful string arrangmenets.
Their previous album, “Camp” (2004, Kong Tiki Records) has been described as " a solid work of quality pop songwriting"," a classic record full of summer atmosphere", "catchy melodies with delicate popsoul…a classic pop-production". Songs from previous Popium records have been used in film and television in both Korea and Japan, and songs from "Camp" have received airplay on Los Angeles alternative radio 103.1 FM.
Singer/songwriter Frank Hammersland has long been one of Norway’s most accomplished songwriters, drawing influence at an early age from the likes of Elvis Costello and T-Rex. Popium’s music shows traces of not only glamrock, but also classic sixties pop, eighties rock and lately a smidgeon of Motown – check out "Sooner or Later" from the album Camp - it was featured both in the movie and on the soundtrack of FEVER PITCH.
Available digitally on itunes and other online digital retailers.
1. Anchor Down
PLUS Bonus videos for Suits My Soul and Anchor Down