16.december: Thomas Ingdal (bass) also plays in another band: Bigton
Orchestra. They have just recorded their debut album. It will be out
time over christmas. We're definately looking forward to that.
9.december. Pictures from the Posepilten show! Go to the pictures
Thanks to Chris White for taking the pics!
30.november. Long interview in Free City Media. We recommend checking
the other interviews (GbV and Dipo and more). Great site. "Beautifully Smart
succeeds in showing where the band is coming from while also proving that
AqPop can go off in other imaginative directions given the span of a whole
29.november. Upcoming show! AqPop, Josephine and KaRL BaRX will play at
Trondheim the 10th of december.
21.november. Short AqPop-feature on Studentradions Popstase
show. Karl M
picked Care Of Cell 44 as "best pop song ever". They also played the title
track from the debut.
20.november. Great review at Musiq.no. "Jeg liker de korte låtene best, eksempelvis
Relate That Someting (representerer 60-tallet tydeligst) og Confused, samt
åpningskuttet Have It (en behersket liten herlig sak).
Caught by the Feeling er todelt og det er blant annet her Jade Hasselgård
introduserer seg selv på en glimrende måte vokalmessig." Nice.
19.november: Pictures from the Knaus-show added to the pictures page.
Thanks to Fotogjengen
18.nov: The song Relate That Something from Beautifully Smart has been in
Petre Urørt's hotlist for ten weeks now. This means
it's being played every second night on Petre. Cool.
18.november: The Popstase-show at Studentradion will feature a short
Karl Morten Dahl of AqPop the forthcoming sunday. 2300-2400, FM
107 og 104.2. Tune in! Also, the shows at Blue Monk in Oslo are set to
19-20.february. The excellent Karl Barx will also play. Check out their new
6.november: The Oslo-show unfortunelately had to be cancelled. We'll be
playing in jan/feb. Info coming! Have It is still playlisted on Radio Tango
and Relate still on NRK Petre Urørt. How cool is that? :) We performed a
couple of unreleased songs at Knaus yesterday, "Gold Pin", "Origin", "I
Would Not Wind Off" and "POT". The gig was shot on film. Maybe it will find
it way to your
screen one day.
5.nov: Radio 60 has been recommended by NRK Urørt in their series "Urørt
deg helgefølelsen", go here "Trønders psykedelia-surf-pop-
rock som garantert setter stemninga på freddan!" - NRK Urørt.
3.november: Got our first bad review. Check out Universitas. It's
funny reading. You can't win'em all...
The record is now officially out in US through HHBTM. Go order for 10$
26. oct: We weren't aware, but the song Screen has been listed on
Studentradions playlist FM 104.2. Cool!
25.october: Recieved reviews in Monster and MUTE. Both positive but
focusing more on the potential/promising more than the excellence. Both
paper magazines and cannot be found on the web. Monster: "Melodiene står
sentralt, og mange av dem er faktisk veldig gode.".."Mer enn lovende". MUTE:
"Have It og Caught By This Feeling er to av høydepunktene. Her viser AqPop
at de behersker låtskriverkunsten."
24.october: AqPop once again take a short trip to Oslo to play live.
This time at
Blue Monk and once again it's with the great The Kulta Beats. 19 and
20.november. Free entry. See you there!
13.ocotber: The cool Popopdrops mailorder comments on the album in their
latest news update. Not exactly a review, but one should listen to
Popopdrops so here it is: "Etter et håndfull med meget pene singler som
Aquarium Poppers var det forventniger til debut-albumet, men her går de
langt ut over hva vi turde å håpe på. Psykedelisk og delvis folkbasert pop
med de helt rette ingrediensene. Perfekte låter, den orgellyden,
snert, meget bra vokal fra både Thor Jørgen og Jade. Første del er mest pop,
mens andre del også glir inn i noe som nærmer seg wierd folk, men ikke
wierdere enn at folk med hang til det noe utglidende hos Dipsomaniacs
kjenner seg hjemme. Nok en triumf fra det psykedeliske popmiljøet i
Trondheim." Thanks Bjørn!
12.october: Another review, this time by SKUM. Seems a lot of people
like the pop-side OR (first half) the weirder last half. This guy is
definately into the latter. "Albumets beste låt Syranid er en påminnelse om
hvor steinbra Motorpsycho var på sitt mest monstrøse midt på forrige tiår.
Låtens oppbyggelige stil, som til slutt ender i kaskader med støy, er rett
og slett et hyggelig gjensyn med 90-tallet".
8.october: The album is now also available at Popopdrops in Tromsø
6.october: We're on NRK Urørt's hotlist. Really good review at Rockeweb. Thanks!
29.september: Had a really nice time playing at Mono in Oslo.
short pop set (45 min). Also, the Kulta Beats were stunning. The
is now available also at Tiger in Oslo (along with Big Dipper). PS! Andreas
still soar in his mouth after eating a spicey kebab. Send him some fresh
27.september: Today we're heading for Oslo and Mono. The album has been
reviewed by the Oslo newspaper Dagsavisen. Nice review. "Aqpop har bra
låter, sans for humor, gode basslinjer, og nok variasjon i uttrykket til
ikke å stivne i ett spor. De veksler mellom lange instrumentalpartier og
korte, kontante poplåter, og også vekslingen mellom mannlig og kvinnelig
vokal er vellykket." go here
24.september: The album is now available at Platekompaniet in Trondheim.
And three songs from the album were played on yesterdays Harald Are
program at Petre. Also chit-chat with Jade and Thor Jørgen in studio.
22.september: Very nice interview with Karl Morten and Thor Jørgen at
Pstereo.no (norwegian). Go
here. Also: Thor Jørgen and Jade will visit Harald Are Lunds show at
(national radio) tomorrow thursday 23/9.
21.september: Nice review in
Adresseavisa. "Solid låtskriverkunst i
spennende arrangement krydret med kreative krumspring litt utenfor den
sedvanlige popnormen, har resultert i en vital og helhetlig
plate".."Åpningssporet «Have It» er rett og slett en liten perle". 4/6
20.september: Releaseparty went well. Both band and audience
seemed to have a
good time. All(!) songs on BS were played, along with Origin, Quarter
Century of Listening and Care Of Cell 44 (Zombies). There's an
with Thor Jørgen in the region newspaper 'Adresseavisa'. Nice
Groove.no. "Jeg trives best tidlig på plata når 5 av de 6 første sangene
varer i mindre enn 2:38 - garasjepop bør være rask og effektiv."..",
hyggelige pschuzz-greier dette her!" 4/7
28.august: played at Stasjonsfestivalen in Trondheim. Short set.
24.august: 3 gigs confirmed.
1.july: Although the upcoming album have first priority and focus demos
for some new songs have just been recorded. Secret sources tell us that
Minor Tall, Fair Share Of Praise and Quarter Century Of Listening.
15.june: Tracks for Beautifully Smart is set. 21 songs were
in april/june. These are the songs that made it album:
1.Have It 2.Radio 60 3.Screen 4.Beautifully Smart, She's Standing There
5.Relate That Something 6.Confused 7.The Day 8.Caught By This Feeling
10.Syranid 11.For Yourself. We're told that the first draft also included
POT and Canned Cans Beloved.
7.june: It's now official: our debut album will be released on 35g
songs are being mastered, the artwork finished and everything goes as
5.june: AqPop at Musikkens dag in Trondheim, saturday 5th of
June. 1400 at
26.april: Concert at Posepilten ("potten"). With Dominic &
30.april: AqPop at Nattrock at ISAK!
22.April 2004: We can now officially confirm that the debut album will
be released on
Happy Happy Birthday To Me Records i USA. We cannot confirm anything
Norway yet. We're working on different alternatives.
29.March 2004: Album will be recorded in april. We're looking forward to
5.march 2004: Concert at Kafe Larssen., 22:00.
27.feb. 2004: Concert at Pia's Cafe, 21:00.
Check out pictures
from the Blæst gig (7.okt 2003). Taken by Lon. Thanks!
13.feb.: Concert at Sake (With Livia), 21:00.
20.feb: Concert at Coffee Annan (Also with Livia.) Starts 19:00.
December 2004: Thomas Ingdal (previously of Chime Poppers) har joined
the band. Karl is off bass and on guitar again.
November 2003: Dipsomanaics have recorded their take on Caught By This
and is featured on the new Dipsomaniacs album, Praying Winter.
November 2003: Tomas Wolden has quit the band.
September 2003: Gigs this fall: 18th of September at Coffee Anna
(Trondheim) and 9th of October at Blæst, also Trondheim.
September 2003: Dipsomaniacs have re-arranged and recorded their version
of the Thor Jørgen song Dirty Thoughts (from the first Chime Poppers demo,
Just A Dream). The Dipsomaniacs renamed the song to Calender Song and has
put it on their Read My Mind EP, released on Big Dipper.
August 2003: It's now official Chime Poppers + Aquarium Poppers = AqPop.
In the band: Thor J (Aq and Chime), Karl M (Aq), Jade (Aq and
Chime), Andreas (Aq and Chime) and Thomas (Chime).
July 2003: Aq Pop has finally started playing live and have done three
shows this spring/summer, at Sake, Kafe Larsen (short 5-song set) and
Posepilten - all in Trondheim. Jade has joined in on keyboard and backing
vocals which works very well.
April 2003: AqPop has written a song with Øyvind Holm of Dipsomaniacs.
It's called Caught By This Feeling and will be featured on the next Free
City Media collection. The song was recorded at Katta, with Øyvind playing
piano and singing on his part.
Febaruary 2003: Chime Poppers is playing at By:Larm here in Trondheim.
October 2002: Aq Pop played two songs live (All Clues Implied and Magic
Luxury done acoustic) at the Studenterradio show Turban monday 28. October.
September 2002: Aq Pop is now practising as a full band. With Thor J on
Karl M on guitar and Andreas on drums.
July 2002: Aq Pop have recorded 6 songs for their upcoming album, which
will be relased by Happy Happy Birthday To Me (USA) and 35g
Records (Norway). The album will be finished by autumn.
June 2002: Aq Pop will record songs in Nidaros Studio in
june. If it turns out fine, we'll do another recording session later this
summer/fall and go for a full-fledged album.
May 2002: Aq Pop have recorded a song for the Dream Magazine
compilation. It's 1:45 long and is called "Beautifully
Smart, She's Standing Alone". Free City presents: The International
League Of Telepathic Explorers. Withamong others Aquarium Poppers (Magic
Luxury from the Recomander ep),
Dipsomaniacs, Nick Bensen, Photon Band and Motorpsycho.
March 2002: 1) Kaleidepy (USA) has recorded a cover of the aq pop song
"Trapin, I'm Sorry". It's really nice. Mail us and we'll direct you
file. 2) The Orchid Pool has recored the song Have It written by Karl
of Aq Pop. The song is featured on the 35g 7" Looking Down, also
Ring, Groan Alone and Peter Scion. It's a folky little thing. 3) Also, the
debut Chime Poppers 7" is just around the corner. 4) The We Are Hello
4.2 compilation features the lost aq pop track X Marks The Spot,
2001. 5) Some new demos have been recorded. Songtitles include "Pachyderm
K.C." and "Feature-making Quibble".
December 2001: Aq Pop will be contributing to another compilation.
From the freecitymedia website: "A number of our favorite artists are being
kind enough to
contribute tracks to the Free City compilation CD The International
Of Telepathic Explorers. The collection will feature new, rare, and
previously unreleased tracks by Aquarium Poppers, The Bevis Frond, Bitter
Little Cider Apples, thebrotheregg, Dipsomaniacs, Dunlavy, Lucky Bishops,
Mandra Gora Lightshow Society, The Minders, Motorpsycho, Photon Band, Adrian
Shaw and Dave Stevens, as well as Nick Bensen and 33 Tiger Infinity from our
own label. It should be out in Spring 2002."
November 2001: The Recomander ep is out. Check out the press
letter here. The
first single has received some more cool reviews.
October 2001: 2002 will see Happy Happy Birthday To Me vol 3
be a dbl disc. So far bands doing songs include Laura Watling,Orchid
Pool,Winnebago,Station Platform Kiss,Bugs Eat Books,Aquarium Poppers
,Loch Ness Mouse,Tables,Oval Teen,Animal Town,Jen Turrel ,Jollypops,
Lunchbox,Twin Atlas,Ethnobabes,Dipsomaniacs,Maybellines,Snow Faries
,Photon Band,Bartlebees and more to come...
October 2001: New Aquarium Poppers release on its way! 6 new songs have
been recorded and will make it on a 7" vinyl ep entitled "Recomander
various stations". Song titles: Trapin, Magic Luxery, Same Delight,
Thrill, Thoar (Alastait Galbraith cover) and All Clues Implied. The songs
have been mastered and the recomander ep will probably be available in
november on 35g records. Thor Jørgen has also finished work on both the
Chime Poppers 12" LP and an 7" on Two Zero records.
October 2001: The We Are Hello 4 compilation is out. Electric Jam
Aquarium are contributing with a tune called "The Looking Glass Self". EJSA
are Karl Morten and Terje of the excellent label Zapruder Groove Records.
Along with the Neil Young cover this is the only released stuff by the band.
August 2001: web pages launced.
June 2001: Neil Young tribute is out. Behind the name Electric
Soul Aquarium you find Terje Stav of Zapruder Groove Records, Karl Morten,
Thor Jørgen and Viktor Skjærvik.
It's available on 1CD and 2LP. Here's what Adresseavisa says:
"..., klarer trønderske Electric Jam Soul Aquarium å blåse morsomt,
halvsurt liv i en av Youngs aller dårligste sanger, 'Prisoners of
Rock'n Roll'." From Musiq: "En rocka og grøtete versjon av "Prisoners Of
Roll" gir Electric Jam Soul Aquarium pluss i taket". Other bands include
Madrugada, Slowburn and American Suitcase.