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  • 16.december: Thomas Ingdal (bass) also plays in another band: Bigton Gulch Town Orchestra. They have just recorded their debut album. It will be out some time over christmas. We're definately looking forward to that.
  • 9.december. Pictures from the Posepilten show! Go to the pictures pages. Thanks to Chris White for taking the pics!
  • 30.november. Long interview in Free City Media. We recommend checking out 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 album."
  • 29.november. Upcoming show! AqPop, Josephine and KaRL BaRX will play at Sake in Trondheim the 10th of december.
  • 23.november. AqPop has received some radio play in the US. WMBR 88.1 FM (Massachusetts)- Jon Bernhardt's Breakfast of Champions and the show Aural Fixation also at WMBR 88.1 FM, No Soap Radio, WFWM 91.9 FM (Frostburg), CKCU 93.1 FM (Ottawa, Canada) and No Love For Ned.
  • 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 (FG)

    18.nov: The song Relate That Something from Beautifully Smart has been in NRK Petre Urørt's hotlist for ten weeks now. This means that it's being played every second night on Petre. Cool.

  • 18.november: The Popstase-show at Studentradion will feature a short interview with 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 EP.
  • 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 gir 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$ at www.hhbtm.com
  • 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, gitar med 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 either 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 (mailorder).
  • 6.october: We're on NRK Urørt's hotlist. Really good review at Rockeweb. Thanks!
  • 5.october: Another review, this one in english. A great one. "Guided by Voices and the Byrds come to mind and at their very best this is in fact right up there with Norwegian Dipsomaniacs. take on the style." Visit Broken Face - An introspective glance into the world of peripheral sounds.
  • 29.september: Had a really nice time playing at Mono in Oslo. Kind a short pop set (45 min). Also, the Kulta Beats were stunning. The debut album is now available also at Tiger in Oslo (along with Big Dipper). PS! Andreas is still soar in his mouth after eating a spicey kebab. Send him some fresh mints
  • 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 Lund 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 NRK (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 interview with Thor Jørgen in the region newspaper 'Adresseavisa'. Nice review at 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 titles include Minor Tall, Fair Share Of Praise and Quarter Century Of Listening.
  • 15.june: Tracks for Beautifully Smart is set. 21 songs were recorded 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 9.Command Smileable 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 Records. The songs are being mastered, the artwork finished and everything goes as planned.
  • 5.june: AqPop at Musikkens dag in Trondheim, saturday 5th of June. 1400 at Bakklandet
  • 26.april: Concert at Posepilten ("potten"). With Dominic & HotRod. 50,-
  • 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 in Norway yet. We're working on different alternatives.
  • 29.March 2004: Album will be recorded in april. We're looking forward to this.
  • 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 Feeling 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 bass/vocals, 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. the free citywebsite
  • 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 to the file. 2) The Orchid Pool has recored the song Have It written by Karl Morten of Aq Pop. The song is featured on the 35g 7" Looking Down, also featuring 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, recorded early 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 League 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 which will 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 tunes in various stations". Song titles: Trapin, Magic Luxery, Same Delight, Comic 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 upcoming Chime Poppers 12" LP and an 7" on Two Zero records.
  • October 2001: The We Are Hello 4 compilation is out. Electric Jam Soul 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 Jam 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 Rock.n Roll" gir Electric Jam Soul Aquarium pluss i taket". Other bands include Madrugada, Slowburn and American Suitcase.



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