The current bio story:
Popup are from Glasgow. They are Adi, Damian, Michael and Nicholas. Some might say that they’ve worked up a storm - others might say that Scottish weather is too turbulent to notice.
They rehearse in a drafty old tobacco factory near the River Clyde where they sit close together to keep warm. This is how they write their songs - by sitting close together until an idea sneaks in through a crack in the wall. There are many cracks - things break - guitar strings, drumsticks, amplifiers, hearts and tempers, and so Adi, Damian, Michael and Nicholas have nowhere to hide - no option but to be honest. They can only be themselves or be Popup. And so Popup simply sound like Popup - like Adi, Damian, Michael and Nicholas from Glasgow, and without a word of a lie.
They have played a few hundred shows in the UK, Europe and the USA. Some highlights include sets at T in the Park, Latitude, The Wickerman Festival, The Borderline (London), The Paradiso (Amsterdam), The Knitting Factory (New York) and at SxSW 07 & SxSW 08. They have released three singles and one album on Art/goes/pop records in the UK, and one album on Team Love Records in North America.
In 2009 Popup signed to Team Love Records (USA), and 2011 sees them get back on the road, beginning with shows at SxSW 2011, to support the forthcoming album release, due in the Summer of '11.
Notable / Radio / TV:
Live Radio Sessions recorded on BBC Radio 1, BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Radio Ulster, XFM.
Live TV Session on BBC 2 Scotland The Music Show
Live TV session on STV In Music
Playlisted on MTV2 120 Minutes
"Lucy, What You Trying To Say?" - XFM Scotland Single of the Year Award 2006, Jim Gellatly
"Love Triangle" - Singles of the Year Award 2008, The List
"Chinese Burn" - Formula 1 Grand Prix / Pepe Jeans advert sync - 2008.
"Lucy, What You Trying To Say?" - BBC 3 sync - Life of Daniel- 2010.
2nd album release on Team Love Records, due Summer 2011 in North America/UK. Full supporting tour – details TBC.