Alphabeat Biography

Alphabeat is a Danish pop band from Silkeborg, signed to Polydor label. Alphabeat appeals to a large crowd including the gay community. Their single, "Fascination", was a major hit in Denmark during the summer of 2007 and a significant hit in the UK in 2008. The next single, "10.000 Nights of Thunder" (or just "10,000 Nights" in the UK) saw equal acclaim, and their eponymous debut album went to number 2 in Denmark and in the UK. It has sold over 100,000 copies and their 3 top 20 singles have sold in the region of 400,000 all together.

The band is made up of six members, Anders SG, Stine Bramsen, Anders B., Rasmus Nagel, Anders Reinholdt and Troels Hansen. Their sound is mainly retro 80's melodic pop, taking inspiration amongst others from British bands Deacon Blue and Prefab Sprout with distinctive overlay of male and female harmonies.

The band was previously named Sodastar, but this was changed to avoid confusion with a German band.

The band's native success attracted the attention of several major labels from larger markets abroad and Alphabeat was eventually signed to EMI's Charisma Records label in the United Kingdom. Its British debut single, "Fantastic 6" was released on 26 November 2007.

Alphabeat received several positive reviews in major British publications such as NME, The Observer Music Monthly, Digital Spy and Popjustice.

On 20 December 2008, it was announced via press release that the band had been dropped by its UK label Charisma Records, despite a Top 10 album and 3 Top 20 singles. In a statement from the band on 19 January 2009, it was confirmed that they had chosen to leave the label after being given the opportunity and was signed with a new label in the UK for the release of a yet unrecorded second album. It is also stated that they hope the album is to be released in 2009.

It was announced on 6 March 2009 that Alphabeat had signed a new record deal with the label Polydor. The band's manager said "We are thrilled to be signing to one of the UK's most successful record companies and looking forward to achieving even more success with the band and Polydor in the coming years."

In August 2009, Pop Justice premiered their new single "The Spell" which is set for a release of October and their second album The Spell to be released shortly after. It was originally set for release on 2 November 2009 in the UK. but has since been pushed back until 1 March 2010

Alphabeat confirmed in January 2010, that the second single from their second album: The Spell, is entitled: "Hole In The Head" and is due for release the week beginning 22 February 2010.
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