Popup self-release their second album, ‘Whimpers’.
The 10-track long-player follows up the debut long-player from the Glasgow four-piece – 2008’s ‘A Time and a Place’.
For younger readers, the Glasgow four-piece was formed by old school friends (at a Hallowe’en party) in 2004.
Following many positive reviews – and amassing nearly 10,000 Myspace fans in a week at a time when that was a big deal – the band – Michael Cross, Adi Giudici, Nicholas Giudici, and Damian Samian – released several well-received singles, played high profile shows including Musicworks and Tigerfest as well as travelling to South By South West in Austin three times, and released their debut album via Art/Goes/Pop in the UK and Team Love in the US.
However, a much-vaunted major record deal didn’t materialise and the band eventually went their separate ways in 2010.
The new 10-track album has been released without much fanfare, with gigs unlikely and not just because of the current lockdown – the members working on different projects. But a meeting of the members at a wedding led to the consensus that the album deserved to be heard.
‘Whimpers’ is out now, available as a stream or download.