A year after Highasakite’s ‘Silent Treatment’ saw its release, the celebrated band can now bolster their ego with a claim not matched by any other Norwegian acts in the last 18 years: ‘Silent Treatment’ has enjoyed a one-year consecutive run on Norway’s official album charts.
In addition to their sales charts success, Highasakite have also racked up a number of feats over the last month:
• 2 Norwegian Spellemannspris awards (Pop album of the Year, Composer of the Year)
• Nominated for ‘European Independent Album of the Year’ at the IMPALA awards
• International – Triple J ‘Hottest 100’, ‘album and Single of the Sear listings’ on NPR
Having toured the US with London Grammar last year, Highasakite ended up with both the single ‘Since Last Wednesday’ and album on NPR’s best of 2014 lists. Australia was also quick on the uptake – ‘Since Last Wednesday’ was the 33rd most played track on Triple J in 2014 and also featured in their ‘Hottest 100’.
At the beginning of 2015 the band picked up 3 Norwegian Grammy Nominations and beat Röyksopp & Robyn, Nico & Vinz, Emilie Nicholas and Todd Terje to win two awards for ‘Pop album of the Year’ and ‘Composer of the Year’.
Topping off the awards, international recognition comes from IMPALA (Independent Music Companies Association), who have nominated Highasakite for the ‘European Independent Album Of The Year’. The awards are chosen by 4,000 international professional bodies and dubbed the ‘European Mercury Music Prize’. To be listed alongside FKA Twigs, Alt-J and Mercury Music Prize winners, Young Fathers, is great achievement and one that is greatly deserved.
Highasakite have just wrapped up a highly successful tour of Australia. The band have also recently announced their first arena (10,000 capacity) show at Sverresborg Arena, Trondheim this summer.