A tablespoon of Buzzcocks, some Teenage Fanclub, a scent of Nick Lowe, a drop of Kinks and maybe a dash of Queens of the Stone Age, and you´re pretty close...but most of all they sound like themselves!
POPGUN has been somewhat of a side-project for Drummer Palle and Bassman Egil since the late 90`s, only release being an EP in 1999, but in 2004 they decided it was about time to get focused and kick some real ass!
The song "Why is it?" was recorded and ended up on a promo-release for Norwegian Broadcasting Corp, Channel P3, and got POPGUN on the list of "the 10 most exiting bands in Norway" in 2004.
The summer of 2006 the band released the album " A Day and a Half in Half a Day"(Stack/Indie),
from where "Mr. Unconcerned" got its` share of airplay on Norwegian Radio P3, and the video for "Sunset in Reverse" rolled on TV- channel ZTV.
POPGUN launched their 2nd album "Manic Anti-Depressive" in Spain and Japan in November 2008, through Spanish label Wildpunkrecords, to throughout great reviews! (see some of them below)
By spring 2010, a bunch of American Radios had picked up on them , and "All Messed Up" got regular airplay on some 78 American Radiostations.
2009 and 2010 the band toured Europe, hitting the U.K., Spain and Italy.
2013 Popgun released another album to great reviews, named "Violent Hippies", physically available on 180g vinyl only. Download available from TIDAL, iTunes etc.
Check out http://snaxvillerecordstore.no to become a Violent Hippie, you too!
"Downright spine-chilling classic R&R, an album packed with feel-good moments" (Norwegian National Radio P3 on "Violent Hippies"
"Unbelivably catchy!!" ( Jury of "Best Norwegian Underground Act" 2004)
" A fantastic album! Everybody should have one!!" (Channel P3, Norway)
"Not a copy of neither The Kinks, Faces nor The Beatles, but a powerful trio making music with both muscles and melodies" (Record Review of debut-album, in AA/RB, Norwegian paper)
"Makes me think of Lemonheads on speed" (Danish rock Magazine GAFFA)
"Embracing the classics while creating new sounds in music is a difficult endeavour; POPGUN has done so with style and a proper ounce of grit! These guys are musical wonders with their own compass!" (Earbuzz.com, review of debut-album"
"The brothers Gallagher would've killed for a song like "All or Nothing", The Dandy Warhols would've done the same for "Sting Me"! (Review of "Manic Anti-Depressive" in Spanish magazine Pasajes Electricos)
" Ramones meets Jane's Addiction??" (Mad Spaniard, November 2008)