Highasakite album ‘Silent Treatment’ longest time in Norwegian top 40 since 1997
2 Norwegian Grammy wins (Best Pop Album, Best Composition)
Nominated for European Independent Album of the Year at the IMPALA Awards
Highasakite can now celebrate one year consecutive on VG – a feat no Norwegian artists have managed in 18 years.
Twelve months ago last week Highasakite released their debut album ‘Silent Treatment’. Already achieving some domestic success, the album went straight to #1 in their home territory and this went on to launch the band as an international prospect. Fast forward 52 weeks and today ‘Silent Treatment’ is sitting at #14 in the album charts, after 12 consecutive months in the top 40.
2014 was a crazy year for the band, having toured the US with London Grammar, they 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 Rokysopp & Robyn, Nico & Vinz, Emilie Nicholas and Todd Terje to win two awards for ‘Best Pop Act’ and ‘Best Composition’.
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 – but one that is greatly deserved.
Highasakite are currently touring Australia’s Laneway Festival. After, they will return to Oslo and complete a follow up record. The band have just announced their first arena (10,000 capacity) show at Sverresborg Arena, Trondheim this summer.