anamē : Old Norse, meaning: to adapt
Scandinavian production duo anamē release ‘Bermondsey Bender’, the fourth single from their upcoming debut album on Anjunabeats.
Marcus Schössow and Thomas Sagstad have been planning, plotting and dreaming anamē for two decades. First coming together at a house party in Helsingborg, Sweden, Marcus and Thomas bonded over a love of artists (Sasha or early Tiesto), labels (Strictly Rhythm, Defected), ethics (“We both wanted to work hard for our dreams”) and ideas.
‘Bermondsey Bender’ is a nod to the South London neighbourhood where the Anjunabeats office and Above & Beyond studio are based. The final single to be released ahead of their debut album, it captures the spirit and liveliness of the district.
“That song is about how we spent so much time down there – but it's not actually about a drunken night!” Marcus says. “It's just about how that area of London has this energy. And you kinda leave with that energy, feeling completely drunk. Drunk on energy and good vibes.”
“Very accurately put,” agrees Thomas. “When we're there, we're running between the office and the studios and the hotel. It's this triangle of streets. And you're so full of energy and adrenaline because you're trying to make everything happen while you're there. So I think that track is a good representation of us, and the album. It's fun to play with the whole bender idea. It's not really about that. But it still feels the same – in a positive way!”
anamē got their new album campaign off to a blistering start with the release of 'Anywhere (Road Trippin')', which was added to Sirius XM BPM and saw support from Don Diablo, Oliver Heldens, Tiësto, Korolova, Mees Salomé, Sultan + Shepard and more. Over the coming weeks and months, the band will be pulling back the curtain on how an album comes together, through their social media channels and on their ‘It’s a Beautiful World’ podcast series.
anamē ‘Bermondsey Bender’ is out now on Anjunabeats. The duo recently joined Above & Beyond at their Group Therapy Weekender festivities at The Gorge as well as our Anjunabeats Outdoors shows in New York City and Denver, and will soon feature at our Anjunabeats shows in Montréal, London and Amsterdam. Tickets on sale now (anjunabeats.com/events).
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