The beginning - En Stund
Al FastPoHolmens music emanates from Adam Fastholms songs and compositions. He creates music with influences from a diversity of genres from Mali-blues to Swedish folk, from reggae to jazz and electronic. Sung mostly in Swedish.
Adam is Danish but grew up in Sweden. Together with his cousin, singer Dawn Fastholm he founded Fastpoholmen in 2007.
July 2010 FastPoHolmen released their debut album 'En Stund' (a little while / momentum) on the newly established record label ' Free Kids Records ' which is housed in Nørrebro in Copenhagen. Major Danish Booking agency Beatbox Booking (now Bullet Booking) discovers the band and they start collaborating with FastPoHolmen early 2011.
Spring 2011 ‘En Stund’ is re-released and this time the album gets many good reviews and the band is booked for ‘Spot festival’ and concerts both in Denmark and southern Sweden. The track ‘Himlen’ was voted into the charts of the national Danish Radios listener based chart ‘The Electric Barometer’ and stays on the top for 10 weeks.
Another track from the Album 'Min kära' is the most played song on Danish radio channel P6 in May 2011 and the newspaper Urban announces the album as one of the best albums 0f 2011.
A new big Fastpoholmen - Roskilde Festival
Up onto the first release of ‘En Stund’FastPoHolmen was mostly a duo, sometimes backed by their musicians amongst friends and family. But as the album achieves success, the clubs and festivals wanted to see the band live. New bandmembers came along, and at Roskilde Festival 2011, FastPoHolmen presented themselves as an 8 person band for the first time.
From then on forward Fastpoholmen was, besides Adam and Dawn, Thomas Fløe Nielsen, Kristoffer Sidenius, Jay Habib, Trine Trash, Kristian Rinck - Henriksen and Anders Juhl Nielsen.
The Roskilde concert reaped great reviews from major newspapers and music magazines and created interest for several concerts around Scandinavia,
Andas In - Danish Music Award
In the spring of 2012 the band began the preparations for the second album. Spring, summer and autumn - evenings and nights were spent in the Compound studio in Nørrebro Copenhagen together with producer Thomas Fritsche. With one clear dogma, don’t compromise; keep experimenting until it’s right.
Mid-March 2013, Fastpoholmen released their second album, Andas In, (Breathe In) and got many great reviews in Danish and now also Swedish papers and magazines. The release was followed by intense touring, doing gigs in (amongst others) ÷land Roots (S), Putte I Parken (S), ÿresundsfestival (S), Slotrock (DK), Scandinavia Reggae Festival (DK), Lille Vega (DK).
November 26th 2013 - Andas Iní won the Danish Music Award 2013 ñ for Best World Album.
Mumin - Fusion & Urkult
Throughout winter and spring 2014, Adam produced tracks for a small EP- production. The EP carries the name Mumin and contains 6 powerful songs Ranging from small intimate afro / folk songs to more electronic dark and Introverted tracks not sucking up to the listeners.
The wide spectre of Fastpoholmens music is visable in the variety of venues the played at on their summertour 2014. The played at Præstø Folk Festival, the electronic German Fusion Festival, intimate Himmelstorm festival, Worldmusicfestival Urkult in Ångermanland, Copenhagen Jazz Festival and Scandinavia Reggae Festival in Copenhagen.
Over 800,000 annual streams and a new album 2016
During the 2015 Fastpoholmens songs had been streamed over 800,000 times worldwide, despite the fact that no new material has been released in the period.
The summer of 2015 Free Kids Records and Fastpoholmen built a temporary studio in the cellar of the New Theatre in Copenhagen. Here they recorded 11 new songs that resulted in the 2016 album ‘Drømmer du?’
The song ‘Tilsammans é vi bra’ from the album quickly became one of the most popular FPH-songs, often streamed more than ‘Himlen’.
Again the band toured Denmark & Sweden and now also played for the first time in Norway.
1,4 million streams and Dudu
Worldwide, FPH has been streamed 1.4 million times yearly 2016 and 2018. Fall 2018 FPH released the single and flipside ‘Dudu’ and ‘Stjernefri’.