Alphabeat received several positive reviews in major British publications such as the NME, The Observer, On 20 December 2008, it was announced via press release that the band had been dropped by their UK label Charisma Records.In a statement from the band on 19 January 2009, it was confirmed that they had chosen to leave the label after being given the opportunity.

They made their US debut at the 2010 SXSW Festival.

In June 2010, they co-headlined with Wheatus at Trinity May Ball, in Cambridge, UK.

The bands eponymous debut album, Alphabeat, was released in Denmark on 5 March 2007, peaking at number two on the Danish Albums Chart and reaching platinum status in five months of release.

The band's success in their domestic market attracted the attention of several major labels from larger markets abroad and Alphabeat was eventually signed to EMI's Charisma Records label in the United Kingdom.

Follow-up single "10.000 Nights of Thunder" (or just "10,000 Nights" in the UK) saw equal acclaim, and their eponymous debut album reached number two in Denmark and number ten in the UK.

It has sold over 100,000 copies and their three top twenty singles have sold of 400,000 altogether in the region.

Their debut UK single, "Fantastic 6", was released on 26 November 2007, followed by the international release of Alphabeat, retitled This Is Alphabeat, the following year.

It peaked at number ten on the UK Albums Chart and was certified gold by the British Phonographic Industry on 10 October 2008. Every year the European Border Breakers Awards (EBBA) recognize the success of ten emerging artists or groups who reached audiences outside their own countries with their first internationally released album in the past year.

The second UK single, "Hole in My Heart", was released on 22 February 2010, debuting at number twenty-nine on the UK Singles Chart.

Alphabeat's third studio album, Express Non-Stop, was released on 24 September 2012. Two more singles, "X-Mas (Let's Do It Again)" and "Show Me What Love Is" were released from the album before the band went on hiatus to focus on side projects in 2013.

In the same year, the band was planning to play select shows with American singer Katy Perry on her 2008 world tour.