Giant Rooks is a German indie band from Hamm, which was founded in 2014.[1] In 2019 they won the 1Live Krone Award[2] and the Preis für Popkultur.[3] Their debut album Rookery was released on 28 August 2020.[4]

Giant Rooks
Giant Rooks - Haldern Pop Festival 2017-10.jpg
Background information
OriginHamm, Germany
GenresIndie rock, indie pop
Years active2014–present
MembersFrederik Rabe
Finn Schwieters
Finn Thomas
Jonathan Wischniowski
Luca Göttner

MembersEdit

  • Frederik Rabe
  • Finn Schwieters
  • Luca Göttner
  • Jonathan Wischniowski
  • Finn Thomas

HistoryEdit

The band was founded in 2014 by the cousins Frederik Rabe and Finn Schwieters and the piano player Jonathan Wischniowski and was soon completed by the addition of bass player Luca Göttner and drummer Finn Thomas.[5] In 2015 they released their first self-produced EP 'The Times Are Bursting The Lines'. This first release was followed by another EP New Estate in 2017 which gained them first critical success. The release was supported by hundreds of shows all over Europe eventually landing them a record deal with Irrsinn Tonträger (Universal Music).[6] In 2019 the EP Wild Stare was released with its title track being a top 20 radio hit in Italy[7] and the whole EP racking up more than 50,000,000 world-wide streams on Spotify soon after its release.[8] In 2020 they announced the release of their debut album ROOKERY for 28 August 2020. Radio X DJ John Kennedy played the band's single 'All We Are' on his X-Posure radio show,[9] on the album's release.

On the Official Singles Chart Top 100 of 25 March 2022 to 31 March 2022, the band achieved their first UK hit when their version of Suzanne Vega's "Tom's Diner", with AnnenMayKantereit, charted at number 63.[10][11]

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

  • 2020 – Rookery (GER: #3)

EPsEdit

  • 2015 – The Times Are Bursting the Lines
  • 2017 – New Estate
  • 2019 – Wild Stare

SinglesEdit

As lead artistEdit

  • 2017 – "New Estate"
  • 2017 – "Bright Lies"
  • 2018 – "Wild Stare"
  • 2019 – "Tom's Diner" (with AnnenMayKantereit)
  • 2020 – "Watershed"
  • 2020 – "What I Know Is All Quicksand"
  • 2020 – "Heat Up"
  • 2022 - "Morning Blue"

As featured artistEdit

  • 2017 – "Another Heart / Another Mind" (Razz featuring Giant Rooks)
  • 2021 – "Isomnia" (Rin featuring Giant Rooks)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hammer Band Giant Rooks: Überall auf der Überholspur". wa.de. 6 August 2015. Retrieved 28 August 2020.
  2. ^ "DER 1LIVE KRONE FÖRDERPREIS 2019 GEHT AN GIANT ROOKS". wa.de (in German). 5 December 2019. Retrieved 28 August 2020.
  3. ^ "Hammer Band Giant Rooks: Überall auf der Überholspur". wa.de (in German). 3 October 2019. Retrieved 28 August 2020.
  4. ^ "New Noise: Giant Rooks". Wonderland Magazine. 28 August 2019. Retrieved 28 August 2020.
  5. ^ "Giant Rooks – Wir sind Perfektionisten!". herzmukke (in German). 28 January 2016. Retrieved 28 August 2020.
  6. ^ "GIANT ROOKS RELEASE NEW SINGLE MISINTERPRETATIONS". TotalNtertainment. 25 July 2020. Retrieved 28 August 2020.
  7. ^ "I Giant Rooks dal vivo in Italia". Metro News (in Italian). 30 May 2020. Retrieved 28 August 2020.
  8. ^ "GIANT ROOKS RETURN WITH CANDID VIDEO FOR BRAND NEW SINGLE 'WATERSHED'". House of Solo Magazine. 31 January 2020. Retrieved 28 August 2020.
  9. ^ "Show Date: 28 Aug 2020".
  10. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100 | Official Charts Company". Official Charts.
  11. ^ "ANNENMAYKANTEREIT/GIANT ROOKS | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company". Official Charts.

External linksEdit