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Tuesday 18 February 2020

Watershed: German Art-Pop Band Giant Rooks Bring New Music To Brighton Chalk

German Art-Pop band, Giant Rooks are set to arrive in Brighton, this spring, on the back of new single Watershed; a melancholy banger that begins with a reverb laced piano hook before launching in a beautiful slice of angular indie disco.
Credit Frederike Wetzels

Giant Rooks do not hide the fact that the song borrows from house and electronic music in its urgency and hedonistic sound, they simply weave these elements into a track that is the perfect soundtrack to late nights in dive bars, either in London or Berlin.

"We listen to all kinds of music," the band told Miro Magazine's Music Editor Ruby Flanagan. 

"From American hip hop to more classic songwriting and indie music, to jazz. Just music we like. 

"When it comes to our own work, we really try to combine all these different influences and mix it up in a new way that is exciting for us!" 


The lo-fi video for the track leans heavily on the band's own lives, being young musicians living in Berlin for the first time. It tells an abstract tale of life and love in the city.  

They've come a long way from their humble beginnings

Formed in 2015 by Frederik Rabe (guitar/vocals), Finn Schwieters (guitar), Luca Göttner (bassist), Jonathan Wischniowski (keys) and Finn Thomas (drums). 

The band have toured around Northern Europe and earned themselves slots on high profile festival stages. 

Currently based in Berlin, the band continue to write radiant, euphoric art-pop songs with just the right touch of bittersweet sentiment.

Last year the band released their acclaimed EP, Wild Stare which has already raked up over fifty million combined streams and cemented their status as ones to watch. 

As well as releasing more new music, in 2020 the band will be hitting the road and bringing their sophisticated pop sound to Brighton Chalk on Tuesday 5th May 2020. CLICK HERE for tickets.  

by: Mike Cobley




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