German Art-Pop band, Giant Rooks follow up last year’s stunning ‘Wild Stare’ EP with their new single “Watershed”, released ahead of their upcoming UK Shows in May.
The melancholy banger begins with a reverb laced piano hook before launching in a beautiful slice of angular indie disco. 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.
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 50 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 stages across the continent, including 3 special headline shows in Brighton, London and Manchester. This mini-tour follows their sold out 2019 run of dates in the UK (including a sold out show at Hoxton Bar & Grill, now Colours) as well as their storming sets at the Great Escape, Y Not Festival, Kendall Calling and Neighbourhood Festival.
As if this wasn’t enough, they’re already starting to pick up awards despite not having released an album yet. Having previously received their home countries prestigious Pop Award, in November of 2019 they received another major German music award, the coveted 1-Live Krone. With more music and a stacked tour schedule, 2020 is set to be the year of Giant Rooks.
Live Dates 2020
5th May – Chalk – Brighton
6th May – Village Underground – London
7th May – Academy 2 – Manchester