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Giant Rooks on Creating their Own Sound


German band Giant Rooks is making headlines all over the world with their new album, ROOKERY.
Photo: Joseph Kadow

With more than a million listeners on Spotify, Giant Rooks has carved a permanent space into the indie-rock scene.

Hamm-native band, Giant Rooks, wants to welcome you into the Rookery. Their first album ROOKERY was released in August of this year, introducing twelve unique tracks that exemplify the band’s essence on a personal level.

"The musical challenge was not to get lost in a nostalgia - we just don’t wanna be another band just giving reference to musical decades long past. We wanna move forward, not backwards."

Giant Rooks was founded in 2015. It’s made of singer Frederik Rabe, bassist Luca Göttner, guitarist Finn Schwieters, keyboardist Jonathan Wischniowski, and drummer Finn Thomas. Since then, Giant Rooks has been making headlines, winning awards like the 1LIVE Krone Award, and selling out concerts all over Europe. They have played over 350 shows worldwide. As one of the most promising bands to come out of Germany, every time they release an EP, it sells out. It’s a true testament to the love for music this band has.

Their first album, ROOKERY, is the development of the band’s own sound. After years of fighting the expectation of fitting in and chasing trends, the guys decided it was time to re-introduce themselves in their own terms.

"The recordings and songwriting process had started two years ago and since then we worked on the album every single day till the release. If I had to describe the album in one word I’d choose: diverse."

Giant Rooks just released their album ROOKERY, which has surpassed millions of plays on spotify and apple music.