Giant Rooks have come a long way from their beginnings. In 2015 the singer Frederik Rabe, guitarist Finn Schwieters, bassist Luca Göttner, keyboarder Jonathan Wischniowski and drummer Finn Thomas started Giant Rooks in their hometown of Hamm in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
The band won the prestigious Pop-NRW-Award, went on tour with heavyweights such as The Temper Trap and Mighty Oaks and have played the most renowned festivals both at home and abroad. Wild Stare was the first sign of life by Giant Rooks after their acclaimed EP New Estate. Now they will release a second EP, named after the very same song. And it shows why they are the most promising newcomer in their native country - Germany. With Wild Stare they put their money where their mouths are, showing their musical spectrum, their exuberant talent and their infectious serenity. Giant Rooks’ position is cosmopolitan, just like their sound. They’ve already broken out of Germany and landed an international record deal with Irrsinn/Universal. Furthermore they are as used to playing in Manchester or London as other German indie bands are playing in Berlin or Hamburg. And the venues are getting bigger, tickets are sold faster and big chunks of the tour promoting their new EP are sold out already.
Giant Rooks are still only in their early 20s and therefore outrageously young. If they continue to write songs with such incredible intensity, the expectations for their debut album are growing wild.