Kraftklub is a five-person band from Chemnitz, Germany. Their music combines rock / indie and Sprechgesang with German lyrics and is generally considered to be a mixture of rap and indie.
Founding and early years (2009 - 2011)
The band first met at school and founded the band at the end of 2009. On 13 February 2010 they released their first EP, entitled Adonis Maximus at a record release party in the Chemnitz club Atomino.
Kraftklub have performed as the support act for bands including Beatsteaks, Fettes Brot and Casper. In August 2009 they released their first single, Zu Jung. In September 2010 they won the ARD radio station New Music Award. This resulted in attention from some major record labels. As of January 2011, they are signed to Universal Domestic Rock/Vertigo Berlin.
2011 - present
In 2011 the band represented Saxony in the Bundesvision Song Contest with their song Ich will nicht nach Berlin, coming fifth with a total of 89 points. The single was released the next day where it reached number 45 on the German Media Control Charts. Their debut album Mit K was released on 20 January 2012 and shot straight to number one in Germany. In April 2012, Songs für Liam, the next single from their album, was released. It debuted at number 40 and peaked at number 14 in the German Media Control Charts.
Kraftklub refer to their hometown of Chemnitz as "Karl-Marx-Stadt" (this was the name the city was known as from 1953 to 1990) - one of their songs on Mit K is entitled Karl-Marx-Stadt - and they are known for their trademark poloshirts, varsity jackets and suspenders.
Its first concert outside of Germany was at 19 September 2012, in "La Puerta Grande" Bar in Bogotá, thanks to the "Kolumbien mit K" tour promoted by the Goethe Institut - Colombia, which took them by Bogotá, Medellín and Cali, each one with two concerts respectively, and one in Cartagena.
Till and Felix are brothers and the sons of AG. Geige member Jan Kummer. Since there is no artistic connection to Kraftklub, the brothers use the surname Brummer instead.