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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.[1]

Founding and early years (2009 - 2011)

The band first met at school [2] and founded the band at the end of 2009.[3] On 13 February 2010 they released their first EP, entitled Adonis Maximus at a record release party in the Chemnitz club Atomino.[4]

Kraftklub have performed as the support act for bands including Beatsteaks, Fettes Brot and Casper.[5] In August 2009 they released their first single, Zu Jung.[6] In September 2010 they won the ARD radio station New Music Award.[7] This resulted in attention from some major record labels. As of January 2011, they are currently signed to Universal Domestic Rock/Vertigo Berlin.[8][9]

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.[10] The single was released the next day where it reached number 45 on the German Media Control Charts.[11] Their debut album Mit K was released on 20 January 2012 and shot straight to number one in Germany.[12][13] 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.[14]

Kraftklub refer to their hometown of Chemnitz as "Karl-Marx-Stadt" [15] (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.[16]

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 [17][18] and the sons of AG. Geige member Jan Kummer. Since there is no artistic connection to Kraftklub, the brothers use the surname Brummer instead.



  • 2012 Mit K


  • 2010 Adonis Maximus
  • 2012 Live im Astra Berlin


  • 2010 Zu Jung
  • 2011 Ich Will Nicht Nach Berlin
  • 2011 Eure Mädchen
  • 2012 Songs für Liam
  • 2012 Kein Liebeslied
  • 2012 Mein Leben

Band members

  • Rap/Vocals: Felix Brummer (Felix Kummer)
  • Guitar/Vocals: Karl Schumann
  • Guitar: Steffen Israel
  • Bass: Till Brummer (Till Kummer)
  • Drums: Max Marschk

Song Appearances

"Eure Mädchen" from EA Sports FIFA 13 Soundtrack (2012)`


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External links

  • Official website
  • Tumblr tour blog
  • Official Facebook page
  • Official Myspace page
  • Official YouTube channel
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