Revolverheld is a German rock band from Hamburg, Germany, formed in 2002. The group consists of Johannes Strate, Jakob Sinn, Kristoffer Hünecke, Niels Kristian Hansen, Florian Speer and Chris Rodriguez. The group was originally named ‘Manga’, later renamed to “Tsunamikiller” before settling to “Revolverheld”.
The band began her career as a supporting act for Donots, Silbermond and Udo Lindenberg. They first started gathering public attention with their song “Rock n’ Roll”, which then led to a Coaching Program in the Pop- Academy Baden-Württemberg.
In 2004 they were signed by the record label Sony BMG. In June 2015 they released their first single “Generation Rock” and directly entered the German Charts. The song is featured on the video game Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock. In 2005 they released their debut album ‘Revolverheld’.
- Johannes Strate
- Jakob Sinn
- Kristoffer Hünecke
- Niels Kristian Hansen
- Florian Speer
- Chris Rodriguez (replaced Florian Speer who left the band in 2012.)
- MTV Unplugged in drei Akten – 2015
- Immer in Bewegung – 2013
- In Farbe – 2010
- Chaostheorie – 2007
- Zimmer mit Blick – 2018
- Revolverheld – 2005
- Deine Nähe tut mir weh – 2015, EP
- Google Play – 2015, EP
- Revolverheld – Famous 5
- Unzertrennlich – 2007, EP
- Halt Dich an Mir Fest
- Ich lass für Dich das Licht an
- Deine Nähe tut mir weh
- Lass uns gehen
- Das kann uns keiner nehmen
- Freunde bleiben
- Sommer in Schweden
- Die Welt steht still – Video
- Mit dir chilln
- Du weißt nicht was du willst
- Keine Liebeslieder
- Ich werd’ die Welt verändern
- Generation Rock
- Immer in Bewegung
- Worte die bleiben
- Helden 2008
- Darf ich bitten
- Bands deiner Jugend
- Hamburg hinter uns
- Hinter der Elbe New York
- Längst verloren
- Ich werde nie erwachsen
- Neu anfangen
- Beste Zeiten deines Lebens
- Du explodierst
- Wenn du sagst
- Aufhören mich zu verlieren
- Wir schmeißen unsere Herzen ins Feuer
- Patient in meiner Psychiatrie
- Still feeling
- seven souls
- The heart beats to the neck
- Love at a distance
- Just like now
- I can not stop loving our lives
- The silence in the noise
- Our story is told
- You can count on me
- Always loved
- rooms with view
- MTV Europe Music Award for Best German Act-2014
- Echo Award for Best National Rock/Pop Group 2015 · Immer in Bewegung
- VIVA Comet – Bester Liveact-2011
Interviewer: Three years after the album ‘MTV Unplugged in Three Acts’, ‘Room with a View’ is now more electronic than ever, the first song ‘Still feeling’ is even disco-friendly. Is that the logical consequence after the acoustic phase?
Johannes Strate: This has developed so organically. ‘MTV Unplugged’ playing while sitting, this has taken us three years including tour. And when Kris and I settled on new songs after that and played them to us, we realized: Of the first 20 songs none of them was on acoustic guitar. We probably just felt like something else. Okay, obviously something new is coming up here.
Niels Hansen: The acoustic phase was already a special experience, but it only subliminally influenced the new album.
Strate: Honestly, I was glad when I finally got an effects pedal in front of the guitar again.
Jakob Sinn: I was sitting in the next room producing electronic beats. If someone told me that 15 years ago!
Interviewer: Your stages have been growing ever since their first album in 2005. ‘Room with a View’ goes in dimensions of Coldplay, The Killers, by Stadionpop. Are you megalomaniac?
Strate: I can live very well with the bands, they certainly influenced us. Of course, writing and sound change over the years, but we do not construct our songs according to the planned hall size.
Interviewer: Guys with Wanderklampfen who sing about – quote Jan Böhmermann, ‘people life dancing world’, are also slowly told. More volume is there as a means of demarcation.
Strate: We actually thought about that a lot. You know that Böhmi is an old friend of our band (laughs). There are so many German pop music with singers that I already confuse them when I hear them on the radio. Every week a record comes out of something with a first name last name that I’ve never heard of in life …
Interviewer: Johannes Strate …
Strate: Oh yes, that annoys me already 38 years. But it is crazy. And we do not want to sound like the German pabulum, but wanted to make a modern band album.
Sinn: An album that does not sound like singer-songwriter-pop.
Interviewer: But it was recorded on Föhr, not exactly a rock hotspot.
Hansen: There is no distraction, no dates, and the guys from Stanfour have a nice studio there.
Interviewer: As new as the sound of the album is, so well known are the themes in the lyrics except for the time-critical ‘Zimmer mit Blick’. ‘The heart beats to the neck’, ‘Always loved’. Herzbuben instead of attitude?
Strate: ‘Room with a View’ is a political song, and ‘Invisible’ is basically about faith.
Hansen: ‘As it is now’ shows our generation: Top educated, cosmopolitan, but still dissatisfied.
Strate: But relationships, like in ‘Our story is told’, always remain a big topic. I get these stories with me, and there are more, which is probably a matter of age. I can empathize with them and therefore write them down as mine. Sometimes I want to plug in ear plugs, not to get everything.
Interviewer: Sometimes relationships last longer. What is it like to exist as a band longer than the Beatles?
Meaning: Oh, blatant. Right. It was only ten years old, now it’s 16. But having a band with friends is like a relationship of ups and downs, and we’ve always done well.
Hansen: We have seen many bands come and go, many have dissolved.
Interviewer: It used to be Beatles or Stones, then doctors or pants, Blur or Oasis, now Wanda or AnnenMayKantereit. Who is your competitor?
Strate : I think there is no band in Germany like us.
Interviewer: The dissolved Jupiter Jones?
Strate: Yes, okay. But that was no competition, they were friends. I found the exit of Nicholas Müller and the resolution extremely bad.
Interviewer: Is it possible that in five years you’ll be fed up with the current sound and get back to the beginning like Mando Diao, for example?
Strate: But they have also been changed. But I would not rule out that in five years’ time, we’ll turn off the electronics, turn the amplifiers to eleven, and make a clean guitar album.
Hansen: Every album is a snapshot of our emotions, so I would not want to miss it.
Interviewer: So there are no songs that make you think ‘Oh, not the dumb number’, if you move closer to the concert setlist?
Strate: Nah, we do not play these songs anymore.
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