Lunik

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Lunik
Lunik (Band) In Store Gig Lüneburg (2005).jpg
Lunik, 2005
Background information
Origin Switzerland
Genres Trip hop (earlier material), pop rock
Years active 1997–2013
Labels EMI (1999-2005)
F.O.D. (2006-2011)
Sony Music Switzerland (2012-2013)
Website Official website
Members Jaël Krebs
Luk Zimmermann
Cédric Monnier
Past members Adi Amstutz (1997-2001)
Mats Marti (Drums, 1997-2005)
Jacob Suske (Bass, 2005-2008)
Chrigel Bosshard (Drums, 2006-2011)

Lunik is a band from Switzerland. There are currently three members.

Lunik started in 1997 with Adi Amstutz, Luk Zimmermann, Mats Marti, Walo Müller and Anton Höglhammer. Singer Jaël joined the band in 1998 and Anton Höglhammer left the line-up. 1999 saw the release of their debut album Rumour, recorded largely in an atmospheric trip hop style. Bassist Walo Müller left the band after the accompanying tour, and the second album Ahead (2001) saw the band steering towards a pop sound. Oli Müller supported the band as bassist in the live performances, and Adi Amstutz left the band.

The third album Weather (2003) was a huge success in Switzerland, with an acoustic approach from Jaël, Luk, and Mats replacing the electronica of the earlier albums. Cédric Monnier (keyboards) and Jacob Suske (bass) joined the band as supporting players on the acoustic tour for Weather. A live album, Life is On Our Side, appeared in 2004. Cédric Monnier and Jacob Suske joined the official line-up in 2005, and Mats Marti departed at the same time. In the beginning of 2006, Chrigel Bosshard joined Lunik as the new drummer, but left the band at the end of 2011.[1] Jacob Suske (bass) left the band again in September 2008.

In July 2013 the band members announced that they will split up on their own solo careers. A final album with unfinished works will be released under the title "Encore". The band will also tour for one final time. [2]

Band members[edit]

Jaël

Current line-up[edit]

  • Jaël - vocals, rhythm-guitar
  • Luk Zimmermann - lead-guitar
  • Cédric Monnier - keyboards

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details SWI
[3]
Certifications
(sales thresholds)
1999 Rumour
  • Released: 30 August 1999
  • Label: EMI Switzerland
2001 Ahead
  • Released: 3 March 2003
  • Label: EMI Switzerland
16
2003 Weather
  • Released: 8 December 2003 (Switzerland), 14 February 2005 (Europe)
  • Label: EMI Switzerland
6
2006 Preparing to Leave
  • Released: 1 September 2006
  • Label: Sophie Records / F.O.D. Records
1
2010 Small Lights in the Dark
  • Released: 12 February 2010 (Switzerland), 12 April 2010 (Europe)
  • Label: Sophie Records / F.O.D. Records
1
2012 What is Next
  • Released: 12 August 2012 (Switzerland)
  • Label: Sophie Records / Sony Music Switzerland
1

Other albums[edit]

Year Album details SWI
[3]
2004 Life Is on Our Side (live album)
  • Released: 4 October 2004 (Switzerland), 14 February 2005 (Europe)
  • Label: EMI Switzerland
9
2009 Lonely Letters (compilation album)
  • Released: 23 March 2009
    (only outside Switzerland)
  • Label: F.O.D. Records
2013 Encore
  • Released: TBA (Switzerland)
  • Label: Sophie Records / Sony Music Switzerland

Singles[edit]

Year Song Peak positions Album
SWI
[3]
ITA
[7]
1999 "Other Side" Rumour
"Rumour"
2001 "Static" 47 Ahead
2002 "Waiting"
2003 "The Most Beautiful Song" 32 Globi and the Stolen Shadows OST
"Through Your Eyes" 85 Weather
2004 "Summer's Gone" Life Is on Our Side
"The Most Beautiful Song" (reissue) 98 Weather
2005 "Go On"
2006 "Little Bit" 7 Preparing to Leave
2007 "Preparing to Leave" 86
"Life Is All Around You"
2008 "Do You Love Me" 9 Lonely Letters
2009 "Everybody Knows" 15
2010 "People Hurt People" Small Lights in the Dark
"How Could I Tell You" 40
"Diary"
2012 "Me-Time" What is Next
"—" indicates the single did not chart or wasn't released in that country.

Others[edit]

  • DJ Tatana feat. Jaël - Always On My Mind
    • No. 6 on Swiss Singles Chart
  • Delerium feat. Jaël - After All
    • No. 9 on US Dance / Club Play Chart
  • Mich Gerber feat. Jaël - You Remain
  • Mich Gerber feat. Jaël - Stop Crying
  • Mensano feat. Jaël - Doesn't Care
  • Delerium feat. Jaël - Lost and Found
    • No. 4 on US Dance / Club Play Chart
  • Schiller feat. Jaël - Tired
  • Schiller feat. Jaël - I Need You
  • Mensano feat. Jaël - Nowhere

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Post on Lunik Facebook group
  2. ^ Hebeisen, Ana (27 July 2013). "«Es ist alles gesagt»" [Everything has been said]. Tagesanzeiger.ch (in German). Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c Discography Lunik. hitparade.ch & Hung Medien.
  4. ^ The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards 2003. hitparade.ch & Hung Medien.
  5. ^ The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards 2006. hitparade.ch & Hung Medien.
  6. ^ The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards 2010. hitparade.ch & Hung Medien.
  7. ^ Discography Lunik. italiancharts.com & Hung Medien.