Eisblume

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Eisblume
Eisblume Sotiria Schenk 2.jpg
Eisblume‘s singer Sotiria Schenk performing in August 2009.
Background information
Origin Berlin, Germany
Genres Pop rock
Years active 2007 - present
Labels B1 Recordings
Universal Music Germany
Website www.eisblume.de
Members Sotiria Schenk
Benny Baumann
Philipp Schardt
Philipp Schadebrodt
Golo Schultz
Past members Christoph Hessler

Eisblume (German for "Frost Flower") is a German Pop rock band whose debut album spawned the Top 5 hit single "Eisblumen" in Germany in 2009.

History[edit]

The band was formed in Berlin during 2007 by vocalist Sotiria Schenk, guitarist Christoph Hessler, bassist Philipp Schardt, drummer Philipp Schadebrodt and keyboard player Golo Schultz.[1] With the help of production team Valicon, Eisblume released their first EP titled "Unter dem Eis" (German for "Under the Ice") in 2008.[1] In the summer of 2008, they played the support slot for a number of concerts of Ich + Ich's tour. VIVA, a German TV station, has been supporting the group in terms of "Artistic Development" through "comprehensive media support" since late 2008.[2]

In January 2009, Eisblume released their single "Eisblumen" (German for "Frost Flowers"), a cover of Subway to Sally's song originally released in 2005. The Eisblume version, which was produced by Ingo Politz of Valicon, reached number 3 on the German singles charts and went on to become the 43rd best-selling single of 2009 in Germany.[3] The song's video also earned the band a nomination for the "Best National Video" at the 2009 ECHO awards.[4] They were also nominated for three VIVA Comet awards in 2009: "Best Newcomers", Best Online Star" and "Best Video".[5]

Their first album Unter dem Eis was released in March 2009 by Universal Music. In the spring of 2009 they began their own headlining tour in support of the album.[6] They also were supported by Swiss band Lacrimosa during their German tour dates in September 2009.[5]

Their second single "Leben ist Schön" (German for "Life is Beautiful") peaked at number 18, and helped their album to return to the Top 20 of the German album charts. Their third single "Louise", a cover version of a Bell, Book & Candle song translated into German, was released in November 2009 and peaked at number 29. The song helped them to earn their second and third ECHO award nominations for "Best National Video" and "Best National Newcomer" in 2010.[7]

In March 2010, the band announced that they were set to record "Fleurs de glace", a French version of the band's debut single "Eisblume", with French singer Jena Lee.[8]

In January 2012 the band released their second album, Ewig.

Band members[edit]

  • Sotiria "Ria" Schenk - vocals
  • Benny Baumann - guitar
  • Philipp Schardt - bass
  • Philipp Schadebrodt - drums
  • Golo Schultz - keyboards

Discography[edit]

Albums
Year Album Chart positions
GER
[9]
AUT
[10]
SWI
[11]
2009 Unter dem Eis 12 24 -
2012 Ewig - - -
Extended Plays
Year EP details
2008 Unter dem Eis EP
  • Released on May 16, 2008
  • Format: CD
Singles
Year Title Chart Positions
GER
[12][13]
AUT
[10]
SWI
[11]
2009 "Eisblumen"
3
25
97
"Leben Ist Schön"
18
55
-
"Louise" (feat. Scala)
29
-
-
2012 "Für Immer"
29
60
73

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Eisblume Music & Info" (in German). billboard.com. Retrieved 26 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "Viva fördert Eisblume" (in German). pop100.com. Retrieved 26 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "Single Jahrescharts 2009" (in German). mtv.de. Archived from the original on 1 January 2010. Retrieved 26 May 2010. 
  4. ^ "Wer ist diese Eisblume?" (in German). Bild.de. Retrieved 26 May 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "Live Legend Künstler Adoro, Ich + Ich und Eisblume für ECHO 2010 nominiert" (in German). live-legen.de. Retrieved 27 May 2010. 
  6. ^ "Eisblume: Ab Mai in ganz Deutschland unterwegs" (in German). newswalk.eu. Retrieved 26 May 2010. [dead link]
  7. ^ "Interview Eisblume mit Philipp Schardt & Benny Young Baumann von der AVID Creation Tour" (in German). delamar.de. Retrieved 27 May 2010. 
  8. ^ "Jena Lee adapte le groupe allemand Eisblume" (in French). chartsinfrance.net. Retrieved 26 May 2010. 
  9. ^ "Chartverfolgung/Eisblume/Longplay" (in German). Musicline.de. Retrieved 27 May 2010. 
  10. ^ a b "Discographie Eisblume" (in German). austriacharts.at. Retrieved 27 May 2010. 
  11. ^ a b "Discographie Eisblume" (in German). hitparade.ch. Retrieved 27 May 2010. 
  12. ^ "Chartverfolgung/Eisblume/Single" (in German). Musicline.de. Retrieved 27 May 2010. 
  13. ^ "Chartverfolgung - Eisblume feat. Scala - Louise (2-Track)" (in German). Musicline.de. Retrieved 27 May 2010. 

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