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Kilians opening for Babyshambles in Berlin
Background information
Origin Dinslaken, Germany
Genres Indie rock
Garage rock
Years active 2005–2013
Labels Vertigo Records/Universal
Members Simon den Hartog
Dominic Lorberg
Gordian Scholz
Michael Schürmann
Arne Schult

Kilians were a German indie rock band. They started out as a loose group of music mad students from Dinslaken, Germany. In 2005, the band's line-up stabilised and they recorded their first self-titled EP. In the following year their song 'Jealous Lover' reached number 3 of the German CampusCharts.

In 2006, Thees Uhlmann of Tomte discovered Kilians and invited them to support his band on their spring tour. On this tour Kilians sold 700 copies of their EP. Uhlmann later became Kilians' manager.

In August 2006, Kilians toured Germany in a bus sponsored by Austrian energy drink manufacturer Red Bull. They played several small guerrilla gigs on camping sites adjacent to various music festivals.

When the band released their first professionally merchandised EP 'Fight the Start' on April 17, 2007, the band changed their name, which is derived from a character of Carl Zuckmayer's play The Captain of Köpenick (play), from 'The Kilians' to 'Kilians'.

In summer 2007, Kilians once again toured Germany and played at Rock am Ring and other festivals.

The band’s debut album Kill the Kilians was released on September 7, 2007 and reached number 75 of the official German music charts.

Their second album 'They Are Calling Your Name' was released on April 10, 2009. It reached number 32 of the German albums charts and spent two weeks in the charts.

In January 2013, the group disbanded.



Year Album details Peak chart positions
2007 Kill the Kilians 75
2009 They Are Calling Your Name 32
2012 Lines You Should Not Cross xx


Year Single Peak chart positions
2007 "Fight the Start" -
2007 "Enforce Yourself" -
2007 "When Will I Ever Get Home" -
2008 "Sunday" -
2009 "Said and Done" 93
2009 "Hometown" -


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