The traditional no-time-for-solo punk rock outfit (Olli - voc., Felix - git., Flo - bass, Obi - drums) is supported by 2 trumpets (Calle - #1 & Tim - #2) adding compact and fronting melodies while the lyrics deal with social and political problems as well as personal emotions in a tongue-in-cheek way beyond the usual stereotypes. In the BW repertoire you can find the high speed tune along with the mid tempo song with pop-appeal immediately drilling its way into the brain cortex. Instead of obeying the narrow rules of the scene police, the Berlin combo follows its own definition of punk rock. The Wankers shout against the slowly economization of every day life, mosh against the flood of shitty cover versions only seconds later and wrap the whole thing in handy 2:30-min-energy bars shooting directly into the listeners’ veins to make them realize: It’s better to rock than to whine. Since their 2000 debut album “Endorphin”, that e.g. brought the Berliners support-shows for bands like Bad Religion, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Donots and Millencolin, they have attracted an ever-growing number of punk rock fans across Germany and other parts of Europe by constant touring on the continent and numerous festival gigs (like “With Full Force 2005”, headlined by Iron Maiden and Motörhead and “Berlinova 3”, headlined by Mando Diao and Turbonegro).
In 2001, their song “holiday from happiness” was released as a single through V2 Germany resulting in airplay, incl. heavy rotation, on several major German radio stations. In addition to this, the seven contributed songs to several national and international compilations. The band also appeared in a news feature on MTV Germany and VIVA TV and the video of “(it is gonna be) all riot” was shown on German music television. Backed by the release of their second album “consider yourself rocked” in 2004, they teamed up with Germany’s scandal rapper SIDO to bring a pioneering punkrockmeetshiphop cooperation to German Saturday-night prime time TV, performing at the „Bundesvision Songconstest“ on Germany’s biggest private TV channnel Pro7 in February 2005. As a result they were even mentioned by one of the leading UK newspapers, “The Independent”, in an aticle about the German music scene. (Taken from http://www.brainlesswankers.de/neu/info/BW_Shortinfo_engl.pdf) Read more on Last.fm.
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