Staubkind att "Castle Rock Festival" (2015)
Dark Rock (early)
|Labels||Out of Line Music|
Sven Louis Manke|
Friedemann "Friedel" Mäthger
Sebastian "Bassty" Scheibe
Staubkind is a German pop rock band from Berlin, founded in 2004 by Sven Louis Manke (guitarist of the industrial rock act Terminal Choice). Initially, Staubkind were a dark rock act with a similar sound to other German acts like Zeraphine and maybe Dreadful Shadows. Since the release of their third album Staubkind in 2012, their sound has become more Unheilig-oriented, incorporating pop rock, indie and modern schlager music to their sound. All of their lyrics are written in German.
Louis Manke, a singer and guitar player from Dresden, founded the project Staubkind in 2004. In the same year, the first single Keine Sonne and the debut album Traumfänger were published on the Berlin independent label Fear Section of the singer and musician Chris Pohl. On January 31, 2004 Staubkind played their first official concert. On April 3, 2004 the band played the first big show supporting Unheilig at Sommercasino in Basel. The first big show on a festival took place at the 13th Wave Gotik Treffen in Leipzig. In autumn 2004 Staubkind continued playing live on their first own headlining tour through Germany, reaching up to 2005. On January 31, 2005 the debut album Traumfänger was re-released with some remixes and the bonus track Viel Mehr. For the new song Viel Mehr Staubkind shot their first video. On October 1, 2005 an EP including three new songs and two live tracks was published - with the title Ausgebrannt. During the years of 2005 and 2006 Staubkind toured all over Germany and played shows at Wave Gotik Treffen in Leipzig and M'era Luna Festival in Hildesheim, for example. The second album Zu Weit was published in October 2007. A tour through Germany during the years 2007 until 2009 followed, including gigs at Wave Gotik Treffen. In 2008/2009 Staubkind were invited to join the Unheilig & Friends-shows by Unheilig. In the following years there were more concerts and shows Staubkind played.
Louis Manke changed the record label and signed at Out Of Line in Berlin in 2012. The singles Kannst du mich seh'n and So nah bei mir were published there on February 24 and June 15, 2012. There were videos for both pre-singles, too. On June 29 the third self-titled album Staubkind was published. It was developed in collaboration with Unheilig's producer Henning Verlage at the Principal Studios in Senden. The album reached number 37 of the German album charts and stayed there for 9 weeks. It also reached number 57 of the Austrian and number 87 of the Swiss album charts. In summer 2012 Staubkind supported Unheilig's Lichter der Stadt-tour. In autumn 2012 their headlining tour through Germany followed. Besides, Staubkind played a concert with a classic orchestra at Gewandhaus Leipzig in November. At the end of the year 2012 the third single Nur ein Tag / Unendlich sein was published, including two live tracks of their concert at Wuhlheide Berlin. In August 2012 the band's guitar player Rico Meerheim left Staubkind and was replaced by Martin Ukrasvan. In spring 2013 Staubkind supported Unheilig's Lichter der Stadt - Tour - Letzter Halt. In April 2013 the band started an acoustic tour. On that tour the live album Wo wir zu Hause sind was recorded and got published in August of the same year. It reached the German album charts on number 33.
Staubkind played the MDR charity festival Gemeinsam gegen die Flut in Ferropolis in summer 2013 and joined the M'era Luna Festival again. In spring 2014 guitar player Martin Ukrasvan left the band and was replaced by Dirk Lüthge. On July 18, 2014 the fourth album Alles was ich bin was published with the digital pre-single Wunder. A video was published, too. It reached number 8 of the German album charts which meant the highest chart entry of Staubkind so far. In summer 2014 the band supported Unheilig again on their "Alles hat seine Zeit"-tour. It was followed by an own headlining tour and the second single Was für immer bleibt with a video, too. In November 2014, Staubkind appeared on German television - at the soap opera Gute Zeiten, schlechte Zeiten on RTL. In spring 2015 the headlining tour was continued. Meanwhile, guitar player Dirk Lüthge had left the band and was replaced by Daniel Lindenblatt. In summer of 2015 Staubkind joined the REWE Family Tour playing open air shows. In autumn they started their concert series Wo wir zu Hause sind playing on acoustic instrumentation in Nürnberg, at Planetarium Jena and Christuskirche Bochum.