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29-09-2016 - 10h

New Fall Live Dates 2016

We'll finally be on the road again in October and November!

We've got shows coming up around Germany, make sure you drop by. We'll be playing tracks from our debut album and our upcoming new record. And we've got plenty more surprises!

Here are the dates:

19.10. Rostock - Helga's Stadtpalast - FB Event
20.10. Chemnitz - Aaltra - FB Event
28.10. Erlangen - Sofaconcerts (private living room show)
29.10. Köln - Kulturcafe Lichtung - FB Event
05.11. Bamberg - Live Club - FB Event
06.11. Regensburg - Heimat

06-04-2016 - 12h

New year, new songs, new album

Just a quick update: We're busy recording. We hope to be done by fall. Our second album is well underway!

We've also got a new live date in Berlin coming up. Come hear us play a couple new songs at Privatclub on May 10th! We're supporting the awesome WILLIAM'S ORBIT from Bavaria. Get Tickets here!

Expect to hear from us soon!

26-09-2015 - 17h

In the studio; new live date - Nov. 6th @ BI NUU

Hello everyone, here's a small update on recent events.

We're still busy working on our second album, we just concluded a second recording session for two more tracks in Berlin. We recorded most of the instruments live for these two songs, because it felt right this way - so far things are sounding great. Five tracks are almost fully tracked at this point.

We promise not to let you guys wait much longer, and to shorten the wait, there's a new live date in Berlin coming up:
Nov. 6th at BI NUU.

DO I SMELL CUPCAKES are releasing their new album "Chronicles" that night, and we're glad to be invited to play as well. Get early bird tickets at TixforGigs, they're 7€. Here's a facebook event, too.

See you there!

17-03-2015 - 12h

New Cover video!

We recorded a cover of Banks' "Warm Water" recently. Check it out!!

15-03-2015 - 12h

Some of the April shows cancelled / New album writing

Bad news: Unfortunately we're going to have to cancel a few of the live dates in April due to organizational problems. We will NOT be playing:

03.04. Hamburg - Grüner Jäger
08.04. Nürnberg
09.04. Hagen - Kulturzentrum Pelmke

We promise to get replacement dates set up in the next months!

More importantly though, we will instead be working on what will be our second album. Two weeks of rehearsals and arrangement work are planned!

20-02-2015 - 16h

Spring Tour 2015!

We're on the road again this spring, for two weeks in March / April. The first dates are confirmed, and we've got plenty more to come. This tour features an extended, full band set, with a couple of surprises mixed in, and of course, we're bringing new merch!

Find all the dates right here.


01-02-2015 - 10h

Indie.Aner Club.Nacht 09 on February 13th coming up!

A happy and healthy 2015 to everyone!
We've got lots of things planned for this year, and more exciting news are to come soon.

We're excited to be sharing the stage with our friends from Grey Television soon. Make sure you stop by Grüner Salon in Berlin on Feb. 13th! Tickets are available for pre-sale at www.volksbühne.de.


05-12-2014 - 12h

Live Duo Shows December 2014 - Next Week!

To conclude a very busy year, we'll be on the road for three more shows in the south of Germany next week:

11.12. Bamberg - Freiraum
12.12. Augsburg - Hallo Werner
13.12. München - Substanz
(Plattentests.de Anniversary Party)

These will be small and exclusive unplugged DUO performances by Nick and Tobias. Expect acoustic instruments, smaller arrangements, and two brothers singing. Drop by!

Live Flyer dez2014

06-11-2014 - 11h

Support for TAGT tonight; livestream rewatch

A quick note: We'll be supporting The Asteroids Galaxy Tour tonight at Frannz Club, Berlin.
Show starts at 9 PM! Get there, it'll be fun!

We played our first live streamed show with BerlinBands recently. You can rewatch the stream here:

31-10-2014 - 10h

Livestream show tomorrow!

We'll be playing our first LIVE-STREAMED show tomorrow. #BerlinBands has invited us to play at the secret location in Potsdam, and they will be streaming the whole gig via their Livestream account.

Make sure you tune in at 8 PM MEZ for our full set!!

Also, there's a guestlist giveaway going on on our Facebook page if you want to personally attend the show.
See you there or on stream!

t o u r d a t e s

Upcoming Shows:

28-10-2016 - 20hErlangen, Sofaconcerts
29-10-2016 - 20hKöln, Kulturcafé Lichtung — Link
05-11-2016 - 20hBamberg, Live Club — Link
06-11-2016 - 20hRegensburg, Heimat
11-11-2016 - 20hIlmenau, Wohnzimmerkultur — Link

Past Shows:

20-10-2016Chemnitz, Aaltra
19-10-2016Rostock, Helga's Stadtpalast
10-05-2016Berlin, Privatclub
06-11-2015Berlin, Bi Nuu
11-04-2015Berlin, Badehaus Szimpla
28-03-2015Chemnitz, Subway to Peter
13-02-2015Berlin, Grüner Salon
13-12-2014München, Substanz
12-12-2014Augsburg, Hallo Werner
11-12-2014Bamberg, Freiraum
06-11-2014Berlin, Frannz
01-11-2014Potsdam, Secret venue
31-10-2014Halle, Brohmers
26-10-2014Regensburg, Heimat
25-10-2014Berlin, Antje Øklesund
24-10-2014Wiehl, Artfarm
23-10-2014Münster, Schnabulenz
22-10-2014Bochum, I AM LOVE
21-10-2014Lippstadt, Mango & Currywurst
18-10-2014Weiden, Das Sündikat
04-09-2014Berlin, Lido
11-07-2014Kiekebusch bei Berlin, Feel Festival
06-06-2014Berlin, Glühlampe
30-03-2014Leizpig, naTo
15-02-2014Mainz, Wohnzimmer
14-02-2014Hamburg, Wohnzimmer
31-01-2014Berlin, Antje Øklesund
26-04-2013Greifswald, Brasserie Hermann
28-03-2013Berlin, Privatclub
02-02-2013Berlin, Festsaal Kreuzberg
05-01-2013Berlin, Festsaal Kreuzberg
15-11-2012Berlin, Bi Nuu
14-07-2012Ferropolis, Melt! Festival
02-06-2012Magdeburg, Kulturanker Festival
11-05-2012Berlin, Comet
15-11-2011Potsdam, Waschhaus
23-10-2011Berlin, Comet
21-10-2011Berlin, Rosi's
20-08-2011Berlin, Botanischer Garten
05-08-2011Burg Friedland, Jenseits von Millionen
31-07-2011Frankfurt /Oder, Hans & Gloria Festival
23-07-2011Berlin, Dachterasse
21-04-2011Dresden, Katy's Garage
16-04-2011Berlin, Magnet
24-02-2011Berlin, NBI
10-02-2011Hamburg, Hasenschaukel
10-06-2010Berlin, NBI
04-06-2010Berlin, Roter Salon
21-05-2010Berlin, Edelweiss
16-05-2010Berlin, Radio Fritz
11-05-2010Berlin, Bang Bang Club

b i o g r a p h y

Crashcaptains are a band in-between.

They’re adrift, out on the Atlantic, somewhere between Berlin and Seattle. Between poetry and post rock, summer and fall, distorted Fenders and somber strings, light and darkness. They speak German, but sing English, stating openly that they don't want to choose between loud or quiet, and that there's room for exploration in contemporary pop music.

Their first full-length album „Some Time Soon“ was released on January 31st, 2014 via Kitchen Records / Believe Digital. It was written and produced, over the course of 4 years, in different places, by the band themselves. At times it was a lifeline:

When the band realized in late 2008 that they had hit a dead end, they parted ways with their drummer, dropped their old name, and fell into a hole. They had grown up together, playing music in the Berlin scene, but the only thing left after six intense years was a set of half-complete new songs, possibly the best they had written so far. They resembled a clean break with the band's old approach to songwriting, a change of style, and a chance to start over. So they held on to them, when things were unclear.

Recordings began with a few simple demos provided by lead singer Nicolas Heintz, half complete lyrics, and plenty of liberty. Soon, rough drum parts were tracked in rehearsal rooms, with good friends and borrowed gear on an old PC. Bass, guitars, pianos were added wherever there was enough space. An accordion was bought, a Rhodes was rented. Any environment that worked was good enough to keep going.

The band met Felix Menzel in early 2010 while looking for new drummers, and quickly realized that playing with him felt right. Finally, after a rough two years of holding out, things were starting to come along. They christened themselves Crashcaptains and decided to pre-release a few rough versions of the songs to gain traction. 2011 saw them playing a lot more shows, supports and festivals to try out the new material on stage. While they were making a name for themselves in the Berlin area, recordings continued, and the band decided to write more material for the album. Soon, they tracked two additional songs, and before long the other one of the Heintz brothers, Tobias, began putting the finishing touches on the record. They successfully crowdfunded the physical production of the album with help from their fans in 2013 and self-organized the release. With a new bass player, Simon Lohss, the group was complete again. They had worked their way out, and were standing, as a different band, on the other side.

„Some Time Soon“ is about making choices and pursuing one's passion. About the spaces that cleave, like half-open drawers, between what we say and what we mean. The time we spend figuring out who we want to be. About trying, failing, about falling in love and starting over. Nicolas' lyrics are confessions, honest and revealing, while still imaginative. They're well versified and catchy, yet deep enough to stick around.

The album was recorded in a patchwork-fashion, sometimes with months between recording sessions, and has a somewhat heterogeneous feel, like a good mix-tape: There’s fast-paced, compact indie pop tracks (“Kissing a stranger”), solemn, gritty pieces (“Grand Central North”), and songs that explore a grey area between tight arrangements and the moody dynamics of post-rock (“Saltwater”). Its a lush record, with lots of different instruments, ambitious songwriting, and a sense of constant movement, that is similar to the band themselves - always on the move, even if it takes a detour.

“Some Time Soon” was released January 31st, 2014 via Kitchen Records / Believe Digital.

Crashcaptains are:
Nicolas Heintz - vocals, guitar
Tobias Heintz - vocals, guitar
Simon Lohss - bass
Felix Menzel - drums
Simona Kairies - vocals, keys

m u s i c

Songs from our debut album Some Time Soon:

All tracks written, recorded, produced, performed and mixed by Crashcaptains.

v i d e o s

p h o t o s

Press Photos 2016

To download high resolution press photos, please contact us at mail@crashcaptains.com.

Press Photos 2014

"Some Time Soon" Release Party at Antje Oeklesund, Berlin, 01/31/2014

taken by Friedemann Kootz

Live @ Jenseits von Millionen 2011

taken by Schommsen

m e r c h

Want to order something?
Just send a quick email to merch@crashcaptains.com, let us know what you’d like and we will get back to you immediately.


CD "Some Time Soon"

Our debut album. Written, recorded, produced, mixed and designed by Crashcaptains.
Comes in a digipack CD format, with a booklet including all the lyrics.
Price: 12€
or buy via: Amazon | iTunes | musicload


4-colour iris screen print on white fabric. Each shirt is hand printed and unique, the colour varies just slightly due to the printing method. Printed by Team Hexmex, Berlin.
Shirt: Stanley & Stella Leads white, 100 % organic cotton. Available sizes: S, M, L
Price: 18€

T-Shirt - Lyrics to "Year of Years"

3-colour screen print on heather grey fabric. Spells "CRSHCPTNS" in the lyrics to "Year of Years". Printed by Team Hexmex, Berlin.
Shirt: Stanley & Stella Leads heather grey, 100 % organic cotton. Available sizes: S, M, L, XL
Price: 18€

Cotton Bag “Your Heart is a lot like mine”

White screen print on black fabric, both sides printed.
Price: 8€



Cotton Bag “Your Heart is a lot like mine”

Black screen print on natural white fabric, both sides printed.

c o n t a c t

For booking inquiries please contact booking@crashcaptains.com
Questions about a merch order? merch@crashcaptains.com
For anything else, mail@crashcaptains.com

c/o Nicolas Heintz
Knaackstr. 10
10405 Berlin


Verantwortlicher im Sinne von § 6 des Medienstaatsvertrages (MDStV):
Nicolas Heintz


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