• RELEASE DATE /02.09.2022
  • LABEL /Jazzhaus Records
  • FORMAT /Digital / CD / Vinyl
  • LINE UP/Maika Küster (voc), Maria Trautmann (trb), Caris Hermes (b), Manuel Loos (dr)


After "Oh What Pretty Thing", "ON THE RUINS", the new album by the band WIR HATTEN WAS MIT BJÖRN, is now being released. It sounds stronger and bolder than before. The songs are still about being human; on this album, the immersion in one's own wild intimacy sometimes turns into an outburst - angry, strong and without restraint. However, the world in between is never lost, the intimate sounds close to the ear, firmly in the head and then in the heart.

„On the ruins our friendship began, laughing in anger and oppression…“

The acoustic sound of the quartet, consisting of double bass, vocals, trombone and suitcase drums, is enhanced on "ON THE RUINS" by synthesizers and electronic sounds, sometimes also guitar and piano. It is an album that gives every song the sound it needs. And this band can sound both strong and delicate at the same time. There is always a pinch of humor, combined with the idea that in the end you can't take being human too seriously.

The musical journey of WIR HATTEN WAS MIT BJÖRN began with singer Maika Küster and trombonist Maria Trautmann in 2012. The two musicians joined forces and have been creating the band's pieces together ever since. The quartet also includes Caris Hermes (double bass) and Manuel Loos (drums). On "ON THE RUINS" you can also hear some friends who have joined the band for individual tracks. The album was released on 02.09.2022 by Jazzhaus Records.