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Best Indie Alternative Rock Song
"High" by Grimus wins "Best Indie Alternative Rock Song" at the Independent Music Awards Vox Populi poll! Details here.
Digital stores where you can buy/stream EMERGENCE
As we spend more time on social media these days, our website's NEWS section has been forgotten lately. We're fixing that now and posting below a couple of links to online digital stores and streaming services where you can buy/listen to EMERGENCE. Enjoy!
Nomination at the Independent Music Awards
Our recent single "High" is nominated for "Best Indie/Alt. Rock" at the 13th Annual Independent Music Awards. Support us by clicking HERE and casting your vote!
We've been invited to play at Saarang Festival on 11 January 2014 in India!
We are only a few days away from our first ever concert in The Netherlands. It will be a great honor to play at this legendary Festival and we are really looking forward to it!
Working on the new record
We have finished writing the 15 songs that we're planning to include on our third album and next Monday we are entering the studio to start tracking drums together with our Egretta producer from the UK, Mr. Adam Whittaker. We can't wait to get our new album into the hands of our fans and start playing the new songs live!
Opening for RHCP. Amazing night!
Yesterday we opened for the mighty RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS on the biggest arena in Romania, in front of more than 40,000 people! It is impossible to put into words how it felt, but it was surely one of the most amazing experiences of our career :) Our deepest thanks go to RHCP and their management for choosing us as their opening band :) It was a real honor!
Fabulous end of Summer, opening for RHCP!
BREAKING NEWS! This Summer could not end any better than this! We have been picked by RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS to open their concert at National Arena in Bucharest, the biggest stadium in Romania and more than 45,000 people are expected to attend the event. On this occasion we are writing history, as Grimus will be the first ever Romanian band to play the National Arena! :) We are extremely proud that these living legends have selected us to open their huge show! Flea, Anthony, Chad and Josh, see you soon! :D
That feeling you get when you perform in front of a huge and crazy audience! PLACEBO, thank you again for selecting us as your support act for tonight! It has been out of this world!!! Enjoy this exclusive selection of photos from our 75 minutes set!
Thanks Cluj, thanks Roxette!
Our deepest thanks go to the 20,000+ people that made us feel so welcome on the impressive Cluj Arena! We thank Roxette for giving us the chance to play this amazing arena, it was an amazing concert that we will always remember ;) Enjoy these photos. .
Opening for Placebo
We are thrilled to announce that we have been picked by PLACEBO to open their upcoming concert at the National Rugby Stadium in Bucharest! Placebo is one of the bands that has inspired us to start playing music and we have been lifelong fans. This is literally a dream come true and we can't wait for Aug 6, it will be EPIC!!!
Rock for People - Amazing!
Rock for People fest was awesome! Great audience, great vibes! Thank you Czech people, you rock!!! It was also an honor to share the stage with well known acts like Two Door Cinema Club and Example. Here are some photos capturing some of the craziness we experienced on our first Czech Rep appearance!
Opening for Roxette
It is confirmed! We are going to open for ROXETTE at Cluj Arena on July 19! It will be an event where more than 20,000 people are expected to attend. See you there!
We are happy to announce that this Summer we are going to play at FOUR of the biggest festivals in Central and Eastern Europe! In chronological order, we will be performing at ROCK FOR PEOPLE Festival in the Czech Republic, B'ESTFEST in Romania, EXIT Festival in Serbia and SZIGET Festival in Hungary! Check out the concerts page for more details.
Cave on A&A compilation
Our Romanian licensee, A&A Music, included Cave, the opening track from Egretta, on their latest official compilation.
Another number one
Nature Falls is now the 5th single (including Started) from Egretta making it to Number One on Guerrilla Radio! What an amazing run!! Here's a youtube link so you can enjoy the song in its entirety.
Our "winter" song is Promise, the newest single from Egretta which made it to 4th position in the Guerrilla Radio chart last week. It is still an achievement we are very proud of. Enjoy it on Youtube starting today!
Links to buy "Egretta"
Our new album Egretta is now available for purchase in digital format worldwide at the following locations:
Pentru comenzi in Romania, detalii aici.
"In Your Eyes" goes no. 1
Another single from Egretta is Number One on Guerrilla Radio! This is one of our all-time favorites, a song we usually dedicate to all the ladies in the house :) It's called In Your Eyes, and here is a video shot at the Egretta album release concert in Bucharest
"Egretta" official artwork and tracklist
Our new album "Egretta" will be available in Romania starting from October 6th 2011, via SpaceRay Music / A&A. Here's the official album cover and tracklist.
3. FACE THE LIGHT
6. NATURE FALLS
7. EGRETTA (as if it's real)
8. IN YOUR EYES
11. ATTRACTED (to people who look like us)
Second single "Vanity" from upcoming album "Egretta" is Number One!
We are very pleased to announce that "Vanity" follows closely on the footsteps of "Face the Light", becoming our second "number one" radio hit from the album "Egretta"! Here's a preview.
"Face the Light" free download and photo-video contest with a BIG prize!
We are now launching a special photo-video contest for our Romanian fans. The winner, chosen by a selected jury, will get to be our photographer for the upcoming UK tour next Autumn, with travel expenses supported by us and unrestricted access to our concerts! Go here for the free download link and full contest details.
New single "Face the Light" debuts at Number One in the chart!
It has happened again! The new single blasted directly to the top spot of the weekly Guerrilla Radio chart! Thanks everyone for your continuous support!
"Face the Light" radio premiere and new album name revealed!
In a live phone interview during Bogdan Serban's Guerrilla Radio show, Vali has revealed the title of the upcoming album: EGRETTA.
Official album release dates in Romania
The official release date of the new album is October 6th 2011. The release party will take place on the same date at The Silver Church in Bucharest, followed on October 8th by the release party in Cluj, at a very special location that we will share soon. The album will be distributed in Romania by A&A Records under exclusive license and it will be available in all stores starting October 7.
Started - major TV commercial synchronization with Tuborg!
We are happy to announce that, for the upcoming 12 months, Started is going to be the official soundtrack for the new Romanian Tuborg beer commercial! Have a look here!
The new album is ready! Mixed in the UK and mastered in the US :)
Adam Whittaker has mixed all tracks in his studio in the UK and Ue Nastasi has performed the mastering at Sterling Sound in New York. We will get back soon with official release and tour dates!
Final recording sessions in our hometown, Cluj!
Adam Whittaker has joined us at Open Sky studios in Cluj for the final album recording sessions. This time around, we are recording vocals and keyboards. The final pieces of the puzzle are coming together!
Happy New Year from the Becksperience train!
All the best wishes for 2011! We are closing this year with a special midnight concert, in a moving train that has been transformed into a live venue on tracks! Click here for a retrospective of our best moments in 2010.
Umbre is Best Song of the Year 2010 on CityFM!
Just like our first song Solitude in 2006, Umbre is declared Best Song of 2010 by CityFM!
Tamas and Steve Vai
While the guitar players are all having fun in the UK recording their parts for the new album, Tamas is having a little side adventure as one of Steve Vai's live percussion players, for the concerts in Bucharest and Rimini!
Second recording sessions: Reading, UK
Vali, Cristi and Titus are having a really busy week, recording all guitars and bass in Reading with Adam Whittaker.
First recording sessions for the new album: Budapest!
Tamas and Adam Whittaker are getting down and dirty in Budapest this week! It is the first recording session for the new album, taking place in a specialized drums studio. Yes, Adam Whittaker is going to be our full producer for the new album!
Started wins the Tuborg online contest "Your music on TV"
Our first synchronization into a TV commercial! This was possible thanks to everzone who voted Started as best song in the online contest "Your music on TV"! Not only will the new commercial be running for 6 weeks during prime time on all major Romanian TV channels, but we are also getting a professional video for the track, sponsored by Tuborg!
Exclusive live session in the Guerrilla Radio studios
We felt very welcome and appreciated last night on Guerrilla Radio territory. Our special thanks to Bogdan Şerban, Mihai Dinu and everyone else who helped making this happen. Here is a video (Johnny Cash - Ain't No Grave Can Hold My Body Down) from the session, our own take on Johnny Cash - Ain't No Grave Can Hold My Body Down.
Started - number one for 4 consecutive weeks!
We are proud to announce that our song Started stood on top position of the Guerrilla Radio chart 4 weeks in a row, just as "Backseat Driver" and "In A Glimpse" recently did!
New single officially out worldwide today on Eden Music!
You can now grab a copy of our new single here! Enclosed, you will find the English version of our song Umbre, entitled Shadows.
Started debuts at Number One in the chart and gets premiered on BBC!
Our new single Started just entered the Guerrilla Radio chart straight on the top position! At the same time, it received its first radio play on BBC!
Stadium gig, opening for Eros Ramazzotti in Bucharest
We had a great time last night, opening for one of Italys finest in front of a 8000+ size crowd ;)
Grimus UK debut announced!
We are extremely excited to present you a short teaser from our upcoming international single! It's called 'Started' and it will be released in the UK & Europe by Eden Music and Believe Digital. It's the next step of our collaboration with Adam Whittaker and it will be supported by a series of gigs in London and Reading, UK, during the period between 7 and 10 August 2010, with support from the Romanian Cultural Institute in London. The track was recorded in Romania, mixed in the UK and mastered in the US. Click here for an exclusive preview.
Umbre is Number One on CityFM Radio!
Our first officially released track with Romanian lyrics tops another radio chart. This time it is CityFM.
Back to Poland
We are happy to return to Poland, this time around it is the Blonie Juwenal Festival in Sanok.
Insanity reaches Number One!
Our final single from debut album Panikon has hit the top spot in the weekly Guerrilla Radio charts! Thanks everyone for your support.
New song in Romanian, out now!
We are proud to present, in collaboration with Tuborg Green Nights, our new song featuring lyrics in Romanian: Umbre (Shadows). Click here for streaming and free download.
A visit from UK's amazing producer Adam Whittaker
Two days ago we were honored to have Adam Whittaker as our very special guest in Cluj. We had a great time and became more confident that together we could do impressive things. You can read more about it in this exclusive interview by ClickZoomBytes and on Adam's personal blog
On Thursday, January 14th, we took part in the shooting of Cătălin Ştefănescu's TV show - "Garantat 100%" (100% Guaranteed). The guest of the show was Răzvan Lucescu, the coach of the national footbal team. We had an excellent time at the shooting. The show will be broadcasted on Saturday, January 23rd, 23.00 (EET) on TVR 1.
- January - "Panikon" declared best Romanian album of 2008
- February - "Backseat Driver" number one for 4 consecutive weeks on Guerrilla Radio
- March - Grimus sign with the publishing company Voodoo Toddler from Sheffield, UK
- April - "Confused" number one at CityFM
- May - Grimus are awarded a special prize at the Media Excellency Awards; "Panikon" is released digitally worldwide on iTunes
- June - Grimus play at Bookfest and Transilvania International Film Festival (TIFF)
- July - participate in B'estfest, opening for Motorhead and Moby
- August - Szin Festival in Hungary, on the same day with Macy Gray
- September - Tudor Giurgiu directs the video for the new single - "In A Glimpse" and the track is mixed by the UK-based producer Adam Whittaker
- October - "In A Glimpse" number one for 4 consecutive weeks on Guerrilla Radio; "Time To Be Good Friends " featured on the soundtrack of the TV series "Efect 30"
- November - Grimus are invited to perform an unplugged show at Odeon Theater, closing up Salman Rushdie's public lecture in Bucharest
- December - recording the new single - a song in Romanian this time, entitled "Umbre", which is going to be mixed by Adam Whittaker
A week ago ended the 19th edition of the National Theatre Festival, staging the play “4:48 Psychosis”, directed by Răzvan Mureşan. The soundtrack of the play features a cover of Portishead's “The Rip” with vocals by Patricia Boaru, lyrics and musical arrangements by Grimus. You can find out more about the play at www.448psihoza.ro or check out the song's video on YouTube or in our Video section.
Also, on October 25 th , the new TV series Efect 30 premiered on Prima TV and our song “Time to Be Good Friends” was featured on the soundtrack of the first episode.
Number 1 again
'In a Glimpse' is staying steady on the first postion of the Guerrilla chart for the fourth week now. This is amazing! Thanks to all for making this happen!
'Backseat Driver' was on air in Berlin on MotorFM. Some ears were listening and we got featured on Passport Approved!
The votes injected by all of you into last week's Guerrilla Radio chart proved vital one time again! We are at the top for the third consecutive week. Thanks for supporting us and for coming out to our gigs!
'In a Glimpse' is still #1 on Eliberadio
Your votes paid off again! 'In a Glimpse' is staying steady on the first position of the Radio Guerrilla chart for the second consecutive week. Thanks to all our fans that voted. Keep doing what you are doing and this could be spectacular!
Our new single 'In a Glimpse' reached #1 at Radio Guerrila
Thanks to your votes we made it once again on the first position in the weekly chart at Radio Guerrilla. This time it only took three weeks and it went like a final countdown...3,2,1. A big thank you to all of you and don't stop voting! Let's see how long we can stay on the top spot.
Our new video for 'In a Glimpse' is now officialy released
We are really proud to announce that our new video for 'In a Glimpse' is now officially released. The video was directed by Tudor Giurgiu and was filmed in HD format using the new Canon EOS 5D Mark II camera. The audio mix was done by the British producer Adam Whittaker. You can read more about the making of the video, see some behind the scene photos, watch it and download a high quality version from the In a Glimpse website.