When They Wake

When They Wake


The words which best describe the music and the young talents are “variety” and “dedication”. Only the combination of these two characteristics got them to where they are now.


When They Wake was formed in Spring 2008 by Sven Ehmes (guit, voc) and Stephan Kaiser (guit, b.voc). Shortly after, Silvan Stirnimann (drums) and Jonathan Geiger (bass) joined. In their first days they tried to find each other and they had a lot of jam-sessions. Soon a few songs emerged and they decided to record them for a demo before they're going to play live shows.
So, their first EP "The Progression" came out April the 10th in 2010. The EP contains 6 Songs and present their musical style and influences. During the whole next Year WTW was playing about 12 shows, including 2 shows in Orlando Florida (Florida Music Festival), Rock 'Oz Arènes Festival in Avènches and in September 2011 they became freestyle.band and played live at the freestyle.ch Festival in Switzerland. Besides these highlights they played many club shows mostly in the german part of Switzerland.
In September 2010 WTW released a new single featuring Sifecta (Raphael Kaiser) called Until The End.
On December the 24th the music video to their first single My Revenge came out.
In Spring 2011, the Band spilt up with singer Sven Ehmes and Stephan Kaiser now is taking the lead vocals.

When They Wake now is about to release their first Debut LP called "Be Your Own Hero". Drums were recorded at Clouds Hill Studio (Guano Apes, Die Happy, Clueso, ..) in Hamburg and the Piano Parts were recorded at Emil Berliner Studios in Berlin, so the Band tried to get the best out of their new songs and the recordings will be finished soon, so in Summer 2012 their new LP can be released and they will be ready to play again live after May 2012.

Red, Breaking Benjamin, 30 Seconds To Mars, Muse, Three Days Grace, Bullet For My Valentine, Nine Lashes, Linkin Park, Still Remains

About WTW:
The growth from an inexperienced troupe to professional musicians with self-written lyrics and music could only be driven by their own accord and effort. To realise their potential and refine their skills, they fulfilled their desire to have their own space. In the present “Music Lab”, which they have changed to suit their individual needs, they also cut their current EP.

You can obviously hear the influence of different rock bands, but their tunes also include elements of classical music as well as various other styles. Out of this mix arises a more varied, creative and playful music, which is most likely to find a number of supporters.


EP "The Progression" - released on April, 10th 2010

Single "Until The End (feat. Sifecta)" - released on September, 25th 2010

Music Video "My Revenge" - released on December, 24th 2010

LP "Be Your Own Hero" - will be released in Summer 2012

Set List

10.04.2010 - EP Release Concert - i45, Zug, CH /with Sonic Delivery

23.04.2010 - Florida Music Festival - Lyrica, Orlando FL, US /with A Brilliant Lie

24.04.2010 - Florida Music Festival - Backbooth, Orlando FL, US /with King Be

01.05.2010 - Jubiläum - Café Stern, Muri, CH

07.07.2010 - Kanton Zug Rehearsal - Zug, CH

11.08.2010 - Rock Oz Arènes - Avènches, CH /with The Armonist

20.08.2010 - OpenAir Frischluftkultur - Muri, CH /with Tomazobi

25.09.2010 - freestyle.ch - Zürich, CH

25.09.2010 - Support SD - Dynamo (grosser Saal), Zürich, CH /with Sonic Delivery

23.10.2010 - BlackStuff 1 - Merkker, Baden, CH /with Steelroad

13.11.2010 - Zug Rockt! - i45, Zug, CH /with Pure Soundart & Joules

04.01.2011 - Support RD - Sommercasino, Basel, CH /with Revloving Door & LastDayHere

26.02.2011 - Bonebreaker Ball vol. 3 - W3nk, Aarau, CH /with Lotrify