Rooftop Runners

Live Act Alternative Rock Electronic Indie
Rooftop Runners - Alternative Rock Electronic Indie Live Act in Berlin

Rooftop Runners Short Info

A blend of soulful vocals, dynamic instrumentation and elements of electronic. Rooftop Runners completed tours in Europe and Canada with highlighted shows at Fusion Festival, CMW, Rifflandia Music Festival and Club NME after their first EP, We Are Here, went on to receive critical acclaim and widespread coverage by music blogs.
Rooftop Runners create a bold interplay of sound on their new album, Alluvium, which will be released on Feb 21, 2014 on Motor Music. It's time to hit the road again!

Originally from the west coast of Canada, Rooftop Runners is the brainchild of brothers Benedikt and Tobias MacIsaac. The duo was formed in the underground culture of East Berlin while immersed in the independent music scene. Playing open mic nights, house parties, and lo-fi venues throughout the city, the brothers found inspiration in their adopted home.

After settling in Berlin, Rooftop Runners recorded their first EP, We Are Here. The 4-track EP was released independently by the band. It went on to receive critical acclaim and widespread coverage by music blogs. The band completed tours in Europe and Canada with highlighted shows at Fusion Festival, Canadian Music Week, Rifflandia Music Festival and Club NME.

Shortly after a tour in the UK and Europe, Rooftop Runners returned to the studio. The duo teamed up with producer/engineer Martin J. Fiedler at his studio in Berlin to work on their debut album Alluvium — a blend of soulful vocals, dynamic instrumentation and elements of electronic.

Their Pacific Northwest origins and new base in Central Europe are reflected in the music. Lush extremes of the west coast mesh with the desolate vitality of Berlin. Their music is the meeting of two polarities.

On the record, the brothers alternate instruments while interchanging vocal roles. They compose ever-changing sonic landscapes, highlighted by string arrangements, vocal harmonies, guitar-driven riffs and heavy synths. Rooftop Runners create a bold interplay of sound.

Alluvium was released on Feb 21, 2014 with a grant from Musicboard Berlin in Austria, Germany and Switzerland.

A blend of soulful vocals, dynamic instrumentation and elements of electronic. Rooftop Runners completed tours in Europe and Canada with highlighted shows at Fusion Festival, CMW, Rifflandia Music Festival and Club NME after their first EP, We Are Here, went on to receive critical acclaim and widespread coverage by music blogs.
Rooftop Runners create a bold interplay of sound on their new album, Alluvium, which will be released on Feb 21, 2014 on Motor Music. It's time to hit the road again!

Originally from the west coast of Canada, Rooftop Runners is the brainchild of brothers Benedikt and Tobias MacIsaac. The duo was formed in the unde...

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Past Gigs Rooftop Runners

  • 01 | 2015 Alter Gasometer, Zwickau, DE Headlining
  • 12 | 2014 Zum Goldenen Fass, Basel City, Switzerland Headlining
  • 12 | 2014 Cafe Galao, Stuttgart, DE Headlining
  • 11 | 2014 Hamburg, DE Tastemaker Festival
  • 10 | 2014 Bi Nuu Support for Esben and the Witch
  • 10 | 2014 Tuchlaube Café, Aarau, Switzerland Headlining
  • 10 | 2014 Polyester, Oldenburg (Oldb.), DE Headlining
  • 10 | 2014 Desi, Nuremberg, DE Headlining
  • 10 | 2014 Postbahnhof, Berlin, DE Support for Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
  • 10 | 2014 Werkstatt, Chur, Switzerland Headlining
  • 09 | 2014 Cafe Glocksee,Hannover, Germany Headlining
  • 09 | 2014 Kokolores,Kunzelsau, Germany Headlining
  • 09 | 2014 Weltecho, Chemnitz, Germany Headlining
  • 09 | 2014 Schon Schön, Mainz, Germany Headlining
  • 09 | 2014 Horns Erben,Leipzig, Germany Headlining
  • 09 | 2014 Juz,Leer (Ostfriesland), Germany Headlining
  • 08 | 2014 Poland Plötzlich am Meer Festival
  • 07 | 2014 C-Club, Berlin, DE Support Afghan Whigs
  • 06 | 2014 Badehaus Szimpla Musiksalon Support
  • 04 | 2014 Privatclub, Berlin, DE Supporting Stu Larsen
  • 04 | 2014 Maschinenhaus der Kulturbrauerei, Berlin, DE M&R Live
  • 03 | 2014 Frannz Club, Berlin, DE Supporting Nadine Shah
  • 03 | 2014 Nachtleben, Frankfurt, DE Supporting Nadine Shah
  • 03 | 2014 Ampere, Munich, DE Supporting Nadine Shah
  • 03 | 2014 Blue Shell, Cologne, DE Supporting Nadine Shah
  • 03 | 2014 Indra, Hamburg, DE Supporting Nadine Shah
  • 02 | 2014 Comet Club, Berlin, DE Supporting Brother & Bones
  • 11 | 2013 Indra, Hamburg, DE Supporting Nadine Shah
  • 11 | 2013 Privat Club, Berlin, DE Supporting Nadine Shah
  • 07 | 2013 Badehaus, Berlin, DE Headlining
  • 06 | 2013 Noch Besser Leben, Leipzig, DE Headlining
  • 06 | 2013 Blue Shell, Köln, DE Headlining
  • 06 | 2013 Fusion Festival, DE Fusion Festival
  • 05 | 2013 Chester Inn, Berlin, DE Headlining
  • 05 | 2013 King Kong Club, Berlin, DE Headlining
  • 04 | 2013 Kuss Kuss, Berlin, DE Headlining
  • 04 | 2013 Junction Bar, Berlin, DE Headlining
  • 03 | 2013 Zaphod, Ottawa, CA Headlining
  • 03 | 2013 March Bar Spectacle, Montreal, CA CMW showcase
  • 12 | 2012 Shokoladen, Berlin, DE Headlining
  • 12 | 2012 Duncan Garage, Duncan, BC, CA Headlining

Discography Rooftop Runners

  • 2014 Alluvium Album | Motor Music
  • 2012 We Are Here EP | Self Released

Media

  • Video Rooftop Runners - Undergrou...
  • Video Rooftop Runners Live at C-C...

Origin

  • Berlin DE

Founded

  • 2011

Members

  • Benedikt MacIsaac Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards
  • Tobias MacIsaac Vocals, Guitar, Keyboard