Tocotronic is a German rock band founded in 1993 (see 1993 in music). Similar to Blumfeld and influential for bands such as Tomte, Tocotronic not only innovated German language music, but also inspired a number of later bands, such as Wir sind Helden. Their influence on pop culture is widespread, from fashion (Tocotronic made the combination of 1970s style training jackets with cheap second-hand ad-shirts famous in Germany) to the playful and weird look of their early records.
Tocotronic come from Hamburg and are released on L'Age D'Or, together with Die Sterne - forming the so-called Hamburger Schule ("School of Hamburg"). The band members are bassist Jan MÃ¼ller, drummer Arne Zank, and guitarist and singer Dirk von Lowtzow. Starting with the latest album "Pure Vernunft darf niemals siegen" a new guitarist and keyboarder, Rick McPhail?, has joined the band. He used to play with Tocotronic on live shows before.
The band became a subject of dark irony when in 1995 on their album Nach der verlorenen Zeit they released a song called "Michael Ende, D...
years active 1993–present
origin Hamburg, Germany
music genre Alternative Rock
current members Dirk von Lowtzow
Jan Müller (Tocotronic)