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Villa K, Winterthur (ZH) / CH

Quellrock Open Air, Bad Ragaz (SG) / CH

Rosenfest, Weggis (LU) / CH

Holzacker Openair, Rüschegg (BE) / CH

Open Air Gampel, Gampel-Bratsch (Wallis) / CH

Sounds of Glarus, Glarus / CH

Kaufleuten, Zurich / CH, Album-Release Concert


👺👖 We put on our masks... and let our pants down.

Proudly presenting our new music video for the single «Monsters Forever»



Tim Freitag can make you cry.
Whether you shed tears of joy or tears of woe is totally up to you – the Boys from Zurich cover the entire spectrum of feelings with their driving songs and bitter lyrics.

You never know where you stand with them – just like dating in the urban jungle, overgrown with strangling fears of commitment: the common thread that runs through the song-stories of their debut album, «Monsters Forever». When pieces like «Another Heart Has Lost Its Place», «Bruises», or «Hold On» begin softly, it is only to give the coming thunder of guitar-strings more time to ramp up to a more explosive entrance. «By Your Side», in contrast, doesn't dilly-dally around with too much unnecessary foreplay, but drives straight to the sweet-spot with hip-swinging action, with danceable guitar riffs that unashamedly clasp hands of bro-ship with pounding Indie Rock. The passion-pregnant «Tip Toe», on the other hand, testifies to the Timmies’ Alternative Pop heart at the core of their music. And this keeps perfect time with the heartbeats of the 70,000 monthly Spotify listeners who, all together, have already accumulated an incredible 6 million song plays!

The all-male quintet achieve, gig-after-gig-after-gig, what many Swiss (Alas!, also international) acts rarely succeed in doing: entertaining and enchanting a new, previously unknown audience over the course of an entire show. The secret of this magic lies in equal doses, on the one hand, with the cool, charismatic, easy-on-the-eye, yet eccentric front man, Janick Pfenninger, and, on the other, with the impressive quantities of artistic sweat that Tim Freitag pour out onto audiences during their stage performances – and, therefore, more or less collectively forego upper body clothing.

This total dearth of torso garments saves the Timmies a few pennies of laundromat money; money the band prefers to invest in maintaining the band bus that not only shuttles them from club to club, but also to well-known music festivals. With already more than 150 live concerts to the Five Zürich Boys’ performance-credit, they have performed gigs at such in-scene music epicenters as Gonzo or the Rote Fabrik; prestigious locales such as the (sold out!) Kaufleuten; but, also, on the grand internationally-famous stages of the Gurtenfestival, Blue Balls Festival, Zermatt Unplugged, Stars in Town, and Moon & Stars. Tim Freitag are welcome regulars on the radio, too – not least of all thanks to their receiving the prestigious Best Talent award from the venerable Swiss pop music institution, SRF3.
Tim Freitag are and always will be: Janick Pfenninger (Vocals), Nicolas Rüttimann (Guitars), Severin Graf (Bass), Lorenzo Demenga (Drums), Daniel Gisler (Keys) , Martin Künzle (Keys, Bass)


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Beat Jegen
for being our musical mentor since the very beginning.

Vania Sousa
for being the best songwriting partner there is.

Martin Künzle
for being our 6th band member since the very beginning.

Anne Güldner
for being patient, annoyingly annoying and a helping hand in everything.

Achille Lietha & Patrick Betschart
for crafting the most beautiful music videos.

Hansjörg Eckinger
for introducing Janick to the beautiful world of music.

Emanuel Martin
for being the best live mixer since day one.

Biho Song & Johannes Dietschi
for documenting every concert since the beginning on camera.

Matthias Schüpbach
for being our dad, mum, uncle & brother at the same time.

Giuliano Sulzberger
for being calm and collected.

Schimun Krausz
for the coffee breaks and last minute textual work.

Henry Gillis
for creating the most beautiful posters, illustrations and designing the very first Tim Freitag undie.

Tom Hessler
for his production skills and his help in shaping our sound.

Marc König
for his help in photo, video & social media production.

Natalie Steiger, Änne Wetzel, Irina Sterchi and Ivana Leiseder
for being the force that spreads the music.

... to our families Pfenninger, Demenga, Rüttimann, Graf & Gisler.

... to our friends.

A thousand thank yous go to every single person listed below: without you there would be no »us«!
Barbara Lussi, Ben Baptie, Carmen Stüssi, Chantal Gioia, Daniel Rizzo, Dave Hofmann, Dion Merz, Alexandra Steinegger, Frank Merola, Hannes Binder, Hele Maurer, Jean-Vera Bourguignon, Jonas Bühler, Juliette Ruetz, Jürgen Kupka, Leroy Steinmann, Lukas Elmiger, Laura Gerster, Janosch Tröhler, Marco Schneider, Michael Scialpi, Michael Walder, Omar Hetata, Patricia Moser, Sebastian Schlegel, Alexis Saile, Seraina Rudolf, Simon den Otter, Vreni Lenggenhager with Anna & Henri, Tina Rodloff, Tobias Stierle, Nadja Stäubli, Giovanna Cappelli, Johanna Senn, Marcel Waldburger, Elliot Fry, Jeremy Baer, Carla Fellinger, Lena Minder, Edis Kahrimanovic, Robert Davis, Nicole Steger, Susanne Spreiter, Patrick Bolle, Flavio Gerster, Shiva Arbabi Zentner