The Innsbrucker Trio was founded in 2008 in order to create funky, hard-rock and progressive-rock music. According to drummer Jan Haußels, Yves Krismer (vocals, guitar) and Benedikt Trenkwalder (bass) have been making music together since they were children, while he was just taking a more "normal" path. "My humble self came to music late and thanks to the other two. Before that, everything went according to plan: graduation, studies, office job. Now the direction seems to be a different one," he comments on the development of the band. They already won the Austrian version of the "Local Heroes" band contest in 2010 and finished second in the European final in Hungary. Last year they were voted Newcomer Band of the Year in their own country, and in August they attracted attention as supporters of Iggy and the Stooges.