Fotos are an indie rock band whose members come from Hamburg and Cologne. They began in 2006. The group consists of Thomas Heßler (guitar, vocals), Deniz Erarslan (guitar), Frieder Weiß (bass) and Benedikt Schnermann (drums). The band has been inspired by British indie rock and their melodies have a British sound but with lyrics in German. They say that their theme and attitude fits more with the German rock-style.