Grimus was formed in 2005, taking its name from he first novel published by the renowned author Salman Rushdie. Their first concerts also bring their first fans and after a show opening for the band Kumm, they check a gig at the Stufstock Festival. Songs like Solitude and In a Glimpse attract radio air play and they soon start playing in concerts all over the country, even opening for Sophie Ellis Bextor in Bucharest. Also in 2007, the band reaches the international final of Global Battle of the Bands in London, where they also receive The Best Romanian Band award. 2008 is the year of Grimus's debut album launch, considered by many the album of the year, which features singles like Backseat Driver and Confused. The band grows slowly but surely and actually attracts the attention of a British producer who will help them with their second studio album. Egretta includes the hit Started, a song used on a commercial for a beer brand, while the disc features a production made in London and also different successful singles like In Your Eyes, Vanity or Nature Falls. In 2012, after a series of concerts all around Romania, Grimus checks four important international festivals, including Sziget Festival in Hungary, whilst also opening for the legendary Red Hot Chilli Peppers in Bucharest, after they had already played with important names like Roxette, Hurts or Garbage. The year 2013 translates into taking part at the Eurosonic Festival in The Netherlands and then at Arezzo Wave in Italy, while their song In Your Eyes is included on the Love Building movie soundtrack. Recently, the band has released their third studio album, Emergence, and have also played in the country of Salman Rushdie - India.