Palais Schaumburg was a new wave band from Hamburg, Germany. The style was classified as Neue Deutsche Welle, and strongly characterized by their avant-garde music and dadaistic attitude. The band was originally formed in 1980 by Holger Hiller and Thomas Fehlmann (The Orb). Percussionist F. M. Einheit (Abwärts, Einstürzende Neubauten) and the american bassplayer Chris Lunch would join the group. When Einheit and Lunch dropped out of the Band due to other projects, Ralf Hertwig (Front) would replace him on the drums/percussions and Timo Blunck (Zimmermänner) on the bassguitar.