I Am Oak is the band of Utrecht-based musician Thijs Kuijken.
In 2011, I Am Oak won the Dutch based 3VOOR12 Award for best album for their 2011 release, Oasem. The band appeared at the prestigious 2011 Popkomm festival
In March 2012, the band showcased at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas being described as one of the top artists performing from Netherlands. In May 2012, performed three shows at The Great Escape Festival in Brighton and were selected by the festival as their Band Of The Day.
2012 saw the release of the band's third full-length album entitled “Nowhere Or Tammensaari" on Snowstar Records in Holland and on Heist Or Hit Records on the 2nd of July in the UK & Ireland. The album was recorded in a house in a small town in Finland, the name of which translates to “oak island.” However, although located in Finland, the majority language there is Swedish, thus the town is also known as Ekenäs, which translates to “oak peninsula.”
The first single 'Palpable' from the album “Nowhere Or Tammensaari" has been featured on several occasions on BBC 6 Music on the Lauren Laverne show, first played on 3 May 2012 On 25 June 2012, Lauren Laverne added the single 'Palpable' as her BBC 6 Music 'MPFree' track