TRAD.ATTACK!

It takes a whole lot of courage to take something old and sacred, something that has been passed down the generations in secrecy, and drag it out into the daylight of the 21 century. In the hands of TRAD.ATTACK! this mystical something reveals its long-forgotten roots in a catching, ultra-modern way. They are in-your-face: no begging, no pleading. They break rules and genre boundaries to create their own style – TRAD-POP-ROCK.

The upcoming album of TRAD.ATTACK! – its fourth – demonstrates the pure power of the three band members. The 12 tracks make you smile, dance, mosh, yearn – evoking a full palette of emotions. Deeply rooted in spells from a long-forgotten time, the album is full of magic and empowerment.

Together with realizing their huge musical ambition, TRAD.ATTACK! also pursues a masterplan – to play live in every country of the world. This is the only way for people to experience the striking emotions that this unique band evokes. In 6 years since coming together, TRAD.ATTACK! has reached every continent and has performed in 38 countries, including at significant festivals such as the Woodford Folk Festival (Australia), WOMAD (UK, Chile), Rainforest World Music Festival (Malaysia), Vancouver Folk Festival (Canada) and WOMEX showcase festival. And now there are only 158 countries left to introduce to the power of TRAD.ATTACK!

Back at home in Estonia, TRAD.ATTACK! blasted into the scene and has been revolutionizing ever since. They have won a whopping 21 Music Awards, including the best band and the best album.

“We are built upon the courage to do something different, to jump head first into the deep end. When we started, we didn’t think about which music people wanted to listen, we only made music we wanted to hear.”

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Imagine folk music at the top of the charts. Imagine thousands of fans singing along with a rural refrain recorded decades ago. More than that, imagine bagpipes as a pop instrument. Well, it happened in Estonia, and TRAD.ATTACK! did it on their first album. Now imagine having to follow that. But the Baltic three-piece have done it with admirable style, and built on that enviable start to create an album that breathes, dances, and keeps close to their love of archival songs.

Chris Nickson, fRoots, UK (2017)

This band didn’t come on stage to seek the audience’s sympathy but to take it.

Aivar Loog, Postimees, Estonia, 2017

They have the making of one of those unforgettable folk festival acts…

Louise Thomason, Shetland News, UK, 2017

Trad.Attack!’s second LP, the charming and gripping “Shimmer Gold” is, no doubt, one of the most important albums in Estonia this year.

Margus Haav, Magazine Music, Estonia, 2017

Trad.Attack! will be at WOMAD and could well prove to be the European success of the summer.

Robin Denselow, The Guardian, UK (2017)

This trio absolutely goes outside the usual box of the genre.

Christian Ruf, Dresdner Neueste Nachrichten, Germany, 2017

A wonderful combination of their homeland’s song traditions with modern pulsating rhythms.

Eclipsed, Germany, 2017

They are really powerful.

Jazzthetik, Germany, 2017

Shimmer Gold as a whole is a very exceptional album.

Rasmus Klockljung, Lira, Sweden, 2017

…they create an almighty sound.

Tony Hillier, Weekend Australian, Australia, 2017

Trad.Attack! are a Baltic marvel.

fRoots, UK, 2017

…confident, assured, and playing to their gift for performing great tunes.

Lee Blackstone, Rootsworld, USA, 2017

Its music is punchy, rousing, soaring and disarmingly infectious.

Henning Bolte, London Jazz, UK, 2016

TRAD.ATTACK!

// Estonia

Forgotten Estonian roots in an ultra-modern way, breaking rules and genre boundaries to create their own style – TRAD-POP-ROCK.


LineupSandra Vabarna: bagpipe, whistles, Jew’s harp, vocals
Jalmar Vabarna: 12-string guitar, vocals
Tõnu Tubli: drums, vocals

Websitehttp://www.tradattack.ee
BookingWorldwide except Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Norway, France, Spain