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 21st 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 the rules and genre boundaries to create their own style – TRAD-POP-ROCK.

Make Your Move, the new album by Trad.Attack! – their 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, and then some. Deeply rooted in spells from a long-forgotten time, the album is full of magic and empowerment.

While realising 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 the six years since coming together, Trad.Attack! has reached every continent and performed in 37 countries 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 159 countries still to experience the power of Trad.Attack!.

Back home in Estonia, Trad.Attack! blasted into the scene and has been revolutionising it ever since. Having won a whopping 21 music awards, including best band and best album.

“We are built on the courage to do something different, to jump head first into the deep end. We choose our own way and create our own path.”

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An album, then, that rewards daring: a kinetic, time-travelling delight.

SONGLINES, UK, 2020

“Make Your Move”, is absolutely enticing, a rocket blazing a fiery trail in an arc across the sky at night.

Spiral Earth, UK, 2020

Trad.Attack! has stayed true to their idea to spice up their ancestors’ singing culture. With the new album the spice has become even more intense. The trio roars with guitar rock of high energy that sometimes sounds like “medieval” pagan folk. That’s because of the added instruments like bagpipe and jew’s harp, but also the rustic sound of estonian singing. The band sings about today’s, but also about socially critical topics.

Kulturtipp, Switzerland, 2020

They are a rock band who honor their cultural roots.

Amazon, USA, 2020

Trad.Attack!’s sound features exceptionally expressive forms of female and male vocals in Estonian, shamanic chants, captivating Estonian bagpipes, a solid rhythm section, processed post-rock and psychedelic guitars, and masterfully-crafted electronic beats and lush ambience.

World Music Central, USA, 2020

Delightful surprise after delightful surprise. Put this one on at your next party and
watch your guests go crazy.

antiMusic.com, USA, 2020

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

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

Eclipsed, Germany, 2017

Trad.Attack! are a Baltic marvel.

fRoots, UK, 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: Estonian 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, Spain