TRAD.ATTACK! takes inspiration from old archive recordings and from the music of today. Folk music is their starting point but not their boundary: they remain open in ears, mind and soul to different styles and new directions whilst maintaining their emotional roots-heart.

TRAD.ATTACK! is the shooting star of Estonian folk scene. Since their debut in 2014 the band received 13 Music Awards in Estonia including best folk band, best song, best video, best album. They award winning CD, received excellent review in Songlines and performed in 27 countries from USA till Malaysia.

At their first concert the band made a joke about having a master-plan – to play in every country in the world. Surprisingly this audacious master-plan has now been activated – Only 169 countries to go!

Sandra, Jalmar and Tōnu – three good friends and skilled Estonian musicians: Sandra plays Estonian bagpipe, jew’s harp, saxophone, Jalmar plays 12 strings acoustic guitar and Tōnu is the drummer and percussionist. Like all Estonians – they also sing.

Their first tune, “Kooreke” became a hit and was broadcast at many radio stations around the globe.

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“Its music is punchy, rousing, soaring and disarmingly infectious” – London Jazz

“[Trad.Attack] could well prove to be the European success of the summer. ” ★★★★ – The Guardian

“Trad.Attack!, een vrolijk trio uit Estland dat de stemming er al snel in heeft…Vervormde stemmen, samples en dub-achtige effecten doen de rest. Feestelijk en toch niet vrij van avontuur, dit.” – Dagblad van het Noorden

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