They take traditional songs – sometimes starting with scratchy recordings of long vanished village voices – and build pulsating rhythmic structures, creating an impressively big sound from acoustic 12-string guitar, drums and an array of whistles, bagpipes and jew’s harps.
All three band members grew up with music around them and each had been active on the Estonian music scene for more than 15 years before they started Trad.Attack! in 2014. In the beginning it was meant to be just simple, fun and experimental. Surprisingly for the band, their first tune “Kooreke” became a hit in Estonia… Since then the band has received 21 Music Awards in Estonia, released their debut album "AH!" recognized internationally and toured in 37 countries from China to Canada, including significant showcase festivals as WOMEX, Eurosonic and Transmusicales.
They’re still a bit surprised about their success but definitely having lots of fun. In May 2017 they released their second album “KULLAKARVA - SHIMMER GOLD" and are currently working on their new album which will be released in spring 2020.