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 released an award winning EP in Estonia, and award winning CD in Germany, received great reviews in Songlines Magazine (UK), RA Magazine (UK), Lira (Sweden), Folker (Germany) and others.
TRAD.ATTACK! are three good friends and musicians. In 2013 they decided to play together just for fun, to experiment with folk music and new technologies. At the first rehearsal they decided not to set borders of genre, to keep it fresh and surprise themselves, with no ambition to perform it in public.
It was a great surprise when, after the band released their first tune “Kooreke”, it became a hit and people liked this approach to folk music and asked for more. After massive positive feedback from audience and critics they decided to take things seriously. It seems that the fresh, free approach and friendship between the members creates a special energy which audiences and the musicians themselves very much enjoy.
TRAD.ATTACK! takes its inspiration from old archive recordings of Estonian traditional songs 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.
Sandra Sillamaa: vocals, bagpipes, flutes, Jew’s harp
Jalmar Vabarna: guitar, vocals
Tõnu Tubli: drums, vocals