Thursday, 03 January
Trad.Attack! – from Estonia to Eumundi
Thursday 3 January will see Estonian groovers Trad.Attack! performing a post-Woodford gig in The Bunker at The Imperial Hotel Eumundi.
Trad.Attack! has really turned Estonian music scene upside down by bringing traditional music to the big stages, building modern world around its archaic sounds. It is often said that the band with its three members sounds so big that you would think there are many more people on the stage.
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.
Band members Sandra, Jalmar and Tõnu have been great friends for a long time, and 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 – a chance to do something different with folk music. At the first rehearsal they decided not to set borders, to keep it fresh and surprise themselves, with no ambition to perform it in public. It was a great surprise when their first tune ‘Koorek’ was released and became a hit.
Since then, the band has received 21 music awards in Estonia; released their debut album ‘AH!’; been recognised internationally and toured in 36 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. They released their new album ‘Kullakarva – Shimmer Gold’ and are currently touring with it around the world.
Folk music is definitely their starting point, but not their boundary. They are young modern people: maintaining their traditional roots in ears, mind and soul, Trad.Attack! experiments with different styles and musical directions.
Doors open 7.30pm
TICKETS: Pre-sale concession $20/ full $25 (+ booking fee) through Oztix or at the Imperial Hotel (Ph: 5442 8811). $25 concession/full $30 at the door.Click here for more info