Tagada Jones travelled more than 32 countries, produced nine studio albums and burnt stages over 1950 times! Undoubtedly one of the only punk band to go all around the world singing in the French language.
Tagada is also a band who has social, political and independence concerns. As France’s alternative music scene rightful heirs, they are acknowledged by their peers (Bérurier Noir, Parabellum, Les Shériff...) to be the perfect embodiment of the French DIY.
Even if the combo started the adventure 25 years ago as a 100% punk-rock quartet, the songs took a new direction more electro-punk during few years with the arrival of a new member at samplers. Nowadays the band returns to its first love, even if the electro-industrial music side isn’t gone, they keep going on composing original powerful punk music.
Influences of the band are vast, it goes from English punk to 90’s Californian origin forms without forgetting 80’s French alternative or metal and hardcore. All of this is controlled, combined and lead to a unique music footprint, the Tagada Jones Style! If the music has evolved, it remains immediately recognizable, mainly due to Niko’s voice, enraged songs and militant texts. Texts that have also changed over the years but which are staying to the first concerns of the band which are, marital violence, unrestrained capitalism, oppression, wars, racism, ecology, politics ... The themes remain sober, and the vision lucid, the whole gives an accurate pic of the present society.
The unifying chorus and the biting guitars allow the band to find a balance between sharpened socio-political consciousness and sonorous virulence. Tagada Jones established themselves as the spearhead in the modern French Punk scene.
Committed, compulsive, bright and spicy, that is the 2020 face of Tagada Jones. Pumped-up with its last album “La Peste & Le Cholera”, the band is ready to go on tour to spread colossal rock’n’roll energy, especially during unforgettable gigs, where the quartet reveals all its enthusiasm and generosity.
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