The music of Haydamaky is inspired by various ethnic sounds from around the world, especially from various regions of Ukraine. The band calls their music Carpathian Ska. Haydamaky’s hope is to forge an inherently Ukrainian popular music style, which looks back on its own heritage and traditions as a source for inspiration. Their self-titled debut album was released in January 2002.The second album Boguslav (released in April 2004) developed into a very eclectic mix of ska, dub, reggae, punk and, of course, Ukrainian melodies. The band had finally found their very own style.
The quality of their third album, finally, enthralled us to such an extent, that we decided to sign this band and introduce them to the Western World. Haydamaky play a unique mixture, which has not been heard so far on our shores. Albeit the fact, that the Ukraine lies in Europe and we are virtually neighbors, this country still is a sleeping beauty. Haydamaky manage to build bridges and combine Ukrainian roots, which spring in the mysterious Carpathian Mountains, and Western production standards. They fit this mixture into tight arrangements, which are only let loose in their fierce live experience. Their music live and on record is characterized by turbulent energy and a rollercoaster of tempo and moods. Even, if you don’t understand the lyrics, you will be filled with the music from top to toe and feel the passion.