Here's a cult band that, with its explosive, urban mix of music genres, rhythms, languages and cultures evolved to a high quality brand, appreciated by both the international press and audiences all over. Add to that the typically Belgian pinch of self-derision and understatement and the result is a band with the energy of rock (without guitars), the improvised twist of jazz, the open-minded approach of world music and the eagerness of a street band.
Jaune Toujours' sound is so natural that it's deceptive and at first might give the casual listener the impression of simplicity, when it's really their musicianship and the particular humanist angle from which they approach cross cultural composing, that makes their music sound as if it's been around forever. Respect for content rather than form, for collaboration, rather than preservation and for long term development, has enabled them to create a musical universe that is rich, diverse, honest, modern and unique.
Well-rooted in their home town Brussels the band's unique identity is yet enforced by their poetic and socially committed lyrics, celebrating the cultural melting pot of our modern day world. The optimistic undertone convincingly states that another world is possible, raising a fist rather than the middle finger. And it is the kind of music you can dance to 'till you drop at a gig, but also enjoy as you listen more closely at home. To their new album Kolektiv, for instance.