Well-rooted in their hometown 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 a middle finger. And it's 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 latest album ROUTES (2013), for instance.
Setting up multiple collaborations Jaune Toujours has proved to be anything but opportunist. With Radio Transit they grouped artists of great talent, whose only handicap was the lack (at that moment) of the right documents. Together with the Gangbé Brass Band from Benin (West-Africa) they toured in 2011 and 2012 as Afrobelbeat (Be/Nin), which is also the title of a 4 track EP, commonly recorded and released in april 2012. And with the band Mec Yek, they invite two Roma girls to their mics to sing their Balkan Motown to the audience, without the usual gypsy clichés.
Four years after KOLEKTIV (2009), Jaune Toujours released the new album ROUTES (2013). This album continues on the same vibes for which they are being internationally appreciated: no linguistic or other borders (singing in French, English and Dutch), catchy songs, punky attitude, drum&brass, Balkan madness, accordion dub and Belgian ska.
From the period before, a fine selection of songs coming from former albums BARRICADE (2004), CAMPING DEL MUNDO (2002) and BRUSK (2000), have been compiled in the form of a live recording on the CD/DVD CLUB (2006). The live recordings got raving reviews and certainly helped the band opening (more) international doors.
Jaune Toujours Line-up: vocals & accordion Piet Maris / drums & percussion Théophane Raballand / upright bass Mathieu verkaeren / sax soprano & clarinets Mattias Laga / trumpets Dirk Timmermans and/or Bart Maris and/or Sam Versweyveld and/or Yves Fernandez-Solino