One of Luxemburg’s greatest live acts
For over 15 years, the Disliked have been one of Luxemburg’s greatest live exports. Their explosive mix of genre-bending music, makes you feel good and enjoy the present moment. At home on every stage from the south of France to the deep east of Germany, their energy and joy for danceable beats just hit you straight.
Their early punk days were followed by a ska episode, which led to today’s blend, driven by reggae beats, dirty horns and rocking guitars. The first single of their debut Album “Outsiders” remains a classic among Luxemburgish music fans: Its “ohohoh” hook is simply – timeless. The ska-punk hymn “My Profile”, dating from the late 2000s, throws a critical look on our social media relations, and is still a classic in alternative playlists throughout the greater region. Their biggest success – and most known album so far – is “Hôtel Numéro 25” - containing their most powerful live-songs such as “Le Captain”, “Mr Nice Guy” or the French reggae ballade “Lezâmi(e)s”. Over the last years, The Disliked headlined all of Luxemburg’s biggest alternative Festivals such as “Food for your Senses” or “Koll an Aktioun”, while also touring the south of France twice and playing numerous shows in the greater region surrounding their native country.
“Playing together throughout all these years from being teenagers to parents, we've always had great fun when composing new songs. The possibility to work with so many beautiful creative minds, who are sharing our belief in the DIY approach, has always been fulfilling. We’re persuaded that music has to touch people’s hearts. The Disliked will always stay true to themselves, and never pretend to be someone or something they are not.” Zig, lead singer
Telecran: Die Ska-Punkband "The Disliked" hat sich in Luxemburg mit ihren drei Alben und ausgelassenen Konzerten bereits seit längerem einen Namen gemacht.
OX-Fanzine: Die harten Parts löst die Band meistens wieder in melodische Songstrecken auf, in denen sich Einflüsse von ANTI-FLAG, frühen MIGHTY MIGHTY BOSSTONES, etwas Streetpunk und den BEATSTEAKS erkennen lassen.
Woxx: Die raue Stimme des Sängers verleiht den Songs Authentizität.
Shoot Me Again: On est plus près d'un Rancid ou d'un Lars Frederiksen & The Bastards que d'un No Use For A Name pour le côté punk.
Disagreement: While the debut Fresh Taste (2005) was still rooted deeply in punk, the follow-up My Parents Went To Eldorado… (2008) showed the band from a considerably matured angle, with the ska parts taking over.
Disagreement: When all is said and done, what counts is the band’s unmistakable joy of playing!