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For almost 30 years, the Donots from Ibbenbüren have succeeded in doing what many bands wish for: they are among Germany’s most successful bands, are played on the radio, sell out large halls and their albums reach high places in the charts. At the same time, however, they have remained a self-determined, authentic and credible punk band that refuses to be bent. Over the course of their career, they have built a large fan base worldwide, toured with superstars like Green Day and Billy Talent, and recorded Frank Turner. After their extensively celebrated 25th anniversary in 2019, the Donots went on a well-deserved break. Now they return after almost five years with one of the best albums of their career: “Today is a good day”.

In our new episode of “sound of urbanana: Talks!”, singer Ingo and drummer Eike talk about the band’s beginnings in Münsterland, burning passion for music in rural areas, how the street art of Ehrenfeld influenced the new album. And about their irrepressible love for subculture.

English Version

German Version

Check out our very special Donots playlist!

Author: Ole Löding

urbanana Jingle: Bukez Finezt/Phil Phader

Photos: Ole Löding, Timo Klein, Danny Kötter

Music: Martin Zuther / Ole Löding

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