The Jackets are a dynamic Garage-Punk-Psych-Freakbeat trio based in Bern, Switzerland. The band formed in 2007 and have released three full length LP’s – Stuck Inside (Subversiv Records 2009), Way Out (Soundflat Records 2012) and Shadows Of Sound (Voodoo Rhythm Records 2015) The band spend most of their time on the road and have toured regularly in most every country in Western Europe including Scandinavia and the U.K and are well known on the European Garage Rock circuit playing at some of the most well-known festivals in the genre such as Funtastic Dracula Carnival (Spain), Cosmic Trip Festival (France), Purple Weekend (Spain), Hipsville (UK) and Festival Beat (Italy) and have shared stages with bands like Baby Woodrose, The Monsters, Magnetix, King Kahn & BBQ, Lyres, Gonn and The Sonics.
The Jackets are known for their high energy stage shows combining 60’s Garage, Mod, ’77 Punk, Psychedelia and their devotion to bands like The MC5, The Monks and The Music Machine.
Barely a year has flown by since Phoenix/LA garage-psych goddesses The Darts (US) wrapped up the final mixes of their phenomenal, self-titled debut EP, which was released on 10″ vinyl at the beginning of October 2016 off the back of a super-hot build-up buzz of local and national radio play, coupled with intense social media flattery and chatter before the band had even played their first gig.
Ever since that first fateful showing in Tucson, Nicole Laurenne (The Love Me Nots, Motobunny, Zero Zero), Rikki Styxx (The Two Tens, The Dollyrots, Thee Outta Sites), Christina Nunez (The Love Me Nots, Casual Encounters, The Madcaps) and Michelle Balderrama(Brainspoon) have blasted off like a guided missile, reaching speeds and heights over a global timeline that most new bands could never manage in the first year.
In summary, The Darts have self released two 10″ vinyl EPs, signed to an international record label, performed multiple tours of the US and Europe and have just completed their first full length album – which is now available pre-order and scheduled for official release at the end of September 2017. The band will kick off the first leg of their Fall US tour in Salt Lake City on September 9th, with Australia’s Living End for six shows across the Pacific Northwest and West Coast, followed by five more West Coast dates with sensational, Swiss garage punks The Jackets through October 2nd.