The Jolts
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The Jolts

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada | INDIE

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada | INDIE
Band Rock Punk


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"The Jolts - Haute Voltage Album Review"

It would be easy to dismiss THE JOLTS as Vancouver’s answer to TURBONEGRO. But for rockers that have grown weary of TN's abundant filler and cutesy lyrics of late, THE JOLTS should provide a major kick in the tail. Think about PISSED JEANS' fresh take on the STICKMEN WITH RAYGUNS sound, or JAY REATARD's peachy ADVERTS-worship as similar precedents. Energy abounds as vocalist Joey Blitzkrieg pontificates sermons of debauchery over this collection of twin-guitar, ass-shaking anthems. The smart execution of power chord mania in “DXM” and “Drop Dead Girl” could get a party started faster than a surprise keg dropped on the front lawn. Throughout the disc, riffs snake into harmonies and wah-wah leads zoom to the front of the mix, eventually falling away into pulsing, groovy basslines. The splendidly titled “Lament for the Death Rider” brags a decidedly HELLACOPTERS-like action rock vibe. But the real secret weapon of THE JOLTS is stickman Matt Von Dander, whose seemingly bottomless bag of tricks provides endless variation to the proceedings in the form of hand claps, maracas, tambourines, and lots of keenly executed fills. If spunk and solid tunes were currency, these guys could buy Las Vegas. Hautely recommended. -


The Jinx EP (2006)
Haute Voltage LP(2008)
Born Speedin 7"(2009)
Kaminari Lovers 7"(2010)
8% LP (May 2011)



Since 2006 Dylan Danger and Joey Blitzkrieg have been crafting some of the deadliest Rock & Roll west of the Rockies. With their band, The Jolts, they have been taking the rhythm and spirit of 70's punk and the sonic attitude of modern Scandinavian rock and created what they describe simply as "Electrifying Rock & Roll". Since then the band has done numerous Canadian headlining tours, opened for countless touring bands and local old guard favorites including DOA, Vibrators, OFF!, Dwarves, Black Halos and SNFU and selling out their own shows as a result of a loyal growing audience.

After releasing their first EP (The Jinx EP-2006) and LP (Haute Voltage-2008) on their own Haute Voltage Records label they released a 7" (Born Speedin-2009) on Edmonton's Eat Shit And Die Records. Another 7" (Kaminari Lovers) will be coming out on Meaty Beaty Records in early 2010. A new album is being pressed currently and is a continuation of their hard hitting rock n roll style entitled 8%.