The Jolts

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The Jolts
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The Jolts performing in Vancouver on July 18, 2010
Background information
Origin Vancouver
Genres Punk Rock
Years active 2004 – present
Labels Sudden Death Records
Associated acts The Ramores
Members Joey Blitzkrieg
Joshy Atomic
Matt Dander
Matt L. Snakes
Past members GT Flare (drums)
Lektor Kurrentz (bass)
Dylan Danger (guitar)

The Jolts are a Canadian punk rock group formed in Vancouver, BC in 2004 with a focus on playing relentless high-energy classic 1970s style punk rock.

The band also moonlights as a Ramones tribute band called The Ramores.

History[edit]

The Jolts were formed by Joey Blitzkrieg and Dylan Danger in early 2004. After positive reviews of their 2006 EP Jinx, they recorded a track (Rambo Rat) for an upcoming The Queers tribute album called God Save The Queers.[1] While recording the cover track GT Flare was replaced by former The Spinoffs drummer Matt Dander, the band citing "creative differences".

On June 13, 2008 The Jolts self-released their first full-length album Haute Voltage featuring 11 tracks, including a re-recorded version of Bloody Eye Socket, one of the more popular tracks from The Jinx EP.[2][3] Shortly after the release of Haute Voltage Lektor Kurrentz left the band to focus on his other project, The Isotopes. The Jolts acquired bassist Joshy Atomic, who had been playing in The Cheats and Sound City Hooligans.

In late 2009 The Jolts recorded 4 songs that were released on two 7" records. Born Speedin b/w Gimme gasoline was released on Edmonton's Eat Shit and Die Records and Kaminari Lovers b/w Loser(Baby I'm A) was co-released by American/UK labels Meaty Beaty and No Front Teeth.

After recording a new album with producer Jesse Gander in 2010, Dylan Danger left the band to pursue his solo career (as Dylan Thomas) and the band shifted Atomic to lead guitar duties while recruiting Matt Snakes of Battle Snakes as the new bass player. That album was released in July 2011 as "Eight Percent" and is being distributed by Sudden Death Records.

Since 2006 The Jolts have been on a series of cross-Canada tours supporting each successive release, and are continuing to impress audiences across the country.[4][5]

Members[edit]

Main lineup

  • Joey Blitzkrieg – Vocals & Guitar
  • Joshy Atomic – Lead Guitar
  • Matt L. Snakes – Bass
  • Matt Dander – Drums & Percussion

Discography[edit]

Albums

EPs & Singles

  • Jinx (5 track EP) 2006
  • Born Speedin/Gimme Gasoline (7" single) 2009
  • Kaminari Lovers (7" single) 2010

Music Videos

Compilations

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Jolts". O Canadarm!. 2007-06-06. 
  2. ^ "CD Reviews: The Jolts - Haute Voltage". Fast Forward Weekly. 2008-07-17. 
  3. ^ "Jolts make unapologetically old-school punk". The Georgia Straight. 2008-06-12. 
  4. ^ "All the Jolts, twice the codeine". Vue Weekly. 2008-07-24. 
  5. ^ "The Misfits, The Jolts, Haddonfield". Last FM. 2009-11-14. 

External links[edit]

Official website