Updated 2022 / 2023 news included below.
June 14, 2019
Wild Noise Records
2. “What About You”
3. “Steam Queen”
4. “Move On”
5. “Don’t Leave Me Alone”
6. “Queen of the Pill”
7. “Floating Alice”
8. “Losers Lullaby”
9. “Deeper Way”
10. “Be Myself”
Who is The Jackets – Queen of the Pill for?
The 2019 Album, Queen of the Pill, is focuses on the fuzz box classic 60’s retro garage rock stylings. Put on your go go boots & dial up the psychedelic ambience.
“The Jackets mix the best elements of Rock and Roll into a potent, irresistible cocktail with a ferocity that is full of good humor, high spirited fun, and full blast excitement! “- www.thejackets.ch
Vocals / Guitars – Jack Torera
Bass – Samuel Schmidiger
Drums – Chris Rosales
What is The Jackets Origin Story?
The Jackets originate from Bern, Switzerland and debuted in 2009 as a four piece with the album Stuck Inside on Subversiv Records.
Along the way they became the power trio they are known as today. In 2021 The Jackets decided to launch their own label Wild Noise Records, to house their entire catalog. Other notable label collaboration on multiple releases is Voodoo Rhythm Records.
The power trio is an international touring act successfully touring America & Europe on multiple occasions. Check out their current tour below.
You can listen / stream on all platforms. All of the killer merchandise can be found on Bandcamp.
Queen of the Pill – Album Review
My initial impression is the following, “Queen of the Pill would be on speed dial if Quentin Tarantino fucked Austin Powers while in the middle of a laser beam shark circle jerk”.
I honestly do not have all that much to say about this album because all tracks sound basically the same. If you dig one track you will be all in on the rest of the album.
If you are into fuzzy 60’s retro garage rock that’s a cocktail of Jefferson Airplane with a splash of Stooges and Kinks garnish then you are getting blackout drunk.
The 60’s psychedelic genre is definitely not my go to, but the band is dead on with this sound infusing their own modern take on this genre. Even though I do not have The Jackets on repeat I can’t ignore the songwriting prowess, musicianship and personality the trio delivers.
The hardest part of a recording artist is to convey a magnetic personality both in the studio, live and through their merchandise. The band has this down to a science. After one listen the message is loud and clear that the live show is where the catalog comes to life.
I will definitely be listening for more releases, but I do hope they change up the temp a bit more because it can be a tad redundant. I would be really curious what the sound become if they dialed into more of a 70’s punk vibe.
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The Jackets 2022 / 2023
New single, “Pie in the Sky”, released November 4, 2022 via Wild Noise Records. The new single aligns with exactly how The Jackets left off with “Queen of the Pill”.
The follow up single “Misery of Man” will be released March 2023 and premiering via Vive Le Rock. Stay tuned!
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