Tornano al Festival le Darts, più agguerrite che mai. Dopo il loro show all’edizione 2019, forti di un nuovo album realizzato nientemeno che per la Alternative Tentacles di Sua Maestà Jello Biafra, le quattro americane sono pronte a scaldare di nuovo l’audience col loro garage-rock dalle forti inflessioni punk. poco fumo e tanto arrosto, resa garantita.​

Dice Chrisina Nunez delle Darts: “È una band più sporca ed arrabbiata di quelle da cui proveniamo”. Una all-girl band che si forma a Phoenix, Arizona, un anno fa, dalle ceneri di precedenti esperienze garage e punk, come LOVE ME NOTS, ZERO ZERO e OUTTA SITES. Le tipe hanno una carica esplosiva. Sparse tra le loro preferenze, citano Ty Segall e King Khan. Per l’uso sistematico del Farfisa e di un basso fuzz/caterpillar ricordano molto il groove sei Sonics: duro, spietato, heavy garage e anche band più “moderne” come i Lords of Altamont. Ma pure hanno un’arroganza punk rock che diverte e arrapa. Certo, non inventano niente: ma come sapete non è questo il punto, quando c’è una band rock and roll che spacca il culo come le Darts. (Claudio Sorge)

THE DARTS formed in 2016 with the goal of making great all-girl garage-rock noise, see the world, and have a

fab slumber party every night. We threw on some vintage black slips, threw off our shoes, and set out on the ad-

In the first six months, we put out two self-produced EPs and signed with Dirty Water Records (UK). In the first

year, the label put out our first full-length vinyl release, Me.Ow (2017 Dirty Water Records). We headed to Eu-
rope a bunch of times and never wanted to come home. But when we did, Dirty Water re-released the first two

EPs as a second full-length vinyl, The Darts (2017 Dirty Water Records) and we toured all over the U.S. a bunch
of times, with great bands like Australia’s The Living End and Billie Joe Armstrong’s The Longshot - and, once
again, never wanted to come home. Our idols started noticing, including author Stephen King, actors Drew
Carey and Fred Armisen, and punk legends Jello Biafra and Blag Dahlia, sometimes even coming to shows
and getting on stage with us. Two years into the project, we were on bigger European stages like Sjockfest,
Cosmic Trip, and Roots n Roses, with acts like Turbonegro, The Flaming Lips, and The Dead Kennedys.
In 2018, Jello Biafra signed the band to his label, Alternative Tentacles, and released the third full-length
record, I Like You But Not Like That (2018 Alternative Tentacles Records), at a packed Punk Rock

Bowling appearance in Las Vegas. We then embarked on an unforgettable coast-to-coast US tour with our he-
roes The Damned. We found ourselves performing with bands like Rancid and L7, had songs placed on top tv

shows like Peaky Blinders, got thrilling reviews in Rolling Stone, made a stop at Mexico City’s superb Hipnosis
Fest, and then...the pandemic hit.
But even then, things didn’t stop. Vox hosted an Instagram Live show garnering over fifty thousand views, we
played Punk Rock Bowling 2022, made our debut at Seattle’s uber-hip Freakout Fest, and recorded a new 7-
inch for Adrenalin Fix Music in Europe. By summer of 2022, we toured all over the US again, performed on the
legendary KEXP Sessions, and finished recording a new full-length record (funded entirely by fans) co-produced
by Jello Biafra himself. Snake Oil will be released on Alternative Tentacles in early 2023. European tours are lined
up well into next year...and work is already beginning on the next record. See you out there.

"Gets even the most apathetic nerds moshing. Crank it!" - Rolling Stone (FR)
"The Darts 'Take What I Need.' Very cool." - Stephen King, author
"Fabulous...I'm hooked." - Ken Foote, CBS (Dallas)
"One of my new favorite bands." - Dave Vanian, The Damned
"The Darts smolder and shine like a serpent at the end of a rainbow." - Blag Dahlia, The Dwarves
"The Coolest Song In The World" - The Underground Garage (SiriusXM Radio)
"Cramps' spooky punk and Stooges/ raw chaos, by a quartet of garage goddesses." - RockNYC
"Everyone here is a fan, from Jello [Biafra] to the newest intern." - Alternative Tentacles Records
"A majestic album of aggressive, wild garage rock. Explosive." - Rockerilla (Italy)
"The talent in this band is off the charts." - 50thirdand3rd (FL)
"Like getting hit by a freight train full of inflatable dolls." - Rumore (Italy)
"One of the most exciting bands on or off the stage" - Turn Up The Volume (Belgium)
"One of the greatest revelations of dirty American rocknroll" - Musica Inclasificable (Mexico City)
"The Darts f*ing rock...Best local band of 2017." - Phoenix New Times
"Best new band I have seen." - John Carlucci,The Underground Garage
"A knock-out punch." - Rich's Rants n Raves (Las Vegas)
"The best girl band in the universe." - Blog Da Buzzo (Brazil)
"Exciting, sweltering..consumes all of your garage rock desires." - Java Magazine
"Move over Vincent Vega, I'm going with The Darts. Bloody Ace." Mass Movement (UK)
"Oh yeah, Nicole Laurenne does it again!" - Genya Ravan, Chicks and Broads

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