The Jolts are well known as the best rock ’n ’roll band in
Western Canada. Since forming, they’ve charting college
radios across the country with every release and played every
nook and cranny on their numerous cross-Canada tours.
Their six-year history has seen them open up for just about
every touring heavyweight that made their way through
Vancouver, earning rave reviews from concert goers and
critics alike for their high-energy stage presence and
quality musicianship. 2010 highlights included headlining
a massive punk rock party in Vancouver celebrating former
Black Flag frontman Ron Reyes’s 50th birthday, a headlining
slot alongside UK punk legends Deviated Instinct
at Vancouver’s Distort Fest and an Olympic protest show
with Vancouver punk legends D.O.A. right in the heart of
the infamous Downtown Eastside. 8% is a co-release between Joey Keithley’s Sudden
Death Records and the band’s own Haute Voltage label.
The album is a testament to The Jolts’ versatility. The Ramones’
hooks and progressions are still there, but the music
has evolved beyond punk rock conventions, flirting with
influences ranging from Rose Tattoo and MC5 to Hanoi
Rocks and The Damned. Despite these comparisons, The
Jolts remain a sound all their own.
With every town’s bar in their sites, The Jolts bring their
supercharged rock ’n’ roll on tour from August to October