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The Jackets - queen of the pill

VR12112
 

TRACKLIST
1.Dreamer 
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

THE JACKETS "queen of the pill"
Format LP: VR12112 (barcode:7640148982924) incl FREE CD+ Poster
Format CD: VRCD112 (barcode:7640148982931)
Date of Release:14.06.2019
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10 Songs of Pure Raw Wild Swiss Psychedelic Fuzz Garage at it’s Best fronted by the Wildest woman in Europe, This is Swiss Psychedelic Fuzz Garage Punk at it's Best !!! Produced by King Khan and mixed by Jim Diamond, Alice Cooper sed in his Radio Show to the Jackets:the Real Deal !!

Voodoo Rhythm Records is proud to present the fourth full length album by The Jackets and the second released on Voodoo Rhythm! They’ve been called “the real deal” by Alice Cooper in his Radio Show, Little Steven’s Underground Garage had them as the “Greatest Song in the World” in 2017, Rodney Bingenheimer (Legendary L.A. DJ and Honorary Mayor of the Sunset Strip) plays them regularly – and that was just last year! For this new album The Jackets have once more assembled their “dream team” of recording engineer Nene Baratto (Movie Star Junkies) and His Royal Highness King Khan who produced their single in 2017, but it gets better! Jim Diamond (White Stripes, The Cambodian Space Project) has joined the team to mix and master and believe me, this album is a blast! Raw amazing Full-Fuzz-Power-Punk-Beat with a touch of Psychedelia! You have never heard The Jackets on vinyl like this before!
10 Songs. All Killer. No filler!

 

 

 

DEUTSCH
Voodoo Rhythm Records ist stolz, das vierte Album von "the Jackets" und das zweite auf Voodoo Rhythm Records zu veröffentlichen! im letzen Jahr wurden Sie von Alice Cooper in seiner Radio Show "the real deal" genannt, Little Steven's Underground Garage hatte Sie 2017 als „the Greatest Song in the World" (queen of the pill) und Rodney Bingenheimer (Legendärer DJ und Ehrenbürgermeister vom Sunset Strip Los Angeles) spielt Sie regelmäßig in seiner Show – und das war erst letztes Jahr! Für dieses neue Album haben the Jackets noch einmal Ihr "dream team" aus Toningenieur Nene Baratto (Movie Star Junkies) und seiner königlichen Hoheit King Khan zusammengestellt, die ua schon 2017 Ihre single 'queen of the pill' produzierten, aber es wird noch besser! Jim Diamond (White Stripes, The Cambodian Space Project) hat sich zum Team gesellt und mischte und End-Produzierte das Album, und es ist ein Knaller! Rau wie Sau und erstaunlich Frisch mit Full-Fuzz-Power-Punk-Beat und einem schuss von Psychedelia! the Jackets in so einer Perfektion waren sie noch nie zu Hören!! 10 Songs. Alles Killer. Kein Füller!!!


REVIEWS

I94 BAR (AUS)
I read Voodoo Rhythm label head booster Beat-Man's customary over-the-top accompanying blurb for this Swiss band. Other people, famous folk whose music you love, rate The Jackets very high. Who? Well ... Alice Cooper. Nah, can't be that good. It's better. Every song is crafted, clever, and a blazing, shooting, call-out-the-army riot in a small town over a misplaced pair of slippers. The band are: Jack Torera aka Jackie Brutsche (guitar, vocals), Chris Rosales (drums) and Samuel "Schmidi" Schmidiger (bass). You have to imagine a slightly different 1960s. Where the studios were better. Where short, sharp, powerful bolts of lightning strike over thundering drums and a glorious fuzz drone (no song here is over 3 minutes). Where more women were into the macho world of r'n'r. 'Queen of the Pill' is ten supercharged luscious slabs of dance-frantic, limbo-struttin', death-defying rawk that'll come close to blowing your head off. Take just one example: "Move On", a classic rock itch to be away from whoever's holding you back. Except it's from the woman's perspective, ditching some overly clingy male. Why is this? Jack Torera is a female. I think. Not that there's anything wrong with that. I am not your mom/ You are not my dad/ You are not my kid/ I am not your cat/ I just got to move on/ Now you're on your own Quite apart from completely nailing a number of identity problems men have with the love of their life, and flipping the 'don't hang around me no more' type of r'n'b gag upside down and inside out, the delivery of "Move On" (and the other 9 songs) is absolutely fire-furnace on the march. Succinct, humungous and superb. Some of you will recognise some of the places they've been revisiting. 'Loser's Lullaby', for example, reminds me a bit of The Damned's 'Born to Kill'. But, frankly, fuck 'em if they can't take a joke. All that matters is the glorious pop drone fuzz tank-rattling racket right the fuck now.

JUICE MAGAZINE (USA)
Ever since Tim Warren slapped the Crypt Records logo on the first Back From The Grave compilation in 1983, there has been no stopping the trajectory of a subgenre’s influence and the stranglehold it has placed on cultures aboard. It’s been 36 years since that record went into press and the garage punk phenomenon has only blown up from obscure, amateurish lo-fi recordings to a full-blown cultural movement around the world that has resurrected interest in those old groups and birthed generations and waves of groups today. Making headways due to these early efforts is a Swiss garage rock group called The Jackets who achieved a breakthrough with their wild and fuzz-laden third LP, Shadows of Sound, released in 2015 on Voodoo Rhythm Records. The album harnesses a hypnotic sensibility in part to its artwork’s graphical layout, and singer/guitarists, Jackie Brutsche’s fuzz overdriven riffs sounding like a contemporary take on a mid-60s obscure British Invasion group meets the Detroit proto-punk revival. If they’re going the nostalgia route, they should keep it up as they’re not stripping it of its merit and reintroducing an older sound infused with all aspects of punk rock to a new, lowbrow, more tech-savvy generation. Shadows of Sound proves you can do that and their return to Voodoo Rhythm with their new LP, Queen of the Pill, builds on this triumph. They brought on some names with this release and hinted in 2017 at one of them with the mention of expat garage rocker King Khan’s involvement with the making of Queen of the Pill, only released as a two-track 7” EP at the time. The production is lo-fi and stripped on that one, they another heavy hitter like Jim Diamond, a man whose recorded practically every band in Detroit’s 1990s garage rock scene, to the end game of the production helm after having Nene Barrato (Movie Star Junkies) make the first pass in the initial recording sessions in Berlin. Not delving from the underlying hypnotic element that was present in Shadows of Sound, Queen of the Pill’s lead-off track “Dreamer” opens with Brutsche’s familiar slow build up riff before bassist Sam Schimidger layers it with dexterous bass lines and drummer Chris Rosales speeds up the pace on the battery end. Brutsche is the first person you’ll notice when looking at photos of the three in action with her acrobatic stage performance while clad in black donning Alice Cooper eye-makeup. An artist, by all means, she contributes much to the songwriting of The Jackets when she’s not leading a career as a multifaceted artist, musician, filmmaker, and playwright around Europe. This record also shows they’re comfortable going away from just being an explosive garage punk band to experimenting with different playing styles and bending their genre a bit. “Floating Alice,” is one of the more exotic sounding tracks in this record, likely their catalog to say, as it utilizes different arrangements rooted in Eastern music along with their head on garage punk sound. Think of a more upbeat rendition of X’s “Adult Books, and you’ll get the idea. The lyrics spin a heavy tale of intergalactic heartbreak as Brutsche narrates the perspective of a woman astronaut slowly drifting away from her lover while peering over earth: “I’ve got you in my mind for a while now/Time will not bring back your smile/The stars shine so bright as I’m getting lost/Slowly fading away, at any cost.” Between abstract storytelling and personal experiences such as the ‘77 punk-influenced “What About You” is based upon the former relationship of one member, the songwriting and lyrical themes nod towards former flames and the band’s growth and development throughout the years. Brutsche’s venomous tirade in “Losers Lullaby” is a template that anyone with a sad excuse of an ex-partner can certainly relate with a copy and paste a closure letter towards the offender: “I lost your wallet & your photograph/I cashed your check, and I sold your stash/You’re a liar & I’m tired of you.” The “Move On” riff harks the energy Wayne Kramer must have harnessed during that fateful day at Wayne State on July 19th 1970 with an agro swing of the hip shake and groove feel with lyrics construing a flip of the switch viewpoint from person severing a relationship. However, it’s “Deeper Way,” a track drummer Rosales wrote about the growing pains these three have gone through over the years, that pulls all the punches with a strong bulldozer-like opening riff from Brutsche that shows her harder side along with dynamic support from Rosales and Schmidiger on the harmony ends. The fringe music will prevail, it’s an outsider perspective that keeps things original and interesting, and always will. The Jackets are doing just that but stand out well amongst the crowd. Get down with them or move aside. – Review by Matthew Hutchison

GEARHEAD (USA)
​The Jackets are a group any Gearhead reader should be familiar with, if not, then here's your chance. Voodoo Rhythm Records asked us if we'd like to premiere the new track "Dreamer" off their upcoming Queen of the Pill album and we couldn't say no. They're one of the most exciting bands going today holding one of the most exciting front woman of this generation. If there's anyone that consistently channels the high energy of Wayne Kramer in mix with the attitude of The Blackhearts, it's Jackie Brutsche. "Dreamer" gives off an old school garage rock feel with a sliding fuzz riff opening the track then quickly picks up speed with the rhythm section while Brutsche howls and harmonizes throughout. Some heavy hitters were involved with Queen of the Pill including King Khan (King Khan & The Shrines, King Khan & The BBQ Show) producing, Nene Barrato (Movie Star Junkies) recording, and Jim Diamond (The White Stripes, The Dirtbombs, Andre Williams) mixing and mastering.
Get down with The Jackets. Queen of the Pill will be available on vinyl, CD, and online throughVoodoo Rhythm Records on June 14th.

ROCK'N'ROLL ARMY (ES)
A mediados del próximo mes de junio tendremos de visita por nuestro país a los suizos The Jackets. La banda formada por Jackie Brutsche (aka Jack Torera – guitarra y voces), Chris Rosales (batería y percusión, coros) y Samuel Schmidiger (bajo y coros) estará presentando en tres conciertos (Madrid, Bilbao y Alcora -Bestialc Festival-), las canciones de su cuarto trabajo largo y segundo para Voodoo Rhythm Records, “Queen of the Pill”. Este nuevo disco de The Jckets, que sale oficialmente a la venta el 14 de junio próximo, la banda ha contado con la colaboración de nada más y nada menos que King Khan a la producción y composición. Nene Baratto (Movie Star Junkies) se encargó de la grabación mientras que el conocido Jim Diamond (White Stripes, The Dirtbombs, The Cambodian Space Project) de la mezcla. Formados en Berna en el año 2008 por miembros de the Unbelievers (rev Beat-man), The Sex Organs o The Get Lost, The Jackets han girado por toda Europa, Reino Unido y los Estados Unidos. Comparados con The Darts, The Monks, The Woggles o los propios King Khan & The Shrines, han recibido halagos de gente como el mismísimo Alice Cooper (se refierió a la banda en su programa de radio como “the real deal”), aparecido en el programa de Little Steven, “Underground Garage”, donde consiguieron hacerse con el título honorífico de “Greatest Song in the World” en 2017, y gente como el mítico Rodney Bingenheimer los programa habitualmente en su show radiofónico..

SHATTERED PLATTER (USA)
(Long Beach, CA) - Four years in the making with a worldly production team, The Jackets return to the forefront of the garage rock world with their explosive fourth LP, Queen of the Pill, set for global release via Voodoo Rhythm Records on June 15th.
With Queen of the Pill, the three uproot from Switzerland to Porc Audio Studios in Berlin to enlist the assistance of recording engineer Nene Barrato (Movie Star Junkies) and garage n' soul Montrealer expat, King Khan, to assist in the production and co-writing process. The move pays off as Khan's guidance and efforts have pushed The Jackets sound into unique sonic territories not heard before in their catalog. Equally as ecstatic to work alongside the Swiss trio, Khan's words on the experience sums his feelings of their new found potential: "When The Jackets asked me to produce them, I was very excited! I really feel like the world has been waiting for a new female guitar goddess and Jackie is that! In this new album, she sprouts big black wings like Lucifer's younger, more blood thirsty sister out for vengeance. Not only did we amplify female rage, but we celebrated the Ovarian Power Dynamic (OPD) making this not just an album, but an opus to feminine empowerment. Ishtar has freed from the depths of hell and Jackie is her incarnate bound for glory with the hounds of hell as her steeds! Hallefuckinllujah! Go get em' girl!" - King "Bama Lama" Khan. Khan's not the only one enthusiastic by this group. The Jacket's last LP, Shadows of Sound, saw heavy air play from iconic DJ, Rodney Bingheimer, with the same attention garnished on the 7" preview of Queen of the Pill in 2017. Accolades for the band were drawn in the same year via Little Steven as he christened "Queen of the Pill" one of the "Coolest Songs in the World" on the Underground Garage. Even Alice Cooper praises these three, check the bottom of the page to hear how. The Jackets have kept the momentum building with a race of heavy touring of the EU and UK along with their first trek along both coasts of the United States w/The Woggles, The Darts, and The Loons. The Jackets are no strangers to the European festival circuit too as they've delivered their raucous, high octane shows to crowds at Funtastic Dracula (ES), Cosmic Trip (FR), Purple Weekend (ES), Festival Beat (IT), Hipsville A Go Go (UK).

REASONABLE REAL REVIEWS (USA)
Swiss garage punk trio, The Jackets, express themselves with a hypnotic energy and charisma for their second release for Voodoo Rhythm, due out in June 2019. Drawing their inspiration from New Wave, their raw 3-minute songs pack a punch of vitality sadly missing for far too long in popular music. The album opens with a blistering quartet of tracks that includes Dreamer, the single which was released in mid April. It has the drive of punk and an air of psychedelia. They have a confident stage presence especially in the vocals of Jackie Brutsche and have caught the attention of Alice Cooper on his USA radio show "because they just go out there and rock". Unusually for the genre, it's not nihilistic nonsense but rather an honest creativity with retro experimentation. The Jackets give rock a good name again. The music and songs combine as spectacularly as the best of British or American New Wave bands. Even the slower numbers Steam Queen and Floating Alice display a determination to be different. Queen of the Pill is a rejuvenating tonic and should be their breakthrough album

TIME MACHINE (USA)
I believe that every one of you out there who likes maximum powerful Garage-Punk Rock ‘n’ Roll is familiar with this electrifying Swiss band, The Jackets! A trio formed in 2007 and have released three full-length LP’s – “Stuck Inside” (Subversiv Records 2009), “Way Out” (Soundflat Records 2012) and “Shadows Of Sound” (Voodoo Rhythm Records 2015). The Jackets released their first 7″ vinyl single “Be Myself/ Queen Of The Pill” on Voodoo Rhythm Records in June of 2017. They are fronted by the wildest woman in Europe singer and guitarist Jack Torera while Chris Rosales hits the drums and Samuel Schmidiger plays the bass. The press release reads: “Voodoo Rhythm Records is proud to present the fourth full-length album by The Jackets and the second released on Voodoo Rhythm! They’ve been called “the real deal” by Alice Cooper in his Radio Show, Little Steven’s Underground Garage had them as the “Greatest Song in the World” in 2017, Rodney Bingenheimer (Legendary L.A. DJ and Honorary Mayor of the Sunset Strip) plays them regularly – and that was just last year! For this new album, The Jackets have once more assembled their “dream team” of recording engineer Nene Baratto (Movie Star Junkies) and His Royal Highness King Khan who produced their single in 2017, but it gets better! Jim Diamond (White Stripes, The Cambodian Space Project) has joined the team to mix and master and believe me, this album is a blast! Raw amazing Full-Fuzz-Power-Punk-Beat with a touch of Psychedelia! You have never heard The Jackets on vinyl like this before! 10 Songs. All Killer. No filler!”… The album takes off in a fast n’ furious way with the fuzzy “Dreamer”, maximum power, dynamic Rock ‘n’ Roll introducing a killer wah-wah guitar line! “What About You” is full of energy, 3 minutes of fully fuzzed-out merciless never-ending headbanging! “Steam Queen” is a cooler tune with some Psych-Acid guitar licks and an amazing guitar filling all over the song! “Move On” is another operative R ‘n’ R tune full of Rhythm and Energy while “Don’t Leave Me Alone” is a far-out Groovy Fuzzy song! The astonishing self-titled “Queen Of The Pill” follows, a track infused with countless 60s fuzzy vibes! My personal favorite is the next one, “Floating Alice”! Just by the title, you can see that is not a normal song, that this is the “black sheep” of the rest tunes over here! It’s a huge dive into the 60s, drenched with Acid, emerging a strong Eastern-like sentimental feel, a track that dangerously flirts with Psychedelia! For the last 3 tracks “Losers Lullaby”, “Deeper Way” and “Be Myself”, Jackie is ripping cords of her Silvertone like no other girl, fuzzy n’ punky, maximum decibels capable to blow your speakers off! Pure, Raw and Wild! Swiss Fuzzy Exciting Rock ‘n’ Roll at its Best! A musical Molotov Cocktail!!! Reverend Beat-Man calls it a Fuzz Masterpiece and who am I to argue? (TimeLord Michalis)

SCHARFE SCHÜSSE (GER)
Zwischen Clockwork Orange und Turbonegro wirkt der Starrblick von Jackie Brutsche (Jack Torera; voc./git.), der eindringlich wie hypnotisch vom Coverartwork dieses bereits vierten Album des Schweizer Trios seine Wirkung nicht verfehlt. Eyecatcher gelungen. Nicht nur Alice Cooper(!) spielte die Mucke bereits in seiner Radioshow, sondern auch Sunset Strip-Vibes wurden via Rodney Bingenheimer breit in den Äther gestreut. Da kann man schon mal leicht ins Grübeln kommen, warum man diese Band erst jetzt wahrnimmt? Vielleicht stimmt es einfach, dass es eine gewisse Wahrnehmungsverzögerung zwischen dem amerikanischen Kontinent und dem in Europa gibt, was Mucken/Trends etc. angeht?! Doch um beim vorliegenden Album "Queen Of The Pill" zu bleiben, hat kein Geringerer als Jim Diamond (*White Stripes; The Cambodian Space Project) mitgemischt und end-produziert. Unter solch' regelrecht "luxeriösen" Basisgegebenheiten kann doch eigentlich nichts schiefgehen.Wenn man bereits im 11. Bestandsjahr ist, sollte man zumindest meinen, dass der Boden bestens vorgesät ist, um die Erfahrungen in die Mucke einfließen zu lassen und das Potenzial voll auszuschöpfen. "Dreamer" (Track 1; Anspieltip I) jedenfalls schafft es als Opener direkt '60er (/'70er) Jahre Garage Rock Flair fließen zu lassen, der direkt zeitzuversetzen weiß und verstehen lässt, was an dieser Band aus dem Stand heraus so zu faszinieren weiß. Etwas Blues funkt im hintersten Winkel auch mit. Mir kamen spontan The Troggs (*"Wild Thing") in den Sinn, während ich in meinem inneren Musikzentrum kramte, an wen mich der Sound von The Jackets ein wenig erinnert. Allein der sehr originelle Sound, der sich an diversen '60er Jahre Rockproduktionen orientiert, besticht mit einer Leidenschaft, die ihresgleichen sucht - "What About You" (Track 2), was auch an der Art der Arrangements liegen mag. Ich persönlich fühle mich komplett vor das Röhrenradio meiner Kindheit zurückversetzt aus dem The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Troggs etc. diesen special Sound herausschießen ließen, der mich damals direkt zu bannen wusste. Aber auch Soul-ige Notieren kann man durchaus wahrnehmen, die in den '60er/'70er Jahren noch eine echte Basis zum Verschmelzen mit Rockmusik boten - "Steam Queen" (Track 3; Anspieltip II). Sam Cooke (R.I.P.), Aretha Franklin (R.I.P.), James Brown (R.I.P.)... all' diese großartigen Musiker fließen unterschwellig mit. Obendrauf etwas Fuzz/Spiritual Rock Beigaben, es groovt, hat Flow und dieses gewisse Etwas, das einen zu packen weiß - "Move On" (Track 4).Besonders die tiefengetönten Songparts wie zu Beginn von "Don't Leave Me Alone" (Track 5) sind es, die das Non Plus Ultra hergeben. Aber auch moderne Einflüsse sind clever genug eingewebt, um auch jüngere Ohren zu erreichen. Wer z. B. den Sound von The White Stripes mochte/mag, wird vom Kern her Ähnlichkeiten entdecken können, die letztlich auf die Urquelle der Einflüsse schließen lassen. Teilelemente werdet Ihr aber auch im klassischen Hard Rock der '70er wiederentdecken können, die hier genauso ihren Platz innehaben, wie man z. B. sehr gut am Albumtitelstück "Queen Of The Pill" (Track 6; Anspieltip III) hören kann. So manche, geliebte Hard Rock Band mit leichten Hang zu experimentellen Sounds werden Euch durch die Gedanken schießen. Man kann nur staunen mit welch' sattelfester Leichtigkeit The Jackets ihre Songs hier zocken, trotz Studiotools etc.. Nicht einmal das eher seichtere "Floating Alice" (Track 7), das etwas stoned wirkt, kann an der Qualität dieser Scheibe etwas ändern. Tito And Tarantula/"From Dusk Til Dawn" Atmosphäre umschmeichelt sexy und dürfte sowohl in diversen Clubs, wie auch in Bars ein Zuhause finden.Mit "Losers Lullaby" (Track 8) geht es zurück in Richtung (Garage) Rock der den Ohrwürmern ein handfestes Konzertfundament bietet. Sogar etwas Punk Rock, aber vor allem Beat(les) Rock kann man hier im Detail ausmachen, was schon verdammt großes Kino hergibt! Zwar hält "Deeper Way" (Track 9) kaum Kritikboden bereit, hört sich jedoch auf diesem High Quality Album etwas schwächer als die restlichen Songs an, ist allerdings trotzdem noch good enough, um als "guter Song" zu gelten. In ähnlichem Drive geht das etwas über 31 minütige Album mit "Be Myself" (Track 10) über die Ziellinie. Insgesamt ein verdammt starkes Album, das die Ursprünge des '60s Rock mit Schmackes & Feuer entstaubt und letztlich dafür sorgt, dass auch dieses Genre noch längst nicht tot ist. Bei mir wird dieses Album noch öfter laufen, so viel ist sicher.

The Rodney Bingenheimer Show
Playlist: April 7, 2019 Show Theme: Let’s do the Rodney!

The Jesus and Mary Chain “April Skies”
The Jackets “Deeper Way”
The Jackets “Losers Lullaby”
The Jackets “Be Myself”
Jaret and Kelly “How Did We Get Here”
The Regrettes “California Friends”

MUSICA INCLASIFICABLE (MEX)
Uno de los grandes problemas del rock actual es la falta de continuidad en proyectos que originalmente parecían prometedores. Existen grandes bandas que tienen inicios que sorprenden pero al poco tiempo cambian sus intereses y terminan por desaparecer. El campo del garage-punk no es diferente y existen pocas agrupaciones que puedan presumir de contar con una trayectoria de más de una década de trabajo continuo. Un ejemplo claro se puede apreciar con The Jackets y su publicación constante de materiales y giras a lo largo de toda Europa e inclusive ya han visitado Estados Unidos. Ahora, el trío suizo presenta su cuarto LP en el que se aprecia un seguimiento al sonido que han mostrado desde su debut publicado hace exactamente 10 años. Su estilo se basa en hacer canciones duras con una guitarra ruidosa pero acompañada de coros sencillos de aprender. En este caso, el nuevo material contiene una decena de piezas adictivas de rock & roll lleno de fuzz dirigido para todos los aficionados a los sonidos primigenios pero bien ejecutados. Al igual que en el pasado, destaca el trabajo de Jack Torera (también integrante del dueto The Sex Organs), la cantante adicta al delineador quien es una de las poca mujeres guitarristas de garage en la actualidad. El trinomio es complementado por Chris Rosales (batería) y Samuel Schmidiger (bajo), quienes cumplen con su trabajo de proporcionar ritmo y forma a las composiciones. A ellos se debe agregar que al igual que en su 7" lanzado en 2017 (recomendamos leer nuestra reseña), el productor es el demente King Khan.El trabajo abre con "Dreams", cuyos rasguidos de guitarra se encargan de introducirnos a un mundo en el que conviven el punk, con el garage y la psicodelia. La energética batería contagia su entusiasmo como se puede apreciar en "What About You", otra muestra del adictivo sonido de los suizos. Por su parte, "Don't Leave Me Alone" es una romántica canción pero ejecutada con todo el poder que caracteriza al conjunto europeo. A su vez, "Floating Alice" representa la cara más psicotrópica y lisérgica de la banda al ofrecer un resultado más cercano al rock de The Seeds y los 13th Floor Elevators. Con un estilo bastante definido que no pretende cambiar, el trabajo confirma a uno de los conjuntos más trabajadores y estables de la actualidad. Tanto su sonido como la voz de Jack Torera ya son fácilmente identificables y eso se reafirma con su nuevo material.

QUOTES

RODNEY ON THE ROQ (USA) 28.9.2015 - PLAYED 3TIMES IN ONE SHOW !!!
WMBR - TOP ALBUMS OF THE MONTH
Little Stevens Underground Garage - Queen of the Pill was best songs of 2017
Radio-Show “Nights with Alice” (Alice Cooper about The Jackets) The Jackets, a really good Rock’n’Roll Band! I’m really proud to play a band like that, cause the just go out there and rock!“ audio clip: https://voodoorhythm.ch/images/HI_RESOLUTION_PICTURES/MP3/the%20jackets%20-%20Alicecooper.mp3

L.A. Record (Los Angeles) “Coming across like an artier version of The Cynics, singer/guitarist Jack Torera’s background as performance artist and actress injects a stark aesthetic reminiscent of the weirder moments of German expressionism and surrealism/Dadaism. The Jackets really are one of a kind.”

Rich Coffee – (Rich’s Rants and Raves, Las Vegas, Nevada) “Jackie Brutsche gives any male garage rockers more than a run for their money!“

Bananas Magazine There are two kind of bands – one that sets out to make you think, and the other that makes you think less and have a good time. The Jackets make you think and have a great time! It is inventive and distinctive! (Glynis Ward)

Anonymous Fan "Thunderous, stripped down rock and roll with overpowering hooks and a ton of attitude! The rock world is a fickle, inequitable conundrum of uncertainty that does not always reward the most talented and hard working acts. The Jackets have convinced me that they have what it takes. Will the world respond?”

Slug Magazine, 2018
- For me, it’s the long-awaited resurrection of music that is actually good and not contaminated by fast food-inspired, poppy trickery

- All together and with the proper attention, this is music that should blow away any mediocrity muddling the contemporary garage rock genre. The Jackets don’t mess about with dreamy notes. Rather, they lay bare what rock n’ roll should be taken as—sounds to provoke and move to

- The Jackets are a group that does something actually interesting with garage punk. Their sound is that of an angst-driven rebellion that propels the desperation of punk while drumming up a sense of maturity suitable for teens in their garage. (Nick Kuzmack)

Maximum Rock & Roll (San Francisco) “It’s time to dump that puritan view of what garage should sound like, The Jackets is the new standard for rock’n’roll in the 21st century.”

New Noise Magazine (USA) Their musical aesthetics parallel The Monks and The Sonics, and their live shows deliver the high-octane spirit The MC5 brought whenever they plugged in. (Matt Hutchinson)

O.X. FANZINE (GER) powerful vocals, unfussy drums, no overly grueling arrangements and powerful arangements are all that is needed for a premium garage beat record