Are you ready to rock? Do you want a good time? Do you want to get high?
If the answer to any of those questions is yes (and it really should be), then listen up. The undisputed kings of balls-out rock’n’roll are back to provide maximum satisfaction. An elite, three-man squad, dedicated to the noble art of riffs, melodies and life-affirming rock anthems. Danko Jones are ready to serve up all the Electric Sounds you could possibly need. They were formed in Toronto in 1996. Powered by a DIY punk rock spirit, and inspired by the good, great and grotesque of electrified rock ‘n’ roll. They have steadily built a colossal international fanbase and become one of the most acclaimed live bands around. Embraced by everyone from mainstream radio-rock fans to diehard metal heads.
Along the way, they have released ten widely praised studio albums. Generating a peerless repertoire of fists-in-the-air crowd-pleasers into the bargain. From the spiky blues of 2002’s Born A Lion and the crazed power-pop of its follow-up We Sweat Blood (2003). To the priapic perfection of 2010’s Below The Belt, the band’s knack for hitting rock’s sweet spot has never wavered. Over the last decade, Danko Jones have visibly moved up a few gears. Since frontman Danko and bassist JC joined forced with drummer Rich Knox, the band’s creative fire has blazed more brightly than ever. A succession of all-killer, no-filler albums–Fire Music, Wild Cat, A Rock Supreme, Power Trio–has led to even more gung-ho touring and unapologetic service to the rock cause. In 2023, Toronto’s archbishops of amplification release their 11th album, Electric Sounds: proof that even a global pandemic couldn’t stop Danko Jones. In fact, it just made them even more unstoppable.“Not working for two years really felt like touring rock bands were being put out to pasture,” recalls Danko.
“But I guess that only made us try harder. We were still able to record and release an album during the pandemic (Power Trio, 2021). We toured as soon as we were allowed. Now that Electric Sounds is getting released , it doesn’t feel like we missed a beat. During the pandemic, we moved away from each other. J Clives in Finland and Rich lives in Prince Edward Island. So the writing for this band has changed. We used to bash out ideas in our rehearsal place, day after day, but it’s more about sending files back and forth now. However, last summer, while on tour, we did manage to jam out ideas in a rehearsal room in Berlin for a few days. Out of those jams came the nubs for five songs…”Five songs have since been expanded to a perfect eleven new Danko Jones songs, and Electric Sounds has the instant sound and feel of a classic. When the wheel is spinning freely and propelling you forward, there’s no need to reinvent the damn thing: instead, this band are simply honing and refining their craft, and always at full volume.