So you’re in the frozen food section of your local supermarket playing air guitar and singing at the top of your lungs. Or you’re on a mission to find every mirror/window/reflective surface in your house just so you can strike your finest Mick Jagger pose. Or you feel like you’re inside the lost soundtrack to Detroit Rock City, scamming your way to that Kiss concert and you don’t care who is watching you. This is the effect the Small Jackets will have on you with their super-addictive debut, “Play at High Level” - a hi-octane mix of rocknroll, ragged soul and hell-for-leather riffing. Think Iggy raw, think AC/DC loud, think pure, uncompromising guitar mayhem hotwired to explode, think the amped-up party of the summer is here. No strangers to the Italian rock scene, the Small Jackets formed in early 2000 when drummers Danny Savanas (Paul Chain) and Lu Silver (Thee Hairy Fairies) joined forces with guitarist David Piatto (N.O.I.A/Rebels Without a Cause) and bassist Nick Pucci. With two drummers and no singer, the resourceful (and multi-skilled) Lu downed sticks to become the singer and rhythm guitarist and the band was born. After building a reputation for incendiary live performances in Italy, the band came to the attention of the newly formed Go Down records in 2003, who saw them as the perfect act to launch the label. They began work on “Play at High Level”, when midway through recording, personal circumstances forced bassist Nick to quit, leaving the sessions to be completed by new recruit Rob Nobody (Sartana). “Play at High Level” is nine tracks of bullet proof song writing - from the supercharged accelerator “Extra Miles”, to the dirty swagger of “Jones Coming to Town”, to the instant hook of “Tell Me Baby”, this is the true spirit of rock ‘n’ roll, delivered straight from the heart, with no time for shallow trends or fickle scensters. The Small Jackets have been playing extensively in Italy, opening for Hardcore Superstar, Dollhouse, STP and label mates OJM, while they were recently united onstage with Nicke and Robban from kings of Scandinavian rock ‘n’ roll, The Hellacopters. The pair were in Italy for some DJ sets, and joined the band to play “Gimme Shelter” with them -guess you could say they got a “Royale” seal of approval! Grab those mirrored shades and play at the HIGHEST level! THE SMALL JACKETS OPENED THE SHOWS FOR THE HELLACOPTERS’ ITALIAN TOUR IN DECEMBER 2005… The New Small Jackets’ album is called “Walking the Boogie”, it’s produced by Go Down Records and it’s OUT NOW!! for more infos www.smalljackets.com!!
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