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The Darts (US)

The Darts (US)

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THE DARTS (US) are an all-grrrrl garage-psych-rock super-group featuring Nicole Laurenne.

(The Love Me Nots, Motobunny, Zero Zero), Rikki Styxx (The Two Tens, The Dollyrots, Thee
Outta Sites), Christina Nunez (The Love Me Nots, Casual Encounters, The Madcaps), and
Michelle Balderrama (Brainspoon).

The band formed in early 2016 when, after watching each other’s bands from the sidelines for
years, Nicole and Michelle realized there was no good reason why they shouldn’t just start
writing songs together already. With six songs ready, Rikki and Michelle recorded their tracks in
Los Angeles and then Nicole and Christina tracked their parts in Phoenix. Arizona producer Bob
Hoag (The Format, Dear And The Headlights,

The Ataris) then masterfully stirred the mess together over a piping hot console. The result is two smoking 10” vinyl EP’s full of garage riffs, girl-group harmonies, fuzz bass, farfisa organ, badass drum fills, and all-around lo-fi-turned-hi-fi goodness.

Soon after their October 2016 release, the singles “Running Through Your Lies” and
“Revolution” enjoyed instant radio airplay and “Take What I Need” was selected by Sirius/XM’s
Underground Garage channel as “The Coolest Song In The World” and was even tweeted by
author Stephen King. The band then played its first live show in October, 2016, signed with
London’s Dirty Water Records (MFC Chicken, King Salami, Archie and The Bunkers, Muck and
The Mires, The Morlocks), and proceeded to tour the Southern US, to the delight of several
media outlets (CBS Dallas, PBS Houston, more). Shortly thereafter, the Darts signed deals with
licensing companies Media Horse (US) and Wipe Out Music (UK).

The band has released one DIY music video to date and will release two more official videos in
March 2017. The Darts will tour the western US with Weird Omen (France) in March 2017 and
with The Jackets (Switzerland) in September 2017.

The Darts will invade Europe for the first time in May 2017, with appearances in England,
France, and Italy booked by Jostone Traffic (Bellrays, Guitar Wolf, Man or Astroman?, Los
Straitjackets). A full-length record will follow in late summer 2017 on the Dirty Water imprint.
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The Darts - US "Batteries"
The Darts - US
Album: Me.Ow
Genre: Garage Rock
The Darts - US "Caught In The Devil's Game"
The Darts - US
Album: Me.Ow
Genre: Garage Rock
The Darts - US "Don't Freak Me Out"
The Darts - US
Album: Me.Ow
Genre: Garage Rock
The Darts - US "Get Messy"
The Darts - US
Album: Me.Ow
Genre: Garage Rock
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