A few gears are shifted up again, because the undisputed kings of rock'n'roll are back. "Electric Sounds" will be the name of DANKO JONES' eleventh album and it immediately has the feel of a classic. When the wheel turns freely and propels you forward, there's no need to reinvent the damn thing: instead, this band simply hones their craft...and always at full volume.
After 27 years of active service, the trio's dedication and intensity continue to grow, and their popularity and notoriety continue to soar. With countless wins and successes under their collective belt, DANKO JONES are a band of brothers with little to prove. But what the heck, there are always more people to play for and more electric sounds to sing. In the last ten years, DANKO JONES have visibly shifted up a few gears. Since frontman Danko and bassist JC joined forces with drummer Rich Knox, the band's creative fire has blazed brighter than ever. A string of albums - Fire Music, Wild Cat, A Rock Supreme, Power Trio - has led to even more intense touring and tireless dedication to the cause of rock. "Electric Sounds" is the best proof that even a global pandemic couldn't stop DANKO JONES.
From the chutzpah of opening track Guess Who's Back and the muscular new-wave strut of Good Time to the title track's promise of "smash a thousand guitars tonight!" and the edgy, squinty stomp and jolting bullseye of Stiff Competition's chorus, "Electric Sounds" is a deceptively diverse affair. No band has ever sounded as ready to hit the road as the pumped-up threesome that showcases on hellish rages like Eye For An Eye, What Goes Around and the murderous closing track Shake Your City. Guest appearances by Tyler Stewart (Barenaked Ladies) on She's My Baby, Damian Abraham (Fucked Up) on Get High? and guitarist Daniel Dekay (of Canadian thrash legends Exciter) on Electric Sounds round out the picture with snotty gusto.
"Hopefully we'll get to tour with this record and people will come," Danko says. "I'm always pleasantly surprised when there's an audience in front of us every night. I've heard Ozzy worry to this day if people will come to the gig, and I can kind of understand that attitude. But you know what? We just played Wembley Arena! That's a check mark on the bucket list. I'm proud to say that this band has played Wembley Arena, Maple Leaf Gardens, Moscow Stadium and CBGBs. And really, every time we put out a new studio album, it's our biggest success. This album is number 11 and we're already on our way to number 12!"