Bio

THE DARTS formed in 2016 with the goal of making great all-girl garage-rock noise, see the world, and have a fab slumber party every night. We threw on some vintage black slips, threw off our shoes, and set out on the ad- venture.

In the first six months, we put out two self-produced EPs and signed with Dirty Water Records (UK). In the first year, the label put out our first full-length vinyl release, Me.Ow (2017 Dirty Water Records). We headed to Eu- rope a bunch of times and never wanted to come home. But when we did, Dirty Water re-released the first two EPs as a second full-length vinyl, The Darts (2017 Dirty Water Records) and we toured all over the U.S. a bunch of times, with great bands like Australia’s The Living End and Billie Joe Armstrong’s The Longshot – and, once again, never wanted to come home. Our idols started noticing, including author Stephen King, actors Drew Carey and Fred Armisen, and punk legends Jello Biafra and Blag Dahlia, sometimes even coming to shows and getting on stage with us. Two years into the project, we were on bigger European stages like Sjockfest, Cosmic Trip, and Roots n Roses, with acts like Turbonegro, The Flaming Lips, and The Dead Kennedys.

In 2018, Jello Biafra signed the band to his label, Alternative Tentacles, and released the third full-length record, I Like You But Not Like That (2018 Alternative Tentacles Records), at a packed Punk Rock Bowling appearance in Las Vegas. We then embarked on an unforgettable coast-to-coast US tour with our he- roes The Damned. We found ourselves performing with bands like Rancid and L7, had songs placed on top tv shows like Peaky Blinders, got thrilling reviews in Rolling Stone, made a stop at Mexico City’s superb Hipnosis Fest, and then…the pandemic hit.

But even then, things didn’t stop. Vox hosted an Instagram Live show garnering over fifty thousand views, we played Punk Rock Bowling 2022, made our debut at Seattle’s uber-hip Freakout Fest, and recorded a new 7- inch for Adrenalin Fix Music in Europe. By summer of 2022, we toured all over the US again, performed on the legendary KEXP Sessions, and finished recording a new full-length record (funded entirely by fans) co-produced by Jello Biafra himself. Snake Oil will be released on Alternative Tentacles in early 2023. European tours are lined up well into next year…and work is already beginning on the next record. See you out there.

Latest Release

  • v515-Snake-Oil-Cover
  • Virus-515-Cover-Vinyl-TRANS-GRN
  • Virus 515 Cover-Vinyl
  • Snake-Oil-CD
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Releases

Get the latest releases from The Darts.
  • v520 - The Darts - "Boomerang"
    v520 - The Darts - "Boomerang"
    v520 - The Darts - "Boomerang"

    v520 - The Darts - "Boomerang"

    Regular price $10.00 USD+
  • v515-Snake-Oil-Cover
    Virus-515-Cover-Vinyl-TRANS-GRN
    v515 - The Darts - "Snake Oil"

    v515 - The Darts - "Snake Oil"

    Regular price $10.00 USD+
  • Virus 498 Cover-Vinyl
    Virus498
    v498 - The Darts - "I Like You But Not Like That"

    v498 - The Darts - "I Like You But Not Like That"

    Regular price $10.00 USD+
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    v474 - The Darts - "Subsonic Dream/Bullet"

    v474 - The Darts - "Subsonic Dream/Bullet"

    Regular price $8.00 USD
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Apparel

Get the latest apparel from The Darts.
  • THE DARTS "Orange Bat" Crop Top
    THE DARTS "Orange Bat" Crop Top
    THE DARTS "Orange Bat" Crop Top

    THE DARTS "Orange Bat" Crop Top

    Regular price $25.00 USD
  • THE DARTS "Orange Bat" Femme  Racerback Tank Top
    THE DARTS "Orange Bat" Femme  Racerback Tank Top
    THE DARTS "Orange Bat" Femme Racerback Tank Top

    THE DARTS "Orange Bat" Femme Racerback Tank Top

    Regular price $28.00 USD
  • THE DARTS "Orange Bat" Unisex Long Sleeve Tee
    THE DARTS "Orange Bat" Unisex Long Sleeve Tee
    THE DARTS "Orange Bat" Unisex Long Sleeve Tee

    THE DARTS "Orange Bat" Unisex Long Sleeve Tee

    Regular price $25.00 USD+
  • THE DARTS "Orange Bat" Femme T-Shirt
    THE DARTS "Orange Bat" Femme T-Shirt
    THE DARTS "Orange Bat" Femme T-Shirt

    THE DARTS "Orange Bat" Femme T-Shirt

    Regular price $25.00 USD+
  • The Darts "Orange Bat" Unisex T-Shirt
    The Darts "Orange Bat" Unisex T-Shirt

    The Darts "Orange Bat" Unisex T-Shirt

    Regular price $24.50 USD+
  • THE DARTS "Snake Oil Tour" Femme Crop Top
    THE DARTS "Snake Oil Tour" Femme Crop Top
    THE DARTS "Snake Oil Tour" Femme Crop Top

    THE DARTS "Snake Oil Tour" Femme Crop Top

    Regular price $25.00 USD
  • THE DARTS "Snake Oil Tour" Femme Racerback Tank Top
    THE DARTS "Snake Oil Tour" Femme Racerback Tank Top
    THE DARTS "Snake Oil Tour" Femme Racerback Tank Top

    THE DARTS "Snake Oil Tour" Femme Racerback Tank Top

    Regular price $28.00 USD
  • THE DARTS "Snake Oil Tour" Long Sleeve Shirt
    THE DARTS "Snake Oil Tour" Long Sleeve Shirt
    THE DARTS "Snake Oil Tour" Long Sleeve Shirt

    THE DARTS "Snake Oil Tour" Long Sleeve Shirt

    Regular price $35.00 USD+
  • THE DARTS "Snake Oil Tour" Femme T-Shirt
    THE DARTS "Snake Oil Tour" Femme T-Shirt
    THE DARTS "Snake Oil Tour" Femme T-Shirt

    THE DARTS "Snake Oil Tour" Femme T-Shirt

    Regular price $25.00 USD+
  • THE DARTS "Snake Oil Tour" Unisex Black T-Shirt
    THE DARTS "Snake Oil Tour" Unisex Black T-Shirt
    THE DARTS "Snake Oil Tour" Unisex Black T-Shirt

    THE DARTS "Snake Oil Tour" Unisex Black T-Shirt

    Regular price $25.00 USD+
  • THE DARTS "Snake Oil" Unisex Black T-shirt
    THE DARTS "Snake Oil" Unisex Black T-shirt
    THE DARTS "Snake Oil" Unisex Black T-shirt

    THE DARTS "Snake Oil" Unisex Black T-shirt

    Regular price $25.00 USD+
  • THE DARTS "Bee" Unisex Black T-shirt
    THE DARTS "Bee" Unisex Black T-shirt
    THE DARTS "Bee" Unisex Black T-shirt

    THE DARTS "Bee" Unisex Black T-shirt

    Regular price $25.00 USD+

Press Quotes

“Gets even the most apathetic nerds moshing. Crank it!” – Rolling Stone (FR) “The Darts ‘Take What I Need.’ Very cool.” – Stephen King, author “Fabulous…I’m hooked.” – Ken Foote, CBS (Dallas)
“One of my new favorite bands.” – Dave Vanian, The Damned
“The Darts smolder and shine like a serpent at the end of a rainbow.” – Blag Dahlia, The Dwarves “The Coolest Song In The World” – The Underground Garage (SiriusXM Radio)
“Cramps’ spooky punk and Stooges/ raw chaos, by a quartet of garage goddesses.” – RockNYC “Everyone here is a fan, from Jello [Biafra] to the newest intern.” – Alternative Tentacles Records “A majestic album of aggressive, wild garage rock. Explosive.” – Rockerilla (Italy)
“The talent in this band is off the charts.” – 50thirdand3rd (FL)
“Like getting hit by a freight train full of inflatable dolls.” – Rumore (Italy)
“One of the most exciting bands on or off the stage” – Turn Up The Volume (Belgium)
“One of the greatest revelations of dirty American rocknroll” – Musica Inclasificable (Mexico City) “The Darts f*ing rock…Best local band of 2017.” – Phoenix New Times
“Best new band I have seen.” – John Carlucci,The Underground Garage
“A knock-out punch.” – Rich’s Rants n Raves (Las Vegas)
“The best girl band in the universe.” – Blog Da Buzzo (Brazil)
“Exciting, sweltering..consumes all of your garage rock desires.” – Java Magazine
“Move over Vincent Vega, I’m going with The Darts. Bloody Ace.” Mass Movement (UK)
“Oh yeah, Nicole Laurenne does it again!” – Genya Ravan, Chicks and Broads