Press release

Pauls Jets PR Text (english)

Pauls Jets, also known simply as "The Jets," materialized abruptly in the mid-2010s in the heart of Vienna. Radio-FM4 played their haunting ballads like "Diese Villa ist verlassen” and "Üben Üben Üben". The fledgling band also made a striking appearance on the renowned television show Willkommen Österreich with the eerie requiem "Ich komme in den Park". Soon, the band became a small but significant force in the Austrian music scene. Yet, the lingering question remained: Why? The 2019 album "Alle Songs Bisher" didn't provide a clear answer. Instead, with 16 tracks, it delivered a rallying cry against the narrow-mindedness of Indie-Pop, or rather, bellowed it out. Dada meets pathos, with slogans like "Wo stehst du mit deiner Kunst, Baby?" colliding with pop gems like the slacker-love song "22703." It's not so much about the content as it is about the questions and contrasts the band creates — pop songs that both serve and subvert pop. The Jets embark on an extensive tour, gracing over 60 stages in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

The second album, "Highlights zum Einschlafen" (2020), paints a somewhat gloomy picture with titles like "Blizzard" or "Die dunklen Prinzessinnen der Nacht", offering glimpses into the inner workings between the routine of touring and the lonely life back at home. Relationships, longing, and the melancholy of coming of age define "Highlights zum Einschlafen", adorned with the image of a sorrowful knight on its cover.

With the third album, "Jazzfest" (2022), and the signing with the Berlin-based label Staatsakt, the Jets chart a new course. They delve into the realm of chance, sound, and montage, all while the shackles of the pandemic regulations render the magic of the unrepeatable live music moment impossible. As they sing "Kommst du mit aufs Jazzfest?", they invent their own fictional festival, proudly displayed on the album cover and a series of 200 unique T-shirts. Acclaim and rave reviews follow suit: "Album of the Year," declares the Wiener Zeitung. The Musikexpress claims: "the masters of projection pop are soaring on the metarocket," while the Falter sees the album "brimming with catchy yet peculiar songs between eccentricity and earworms", the Standard speaks of "life-affirming joy with a lot of guitars."

After an extensive 2 year hiatus, the Jets now forge new material in clandestine laboratories, set to breathe life into it very soon. The question lingers in the air like a heavy chemical scent: How will the Jets sound in 2024? The unknown beckons with a sly wink.

The Jets are: Romy Jakovcic, Kilian Hanappi, Xavier Plus, Paul Buschnegg