The Jessica Fletchers
The Jessica Fletchers
Label: Rainbow Quartz Records
Genre: Rock
Online: Artist Website


The Jessica Fletchers formed in Oslo in 1997. The guys had just about enough of the music scene in Drammen, just outside Oslo, a scene that consisted of mainly of metal, prog-rock and punk rock outfits, and decided to do something about it. After trying out some local pubs and clubs it didn’t take long before they ran into a studio and recorded their self financed "unofficial" debut album I CAN SHOOT YOU FROM HERE (1998) …and so the story begins.

In 2000, after signing with Norwegian indie label Perfect Pop they released SORRY ABOUT THE NOISE EP, which went on to be an underground hit in the Oslo clubs.

Trafficking in a lysergic blend of non-linear jangle and harmony with splashes of very cool organ and keyboards, and as with most Rainbow Quartz bands, the Jessica Fletchers are able to make refreshing sense of the ‘60s sound. The result is an amalgam of such sounds as Kinks / Buzzcocks / early Bowie. The albums lead-off track Bloody 70's Love sounds like The Mamas and The Papas and Syd Barrett backed by Bill Nelson armed with his ebow.

Their Influences span The Beatles, Zombies and The Kinks to the less obvious, like Miles Davis, The Stone Roses, The Tables and Primal Scream.