Piqued Jacks - Fire Brigade - released on March 12th. WAV and MP3
The Piqued Jacks are pure energy. Thanks to riveting concerts and an internationally appealing alt/funk-rock, this band from the Tuscany region of Italy, have carved out a place for themselves in the indie panorama between Italy, UK, USA, and Canada. In their teens, they broke and bent an audio jack; the double meaning was easy to see for the four young boys. “Piqued” means “interested”, but also stands for the excitement and spontaneity of their unique sound that comes straight from the gut.
The new album “Synchronizer” (INRI, March 19th 2021), produced by Julian Emery (Nothing But Thieves), Brett Shaw (Florence + The Machine) and Dan Weller (Enter Shikari), is anticipated to be the most complete, varied and incisive Piqued Jacks album to date. The first singles, “Every Day Special”, “Golden Mine”, “Elephant”, “Mysterious Equations” and “Fire Brigade” with airplay on Kerrang! Radio, BBC Radio, MTV and La Repubblica launched the band on the trajectory of major stages in 2021: CMW (Toronto), Musexpo (Los Angeles) and MMB (Bucharest).
The band originally formed in 2006 and wanted to be the next Chili Peppers, today their influences include Biffy Clyro, The Killers and Nothing but Thieves. September 2020 saw the band’s return to the scene with the one-off single “Safety Distance” (INRI), an emotionally charged track that has earned the approval of Kerrang! Radio and Sat Bisla in A&R Worldwide. Born from the urgency of the global health emergency we are all facing, it marks the first collaboration with Brett Shaw and the band’s debut with the INRI and Metatron Group, after signing on to their roster in February 2020.
Someone once said that dreams help you live a better life. The Piqued Jacks live by this maxim and, with swords drawn, they defend it in “Fire Brigade,” the single set to launch the release of their forthcoming album, “Synchronizer”, due out March 19th, published by INRI. Leading the charge, a notable producer: Julian Emery (Nothing But Thieves, Lower Than Atlantis).
After years of waiting, and through various incarnations of the band, “Fire Brigade” has finally blossomed under the current line-up. Its lyrics give testimony to a journey that it is autobiographical in nature. The track is robustly alternative rock in flavour: aggressive on one side and reassuring on the other. Its authors characterize it as, “a battle cry for the importance of fighting for one’s dreams, rather than against inner demons; for not allowing external judgement to crush the dignity of those who dedicate heart and soul to their life’s calling.” The foundations of this wall of sounds was laid at Esagono Studios in Rubiera (RE) Italy; it was polished at Matrix Studios in London.
Lunàtico, the surrealist artist chosen for the graphic narration of the album, recounts the last scene before the final synchronization of the album’s cover art. In the scene chosen for “Fire Brigade”, a care-free boy soars above the obstacles he encounters, understanding, with the wisdom of the owl, that those impediments were only a part of his journey toward rebirth.
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