"EVERY SONG'S A POTENTIAL HIT" -Classic Rock Mag
"MUSIC SET TO BE ACCLAIMED BY MORE AND MORE PEOPLE" -La Repubblica
"IT'S LIKE THE KILLERS, BIFFY CLYRO AND INCUBUS MADE A SUPERGROUP" -The Big Takeover
"GREAT VOCALS AND SOUND." -Paul Banks, Interpol
The Piqued Jacks are pure energy. From their base in Tuscany, Italy, thanks to riveting concerts and an internationally appealing alt/funk-rock, they carved out a place for themselves in the indie panorama between Rome and Milan, London and Glasgow, Austin and Los Angeles. 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 excited, spontaneous, with a unique sound coming straight from their bowels.
The band’s latest single is Safety Distance (INRI, September 2020). It was produced by Brett Shaw (Foals, Florence + The Machine) and was born from the urgency of the current health crisis. It’s an emotionally overwhelming comeback, and a prelude to the band’s anticipated, high-octane new act.
Part of Metatron Group and INRI’s roster since 2020, with their record “The Living Past” and singles “Eternal Ride of a Heartful Mind” and “Loner VS Lover” in 2019 they collected accolades such as “Most Innovative Band of the Year” at FIM in Milan, winners of Sanremo Rock and only Italian band selected at Indie Week in Toronto and Music Showcase Greece. In the same year, they brought “Let’s Make Our Mohawks!” Tour through clubs and festivals in the UK, Italy, Canada and Greece.
In June 2018 they released “Wildly Shine”, (pre-produced by Michael Beinhorn – RCHP, Soundgarden) as a stand-alone single, which premiered on The Big Takeover Magazine, who deemed it “really breathtaking”. Four months later they published second LP “The Living Past” came out, produced by Dan Weller (Enter Shikari, Young Guns) in an 18th c. country home, which had been transformed into a recording studio/communal living space for the occasion.
The resulting chemistry conquered both national (“Every song is a potential hit” -Classic Rock Mag) and foreign press (Kerrang! Radio, BBC Radio), gaining awards and nominations also in the “Best Videoclip” category at Roma Videoclip, Indie Week Canada, Pasadena Film Festival e Social World Film Festival. In April 2019, the departure of Penguinsane opens the door to Majic-o on guitar; and the revolution begins.
In the past years Piqued Jacks won such accolades as “Best Live Band” at the Marea, MusicaW, and Global 12 Festivals, and “The Freshmen” award on mtvU. They performed as guest acts for Atoms for Peace, Teatro degli Orrori, Dubioza Kolektiv, and they played the stages of Rock In Roma, Whisky a Go Go, Hard Rock Cafè London, and Sofar Sounds, while their music aired on college radio stations all over the U.S., and on media channels such as Radio Rai 1, Rai 2, Repubblica, Rockol, and Balcony TV.
You can forget about the details, but remember this: you've got to see them live.