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Piqued Jacks

Florence, Italy | Established. Jan 01, 2006 | SELF

Florence, Italy | SELF
Established on Jan, 2006
Band Alternative Rock




"Arezzo Wave Network"

A band with a unique talent. The stage is their natural habitat. -

"Creative Control"

The soft listen of Aerial Roots is great for anywhere. - Taylor Davis


A musical dream of priceless roots and gems that can make the mainstream envy, really beyond the underground. Excellent! - Max Sannella


Aerial Roots is consistent and balanced, a great work. - Alice Tiezzi

"Soundsphere Magazine (Interview)"

"Folks, come to see us live, and then we’ll be friends for the rest of our lives." - Piqued Jacks


Aerial Roots' variety hits the mark. - Fabio Alcini

"Oca Nera Rock"

"Aerial Roots" is a huge step forward - Emanuela Vh Bonetti

"My Random Jukebox"

Climb Like Ivy Does' indie rock can happily convert me.
Aerial Roots' stripped back feel shows off more of the band's talent. - James Wilson


Aerial Roots captures the same pride and passion of its predecessor - Natalie Perez

"B Side Music Festival"

“Aerial Roots is one of the most interesting acoustic albums in the Italian music scene” - Giorgio Bernardini

"Valdinievole Oggi"

The revelation of the Tuscan rock. -

"Corriere dello Spettacolo"

A ten-years career that continues to surprise. - Marco Botti

"Quello Che C'è"

Do they play interesting music? Yes they do. Are they having success? Yes they are. - Francesco Storai


It's always a pleasure to go see them. - Enrico Bertelli

"Il Tirreno"

The revelation of the Tuscan rock to open for Dolcenera. - David Meccoli

"La Nazione"

One of the best new bands of Tuscany -

"Cortona Channel"

It's beautiful to fall into the intensity of their music. - Maria Rosaria Stigliano

"Stencil Mag"

"Climb Like Ivy Does" has a sound that is missing from the mainstream at the moment. - R.O.

"Roxwel (Blastro Networks)"

The setting for the “Romantic Soldier” video is a sprawling and imposing library spanning several stories and levels. -

"Indie Music"

"Climb Like Ivy Does" contains highly listenable, imaginative and well crafted songs on the pop side of prog rock - Alberto Rivera

"Junior's Cave"

“Climb Like Ivy Does”. Don’t ever forget your roots, and fight for what you love. - Piqued Jacks


"Climb Like Ivy Does" has a powerful sound that exemplifies the fantastical lyrics and edgy crooning - Aubrey Rieder

"Creative Control"

"Climb Like Ivy Does" is going to be your next favorite new rock album - Geneva Toddy

"The Miews"

9.5/10. Every song has its own unique identity. "Climb Like Ivy Does" is their best work-to-date. - Shaine Freeman


Climb Like Ivy Does sounds ready to stand out. It is possible to change and, without any doubt, to amuse, too. - Alice Tiezzi

"La Repubblica"

Climb Like Ivy Does has hot blooded riffs made to be acclaimed by more and more people - Fulvio Paloscia

"Jamsphere UK"

- Front cover and two-pages feature on printed magazine - -


Piqued Jacks have been making steady progress & going from strength to strength since their humble beginnings -


Romantic Soldier is a sure hit -

"Arm The Pit"

We've never worked with such passion and commitment on something, we consider every aspect of this album as the result of all the experiences we've had so far - Piqued Jacks

"Vents Magazine"

“Climb Like Ivy Does” is an exhortation to “fight” for what you love without giving up and also without forgetting about your roots, which is what Ivy does in our EP and, actually, what we’ve been doing as the Piqued Jacks. - Piqued Jacks

"JP's Music Blog"

"The sound of "Climb Like Ivy Does" can easily catch the mainstream attention it deserves" - James Pasinski


With a special own brand of alternative funk rock, Piqued Jacks arrive hot on the scene with this album. - Chris Marsh


These are the stories we like - Valentina Ceccatelli

"Disocver Pistoia"

Their name has really been at forefront in the last months - Saverio Melegari

"Ver Sacrum"

They behaved well on stage, strength of character and excellent skills. - Mrs. Lovett

"Naturart (printed only)"

An American sound made in Italy - Emanuel Carfora


Like the ivy, the band is going far. -


“Tuscany, Italy and Austin, Texas are getting way too small for these lads. "Climb Like Ivy Does" is an LP with some epic and transcendant moments.” - Brian Lush

"Hot Indie News"

"Climb Like Ivy Does" is a thrill. Intrusive riffs and solid storytelling. - Melissa Kucirek

"Skope Magazine"

"Climb Like Ivy Does" is full of heart. A reflective gorgeous piece displaying the immense talent of Piqued Jacks. - Beach Sloth

"Neufutur Magazine"

The production of the tracks on "Climb Like Ivy Does" is stellar. The band is able to move between slow and fast, establishing a momentum that speeds up and slacks off for the greatest potential belief. 8.7/10 - James McQuiston

"Azur Magazine"

Has anybody signed this band, yet? - William Conway

"Discover Pistoia"

One of the most beautiful villas of Tuscany will open its doors to the Piqued Jacks - Saverio Melegari

"Il Tirreno"

For the new issue's presentation, Naturart gave custody of the grand finale to the Piqued Jacks - Il Tirreno

"Azur Magazine"

I've always believed that some of the best rock music hails from Europe. Italy's now on my list. - John Sullivan


Piqued Jacks, a wonderful forward progression of sound, soul and substance! - Rick Jamm


A band well-armed with the singer's great voice - Francesco Banci

"Scalzi Quotidiani"

You hardly see something like that in the Italian scene - Enrico Bertelli


Piqued Jacks are modern rock troubadours that are making a beautiful noise - Brian Lush

"Linee Future"

An unforgettable performance - Luigi Scardigli

"Discover Pistoia"

The international vocation of the band became a reality - Emanuel Carfora

"Settembre Prato"

The Piqued Jacks will be the opening act at Interpol's concert in Prato! - Settembre Prato


Breaking news: Piqued Jacks to open for the fabulous Interpol - Journalism.co.uk

"Il Tirreno"

Among the best and latest news, the Piqued Jacks' opening for Interpol - Azelio Biagioni

"Scalzi Quotidiani"

Piqued Jacks + Interpol: what a festival kickoff - Enrico Bertelli

"La Nazione"

Interpol will be preceded by local talent Piqued Jacks - La Nazione

"Scalzi Quotidiani"

Piqued Jacks on the stage of the Marea Festival, a pleasant return - Enrico Bertelli

"Music Gorilla"

We made dance and received compliments from old Texan cowboys, successful jazz-men, latin music lovers, children of all ages, Tuscan countrywomen, metalheads, boys and girls from any city - Piqued Jacks

"I Am Entertaiment"

"Upturned Perspectives" shows off the overall musical prowess of this band in all its glory. Heavy on monster vocals and melodies, Upturned Perspectives is not your little sister’s kind of tune. 7.7/10 - Shaine Freeman

"360 Magazine"

Piqued Jacks is poignant. Talent and marketability has etched this artist a notch on our watchlist. -

"The Equal Ground"

The band’s origin overseas and their recent transplant to the states gives their sound an added layer of aural sensation and interesting nuances. 3.6/5 - Eva Cantillo

"IMP Magazine"

I recently had the chance to sit down with pop-rock luminaries Piqued Jacks, and I've found these young Italians to be fun rock and rollers who really know what they’re on about. - Matt Baggins

"Drunken Werewolf"

"Any act that describes their sound as “being able to speak without impediment; having sex in the most intense way possible; expressing ourselves 100%” certainly have a lot to live up to." - Lucy Bows

"IMP Magazine"

Piqued Jacks are artists of the twenty first century, a band who understand how to connect with millennials, which is a feat in itself. These beautiful people are going to rise forth, almighty and powerful. - Matt Baggins

"Hot Indie News"

“E-King commands a intensely unique funk-alternative brand of music.” - Melissa Kucirek

"Skope Magazine"

Funked-up and with their phasers set to stun, Piqued Jacks burst onto the scene with their latest releases Upturned Perspectives and No Bazooka. - Chris Marsh

"Neufutur Magazine"

The compelling and controlled energy of Upturned Perspectives is impressive; [...] the lush instrumentation of No Bazooka will endear the band to fans. 8.3/10 - James McQuiston

"All Noise"

The EP is a masterful production from it’s funky fresh rock sound to it’s strong lyrical content. Just A Machine is intermixed with up tempo tracks that will get you jumping up and down and slower tempo tracks that create a pleasing experience emphasized by the sweet sounding guitar. - Berenice Famili


[...]...it is a fully realized rock exercise. The test of any EP is if it makes you want to hear more, and Just a Machine is just a little too little. Let's hear more! 4/5 - Dan MacIntosh

"Arm The Pit"

Nobody else can put together the human element and such a musical exploration the way we do - Piqued Jacks


Piqued Jacks have definitely nailed down their sound on this EP while leaving room to grow in more experimental directions. The latter half of the album reflects a highly evolved attunement and melodic sensibility which I hope to hear more of on their follow up. 7.4/10 - Mike Olinger

"Del Castillo"

Austin's music scene has been gifted with new, sensational talent "Piqued Jacks" (from Italy). Pulsing with creative passion and skilled precision on stage - just like a Ferrari - so go see them live NOW they will drive you crazy and in style! - Mike Zeoli

"Del Castillo"

Piqued Jacks were killer - those guys will go far! - Mike Zeoli


My Kite, a slow burning ballad destined to carry you away, that is sandwiched between five blistering funk infused grooves that form a very attractive release. - Penny

"Behind The Scenes"

Just a Machine" is in fact a very enjoyable album and the music is tireless .The strong songwriting and grooves are to be applauded wish them great success in future. 4/5 - Anthony Nadeau

"Pens Eye View"

Our live show are the perfect “showcase” for our chemistry, our energy and passion; fans can expect something they will emotionally love. - Piqued Jacks

"WSBU - 88.3 The Buzz"

The band has been making a lot of noise in the Austin, Texas area, and it’s easy to see why after listening to the EP. These guys have some serious potential. - Kirk Windus


Musicians like Piqued Jacks is one of the main reasons why we spend the time to do this. Before you read the interview go listen to the song. - Michael Palmer

"All Access"

Our background is very simple and pure, our music is the result of those things. [...] Come to see us playing live; even if you are not interested, we’ll make you Piqued. - Piqued Jacks


My Kite is a beautiful beast of a ballad, starting out slowly with round, resounding piano notes grounded by echoing electronic. Though this song might be one of the softer songs from their forthcoming EP, the muscular polychromatic style of the band still pumps through the track and makes us feel like we’re flying high. - Anna Muphys

"The Big Takeover"

My Kite is a beautiful beast of a ballad, starting out slowly with round, resounding piano notes grounded by echoing electronic. Though this song might be one of the softer songs from their forthcoming EP, the muscular polychromatic style of the band still pumps through the track and makes us feel like we’re flying high. - Cody Conard

"Orange UT Magazine"

They dove into the American music industry only last year, and Austin, the Live Music Capital of the World, seemed like a perfect place to continue their journey as an independent, up-and-coming group in the local (and international) music scene. [...]
It is not enough for the Piqued Jacks to simply play, without “giv[ing] the people something” to intensely feel for themselves. - Devonshire Lokke

"PopVulture Magazine"

Right now we're moving to Austin for a while. Once there, we'll begin the Texan leg of our “Just a Machine” tour, flying around the Lone Star State in our shiny spacecraft (a used minivan) to spread our name and music during the ACL's week and going on till December. - Piqued Jacks

"Music Industry Pulse"

Picture The Mars Volta meeting Incubus by means of a futuristic funk explosion. The survivors of this tragedy emerge as the Piqued Jacks. It is obvious that this tight group of friends breathe music: check 'em out! - Kira Montfort

"I Am Entertainment Magazine"

Piqued Jacks get down and dirty with their latest release, Just a Machine. A brilliantly
produced 6 song EP, Just a Machine showcases the Italian funk-rock band's
awesomeness and goes far beyond the typical alternative rock sound you may have
grown accustomed to hearing.
3.6/4 - Senseitional

"Junior's Cave"

Now, I can add another band to my list of favorite performers that can really bring the noise. Meet the Indie Funk/Alternative/Rock Band, Piqued Jacks, who have crafted/fused their own winning sound that certainly stands them apart from others in the Indie Music Industry. - Isaac David Junior

"Independent Music Promotions"

Just a Machine is a collection of songs by a band that shows promise to take up the mantle of progressive rock and roll in 2013 and beyond.
Piqued Jacks have great attention to song structure and never linger too long in one moment. It makes for a very healthy listening experience. They have a sound that rock fans from every generation can latch onto. They can force you to jump out of your chair and lose brain cells, or, take a long reflective walk around the block. - Eli Jace


With a high recording quality and very precious melodic structures, Piqued Jacks' music is a well-dosed alternative rock that, through the funky guitar, gives a slight soul to a heavy and intricate robot. - Andrea Colangelo


Without any doubt, Just a Machine is a high-grade and professional album; a work for expert ears that can also win the more unexperienced ones - Alberto Quadri

"Vents Magazine"

Just a Machine is an album worth listening to. It has its charm that makes you fall in love right when you press the “play” button - RJ Frometa


"A more mature band that knows exactly what it wants" - Stefano Cavalli

"Firenze Underground!"

Just a Machine is a fascinating EP with a big technical quality that surprises and amuses - Giacomo Rapisardi

"Unsigned Bands Online"

These guys are excellent musicians all around with GREAT songs. They are keeping the funk alive and I predict within the next year they will be big. - Brian Lanese

"Il Giullare"

Four guys grown side by side, the Piqued Jacks are one of the most up-and-coming bands of this moment - Lorenzo Benedetti

"Vents Magazine"

The path is long, so we keep on walking with humility and joy of learning, confident that one day someone will realize that a music group composed by a Dog, a Penguin a Ladle and a King is something really interesting - Piqued Jacks

"Il Tirreno"

The jury of Indie Time Prize have finally chosen Piqued Jacks, that play a funk-influenced rock with moments of strong intensity - Lorenzo Mei

"Il Tirreno"

"They are the ambassadors of the Italian creativity" - Pietro Barghignani

"Il Tirreno"

"With their alternative rock and their stage presence, Piqued Jacks always carry a great show." - Lorenzo Mei

"La Nazione"

"The city of Montecatini will give them the Franco Campioni Prize, as the best new band of the area." - Faustina Tori


It's very hard to classify Piqued Jacks' music into a specific genre, which is a really great virtue. - Mirco Chiaramonti


Passion comes from everything the band does. So it is Aerial Roots. - Morgana Grancia

"The Florentine"

This band set out to conquer the world with their alt/funk-rock vibes and energetic performances - Michelle Davis

"NP Music Blog"

Piqued Jacks are taking the world by storm with their album Aerial Roots. - Nicola Parry

"Andrew Cribb"

Think Coheed & Cambria if they were brought up in Tuscany. Or Mars Volta. Or Wolfmother. Get the picture? It’s a pretty one. - Frequency 21 Mag

"F21 Mag"

A unique vibrancy that set themselves apart from the other acts. If you get the chance to see them live, don’t throw it away. - Jack Andrew Cribb


Piqued Jacks' Discography




are a band of brothers who grew up together in the countryside of
Buggiano, near Florence, Italy. With tenacity, riveting concerts, and
a unique style of
music, they made their way to Rome, Milan, London, Glasgow, Austin,
and Los Angeles. On one of their early days, they broke and bent an
audio jack; the double meaning of its upward angle was easy to see
for the four young boys. “Piqued” means “interested”, but
also stands for direct, spontaneous,

new single, “
(Spring 2018) was pre-produced by

(RCHP, Soundgarden). The

(Summer 2018 release) was
by Dan Weller

(Enter Shikari, Young Guns) in an 18th c. country home, transformed
for the occasion into a recording studio/communal living space,
completely immersed in their sounds, surrounded by nature and
chemistry of human creativity.

Piqued Jacks have won such accolades as “
Live Band

at the Marea, MusicaW, and Global 12 Festivals, and “The Freshmen”
award on mtvU. They performed as guest acts for
for Peace
Teatro degli Orrori, Dubioza Kolektiv, and they played the stages of
Rock In Roma,
a Go Go
Hard Rock Cafè London, and Sofar Sounds, while their music aired on
radio stations

all over the U.S., and on media channels such as Radio Rai 1, Rai 2,
Repubblica, Rockol, and Balcony TV.

got to see them live