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Easy Listening for Foreigners

by Jacoba

"..prepare to be blown away.." (BBC Radio One's Mike Davies) Slick, British funkrockpunkpop with intelligent lyrics, bold rocky riffs, big harmonies and heavy hooks. Like MUSE rokd SGT PEPPER's loveboat & out popped a hipshakin lovechile.
Genre: Rock: Modern Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Full View Area
3:14 album only
2. Deeper
3:55 album only
3. Marquis Hudspeth
3:23 album only
4. Africandy
3:23 album only
5. Better Off Dead
3:30 album only
6. Here It Is
3:52 album only
7. Liquid
2:52 album only
8. Sleep On It
4:19 album only
9. Stand Up
4:56 album only
10. Wow
3:01 album only
11. Turn It Over
3:01 album only


Album Notes
"..prepare to be blown away.." (Radio One's Mike Davies, 'The Lock Up')

"...a superb blend of soulful, melodic poprock, with a healthy dash of quirky production values dusted over the top. Geoff's voice leaves you speechless - huge one minute - fragile the next; and the songs themselves are faultless... one shot of Jacoba and the world is a rosier place; two shots and you're addicted; three shots and the need for all other susbstances quickly becomes obsolete." (Christy D, EnergyFM)

This is the first big, beautiful, alternative rock sound to come out of the tinybutperfectlyformed Isle of Man. The band grew up here, started playing music here, got signed, recorded their album and even filmed the video all on this little chunk of rock. And you thought we didn't have electricity?!

They are: Geoff Murphy (lead singer/songwriter & guitar), Lee Meier (guitar/vocals), Scott Beecroft (bass) and 'newboy' Gaz (drums).

Their live performance is big, bold and breathtakingly tight and has secured them support slots with a scutch of top bands - most recently, "Hell Is For Heroes". They've been unanimously voted the Best Band on the Isle of Man on several occasions (which is a surprisingly tough accolade to land!) and won the regional final of the 'Global Battle of the Bands Competition' (GBOB) last October. The judges panel for GBOB - made up of the likes of legendary songwriter MITCH MURRAY and Killing Joke/former T-Rex manager SAM ALDER - were happy to state on camera that Jacoba ranked well above the other competitors and blew the competition out of the water. At the World Final at the London Astoria last November, they kicked off with storming crowdpleaser 'Liquid'; they created the first mosh pit of the night and instantly added an army of new fans. Check out the video clips on the disc for proof!

Their lyrics are intelligent and, at times, more than a little suggestive - see how long it takes you to work out what 'Liquid' is on about...and count the seconds before girls in the room begin to blush at the realisation. Their sound is completely distinctive. It sways from the pensive and self-analytical to the bold, brash, over-confident guitar riffs that get a whole room bouncing. Their "I'm-sure-I've-heard-this-before" hooks (100% original!) get your head bobbing, or your foot tapping before you even realise they've got you. The music is fun and playful, but not without the maturity gained from the kind of personal experience and self-reflection that makes good songwriters, great ones. And Geoff's voice is HUGE. If you still need comparisons to aid your audio-visualising, there are a few influences shining through on certain tracks - everything from the Manic Street Preachers ('Marquis Hudspeth') to current epic rockers Muse (listen to first single 'Deeper').

They are JACOBA. And they're leaving our Island, to break into yours.



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