26 September 2023

Number 5

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Reviewed by Ian Phillips.

By Jacobs Run, Independent 2020.

I positively reviewed Melbourne indie rockers Jacobs Run self-titled debut album on its release in 2019 and the band has been successfully milking it for singles ever since.

Number 5 is in fact the sixth single to be lifted from the album and it’s a great song.

The three-piece consists of Michael Jacobs (vocals/guitar), Peter Curigliano (bass/vocals) and Fabian Bucci (drums/vocals).

Jacobs Run are really making their mark in America where they have been picked up by a few radio stations, particularly in the mid-west.

Apparently they have a big following in Texas.

Getting your songs onto playlists in this huge market is often the springboard to greater success and Jacobs Run certainly have their share of admirers in the music press.

USA trade publication, Radioinfo Talkers/Radioinfo Music Editor, Duane Doobie Jr. has been singing the band’s praises for some time. He commented;

“Jacobs Run’s music blends layers of guitar and orchestration with organic classical melodies creating a powerful sound that highlights their brit-pop influences while showcasing the Australian indie/alt-rock scene.”

I can hear the Brit-pop influences in their music and also some Paul Kelly.

Above all what comes through is good solid Aussie rock from a band that have honed their craft playing oodles of gigs in the strong live Melbourne music scene.

Jacobs Run are a good band.

They know what they’re doing, they write infectious, catchy, melodies, their songs are laden with hooks and their harmonies are glorious.

You can’t ask much more from a pop/rock band.

The pandemic has put the band’s US and Canadian tours on hold however they have been rescheduled to 2021.

If you haven’t heard their debut album then I suggest you look it up, it’s very good.

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