Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (http://petesrocknewsandviews.com)
PD: What type of artist are you?
J: We’re a new psych rock / pop group called Jacoby.
PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.
J: We formed in 2020 and recorded our debut album at Rockfield over the course of 12 months. It was a funny time because of Covid restrictions, but we got there!!
PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?
J: Too many to mention. We have loads. Too many to mention!! You’ll have to listen to the album and decide for yourself.
PD: What are your dreams and goals?
J: To be as successful as possible and to play to large audiences and be an established band.
PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?
J: We write our songs collectively. They’re about the usual things, love, life, hopes, dreams and aspirations, but I suppose this album has a common theme about it which is embracing change, getting older, making better decisions and not living with regrets. Live for the moment. Make it happen.
PD: How do you promote your band and shows?
J: By speaking to people like yourself! Haha, nah the usual platforms. Lets hope the music can speak for itself and do the promotional work for use
PD: What do you think about downloading music online?
J: I think its great. To have access to so music at the touch of a button is brilliant. I do like physical format too though. I don’t need to own 5000 records but a decent collection of what I really like is fine. The 12 inch LP with great artwork on the sleeve to submerge yourself in is one of the finest forms of art in the world. I hope it never ceases to exist.
PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?
J: Anything from Forever Changes by Love. A truly, beautiful record.
PD: What are some of your pet peeves?
J: None spring to mind. I’m pretty chilled these days.
PD: What is your proudest moment in music?
J: Finishing the debut Jacoby album. It’s a interesting record with lots of twists and turns. I think it’s a great collection of songs.
PD: So what are you working on at the moment?
J: Writing songs for the follow up album.
PD: What music have you available online and where can we buy it from?
J: We release our first single “Freedom Ain’t No Sin” on Friday 2nd December across all streaming platforms. The album will be out in the spring of 2023.