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Jack Adaptor / Press

"Homemade Prince" Bob Stanley (Uncut)

Bob Stanley - Uncut

““Brilliantly written, recorded and produced, there really isn't a negative word to be said. It's summed up beautifully in the chorus to "Pop Music" with the question "Do you like music?" In terms of Jack Adaptor? The answer has to be: "Yes, yes I do". www.joyzine.co.uk”


“Live, they actually pull it off. Where others would flounder under the weight of complexity, they couldn't seem more at ease. Cordoba is so competent it is sickening. Backing-vocalist-in-residence Dee Dee is a picture of louche sophistication, while Frederick's Nick Cave glare and faultless delivery ties the whole show together. At a recent Brixton Windmill show, they showed up their predecessors on stage for hacks and amateurs, and made the four-chord headliners look so incompetent I'm surprised they went on at all. And Billy Childish came to check them out as well. This is the sound of the nu-school old-school. This is progress, but not as you know it. ”

“Sunset gazing and logo hating Jack Adaptor write misanthropic funky pop songs that are slickly cynical, maddeningly eclectic and more peacockish than Prince backed by ELO. This debut effort is a real floozy that dazzles with natural bling"”

Nick Miller - Unpeeled

““A big record, a beautiful album””

“'Blitz-intelligent songwriting"”

Robert Rotifer - FM 4

“An ace album of cutesy beats to blow away the cobwebs of evil.” Vic McGlynn (BBC 6 Music)”

Vic McGlynn - BBC 6 Music

“ With its brilliance and delicacy, this is quite a piece of work. It’s time for the world to take notice. ”

Leonardo Clausi - Inner City Living Blog

"Wave after wave of pleasure. I can’t wait to spin it again.”

Miles Hunt - Wonder Stuff


Kindamusic Magazine

“You might remember the rather nifty band, Family Cat? Good, now forget them, because Jack Adaptor may have a couple of ex-cats in the line-up, but they're doing some weird n wonderful things with electronica, scratch, pop, real tunes and what a German critic called "very nice harmonic singing", the same critic went on to say that the songs of Jack Adaptor "deals with all things we don't need and don't want." Sounds too good to be true, eh? Check 'em out, kids, check 'em out.”

Nick Miller - Unpeeled