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Jacko Poli / Press

“The one thing that becomes clear is that Jacko Poli is patently incapable of making sub-standard music, as we watch the video of the song “Dance,” taken from his debut album, “The Chords For No Noise”. This track is yet another sublime, literate and unpredictable Brit-pop masterpiece, brimming with tuneful deviousness, an intelligent arrangement and interesting subject matter. Jacko Poli is by far and away one of the most promising indie acts in the UK. His music is big, bold, shiny, clever and pure sounding, without ever being sterile. If you enjoy music that the likes of Blur can only dream of making, dip your ears into Jacko’s ocean of sound. “Dance” is a good a place as any to start. Once you’ve begun, you won’t be able to stop, and you’ll be hooked enough to grab a listen to the entire debut album.”

“Jacko Poli’s debut album The Chords For No Noise is a roller coaster ride of a record that freely jumps from musical style to style with no fear of criticism. Poli describes it as being about life, love, loss and everything and nothing in between. The opener ‘Let’s Get Lost’ jumps right at you with a screeching guitar and soaring vocals. This is alternative indie guitar rock at its best. The album then jumps right into the introspective slow tempo of ‘A Deeper Truth’ and thoughtful lyrics of ‘Just for You’. The mellow acoustic guitar start of ‘Violent Mood Swings’ welcomes you to a whole new aspect of the album. Just sit back and enjoy the storytelling. The eerie haunting style of ‘So Long (Lamented)’ stirs something in your head as you are forced to sit back and relax to the relaxed vocal style. The album closer ‘Dance’ jolts you back awake with a crunchy chorus reminiscent of mid 90’s alt-rock. The Chords for No Noise is a well-crafted album that dese”

“Jacko Poli is a fantastic band to listen to and I would highly recommend them. If you are a fan of Indie Pop which combines features of other genres, then be sure to check this band out.”

“I often think my musical influences are disappointingly obvious and obviously mainstream, but I can’t create a layer of cool for the sake of it. Jacko Poli, as interviewed by Rick Jamm”

“Jacko Poli is a great songwriter, and this album testifies as much, throughout. Ten tracks that rumble, rock and whisper; from the raunchy album opener, “Let’s Get Lost,” to the single release,“Just For You” and right up until the closing track, “Dance,” Jacko Poli will transport you across a world of emotions and sounds, filled with numerous highlights. If you think of work by the Beatles, XTC, Sting or Paul Simon, you think of music that is put together in a very entertaining and craftsmanlike way. The great songwriters make music that builds, reaches crescendos, then rolls back with clever variations, all held together, with what the Beatles used to call “middle eights.” Jacko Poli is writing music like that right now.”

“Silky, smooth, sleek and airy, Jacko Poli has written a really great summer record here. You can file this Leeds based musicians debut release with The xx and compare it with the latest release from The Horrors, but it oozes originality and professionalism. Lyrically the album takes you on a journey into the heart of the artist, the album pours emotion without you ever having to move from a laid back frame of mind. This is down to the sheer power of the chilled out, yet ever groovy melody. However, this is more than just your run-of-the-mill ten track indie pop effort; album opener ‘Let’s Get Lost’ provides those with a thirst for something a little more heavier with a powerful quench. Certainly one of the things you will notice is how astute Jacko Poli sounds, this is a very solid debut effort.”

“The View From The Music is – 8/10 - Exuberant yet melodic, atmospheric yet airy, this album is hard to categorise and stands tall in it’s own right.”

“''We absolutely love this - this song's just really, really nice, it's upbeat, it'll make you feel nice on a Monday!''”

"file under great album, must go and buy!" Mojophenia (Jul 04, 2012)

“Leeds based musician Jacko Poli captures a wonderfully calm Indie sound, a rolling groove incorporating delicate keyboard twists and harmonically formed motivation. The debut album `The Chords For No Noise` has a breezy mix of lyrical possibilities, Mr Poli delivers his favorite inquisitive vocal in an extremely non-exuberant style, almost creating an imaginary link between a tuneful Julian Cope and an unplugged Brandon Flowers. I’m momentarily surprised how individual each track sounds on this debut record, there`s no fooling the cheap seats, either all ten tracks were penned years apart or Jacko Poli cares enough to preserve an interesting sharpness in his songwriting style. Art-Rock or Alt-Pop, do we really have to generalize this superb debut release, tell you what, file under great album, must go and buy!”