Twenty years after the demise of independent rock favourites The Family Cat, singer and lyricist Paul “Fred” Frederick returns with a new record.
J’Accuse! is his latest recording as Jack Adaptor, a duo with songwriting partner Christopher Cordoba, Fred wrote the lyrics and sings the songs and Chris provides most of the instruments, production and mixing skills. It is released on CD, Download and limited edition 180g vinyl LP (includes MP3 download code) on 13th October 2014.
Fans of The Family Cat will recognize the vocal style and find joy in the sophisticated songwriting of Frederick and Cordoba, from up-tempo indie rockers like Number One Record (a tribute to Alex Chilton and Big Star) to atmospheric, genre-defying songs such as V.U. (check out the unpeeled banana!).
Fred refers to J’Accuse! as “a distillation of 20 years thinking about music and the kind of record I really wanted to make. Now I feel I really have something to say and the musicians to give it life”.
1. Number One Record
2. Get It Right First Time
3. The Circle
4. If Not Now, When
5. Zodiac Bones
6. Paper Thin
8. Wall Builders
9. Antonin Artaud
The word on the street…
“there’s no doubting that J’Accuse! is a mighty accomplished piece of work” Isolation Records
“an album full of quality songwriting” No Crowdsurfing
“J’Accuse! is turning out to be something rather special” Andrew Collins
“erudite, eclectic and enormously enjoyable… one of those all-too-rare quietly triumphant records” The Mouth Magazine
“refreshing sunny side up two step buzz bleached power pop deceptively shimmying its way on the blind side through your defences” The Sunday Experience
“intelligent pop music with suss which maintains that there is still something of worth to be done with that form of expression… why is no-one else doing this?” Louder Than War
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