Jack Adamant is a singer/songwriter from Italy, he is also lead singer and bassist to alternative rock band Valerihana. His solo career began around 2012 when he started writing songs that were heavily influenced by American artists such as J Mascis, Lou Barlow, Evan Dando, Bob Mould, Mac McCaughan, Robert Pollard and others from the same music scene.
Learning to play guitar at twelve years old he couldn’t wait to start writing music, learning to mix with an old tape recorder won in a street raffle. By experimenting with different genres of music and meticulously studying his favourite lyrics, he finally found his own style leaning towards alternative folk/rock.
In 2007, he joined Valerihana, where distortion and heavy guitars gave him the foundations and confidence to play live. Touring mainly between Italy & Sweden, they had a good amount of shows under their belt by the time they released their first record “Out of Regulation”, which draws influence from the likes of Smashing Pumpkins, Placebo and The Pixies.
After signing to AR Recordings in July 2017, the work began to release Jack Adamant’s first EP “Lunch at 12 since ’82”. The EP consists of five songs which tell the story of a couple navigating the obstacles and hardships of life together. His way of narrating highlights the fragility of a relationship; the difficulty in knowing when to push harder and fight for something, when to whisper words of support if the other is struggling but also to be brutally honest with each other when things aren’t working out.
When you start a new relationship you strive to impress the other person, you only want them to see you at your best, but this depiction won’t last forever. For good things to come of it, you need to let your guard down and share your demons.
The first track “Easy to Find” is a song of appreciation; of waking up to somebody and being grateful that you still have them around.
“It’s safe to follow the herd, but to be bold and go solo is difficult. Writing this EP forced me to be honest and take stock of my opinions. It allowed me to know my own mind.”
Jack released his first full record “Unkind” in 2019, which was a massive change in sound from the old days, written between Stockholm, Liverpool and god knows where else. “I am so thankful to all the people who supported me and the musicians who shared their talent to make this happen. A special thanks to Eric Haney, Paolo Palmieri and Gerardo Monteverde, amazing friends and great musicians.”
Unkind track listing:
A gap in the sun
Just telling ya
Before you hold me
Secretly looking for a way to escape
All the way through