Italian alternative rock band JAX DIARIES released their debut full-length album ‘RIVERSIDE MOTEL’ on May 14th. Featuring their successful singles “Came Down To Say Hi” featuring DD Lacuna of Lacuna Coil and “Fury Roads (Boom Boom)”, the album showcases the band’s diverse and genre-blending sound.
We found ourselves writing this album in strange circumstances. We’ve been through a world pandemic and fought through recovery after Jax’s bike accident, but we never ceased to breathe that strange energy in the air every single day, like something was aligning perfectly for us, for our future selves. This album is ruthlessly realistic, and we can’t wait to show you what we have in store for you!” – Jax Diaries
Based in Italy, JAX DIARIES is an alternative rock band originally created by Jaxon and his brother Andrew in the summer of 2019. Both of them were previously in the metalcore band Cry Excess, who performed around the world supporting bands like Papa Roach, Korn, and Walls Of Jericho.
After recruiting Andrew and Frankie to complete the band’s lineup, they found quick success in 2019 with their debut single “Shine On” as the music video for the track hit 20K views in its first week. Later that year, tragedy struck when Jaxon was nearly killed in a motorcycle accident. Persevering from his hospital bed, he continued writing new music with his bandmates during daily visits. Once on the mend, in March of 2020, the band went into the studio and recorded what would become their first full-length album ‘Riverside Motel’.
Giving fans a taste of what was to come, they released the single “Came Down To Say Hi” featuring DD Lacuna of Lacuna Coil in September of 2020 along with its music video which currently has over 106K views. Keeping the momentum going, their follow-up single “Fury Roads (Boom Boom)” has garnered over 140K views since its release in November of 2020.
After having built up anticipation with track teasers and successful singles, JAX DIARIES released their debut full-length album ‘Riverside Motel’ on May 14th, 2021