The Jim Jones Revue With Savage Heart In Hand
British rockers The Jim Jones Revue invade America this week with their eagerly anticipated third studio album The Savage Heart ([PIAS]/Punk Rock Blues Records.)
Produced by Jim Sclavunos (Grinderman, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds), The Savage Heart’s nine tracks were recorded at The Chapel (Lincolnshire) and West Heath Yard (Edwyn Collins’ London studio) last summer and mixed by Jim Abbiss (Arctic Monkeys, DJ Shadow, The Temper Trap) at Elephant and Castle’s The Engine Room; with “spiritual advice” from Nick Lowe (who dropped by rehearsals for added expertise.)
The album is The Jim Jones Revue’s most exhilarating work to date, expanding upon the sonic remit of the band beyond their renowned brand of manic rock ‘n’ roll to explore a virtual “heart of darkness” of new musical territory in the form of tribal stomps, field hollers, a capella rave-ups–even a fuzzed-out feedback-laden doo-wop ballad.
The Savage Heart swaggers with all the balls-out rocking of its predecessors, but with an expansive palette of sounds and even socially conscious lyrics.
Notorious for their maniacal high-energy shows, The Jim Jones Revue have been described by MOJO as “the greatest rock n’ roll band in the world right now.”
“The Jim Jones Revue remind you there’s nothing more thrilling than the primal howl of proto-rock’n’roll.” –NME 8/10
“Jones drenches it in feedback and sets the thing aflame.” –The Guardian * * * *
“One hell of a stomping romp.” –Orlando Weekly
“One of the most ferocious rock and roll bands around.” –DrownedInSound
“What The Jim Jones Revue do is good. The way they do it is nothing short of brilliant.” –DIY 8/10
“A gloriously and precociously boisterous LP.” –music OMH * * * *
Video for single “It’s Gotta Be About Me”
Rock Steady Music proudly represents master and publishing for the album via [PIAS] Punk Rock Blues Records & Strictly Confidential.