Stand by for a total rock’n’roll overload - Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind have announced details of their second album, CollectiV, and a UK tour while giving a taste of what to expect with arse-kicking new track, ‘Shazam’.
Set for release of 08 March, CollectiV finds Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind delving deeper into their primary influences of rock’n’roll, chain gang chants, mutant soul and gospel, as well as their own heavy lounge.
The album will be preceded by the release of new single, ‘Sex Robot’, on 22 February.
And if that wasn’t enough, CollectiV also boasts guest appearances from an all-star cast of rock’n’roll reprobates that includes guitarist Little Barrie, soul singer Sister Cookie, The Urban Voodoo Machine’s Paul-Ronney Angel, and opera singer Vesna Petresin. CollectiV also finds Jim Jones re-uniting with guitarist Ray Hanson and drummer Phil Smith, his comrades from Thee Hypnotics, for the first time in over 20 years.
Intriguingly, CollectiV also sees a spiritual contribution from The Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards, after his 1964 Gibson Hummingbird – the guitar on which ‘Street Fighting Man’ and other Stones classics were written and recorded – made its way into Jim Jones’ hands and onto the album.
In fact, you can hear Richards’ guitar on the band’s ace new track ‘Shazam’, that you can listen to here. Fuelled by Jones’ trademark feral vocal delivery, ‘Shazam’ finds the band moving into new sonic territories with the addition of a saxophone and monster groove that’s utterly infectious. It’s Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind only more so. And it bodes well for the album. Check it out:
As for that tour, Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind play:
15 – Jac’s, Aberdare
16 – MacArts, Galshiels
21 – 100 Club, London
22 – Hope & Ruin, Brighton
29 – Railway Inn, Winchester
30 – White Hart, Corby
31 – Music Hall, Ramsgate
04 – The Cluny, Newcastle
12 – The Bullingdon, Oxford
13 – The Barn, Portsmouth
14 – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
19 – Dryden Street Social, Leicester