Following on from their critically acclaimed debut album, Super Natural, Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind has announced details of its hotly anticipated follow-up, CollectiV, and a UK tour. The single, Sex Robot, will precede both.
Released on 08 March 2019 on Ma§onic Records via Cargo, CollectiV is a veritable sonic feast. Made from only the finest ingredients including rock’n’roll, chain gang chants, mutant soul and gospel, as well as the band’s own heavy lounge, this is the best release yet from singer Jim Jones, whose career has seen him front the legendary bands Thee Hypnotics, Black Moses and The Jim Jones Revue.
Sex Robot is released on 22 February.
Giving weight to the album’s name is a stellar cast of guest musicians. These include guitarist Little Barrie, soul singer Sister Cookie, Urban Voodoo Machine’s Paul-Ronney Angel, and opera singer Vesna Petresin. CollectiV also finds Jim Jones re-uniting with guitarist Ray ‘Sonic’ Hanson and drummer Phil Smith, his comrades from Thee Hypnotics, for the first time in over 20 years.
Joining the band in spirit is The Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards, whose 1964 Gibson Hummingbird – the very guitar on which Street Fighting Man and other classics were written and recorded – made its way into Jim Jones’ hands and within the grooves contained on CollectiV.
Crucially, these are appearances that build and emphasise the explosive music of Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind.
Commenting on the album, Jim Jones says: “The idea was to take disparate influences and ideas and then bring them together. Just like in real life, these different elements work really well together.” He continues: “Get together and get involved! It’s an important time for us all to break down the barriers, work together, and channel each other’s energies. And that’s exactly what we’ve done on CollectiV.”
He’s not wrong. And in doing so, Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind have added a new volume to the great rock’n’roll library.
Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind will tour the UK in the spring.
“Volume and sheer sonic attack. Superstition, catharsis, darkness, dynamics, the ghosts of music past and pointers to a new future” – Shindig
“Banshee-howl of genius.” – R2
“There really aren’t enough superlatives to describe just how good Super Natural is. 10/10” – Vive Le Rock
“Super Natural is an album that more than lives up to its name.” – The Quietus
“With his latest incarnation a hefty dose of voodoo has been stirred into the pot of Jones’ own particular sonic gumbo, and it’s a heady brew.” – The Arts Desk
“Jim Jones is clearly in the business of thwarting expectations; no bad thing when the group are as good as this… it’s controlled chaos and The Righteous Mind deliver on all levels tonight” – Louder Than War
“Channelling the moody atmospherics of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds… ramps up the raunch with whisky-soured hellaciousness to spare” – Classic Rock
“The band dish out fistfuls of dirty rock’n’roll with a side order of voodoo and psych” – Uncut
Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind is: Jim Jones – vocals and guitar Gavin Jay – bass/contrabass/backing vocals Mal Troon – guitar/pedal steel/backing vocals Matt Millership – piano/organ/backing vocals Andy Marvell – drums