The Jim Jones Revue: New Album & Irish Dates

One of the best live acts I have ever seen and definitely the loudest, The Jim Jones Revue have a new album out on October 5th. They reunited with producer Jim Scalvunos of The Bad Seeds for album number three, The Savage Heart.  Ahead of its release they bring their tornado blues rock n roll rumble to Ireland for four dates. Galway’s Roisin Dubh Oct 2nd, Cork’s Pavilion Oct 3rd, Dublin’s Whelan’s Oct 4th and Belfast’s Limelight Oct 5th. The band have been touring relentlessly since 2010’s Burning Your House Down, and from what I have witnessed they have continued to hone their ferocious and primal live show. These gigs are not to be missed and your earplugs should not to be forgotten!

Way back in our halcyon days we recorded a chat with the band.

Here they are tearing it up on Letterman.



Jim Jones Revue: New single

The hard rocking, hard working punk n roll merchants The Jim Jones Revue have a new single High Horse out now, with the album Burning Your House Down due shortly. Produced by Jim Sclavunos of The Bad Seeds and Grinderman this cut indicates that a bigger budget production serves the sound well. While the debut album rocked like a motherfucker the sound was somewhat claustrophobic, not surprising given that it was recorded live on a four track in a tiny rehearsal space.

The JJR template is simple enough on paper, 50’s Rock n Roll hopped up on punk n speed goof balls, re imagined for the 21st century. Capturing this on record without losing any of  the ferocity of the live band will have been a formidable task for Sclavunos but by the sound of this he was more than capable, with the individual instruments now enjoying more elbow room and the sound in general more breathing space. I can’t wait to hear the entire album.

The Jim Jones Revue  High Horse:

Earlier in the year we spoke to Rubert Orton and Jim Jones of Jim Jones Revue about the bands journey so far, the recording process, opening for The Dead Weather and the state of the music industry in general.

The Jim Jones Revue Interview