With the debris barely settled following the release of their critically acclaimed explosive second album,‘CollectiV’, and near sold-out spring UK and European tour, testifying rockers Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind have announced details of brand new, limited edition 7” coloured vinyl single, ‘Get Down Get With It’. It will be supported by 11 UK gigs in September and October.
Made famous by Little Richard and Slade, ‘Get Down Get With It’, will be limited to just 1000 copies. Released by Ma§onic Records via Cargo on 20 September on pink vinyl and backed with a reading of Link Wray’s ‘Ace Of Spades’, it will be on sale only at tour venues and selected independent record stores.
Pushing the VU meters well into the red, ‘Get Down Get With It’ is arguably the noisiest and rawest record that Jim Jones has recorded over an illustrious career that has seen him front the legendary bands Thee Hypnotics, Black Moses and The Jim Jones Revue. What is beyond debate is that it’s a glorious call to arms guaranteed to get your ass off your seat and your feet on the floor.
Speaking of the new single, Jim Jones says: “’Get Down Get With It’ became the rallying cry for the ‘CollectiV’ tour, so it made sense to go back into the studio, turn everything up to 11 and totally rip it up.”
He continues: “Liars and charlatans have got the world tearing itself apart right now, when really, we should be coming together. Even if it’s just for a few minutes, this absolutely does that and lives up to its name.”
Jim Jones & the Righteous Mind will also embark on a UK tour that calls in at Manchester, London, and Brighton among others. Billed as ‘An invitation to get down get with it’, the London date takes place on 21 September at The Garage in Highbury. Promising a Saturday night extravaganza with a full supporting cast of special guests and performers, the event is topped off with a 2.30am late night license for extended reveling.
“We had to turn people away when we last played London so we wanted to go to a bigger venue and put on a really special event for our hometown,” explains Jim Jones. “In addition to support from Ye Nuns, Chrome Mountain and Suzie Stapleton, we’ve got rock’n’roll DJs Helene de Joie and Las Titis to keep the party going into the early hours, as well as dancing from Rebel Skin and more.
“You can also expect some very special guests who we’ll reveal on the night.”
He adds: “With tubes and buses running all night and all of Sunday to recover, it’s the perfect night out.”
Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind will tour the UK in the autumn. They play:
19 – York, Fulford Arms
20 – Manchester, Night & Day
21 – London, The Garage
22 – Bristol, The Exchange
26 – Norwich, Waterfront
27 – Brighton, Green Door
28 – Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
29 – Southampton, Joiners
03 – Southend, The Railway Hotel
04 – Hastings, The Piper
05 – Bedford, Esquires
Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind are:
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
Praise for ‘CollectiV’
“Jim Jones’ groove is fully maintained in gale force determination, resolution and incision.”
‘CollectiV’’s variety never slows the album’s constant state of attack. If anything it increases the impact of the singer’s jowl-shaking, balls-out commitment.”
“Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind rise with renewed vigour on this explosive second LP… Jones has rarely sounded better.”
“This band pulls from all corners of rock n’ roll’s chequered history, building on a trashy garage chassis with elements of swamp rock, gospel, blues, country, psychedelic pop and gothic post-punk all contributing to the ‘CollectiV stew.”
“Thank f*ck for Jim Jones: 9/10 for an album of perfect rock’n’roll from foot-to-the-pedal raw rushes to dark introspective ballads distilled to perfection.”
Louder Than War
“This album is a must.”
Vive Le Rock
“A dense, dark and dangerous album.”