The Jim Jones Revue Part 1

The Jim Jones Revue are now on to their third album but their appetite for raucous rock n' roll shows no sign of abating.

Anita Awbi
  • By Anita Awbi
  • 7 Nov 2012
  • min read
From the outset, The Savage Heart serves up a heady brew of throbbing guitars, incendiary drum patterns and call-and-response vocals that would get any crowd hollering. The band are once again joined by Jim Sclavunos (Grinderman, Bad Seeds) on production duties, who expertly guides the record as it swoops through its all its ups and downs.

Unashamed to wear their hearts on their sleeves, Jim Jones and his Revue are dedicated to the cause, with 50s rockabilly, early Stones and a shade of classic Black Sabbath all making their mark on the band's music. There are echoes of The Birthday Party and The Cramps in there too, and just when you thought it couldn't get more angsty and gnarled, new band member Henri Herbert wades in on keys, offering up his wonky bar-room boogie.

We caught up with the band before their gig at the Electric Ballroom in Camden last month, where they played us a couple of songs and talked us through their musical family tree. Watch the first instalment below, and the second instalment here.