Ever since their inception back in 2007, throwback specialists the Jim Jones Revue have continuously danced around that thin line between pulling inspiration from a bygone musical era and becoming a slave to said era’s own stylistic limitations.
Their 2008 self-titled debut and 2010’s ‘Burning Your House Down‘ each wore its influences on its rolled-up sleeves, almost to a fault. Mixing the distorted Raw Power riffage of the 70’s with the greasy Great Balls Of Fire piano rock of the 50’s proved to be a powerful combination, yet it was hard for one not to wonder whether the wild-eyed urgency they created on the first two records could carry itself across a third without feeling like a cheap gimmick.
So it isn’t exactly surprising that the London five-piece would directly address the one-trick-pony concerns on their next release, but what is surprising, however, is just how easily they have pummeled those concerns into dust. As a result, this year’s ‘The Savage Heart‘ is a darker, more revelatory affair; one that sees them expand their sound into several unknown avenues, all without losing the sweat and grit of the manic twelve-bar boogie that defined their previous efforts.
Coldplay are to host an exhibition of their original artwork which will be available to purchase with all proceeds going towards the Kids Company charity.
The xx have premiered the video for the latest single to be taken from their chart topping second album ‘Coexist‘. The promo can be viewed via YouTube below.
Keith Richards has said a first appearance at Glastonbury next year is an ‘interesting proposition’ for The Rolling Stones after revealing their 50th anniversary touring commitments are unlikely to be restricted to only the recently announced quartet of London and New Jersey gigs.
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