We caught up with Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind ahead of their show at King Tut's on 17th March...
1. What inspired you to write your latest album ColletiV?
JJ: I was trying to come up with some work that reflects the way it feels in the world right now. If the war cry of the Establishment is, “Divide and conquer” then the response has to be, “Get together and get involved!” We want to bring everything - all the different elements – and get them to stand together and to be a Collective!
2. What are you looking forward to most when you come to Glasgow? Or, what are you looking forward to most on tour?
JJ: I love coming up to Scotland. It's a shame we can't get up there more often; it's just the mileage and convincing the promoters that it'll be a great show. On a good night the Scottish audience is the best in the world!
3. Describe your sound in three words…
JJ: Rock And Roll
4. Think back to your childhood, what was the first music/song that you responded to?
JJ: The vinyl 45 of The Routers’ ‘Let's Go’. And it has to be the original vinyl, because the re-master sounds shit.
5. If you could have dinner with anyone in music past or present who would it be, and why?
JJ: Sam Phillips, David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Jack Nitzche. Mainly people I can learn from.
6. Is there anything that you can’t go on tour without?
JJ: Marmite - it's even more important than the Tequila!
7. What’s next for you after the tour?
JJ: We're already working on booking for the next round of shows after the summer and to make sure we're ahead of the game. And we want to play more than just one show in Scotland for a start.
Make sure you catch Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind here at King Tut's on 17th March - Tickets Here!