It’s four short years since The Jim Jones Revue exploded into the nation’s consciousness with the release  of their visceral, back-to-rock’n’roll-basics debut album, of which Mojo Magazine proclaimed, “If Little Richard had written this he’d still be boasting about it today!”

The band have since toured the world many times over, shared bills with The Stooges, Grinderman and Jack White, become rock ’n’ roll statesmen in France, sold out London’s Koko and made phenomenal live appearances on TV’s Later with Jools Holland and The Late Show with David Letterman. Their third studio album The Savage Heart, set for release on 15th October, is all set to secure their place in music’s rich rock heritage.

Their most exhilarating work to date, The Savage Heart expands the sonic remit of The Jim Jones Revue way beyond their renowned brand of manic rock ’n’ roll to include exciting new musical territory in the form of tribal stomps, field hollers, a capella spirituals and even a doo-wop ballad.

Among their legions of fans, the group can count several rock luminaries including Jack White, Mick Jones, Bobby Gillespie, Noel Gallagher, and Nick Lowe. The latter, credited on The Savage Heart as “spiritual advisor”, even dropped by rehearsals for a one-on-one with the band.

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It would be easy to label The Amazing Snakeheads as the best live band in Scotland right now but that would mean comparing them with others, and the fact is that this lot are leaders in a field of one. There’s no one out there quite like them.

The Glasgow trio’s brand of primal rock ‘n’ roll pays tribute to greats such as The Cramps, The Gun Club and Link Wray, while managing to avoid actually sounding like them. The influences are apparent but in an intangible way that uses those sounds as a starting point before heading off into new, unexplored territory. Built around intense bass and drum grooves, the songs are pared down to the basic elements so when frontman Dale’s guitar kicks in it feels like a bomb going off.

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