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Mamas Gun – Cure The Jones | Album Of The Day

Mamas Gun animate the spirit of conscious ‘70s soul on bold and big-hearted new album, ‘Cure The Jones’. Out ofthe turbulence of the last two years comes the fifth album from UK-based soul outfit Mamas Gun – a lush, nuancedand expansively contemporary meditation on a world turned upside down, embedded in the classic soul traditionof Bill Withers and Marvin Gaye. Building on 2018 album Golden Days and the band’s status as a world-renownedlive act, 11-track opus Cure The Jones represents Mamas Guns’ most complete and powerful work to date – ajoyous and sophisticated exposition of song-craft, that explores themes of love, loss, life through the most pressingsocial and political issues of the day. Written and produced during the pandemic by Mamas Gun frontman AndyPlatts with additional intricate soundscaping from drummer Chris Boot, Cure The Jones was recorded direct to tapewith an array of analogue gear at Platts’ home studio in just three days, focussing the soulful energy of the bandinto a coherent gospel-tinged whole.   “Rather wonderful music that combines classic soul influences with adistinctly modern production approach” –
Sunday Times.

‘Looking for Moses’ is a lovely mid tempo floating semi funky Soul cut with nice harmonies and wonderfully lush strings. ‘ Go Through It’ and the shuffling groove ‘Good Love’  display a strong Marvin influence in the vocals and harmonies. ‘Reconsider’ is another lush atmospheric ballad with a backbeat.

‘Party For You’ has a mid tempo funky groove, nice horns and vocals. ‘Friends To Lovers’ has a funky Stevie-ish vibe. Most of the other tracks are nice ballads and mid tempo’s, and very easy on the ear.

Strong album throughout.

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Listen to the tracks below:

Mamas Gun – When You Stole The Sun From The Sky
Mamas Gun – Looking For Moses
Mamas Gun – Go Through It
Mamas Gun – Good Love
Mamas Gun – Reconsider
Mamas Gun – Party For One
Mamas Gun – Friends To Lovers
Mamas Gun – Cure The Jones
Mamas Gun – You’re Too Hip (For Me Baby)
Mamas Gun – Winner’s Eyes
Mamas Gun – Daffodils