• Release
      Cure The Jones
      April 1, 2022
  • Audio

          1. Looking For Moses

  • Click here to download a hi-res Mamas Gun band photo (credit: Richard Ecclestone) and Cure The Jones album art

    Building on 2018 album Golden Days and the band’s status as a world-renowned live act, 11-track opus Cure The Jones represents Mamas Gun’s most complete and powerful work to date – a joyous and sophisticated exposition of song-craft, that explores themes of love, loss, life through the most pressing social and political issues of the day.

    Written and produced during the pandemic by Mamas Gun frontman Andy Platts with additional intricate soundscaping from drummer Chris Boot, Cure The Jones was recorded direct to tape with an array of analogue gear at Platts’ home studio in just three days, focussing the soulful energy of the band into a coherent gospel-tinged whole.

    Formed in 2009, the current five-piece of Andy Platts (vocals), Terry Lewis (guitar), Dave Oliver (keys), Chris Boot (drums) and Cameron Dawson (bass) bring a range of influences to the table. Platts has previously worked with Rod Temperton, Brian Jackson and John Oates (of Hall & Oates), and Lewis’ credits include collaborations with Leon Ware, Lewis Taylor and The Impressions. Elsewhere in the band, Oliver cites his love for NYC Latin jazz as a major influence, while Boot’s full-bodied drums root the band in the lineage of Durand Jones and Lee Fields. Bassist Cameron Dawson brings a contemporary jazz-funk sensibility developed as part of Rhythm Section outfit Vels Trio. Both youthful and mature beyond their years, Mamas Gun are bringing a unique freshness to the classic soul sound.

    This blend of classic and contemporary influences have sparked millions of streams worldwide and garnered praise from The Sunday Times, Billboard, The Guardian, and Uncut Magazine. Collectively, the London-based group’s first three albums, spawned Top 10 hits on four continents, including #1 single in Japan, and top 10 airplay positions in UK and parts of Europe; propelled by the band’s sold-out headline tours and full-tilt performances, including significant appearances at the Billboard Music Awards and music festivals including Love Supreme, Java Jazz, and Seoul Jazz festival.

    While honing a sound built around vintage equipment, Cure The Jones hears Platts stretch his legs as one of the UK’s top song-writers, imbuing his lyrics with the urgency of unfolding events. As he describes, “Cure The Jones carries the torch for soul music being able to reflect and say something about contemporary life in a meaningful way that hopefully preserves the authenticity of how those great social consciousness albums were made.”

    Mamas Gun’s new Cure The Jones album will be available April 1st on vinyl, CD and digital/streaming formats via Candelion (in association with Secretly Group and Colemine Records).

    FRI 11 MARCH – Quasimodo Berlin, Germany
    SUN 13 MARCH – Werkstätten- & Kulturhaus (WUK) Vienna, Austria
    THU 7 APRIL – DoornroosjeNijmegen, Netherlands
    FRI 8 APRIL – EffenaarEindhoven, Netherlands
    FRI 8 APRIL – Effenaar Grote ZaalEindhoven, Netherlands
    SAT 9 APRIL – TivoliVredenburgUtrecht, Netherlands
    THU 2 JUNE – The Bread ShedManchester, UK
    FRI 3 JUNE – AudioGlasgow, UK
    SAT 4 JUNE – The Dark HorseBirmingham, UK
    TUE 14 JUNE – Helios 37Cologne, Germany
    WED 15 JUNE – NochtspeicherHamburg, Germany
    THU 16 JUNE – BrotfabrikFrankfurt, Germany
    FRI 17 JUNE – Ampere, MuffatwerkMunich, Germany
    SAT 18 JUNE – Franz MehlhoseErfurt, Germany
    FRI 1 JULY – SUN 3 JULY – Love Supreme Festival 2022Lewes, UK
    SAT 9 JULY – PatternsBrighton, UK
    SAT 5 NOVEMBER – Lafayette London, UK
    [additional US and Asian dates to be announced soon]




    Tony Bonyata
    Pavement PR
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    • “Mamas Gun’s new single ‘Party For One’ is a modern soul classic with a deeply funky groove. Supremely mellow and smooth, the song feels vibrantly fresh while maintaining a slinky soul vibe that takes you straight back to the more moody and sensual sounds of the ‘70s when acts like Curtis Mayfield and Parliament Funkadelic were dominating the landscape. ” – GLIDE MAGAZINE

    • “Blue-eyed soul has never sounded better.” – SOUL AND JAZZ AND FUNK

    • “… a joyously groovy slice of soul.” – JAZZIZ MAGAZINE

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    • “Rather wonderful music that combines classic soul influences with a distinctly modern production approach” – SUNDAY TIMES

    • “The UK-based quintet Mamas Gun has been one of the most underrated acts of the last decade, consistently combining crisp songwriting – and a sense of humor – with their ‘70s pop/soul vibe.” – SOUL TRACKS