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Montreal, QC – June 20, 2019
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Kingston’s JIMBO New Single ‘Mamawawa’ Off Upcoming EP Out July 2019
Self-Titled Sophomore EP Out July 12, 2019
JIMBO, out of Kingston, Canada is here to provoke the masses with their latest politically charged single ‘Mamawawa’. An acronym for the psychological concept men are men and women are women assumption the track explores an event that occurred at Queen’s University when a riot broke up during a controversial speech by Dr Jordan Peterson.
‘Mamawawa’ comes from the second EP from JIMBO entitled “Where the Vultures Gather” slated for release in 2019. Sitting on the line between hope and despair, JIMBO takes a step away from the current status quo by embracing 90’s alternative rock that doesn’t make concessions for the everyday listener, but is rather geared for the underground. With lyrical content aimed at those who find themselves in a ‘me vs. the world’ mindset, JIMBO is ready to add ammunition to attack mode.
A stealthy combination of alternative rock and dark psychedelia, ‘Mamawawa ‘ was written by Alex Van Der Heyden after him and Joe Narducci attended the event it was inspired by. They explain a bit of the occurrence:
“It became clear that there was no real dialogue between the Social Justice Warriors trying to shut down Peterson and the people who came out to hear him talk. The rioters shouted offensive slurs and violently banged on the walls and windows of the lecture hall. This just resulted in Jordan Peterson shouting louder into the microphone and his followers cheering and becoming more supportive of his side of the argument. It was like watching the divide in our society getting wider and wider and it was pretty heartbreaking.”
‘Mamawawa’ can be heard via its premiere on PureGrainAudio.com at the following link: https://puregrainaudio.com/audio/kingston-rockers-jimbo-get-political-on-their-fiery-new-single-mamawawa-song-premiere
JIMBO was founded in Kingston, Canada in 2017 by Joe Narducci (guitar); Jacob Tessier (drums) and Alex Van Der Heyden (vocals/bass). The three bonded over a love of alternative and psychedelic rock and their collective dream of forming a band with poetic lyrics, heavy riffs and dreamy chord progressions.
JIMBO strives to create and perform rock music with dramatic artistic value that blurs between dark psychedelia, which draws inspiration from groovy fusion, hard rock, goth rock and shoegaze. Their goal is to first and foremost be musicians and artists that are able to create an immersive musical experience that will have a lasting effect on their fans. JIMBO aims to create rock music that pays respect to the past, acknowledges the future but makes the listener dissolve in the present.
Sitting on the line between hope and despair embracing 90’s alternative rock that doesn’t make concessions for the everyday listener, rather is geared for the underground. With lyrical content aimed at those who find themselves in a ‘me vs. the world’ mindset, JIMBO is ready to add ammunition for the attack.
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“Jimbo is a solid band name and I was excited to have a listen to this psych-rock band from Kingston. “Thunderbird” opens their debut EP with a thumping pace before the guitars kick in with a classic blues driven lick. It’s a nice mix of 70’s hard rock and 90’s stoner tunes. There’s also a real face melter of a solo in this track as well. Grab this EP when ya got 15 minutes available to rock out.” – Kris Gies, Deli Magazine