Holy Ghost


Mojo Thunder

Mojo Thunder backstory

Mojo Thunder burst onto the Kentucky scene six years ago and the band’s heady mix of Southern rock, heavy blues and outlaw country was quick to capture the attention.

EP Loose Lips showcased the quartet’s raw potential in the summer of 2019 with debut album Hymns From The Electric Church dropping two years later.

2023’s Alive, With Friends was recorded over two nights in Lexington and Louisville — maintaining Mojo Thunder’s upward trajectory.

Guest appearances, extended versions of live favourites and the gathering of long-time fans made for two fabulous nights: the band’s YouTube channel carried material not included on the album.

New long player The Infinite Hope hits stores from August 16 as Bryson Willoughby (lead guitar) Sean Sullivan (vocals, guitar), Andrew Brockman (bass), and Zac Shoopman (drums) pitch for classic rock’s big leagues.

In Bryson Willoughby’s own words

“Small town preachers are a community staple.

“This one inflates his sense of being by claiming a moral authority made permissible by a relationship with God.

“Scared of change and losing privilege, he makes an enemy out of progress, which manifests itself in a murder for hire.”

The verdict on Holy Ghost

Relying on a Skynyrd-styled groove with nods to The Black Crowes and Blackberry Smoke, the lead single from Mojo Thunder’s upcoming album is Southern rock perfection.

Frontman Sean Sullivan’s swaggering charisma carries a blues-soaked banger that bristles with intent from start to finish.

And Bryson Willoughby follows a long line of Kentucky six stringers born to be wild and brave enough to break new ground.

Mojo Thunder might have penned one of the songs of the summer.

But Holy Ghost is paired with a nightmare of a video.

Given the strength of the narrative and its sonic thrust, our Red Hot Track Of The Week deserves better than this dreadful clip.

It’s like the money ran out right after the director shot the intriguing first scene.

But don’t let the video detract from the tune.

Because Holy Ghost is scarily good.

What’s next for Mojo Thunder

Produced by Duane Lundy and Mojo Thunder, The Infinite Hope is released on August 16.

The band embarks on an extensive European tour this autumn — kicking off in Dortmund on September 20 and wrapping up in Weert on October 27.

No UK dates are scheduled so far.