After a break from writing or recording new musical material of nearly seven years, Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine’s former frontman, Jim Bob returns with a smashing new solo record Pop Up Jim Bob. Pop Up Jim Bob is a sharp and witty social commentary, full of catchy tracks that will delight Carter USM fans and anyone who loves a great tune. The music is a return to his honest and intelligent indie-pop-rock. From the frank, dark humoured lyrics of Jo’s Got Papercuts (“Jo knows it is what it is now, she knows she can’t dance to The Smiths now”), to the much darker meander of Truce, Jim provides us with songs of his most unique views on life. Kidstrike! is a lyrically busy snapshot of modern life in London, while #thoughtsandprayers is a sardonic number that shines a light on the downtrodden in our society. From TED talks to drinking in the park, Jim’s vivid descriptions of his characters let us in on his world. A place that, deep down, we knew all along – and live every day. Includes the thrashing thirty second Punk single 2020 WTF!