In the wake of the much-anticipated release of their second album For Ever, neo-soul gurus Jungle announce a return to Antipodean stages in April 2019. Jungle tickets are now on sale.
Kicking off in Auckland and winding up in Melbourne, the tour will cement the London-based outfit’s reputation as a seven-headed Hydra capable of producing a smooth, vivid and uniquely modern menagerie. Showcasing tracks from their Mercury Prize-nominated debut record as well as future classics from the sun-drenched new release, Jungle will bring with them a fearsome live reputation simply described by DIY magazine as “spectacular”.
As two straight years of touring the planet began to wind down in 2016, Watson and McFarland decided that a change of scenery was Jungle’s best next move. Upping stumps in grey London and hitching a ride to sunny Los Angeles, the duo got to work on what would become For Ever.
Over time, however, the sun-kissed romanticism of the Californian lifestyle gave way to the realities of living within it. Personal relationships began to fall apart, and cabin fever set it. Decamping back to the UK, work was finished on what they describe as a “post-apocalyptic radio station playing break up songs”.
Recent triple j Feature Album showed off tracks like ‘House in LA’, ‘Heavy’, ‘California’ and ‘Cherry’ (as well as their spectacular video clips) as deep, expansive and intimate hooks. Look forward to these remarkable glowing sounds when brought to life via Jungle’s perfectly executed live show.
But wait there’s more! In a celebration of one of Melbourne’s most iconic music venues, Jungle have announced their most intimate Victorian show to date at St Kilda’s recently restored Hotel Esplanade, AKA The Espy.
Tickets on sale now.