NEW ARTIST OF THE DAY: Jungle
Already causing quite a stir, we take a step into the wonderfully funky world of Jungle before everyone's talking 'bout them...
SUBBA-CULTCHA.COM SAYS: "Firstly, you have to congratulate the band on a superb video for their track "Busy Earnin'". A simple choreographed video which just goes to highlight the summery groove baked into the very base of this band. The raspy vocals are doused in a deep knowledge of funk/disco/soul, maybe not quite post-ironic, but it adds to the momentous sense of joy that spills out from every imaginable direction when the play button is activated. You could imagine Hudson Mohawke doing a very wonky remix for this, or even JUSTICE making a club-banger out of the effortlessly funky rhythm track. Horns and icy 80's synths place that riff centre stage whilst the vocals build and build into something quite magnificent. We're not the first to notice their brilliance, but they are the first to make this writer do the robot before 10am in the morning! Check out their video and download below, and keep an eye out for our forthcoming interview with the band"
London-based collective Jungle have revealed the video for their new single Busy Earnin’. It’s directed by Oliver Hadlee Pearch and the band’s own ‘J’, the same team that made the videos for Jungle’s previous acclaimed singles, Platoon and The Heat, which have now been viewed over four and a half million times between them. Based around a core musical duo known simply as ‘J’ and ‘T’ who expand to a thrilling seven piece live band, Jungle make mesmeric, modern soul that’s unmistakably born in the UK but with true global appeal. Busy Earnin’, which is available on vinyl and download, is the band’s first single since signing to XL Recordings.
Download Busy Earnin' HERE. Meanwhile, with nearly all their current UK shows sold out (including a date at London’s Village Underground on 4th March), Jungle have just announced their biggest headline show to date. The band will play London’s 1000-capacity Oval Space on 23rd May, one of a host of newly announced shows that include headline dates and festival appearances across Europe. Jungle are also set to play their first ever shows on American soil this month, with a run of already-sold out March dates that take in New York, LA and Austin’s SXSW festival. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcsfftwLUf0
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