Following a string of celebrated singles including ‘Happy Man’, ‘Heavy, California’ and most recently‘Beat 54 (All Good Now)’ Jungle’s second album For Ever is out now via XL Recordings / Remote Control Records.
To celebrate the release of For Ever, Jungle have announced they will be returning to Australia in April 2019, bringing their intoxicating live show to their ever growing fanbases in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Fremantle, as presented by triple j & Secret Sounds. Having previously wowed audiences at Splendour In The Grass, Laneway Festival & Falls Festival, as well as their own sold out shows – Jungle are excited to return down under, this time with their exciting new album in tow.
For Ever is the follow-up to their acclaimed self-titled debut, released in July 2014, which featured a succession of neo-soul classics and quickly became the aspirational sound of young London. The whole thing was dreamed up by Josh “J” Lloyd-Watson and Tom “T” McFarland, a production and multi-instrumentalist duo who never expected to leave their bedroom studios, far less become the core of a talent-filled seven-strong collective that morphed into a killer live outfit. Cue online word-of-mouth and IRL buzz, rave reviews, a Mercury Music Prize nomination, songs of the summer, viral videos, Noel Gallagher declaring the album “fucking amazing”, half a million sales, burgeoning DJ careers and a global tour that lasted two solid years.
While Jungle’s first album was their imaginary soundtrack to the places they had never been, For Ever is inspired by real life experiences of the places they’d dreamed of for so long. Swapping Shepherds Bush for the Hollywood Hills, J and T set up camp in Los Angeles to write and record the album. Over time however, their romanticization of The Californian Dream clashed with the reality of actually living it, the feeling of being adrift on the West Coast compounded by the collapse of long-term relationships. Returning home to London, they teamed up with highly regarded young producer Inflo where they sought to create a “post-apocalyptic radio station playing break up songs”, whittling down loads of ideas this concept spawned into a core 13 tracks. That station and those songs and that journey are the sound ofFor Ever. They had to go away to come home. And what J and T lost in love, they gained in music. For Ever is for real, deeper and higher, more intimate and more expansive, feelgood and, just occasionally, feelbad. It is, then, a proper second album.
Stream / Purchase For Ever via https://jungle.lnk.to/-
Jungle For Ever Australian Tour
presented by triple j & Secret Sounds
Sun 21 April – Metropolis, Fremantle
Wed 24 April – Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Fri 26 April – Tivoli, Brisbane
Sun 28 April – Forum, Melbourne
Presale tickets available Tuesday 18th September at 10am
General public tickets on sale Wednesday 19th September at 9am