Thursday, February 20, 2014

UK collective Jungle reveal new single "Busy Earnin'" | Group will make U.S. live debut this March


Photo credit: Oliver Hadlee Pearch 


Including Two Sold Out Shows in New York
UK based, breakout act Jungle have premiered the first track from their upcoming full-length album, due out on XL Recordings this summer.  The song called "Busy Earnin'" was aired on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic show yesterday and is available now for streaming here: "Busy Earnin'" will be available for purchase at all digital retailers starting today and vinyl next month.  The collective is set to unveil their live performance with a series of debut U.S. shows kicking off with two SOLD OUT shows in New York starting March 8 at Rough Trade and then March 9 at Mercury Lounge.  The band will then head to SXSW and after that Los Angeles (full list of dates below).

"Jungle" can be described as a complex mixture of things and the London based collective have claimed the moniker because their music conveys just that.  Combining what The Guardian notes as "tribal in terms of rhythm but postpunk in sensibility" and Brooklyn Veganproclaims has "a real vintage-ness here, recalling the period of funk and soul just as those genres started transitioning into disco," Jungle has quickly perked the curiosity of media across the globe.

With an intriguing online debut last year through a set of clever music videos for singles "Platoon" (starring B-Girl Terra) and "The Heat" (starring High Rollarz), it was soon reveled that the group's main figures were a duo of West London artists known as J and T.  4 Millionviews later of the "Platoon" music video plus mentions on the BBC Sound of 2014 Longlistand Spotify's 2014 Spotlight list, the duo, joined by five close friends, set out to play their first set of live shows in London.  Hailed by The Fly as "impressively slick, they pack their skillfully crafted tracks with complex layers of old-skool hip hop beats, hypnotising grooves, all dressed with rich, soulful vocals and presented with striking unity," you will not want to miss Jungle in 2014.

JUNGLE upcoming tour dates:
3/8                 Brooklyn, NY              Rough Trade NYC (SOLD OUT)
3/9                 New York, NY             Mercury Lounge (SOLD OUT)
3/11               Austin, TX                   Spotify House
3/12-3/15     Austin, TX                   SXSW
3/17               Los Angeles, CA          The Echo
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