Jungle return with two brand new modern psychedelic anthem

Happy Man & House In LA available now

Towards the end of 2013 Jungle burst onto the scene with their first two singles: "The Heat" and "Platoon". Appearing out of nowhere and propelled by feverish word of mouth online and IRL, Jungle would transform over the next few years from an anonymous production duo to a kaleidoscopic, personality-filled seven piece live band built around the core duo of Josh Lloyd-Watson and Tom McFarland, whose debut album (2014's self-titled "Jungle") was one of the year's defining debut records.

On 8th May Jungle returned with a set of new songs, each showcasing a very different side of their sound. AA sided single cuts "Happy Man" and "House In LA" are the first tracks to be revealed from Jungle's forthcoming second album which was recorded in London; J and T describe it as "a post-apocalyptic radio station playing break up songs.” If Jungle’s first album was their imaginary soundtrack to the places they had never been, their new record captures the landscapes they had so often dreamed of. To write and record the new album, J and T swapped Shepherds Bush for the Hollywood Hills. Their romanticization of The California Dream clashed with the reality of living it—although the experience led them back home to London to finish the album, the journey itself ultimately defining the music it produced.

Watch the "Happy Man" video HERE - directed by JFC Worldwide.

Download / Stream "Happy Man" HERE

Watch the "House In LA" video HERE - directed by Charlie Di Placido.

Download / Stream "House In LA" HERE

"Happy Man" sees the band visiting themes of disenfranchised youth in an era where the dreams of the Baby Boomers are out of reach for a younger generation (lyrical terrain previously explored in Jungle's crossover anthem "Busy Earnin"). It's accompanied by a stunning video that, for the first time ever, gives you a glimpse inside Jungle's world by introducing the band and new Jungle member Zangi who can be seen dancing in the video.

"House In LA" is a complete 180 handbrake turn from "Happy Man". It finds the band holed up in the hills of Los Angeles, choppers whirring in the background, heartbroken, regrouping and soul searching (“I feel alive in the sunlight / All my fears are only real life…two whole years on a re-write / tell my friends I’m gonna be right there…”). And from that a modern psychedelic anthem emerges that is Jungle's finest production moment to date, making full use of the armoury of live sounds they developed touring the world over the previous five years.

Available Friday, June 22 “Happy Man / House In LA” limited edition 12” double A side. Pre-order HERE.

Meanwhile, following recent appearances at Coachella, Jungle are currently out on a European headline tour. They have also announced more UK and European dates plus the band will return to North America in June for a run of further headline shows around an appearance at Bonnaroo. The full set of dates are below, with full details available via http://www.junglejunglejungle.com/


UK + Europe Tour Dates

Saturday, May 19          Art Rock Festival           Saint-Brieuc

Sunday, May 20            Le Trianon                       Paris

Monday, May 21            La Laiterie                       Strasbourg

Tuesday, May 22           Le Transbordeur             Lyon

Sunday, May 27             World Island                    Leeds, UK


North America

Friday, June 8                  Terminal West                Atlanta, GA

Saturday, June 9              Saturn                             Birmingham, AL

Sunday, June 10              Bonnaroo                         Manchester, TN

Tuesday, June 12             Newport Music Hall      Columbus, OH

Wednesday, June 13       Mr Smalls                         Pittsburgh, PA

Thursday, June 14          Beachland Music Hall    Cleveland, OH

Friday, June 15                Danforth Music Hall      Toronto, ON

Sunday, June 17              Royale                               Boston, MA

Monday, June 18            Brooklyn Steel                 Brooklyn, NY


UK + Europe

Friday, June 22                Hurricane Festival          Germany

Saturday, June 23           Southside Festival           Germany

Sunday, June 24              Solidays                             Paris, FR

Friday, June 29               OpenAir                              St. Galen, AG

Sunday, July 1                 Down The Rabbit Hole    Netherlands

Friday, July 6                  Main Square Festival       Arras, FR

Saturday, July 7              Eurockéennes Festival    France

Thursday, July 12            Les Georges Festival       Switzerland

Saturday, July 14             Bilbao BBK Live               Spain

Thursday, July 19            Musik i Lejet Festival      Denmark

Friday, July 20                  Pori Jazz Festival           Finland


Friday, August 10            Grape Festival                  Slovakia

Thursday, August 16       Paredes de Coura Fest.    Portugal

Saturday, August 18        Pukkelpop                         Belgium

Sunday, August 19          La Route du Rock              France

Saturday, September 1    Electric Picnic                    Ireland

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