Review: The Jungle Giants are a four-piece Indie Rock/Pop band made up by Sam Hales (vocals, guitar), Cesira Aitken (lead guitar), Andrew Dooris (bass guitar, backing vocals) and Keelan Bjjker (drums). Since the release of their first album in 2011, the quartet has supported the likes of Last Dinosaurs, Two Door Cinema Club and the Vaccines. Their single 'She's a Riot' placed 83rd on the Triple J Hottest 100 of 2012. Not to mention, they've lit up stages at Splendor in the Grass in 2013, Big Day Out and Groovin' the Moo in 2014. The promising performances of their past put us in good stead for the showcase of their most recent album released in 2017, Quiet Ferocity.
The Melbourne CBD concert venue, 170 Russell, has a jazz club vibe, as you descend down the stairs from the entrance into a low lit glow and polished interior. It was a full house, with eager fans already packing the show room floor from the stage, right back to the bar. The evening kicked off with supporting act Evan Klar followed by Alice Ivy. Alice harmonised electric synths with quirky vocals, to produce a unique and lively sound which anyone would feel it was difficult not to dance along to. It was a well-executed taste of what was to come.
Anticipation was in the air as the lights dimmed and everyone knew the main act was about to begin. The stage was set with three glowing cubes that resembled the Quite Ferocity album cover, but left plenty of room on stage for the rockers to move around during the show. As they entered, the crowd went nuts. The lead vocalist, Sam, humbly thanked the crowd for coming and the show kicked off with their popular hit, 'On Your Way Down'. One song after another, the crowd was wowed with the talent and energy of the artists. Amidst the vibrate atmosphere, the Jungle Giants left the audience buzzing with joy and excitement as they lead the crowd to sing and dance along.
The show comes together as a mind blowing, full audio and visual experience which will take you on a welcomed ride - where for one night, you'll forget all your worries! It was a memorable and electric show, displaying new layers and depth to the band's sound, which could not be heard, or felt, anywhere but their live show.
These rising stars are ones to watch. It's no wonder the artists have been nominated for 4 AIR (Australian Independent Record Labels Association) awards this year, including; Best Independent Artist, Best Independent Album Or EP, Best Independent Single, Breakthrough Independent Artist Of The Year. This is a show that is not to be missed, for both diehard fans and JG newbies alike!
- Madeleine Coleman
Alongside Kendrick Lamar, Gang Of Youths and Lorde, Brisbane 4-piece The Jungle Giants dominated this year's triple j Hottest 100, with numerous entries from their 2017 release Quiet Ferocity. The only independent act to achieve four placements, the stellar result saw tracks Used To Be Love land #59, Bad Dream #57, On Your Way Down #50 and a Top 20 inclusion with Feel The Way I Do, nabbing #16. In celebration, the band have today announced their Used To Be In Love tour. Tickets on-sale now.
Thrilling crowds with their electric main stage shows at Falls Festival, the tour will mark the band's final national run of the critically acclaimed third album Quiet Ferocity. Beginning April 5th in Geelong, the tour will hit select regional towns and include Under 18/All Ages capital city shows. Rising talents Alice Ivy and Evan Klar will be on support duty.
The Brisbane 4-piece defied expectations with career high third album Quiet Ferocity. Recorded and produced entirely themselves, the album featured hit singles Feel the Way I Do, Bad Dream, Used To Be In Love and On Your Way Down. Racking up well over 50 million Spotify streams, the record topped numerous 2017 Best Of lists and landed #7 on triple j listeners Top 10 Albums of 2017.
Renowned for their energetic live sets, filled with charging dance hooks and contagious scream-your-lungs-out choruses, The Jungle Giants have played shows in LA, New York, Toronto, Austin, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta and New Zealand. Appearing at numerous festivals including Groovin The Moo, Splendour In The Grass and Falls Festival, the Used To Be In Love tour follows last year's sold-out national album tour.
Thur 5 April | Barwon Club, Geelong - SOLD OUT
Fri 6 April | 170 Russell, Melbourne - SOLD OUT
Sat 7 April | Metro Theatre,Sydney [LIC/AA] - 3RD SHOW
Sun 8 April | Metro Theatre,Sydney [LIC/AA] - 2ND SHOW - SOLD OUT
Thur 12 April | Commonwealth Games Festival, Gold Coast
Fri 13 April | Metro Theatre,Sydney [LIC/AA] - SOLD OUT
Sat 14 April | Uc Refectory, Canberra - - SELLING FAST
Sun 15 April | 170 Russell, Melbourne - 2ND SHOW - SOLD OUT
Wed 18 April | Croxton Bandroom, Melbourne - 3RD SHOW
Thu 19 April | The Tivoli, Brisbane - 2ND SHOW
Fri 20 April | The Tivoli, Brisbane - SOLD OUT
Sat 21 April | Sol Bar, Maroochydore - SOLD OUT
Sun 22 April | The Zoo, Brisbane [U18's] – Matinee Show - SELLING FAST
Tue 24 April | Astor Theatre, Perth [LIC/AA] - SELLING FAST
Wed 25 April | HQ, Adelaide [LIC/AA] - SELLING FAST