Jungle are back in 2023 with their new album ‘Volcano’. This record builds upon the success of the 2021 album ‘Loving in Stereo, which was met with critical and commercial success, becoming one of the most acclaimed albums of the year. With ‘Volcano’, Jungle has once again proven themselves to be one of the most exciting and innovative artists in electronic music. With the infusion of disco, soul and hip-hop elements, Jungle continues to push the boundaries of their sound, creating an uplifting and free-spirited album which is sure to be one of the highlights of the year, solidifying the duo’s status as one of the most important voices in contemporary music.
Jungle’s journey began in Tom McFarland’s bedroom in London, where he and childhood friend Joshua Lloyd-Watson began experimenting with music production. With a passion for creating soulful, funky beats and an affinity for live instrumentation, the duo quickly developed a unique sound that would set them apart from their contemporaries. Jungle’s music quickly gained traction, and they soon found themselves performing at some of the most prestigious music festivals and venues around the world.
The Mercury Prize-nominated, Gold-certified debut and 2018’s follow-up ‘For Ever’ both entered the UK Top 10. ‘Loving in Stereo’ then amplified Jungle’s success further, reaching number 3 in the UK charts, whilst rocketing to #1 in the US Billboard Dance Album Chart. These three records have since amassed over 1,000,000 equivalent album sales and gained over a billion streams. From the confines of Tom’s bedroom, Jungle is about to embark on its next journey with the release of ‘Volcano’, a testament to the power of passion, creativity, and hard work.
Alongside their recorded music, Jungle has developed into one of the most exciting and innovative live acts in the world through their infectious grooves and immersive sound. They kick off with their highly anticipated headline show at All Points East on the 26th August, in London’s Victoria Park. The show will see Jungle being supported by a stellar lineup of international acts, in an event that will be one of the highlights of the UK festival season. This is then followed up quickly by an extensive tour across North America and Europe, where Jungle will play some of their biggest venues to date, bringing their electrifying live show to arenas across the world. Jungle’s live shows this year promise to be a celebration of life, love and the power of music to bring people together with their incredible live show.
With ‘Volcano’, Jungle are expanding their sound even further, with more innovative and forward thinking production. From intricate and complex beats to soaring synths and soulful melodies, this record is testament to Jungle’s skill as producers and their ability to create music that is both timeless and modern. Collaboration is a key feature of this album, with legendary artists such as Roots Manuva, Erick the Architect, Channel Tres and Bas all appearing across the record.
Alongside their music, Jungle’s music videos, and visual universe more widely, have been a key part of their identity. Through their use of vibrant choreography and beautiful, engaging cinematography, Jungles’ iconic music videos have gained hundreds of millions of views on YouTube. Jungle’s music videos for Volcano are perhaps their most ambitious yet, featuring their signature choreography, with a slight twist. The videos are set to explore the universe Jungle has created up to this point, however it will become clear that not all is what it seems. Overall, the videos will be a stunning visual feast that will bring the Jungle world to life in a whole new way.
Relax, sit back, and prepare to be transported to a new dimension of sound with Jungle’s highly anticipated album ‘Volcano’. With its infectious energy and catchy melodies, each track will have you dancing along from start to finish. So, plug in your headphones, turn up the volume, and let Jungle’s ‘Volcano’ take you on a journey that you won’t forget.