Jungle is back (the band not the genre, I don’t think that ever went away). The London duo of Tom McFarland and Josh Lloyd-Watson have returned with another album of dancefloor fillers.
There are proper summer vibes about this record, it would be perfect for listening to in the sun with something cool in your hand and not a care in the world. Plenty of nods to The Avalanche’s, Basement Jaxx, Daft Punk etc which isn’t a bad thing at all.
On this release, the duo have also teamed up with Inflo, the brains behind the Sault records and you can hear it in some of the 14 tracks included on the album.
Any downsides? Well yeah, I’m not a fan of hip-hop in any way, shape or form to be honest and there is a smattering on the record which makes my teeth itch.
On the plus side, most of the tracks are about 3 minutes long so I don’t need to wait long before the nursery rhyming is over and the next track is on.
Another plus is the record itself. I know some out there aren’t a fan of non-traditional vinyl but I love it and this orange splatter affair is right up my straza. I feel it reinforces the sunny, summer vibes of the music (can you tell today has been the first day of sun in weeks, I’m giddy on Vitamin D!)
If you fancy a copy of this delightful record it is available on half white, half orange record from the official site for £26, on solid white vinyl for £27 exclusively from Rough Trade and on orange with heavy transparent splatter for £28 from your favourite indie store.
Tracks To Try: ‘Us Against The World’, ‘I’ve Been In Love’, ‘Holding On’, ‘Back On 74’, ‘Good At Breaking Hearts’, ‘Every Night’.