Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Jungle - Time (Video)

Judging by our twitter timeline, over the last few hours pretty much every music website and blog known to mankind has featured the new video by Jungle. We’re now adding Breaking More Waves to that list.

Jungle has really yet to put a foot wrong. From those captivating first videos for Platoon and The Heat leading to the band being on virtually everyone’s Ones To Watch / Sound of 2014 lists (including our own ), but bizarrely not on the Blog Sound of 2014 list, through to the increasingly jubilant live shows Jungle have been doing it right. Their set at London’s Village Underground earlier this year was the closest in atmosphere we’ve experienced to the swaggeringly heady and vibey trip of the Madchester baggy scene back in the late 80s and early 90s and their show in the John Peel tent at last month's Glastonbury was an incredible early afternoon triumph, the audience’s reaction seemingly overwhelming the band themselves. Even when the ‘mysterious’ T and J's past history was revealed and a bit of internet detective work revealed their rather privileged backgrounds (see the interview quotes from a teenage Tom and Josh here ) it didn’t detract because of one simple reason – Jungle were creating great music.

Next week the group release their debut LP which is streaming via the iTunes store now. Warning – it’s rather excellent, you’ll be grooving all over the place. It feels perfectly timed and we have a feeling that it’s going to be the soundtrack to our summer and possibly your's as well.

But before that, there’s the new video for Time, continuing the linked dance theme from the outfit's three previous films. Once again it’s mightily impressive visually, showing that older dudes can lay down some rubbery moves as well as their younger counterparts. Anyone remember Christopher Walken in the Spike Jonze directed video for Fatboy Slim’s Weapon of Choice? Now we have a rival.

Jungle - Time (Video)

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