Tag: Jungle

JUNGLE interview – Evening Standard, 7 Sept 2018

When Josh Lloyd-Watson and Tom McFarland began writing their debut album as Jungle five years ago, they were two studio hounds, deprived of windows, sunshine and fresh air, creating sounds to match the worlds they imagined. To play their early song The Heat, they pictured themselves in a nightclub beside a foreign beach, blocking out the unspectacular reality of a… Read more →

JUNGLE, Shepherd’s Bush Empire – Evening Standard, 31 Oct 2014

Towards the end of this show, once they had finished yelling “Shepherd’s BUSH!” for the hundredth time, one of Jungle made what sounded suspiciously like an acceptance speech. Namechecking multiple inspirations including mum and dad, perhaps they were the words Josh Lloyd-Watson and Tom McFarland didn’t get to say at the Mercury Prize the night before. The west London childhood… Read more →

THE ‘DON’T LOOK AT ME’ GENERATION – Evening Standard, 20 June 2014

Everyone knows that the singer of the band is always going to be the one in the spotlight, hogging all the attention, right? Wrong. Go to a Lonely the Brave gig and you might have to search around for a bit before you spot frontman David Jakes.  You’ll eventually find him beside the drum kit like a lost roadie, eyes… Read more →