Jungle Announce New Album and Tour, Share Two New Songs - "Cherry" and "Heavy, California" | Under the Radar - Music Magazine

Jungle Announce New Album and Tour, Share Two New Songs - “Cherry” and “Heavy, California”

For Ever Due Out September 14 via XL; Watch an Album Trailer

Jul 26, 2018
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London's Jungle (led by Josh Lloyd-Watson and Tom McFarland) have announced a new album, For Ever, and shared two new songs from it, "Cherry" and "Heavy, California." For Ever is due out September 14 via XL. It includes "Happy Man" and "House in LA," two songs the band shared back in May and released as a double A-side 12-inch single in June (they made our Songs of the Week list). Listen to "Cherry" and "Heavy, California" below, followed by the album's tracklist and cover art. They have also announced some tour dates, which are below too.

"Heavy, California" also has a video, but it's currently a Spotify exclusive and can be watched there. The same goes for "Cherry," except that video is an Apple Music exclusive and can be watched there. Below is a trailer for the album.

It's been four years since Jungle's 2014-released Mercury Prize-nominated self-titled debut album. The band performed "House in LA" on Last Call with Carson Daly, filmed during the band's performance at the El Rey Theater in Los Angeles in December but broadcast in February.

The band describe For Ever as "a post-apocalyptic radio station playing break up songs." 

The band moved to Hollywood to work on the album, but ended up finishing it back in London. As the press release explains: "If Jungle's first album was their imaginary soundtrack to the places they had never been, For Ever is inspired by real life experiences of the places they'd dreamed of for so long. Swapping Shepherds Bush for the Hollywood Hills, J and T set up camp in Los Angeles to write and record the album. Over time however, their romanticization of The Californian Dream clashed with the reality of actually living it, the feeling of being adrift on the West Coast compounded by the collapse of long-term relationships."

They finished the album in London with the producer Inflo. 

Read our 2014 interview with Jungle.

For Ever Tracklist:

1. Smile
2. Heavy, California
3. Beat 54 (All Good Now)
4. Cherry
5. Happy Man
6. Casio
7. Mama Oh No
8. House In LA
9. Give Over
10. Cosurmyne
11. Home
12. (More and More) It Ain't Easy
13. Pray

Jungle Tour Dates:

Sep 19 Reeperbahn Festival, Hamburg, Germany
Sep 23 Life Is Beautiful, Las Vegas NV, USA
Sep 25 The Majestic, Ventura CA, USA
Sep 26 The Glasshouse, Pomona CA, USA
Sep 28 The Black Sheep, Colorado Springs, USA
Sep 29 Aggie Theatre, Fort Collins CO, USA
Sep 30 Boulder Theatre, Boulder CO, USA 
Oct 03 Auditorio Blackberry, Mexico City, Mexico
Oct 05 Austin City Limits, Austin TX, USA
Oct 07 Republic, New Orleans LA, USA
Oct 08 House Of Blues, Dallas TX, USA
Oct 09 House Of Blues, Houston TX, USA
Oct 12 Austin City Limits, Austin TX, USA
Oct 14 Treasure Island, Oakland CA, USA
Oct 31 Sentrum Scene, Oslo, Norway 
Nov 02 Noisey Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark
Nov 03 Vasateatern, Stockholm, Sweden
Nov 05 Tavastia Club, Helsinki, Finland
Nov 06 Rock Cafe, Tallinn, Estonia
Nov 08 Palladium, Riga, Latvia
Nov 09 Compensa Hall, Vilnius, Lithuania
Nov 10 Progresja, Warsaw, Poland
Nov 12 Roxy, Prague, Czech Republic
Nov 13 Majestic Music Club, Bratislava, Slovakia
Nov 15 Muffathalle, Munich, Germany
Nov 16 Les Docks, Lausanne, Switzerland
Nov 17 Kantine, Köln, Germany
Nov 19 Gibson, Frankfurt, Germany
Nov 20 Doornroosje, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Nov 21 Tivoli Vredenburg, Utrecht, Netherlands
Nov 22 Trix Hall, Antwerp, Belgium 
Feb 13 UEA, Norwich, UK
Feb 15 Academy 1, Manchester, UK
Feb 16 O2 Academy, Leeds, UK
Feb 18 Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland
Feb 21 Alexandra Palace, London, UK
Feb 23 Aeronef Club, Lille, France
Feb 24 Olympia, Paris, France
Feb 26 Stereolux, Nantes, France 
Mar 01 Palladium Los Angeles CA, USA
Mar 07 Roseland, Portland OR, USA
Mar 08 Showbox, Seattle WA, USA
Mar 09 The Vogue, Vancouver BC, Canada
Mar 12 First Avenue, Minneapolis MN, USA
Mar 16 Danforth, Toronto ON, Canada
Mar 20 Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA, USA
Mar 21 930 Club, Washington DC, USA
Mar 22 Orange Peel, Asheville NC, USA
Mar 23 Marathon Music Works, Nashville TN, USA 

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