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Jungle Share Video for “Casio”

For Ever Out Now via XL

Jan 15, 2019 Jungle
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London’s Jungle (led by Josh Lloyd-Watson and Tom McFarland) released a new album, For Ever, last September via XL. Now they have shared a video for the album’s “Casio.” Lloyd-Watson co-directed the video with frequent visual collaborator Charlie Di Placido. It features various dancers dancing to the song. Watch it below, followed by their upcoming tour dates.

When the album was announced they shared two new songs from it, “Cherry” and “Heavy, California” (which made our Songs of the Week list). For Ever also includes “Happy Man” and “House in LA,” two songs the band shared back in May 2018 and released as a double A-side 12-inch single in June 2018 (they also both made our Songs of the Week list). Then they shared “Beat 54 (All Good Now)” (which was also one of our Songs of the Week).

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 2017 but broadcast in February 2018.

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.

Jungle Tour Dates:

Jan 25 Atlas, Kviv, Ukraine
Jan 27 Kosmonavt, Russia
Jan 28 Glavclub Green Concert, Moscva, Russia
Jan 31 Shibuya WWW X, Tokyo, Japan
Feb 02 Sula Vineyards, Nashik, India
Feb 13 UEA, Norwich, UK
Feb 15 Academy 1, Manchester, UK (SOLD OUT)
Feb 16 O2 Academy, Leeds, UK (SOLD OUT)
Feb 18 Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland (SOLD OUT)
Feb 19 Limelight, Belfast, UK
Feb 21 Alexandra Palace, London, UK (SOLD OUT)
Feb 23 Aeronef Club, Lille, France
Feb 24 Olympia, Paris, France (SOLD OUT)
Feb 26 Stereolux, Nantes, France
Mar 01 Palladium Los Angeles CA, USA (SOLD OUT)
Mar 02 Margaret T hance Park, Phoenix AZ, USA
Mar 03 CRSSD Fest, San Diego CA, USA
Mar 05 Fox Theater, Oakland CA, USA
Mar 07 Roseland, Portland OR, USA
Mar 08 Showbox, Seattle WA, USA (SOLD OUT)
Mar 09 The Vogue, Vancouver BC, Canada
Mar 12 First Avenue, Minneapolis MN, USA
Mar 13 Metro, Chicago IL, USA
Mar 15 Danforth Music Hall, Toronto ON, Canada
Mar 16 Danforth, Toronto ON, Canada (SOLD OUT)
Mar 17 Mtelus, Montreal, Canada
Mar 19 Terminal 5, New York NY, USA
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
Apr 18 Powerstation, Auckland, New Zealand (SOLD OUT)
Apr 21 Metropolis Fremantle, Fremantle, Australia
Apr 24 The Enmore Theatre, Newtown, Australia
Apr 26 The Tivoli, Fortitude Valley, Australia
Apr 28 Forum Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
May 16 Gulf Shores Public Beach, Gulf Shores AL, USA
May 31 Primavera Sound, Spain
Jun 28 Rock Werchter Festival, Belgium
Jul 05 Roskilde Festival, Denmark
Aug 11 Sziget Festival, Hungary

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