Live: THE JUNGLE GIANTS // Electric Brixton, London
The Jungle Giants powered into Electric Brixton on Saturday, bringing their Australian sound (both new and old) to the London crowds.
The Brisbane band played a huge sold out show, with many fellow Australians in attendance looking for a quality taste of home.
The Jungle Giants‘ set was an exploration of their older works, such as classics She’s A Riot and Anywhere Else, that have their classic alt pop/rock sound. A band who was in the early days of exploration of their sound. Making it no less catchy of course.
However, the recent years have seen the four piece move towards a more ‘dance’ sound, and their show was a celebration of the direction they are headed and their desire to share that with the fans. From the light heavy stage design, to energetic dance moves, there was just as much dancing and movement happening on stage from bassist Andrew, as there was amongst the crowd.
Lead singer Sam Hales was beyond comfortable on stage, getting the crowd going as his own hype man, sometimes just having a down-time chat, and even a step down off stage to have a member of the crowd attempt to play a riff on his guitar. A show is always superior when it feels like the band is truly wanting to be there, especially after a multi city tour.
The winding down of the set was anything but, as it was definitely all about leaving a specific taste in the mouth of the crowd. It was packed full with the newer and more EDM laced tracks like Sending Me Ur Loving and Heavy Hearted, with a promise of more around the corner.
The Jungle Giants provided everything a Saturday night should be, and most likely gained a few new London fans in the process.
Photos: Lauren Clarke